Senior Quantity Surveyor - Main Contractor

09 Mar 2018
10 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

The opportunity:
This main contractor are looking to recruit a Senior Quantity Surveyor to be based from their office in Birmingham. Reporting into the Commercial Manager, the SQS performs the tasks of increasing value, reducing costs, driving profits and managing risk in a safe and ethical manner.

The team and the region:
This is a thriving region for this business, with new projects in the pipeline and a strong, consistent pipeline of work from existing relationships and frameworks. This business believes in developing existing staff and providing the opportunity for longevity in their careers.

Key Responsibilities:
+ Line management and integration of new team members where appropriate
+ Ensure cash flow is maximised including ensuring payments are received on time
+ Provide commercial input including financial and contractual performance forecasts to the management team. Help ensure that business targets and KPI's are exceeded
+ Preparation of monthly cost / value reports for area, together with review of results and consideration of trends with other contract team members
+ Production of commercial reports together with review of results and consideration of trends with other contract team members
+ Physical measurement of works and agreement of same with client and subcontractors
+ Agreement of certification and payment of subcontractor accounts - monitoring of such accounts against forecasts
+ Implementation and compliance with the contract change control procedure and monitoring thereof including notices to client as appropriate
+ Commercial and contractual advice to area team as and when required
+ Managing sub-contractors including sending out enquiries, collating prices, comparing with tender, negotiation, order placement, agreement of account and payment
+ Carry out any other duties not identified above and as required by their manager
+ To assess, review and mitigate commercial and contractual risks and implement the businesses policies for risk management

Key Skills and Qualifications:
+ Holder of a Full UK Drivers Licence
+ Educated to Degree level, or equivalent experience
+ Experience within a similar role
+ Confident IT skills, proficient in the use of MS Office in particular Excel
+ Excellent Communication skills both written and verbally
+ Must be an excellent organiser with proven time management

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