(Utilities) Quantity Surveyor

Location East London
Discipline: Telecoms & Civil Engineering, Surveying, Civil Engineering
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £80,000
Contact name: Lee McCormack

Contact email: lee@insideavenue.co.uk
Job ref: 1429291
Published: 11 months ago

Quantity Surveyor (Power Utilities)
Barking, London
£60,000 - £80,000
(Salary dependent on experience across the power utilities sector)

Required Qualifications:

  • Degree or HNC in Quantity Surveying or equivalent (this qualification is not a necessity. However, it may be required for all new applicants applying for this position)

  • CSCS and/or EUSR Card for the appropriate level of responsibility / competency (this qualification is not a necessity. However, it may be required for all new applicants applying for this position)

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in a similar position

Role Description:

This position is to assist as directed to establish, implement and manage pre & post-contract commercial and procurement management and reporting systems and procedures across a wide range of civil engineering and utility contracts. Reporting to the Senior Surveyor & responsible for the evaluation, negotiation, management and mitigation of commercial and contractual risks for the contracts.

The Quantity Surveyor is to assist in managing cost-effectiveness from the initial stages of the project to the final costs. This will include the responsibility to minimize the costs of the project and enhance value for money whilst working with the team to ensure that the project meets all legal and quality assurance requirements.

Principal Duties and Accountabilities:

Responsible for the day-to-day running of the commercial and contract administration of specifically assigned power projects and/or Framework contracts. These projects range from relatively small contracts to very high-value projects. The responsibilities start from the onset of any project which includes but is not limited to the following:

  1. Cost modelling which means preparation of cost estimates, budgets, cost planning, monitoring and control cost, as well as cost research.

  2. Tender Submissions which include preparing, negotiating and analysing costs for tenders, review of terms and conditions, clarifying tenders preparing subcontract tender packages if required, evaluate subcontract responses.

  3. Contract administration through to the preparation of monthly valuations, variations control, arranging for payment, contract administration and preparation and assessment of claims if required.

  4. Cost reporting which will include preparing monthly reports analysing cost v value.

General Duties:

  • Attendance at the company and external Contract Handover, Progress Review and Operational meetings.

  • Ownership of assigned Contracts, responsible for ensuring Contract administration in accordance with the company.

  • Integrated Management System (IMS) and Contract Terms & Conditions.

  • Site visits and progress review meetings as required.

  • Commercial support to Project Managers and Site Agents.

  • To promote the services of the company whilst carrying out your duties to assist in creating new business.

  • Proactive problem-solving.

  • Maintain an up-to-date understanding of technical, contractual and commercial developments.

  • Compliance with all company Policies & Procedures.

  • Actively promote a diverse & Inclusive working environment.

  • Ensure the company Group brand is promoted positively and proactively.

  • Support with any ad hoc duties as and when required.

Required Skills:

  • Previous experience in major civil engineering and utility contracts at a Quantity Surveyor level.

  • Customer-aware and innovative, capable of maximising contract benefits for mutual and long-term benefit.

  • Track record of exceeding business targets and KPIs.

  • Ability to identify and resolve problems at an early stage.

  • Able to lead, set up and manage site-based commercial and reporting systems.

  • A ‘Hands on’ approach with proven ability to run own jobs.

  • Accurate with good attention to detail and highly organised.

  • Ability to bring together the operational and commercial staff to work as a unit.

  • A competent negotiator, and skilled communicator.

  • IT literate and experienced in working with MS Office and other applications and Cost Control Systems (e.g., EVision).

  • Experience with the standard form of contract.

  • A positive attitude.

  • Good communication skills, written & verbal.

  • Self-motivated but can also work in a team.

  • Good organisational and time-management skills.

  • A smart appearance and professional manner.

  • Good interpersonal skills.

  • Good written and spoken communication skills.

  • Analytical thinking and Problem-solving skills.

  • Can work under pressure.

  • Initiative and the ability to offer new ideas.

  • Computer literate with programmes such as Word, Excel, etc.

  • Organisational skills and ability to prioritise.

  • A high level of confidentiality.