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Quantity Surveyor | West Midlands | 5* Housebuilder | Up to £60k + P

Quantity Surveyor | West Midlands | 5* Housebuilder | Up to £60k + P

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Quantity Surveyor

West Midlands

5* Housebuilder

Up to £60,000 + Package

We are working with a leading national 5* housebuilder who are seeking to bolster on the commercial team due to continued growth.

As a Quantity Surveyor working within our wider Commercial, Estimating and Buying team, you will be responsible for supervising, managing and advising on the financial and contractual aspects of multiple construction projects. You will provide a range of cost control and financial reporting duties across all aspects of construction work undertaken by the company

What do I need ?
• Lead, support and coach your direct reports and the wider team to support their growth and development
• Be active in the recruitment of new starters to the team and then throughout the employee life cycle, including holding development reviews and succession planning exercises
• Working closely with other departments, including Land, Development and Construction, you will attend design meetings to advise on all areas that may have a cost implication
• Attend development meetings when appropriate, contract pre-start and subcontract package review meetings
• Upon receipt of Contract Documentation, you will be responsible for checking all contract drawings to identify errors, omissions, anomalies and areas where unnecessary cost may arise
• Receive initial tender information and assist in the preparation of the proposed tender lists and updating of subsequent procurement programmes
• Distribute design information packages and tender drawings, whilst preparing all tender documentation and letters including carrying out preliminary checks on subcontractors
• Preparing construction cost analysis, which includes analysis of quotations resulting from the tender enquiry, requesting additional and outstanding information as required
• Assess site staffing levels and build programmes with the Construction Director to ascertain preliminary costs, including collating all cost information and preparing the start on site budget
• Arrange and adjudicate budget settlement meetings, with the support of the wider Commercial team
• Prepare stage payment schedules to assist in the financing of the works
• Carry out pre-order meetings including all necessary Health & Safety requirements, finalising a tender sum and agreeing a stage payment schedule for payment purposes before preparing all contract documentation and placing the order
• Place subcontractor orders, including interviews and checking references on selected subcontractors. You will then negotiate the contract sum within the budget, including finalising costs to cover all late variations
• Issue variation orders and development changes alongside providing cost advice on major variations prior to issue. You will issue revised contract drawings to subcontractors; negotiating the cost of variations including liaising between Buyers and Build Managers. You will provide a full range of pricing information for purchaser’s extras
• Check all costs posted to each contract, collate and reconcile all costs resulting from subcontract works, variation orders, site instructions, material order and preliminary / running costs. This will include providing monthly analysis of costs and identify possible areas of over expenditure at future dates
• Check and arrange subcontractor payments, obtaining necessary authorisation for passing payments for all elements of subcontractor works. You will agree final accounts with subcontractors, ensuring all works have been carried out within budget and analysing costs to assist on future estimates
• Take responsibility for the preparation of documents for the basis of external valuation with the client’s agent (CSA, Stage payment schedule, Tick offs)
• Keep the RAMS schedule updated and issued to all relevant parties

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Job Overview
Category
Commercial
Offered Salary
£60,000 + Package
Consultant

Ross Henderson

Manading Director + Headhunter

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