Senior Quantity Surveyor (Highways)

Recruiter
Galliford Try
Location
West Midlands Region
Salary
Competitive
Posted
13 Mar 2018
Closes
26 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Permanent
Note for Recruitment Agencies: We prefer to hire directly, but we do have an approved supplier list for when we'd like a helping hand. We'll be in touch if we need you.

Role Overview:
The Highways division is one of six business units that make up the Galliford Try Infrastructure entity. It delivers projects for national and local clients.
This team has expanded in recent times as a result of a successfully delivering work for Highways England and a re-structuring of the business and now includes operations for Highways England, Local Authorities and Highways Maintenance.

This role will be working within our team dedicated to projects on behalf of Local Authorities, comprising of various road build, improvement and construction projects ranging from GBP1-GBP25M in value. The role reports will report into a Managing QS, but you will have responsibility for the day to day commercial activities on a single large project or a number of smaller schemes. The role is also supported by Administrative staff.

Key responsibilities include liaising with the Head Office Estimating, Buying and Production staff together with ensuring accurate site records are reported by the site teams.The role will include regular weekly reviews of cost and value with monthly financial analysis and forecast meetings with the Management team. Whilst the positions will be site based or from a suitable Galliford Regional Office, the sites will extend across the Midlands and may involve travel away from home on a regular basis.


Key Accountabilities:

Commercial & Contractual :
Measurement and valuation of works (on site and from drawings) for Valuations, Variations & Final Accounts by preparing detailed, accurate and orderly measurements in accordance with relevant measurement standards.

Agreement of valuation dates and preparing, submitting and agreement of interim valuations in accordance with those dates.
Providing detailed record and valuation of work executed with application of principles of cash maximisation and issuing of draft invoices to Sales Ledger Department and advising of agreed valuations dates.

Measurement and valuation of subcontractors work for payment and Final Account purposes by agreement of subcontract valuations and completion of regular and timely payment certificates.

Recognising and advising Site Manager on delays, extensions of time and loss and/or expense and ensuring relevant notices are issued.

Ensuring adequate records are kept for the purposes of valuing variations and ascertaining loss and/or expense by maintaining records of resource allocation including labour plant and materials and reviewing subcontract correspondence for delay and loss and/or expense claims.

Preparation of claim documentation & information for submission to Clients/ Consultants within required timescales.

Satisfying Client deadlines for estimates and quotations whilst applying principles of profit maximisation and protecting Companies interests.

Preparation of tender enquiry documents for the procurement of subcontractors and assist with the subcontract buyers through to placement of order.

Understanding and advising on the terms and conditions of the main contract and also the subcontract, which may also include negotiation with the subcontractor for the agreement thereof.

Financial Reporting
Internal Valuations/CVRs and subcontract liability reports in accordance with schedule of accounting period end dates and deadlines
• Provision of standard reports (as per the Quantity Surveying Procedures Manual) for all reporting tasks and providing reports in accordance the agreed times and frequency.

Margin Analysis reports
• Provision of standard reports (as per the Quantity Surveying Procedures Manual) for all reporting tasks and providing reports in accordance the agreed times and frequency.

Commercial Analysis (final margin) forecasts and Cost to Complete forecasts
• Provision of standard reports (as per the Quantity Surveying Procedures Manual) for all reporting tasks and providing reports in accordance the agreed times and frequency.

Cash Flow forecasts
• Provision of standard reports (as per the Quantity Surveying Procedures Manual) for all reporting tasks and providing reports in accordance the agreed times and frequency.

Turnover forecasts
• Provision of standard reports (as per the Quantity Surveying Procedures Manual) for all reporting tasks and providing reports in accordance the agreed times and frequency.

De-brief reports
Provision of standard reports (as per the Quantity Surveying Procedures Manual) for all reporting tasks and providing reports in accordance the agreed times and frequency.

Experience and Qualifications:
You will have experience of working in the contracting environment with good working knowledge and experience with the NEC form of contract. Current or previous highway experience would be a distinct advantage along with knowledge of measuring work for roads/bridges.

You will be degree qualified and member of the RICS or IOB (or moving towards professional membership).

In Return:
In return we offer an opportunity to work on some of the UKs most exciting construction projects, in a fast paced environment where each day brings new challenges as well as a competitive salary and benefits package.
We will always consider flexible working hours and arrangements.
With an ambitious strategy, we're poised for further growth and success, so if you're committed, talented and enthusiastic, Galliford Try is the right place for you.

About us:
We are one of the UK's leading housebuilding and construction groups. For 100 years, Galliford Try has helped to shape the world around us and today we are at the forefront of the construction industry with approximately 5,550 employees working on a huge range of housebuilding and construction projects. As a FTSE 250 listed UK business, our focus is on delivering first class business solutions and building long-term relationships with our customers, employees, supply chain and communities we work in. Our involvement in some of the UK's most high profile and innovative projects ensures our employees benefit from unrivalled opportunities and career progression.

Infrastructure
Operating under Galliford Try in England and Wales and Morrison Construction in Scotland, we are a leading contractor on infrastructure projects in the public and regulated sectors. From highways and rail to renewable energy and water, delivering a specialist capability from concept and design through to project implementation and maintenance.

Infrastructure - Highways Sector
The Highways sector for Galliford Try focuses on highways related capital and maintenance works within England and Wales. It is responsible for delivering Frameworks and projects between GBP10 and GBP100m in value and targets key customers such as Highways England, Welsh Government and selected Local Authorities. This successful growing sector is set to deliver GBP121m of project and frameworks this year with ambitious plans to grow over the next 3 years building on recent successes such as the Midland Highways Alliance, Northumberland Street Lighting and Highways England's, Smart Motorway Programme. Be part of a successful team where opportunities to develop career will be available through the growth of the sector.

Galliford Try celebrates a diverse workforce and as an Equal Opportunities Employer, we welcome all applications