Principal Quantity Surveyor/Project Manager (Derbyshire)

To lead a team of Quantity Surveyors/Project Managers for Concertus Derbyshire Ltd

1 position/s is available for this role.

Principal Quantity Surveyor/Project Manager

Team leader:
  • Lead the Quantity Surveying/Project Management team, supporting the business, team and colleagues to achieve maximum potential
  • Manage the team effectively with adherence to commercial performance and resource management via productivity and time methods
  • Support the Associates and Directors, linking effectively and proactively with other teams within Concertus
  • Work proactively and flexibly to support delivery across the service with commercial and solution focus
  • Take ownership for own personal development
Customer service:
  • Provide an efficient and business-like point of contact. This includes responding to internal and external enquiries and (via face to face, telephone, email and virtual meeting platforms e.g. Microsoft Teams)
  • To liaise with and give advice to clients
  • Deliver a consistent and professional level of customer service at all times to clients, funding agencies, Contracting organisations and other practices within the industry
  • Provide an initial point of escalation for issues both internally and externally to support the team, the business and the clients
Business delivery:
  • Pro-actively promote business development through professional networking and personal contacts
  • Responsible for ensuring adherence to the QA systems and maintaining the quality of outputs across the team including review and checking of reports, tender documentation and contract documentation as required
  • Plan and manage projects in a robust and systematic way, taking ownership of all related issues ensuring resolutions are found efficiently
  • Deliver all projects on time, within budget and scope
  • Look at the bigger picture, and assist clients with managing their assets and delivering transactional elements
  • Co-ordinate internal resources and third parties for the execution of projects, ensuring resource availability and allocation
  • Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation
  • Develop a detailed project plan to track progress
  • Manage project performance using appropriate systems, tools and techniques
  • Developing project scopes and objectives, involving all relevant stakeholders and ensuring technical feasibility
  • Perform risk management to minimize project risk
  • Undertake QS project duties including feasibility studies, preliminary estimates, cost plans, databases, tender and other analysis and provide advice on the economics of design at the early stages of a project. Provide advice on and use of whole life costing techniques
  • To prepare high-quality tender documentation including Pricing and Contract Documents using the relevant software
  • Negotiating contract sums as necessary
  • Utilise industry software and guidance information such as BCIS and cost publications
  • Examination and analysis of tenders, prepare cost breakdowns and initial cost profile
  • To control all post-contract procedures, make valuations for payments, producing financial reports and monitoring actual and anticipated expenditure against profile. Preparation of AI's, evaluation of claims for extensions of time, etc
  • Prepare final accounts and agree with contractor including verifying claims, dealing with audit procedures
  • Ensure all projects are subject to regular financial updates and support the necessary project reporting requirements
  • Advise on contractual procedures and financial regulations
  • Carry out other duties appropriate to the level and character of the post
  • Ensure that customer requirements are identified and agreed with the client. Collect all feedback information and monitor, particularly in conjunction with the SLA and client requirements
  • To ensure/contribute/lead on the delivery of quality assured, client focused products and services to meet the agreed requirements of the customer
  • Support the Associate, representing them as required and appropriate
  • To contribute to the operation and development of the Business Management System to ensure the continuous improvement of quality assured services/products for clients
  • Carry out professional research projects. Assisting in the investigation, reporting and recommending the implementation of new procedures and techniques. Taking responsibility for the delivery of an initiative, commission or groups of commissions
  • Ensure the implementation and compliance of all Concertus policies, procedures and guidelines including the Concertus Health and Safety Policy
  • Carry out quarterly and yearly financial reporting including performance comparisons against internal, EBDOG, BCIS and other relevant bodies cost data including producing the necessary reports and presentations
Measures of success:
  • Feedback from team members and line manager
  • Directors feedback
  • Contribution to service delivery
  • Team performance
  • Accuracy and timeliness of support
  • Efficiency of system and processes
  • Feedback from stakeholders
  • Service delivered within budget and to agreed targets
  • Feedback from colleagues and managers across the business
  • Service delivery performance indicators
  • Effective delivery of agreed outcomes
It’s essential you have:
  • A relevant degree or proven consultancy experience in Quantity Surveying/Project Management, including being professionally chartered
  • A comprehensive and an up to date knowledge of planning legislation, building regulations and an understanding of health and safety
  • Effective communication skills across a range of contacts
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure
  • PRINCE II certification is desirable
  • You will be a highly experienced professional with strong interpersonal and organisational skills, including attention to detail and multitasking
  • You will have team management experience and be able to demonstrate leadership competencies
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office including MS project
Business strategy:
  • Lead the Quantity Surveying/Project Management team strategy for the business
  • Develop and deliver a team business plan linked to the Concertus strategic business plan
  • To have a sound understanding of the Concertus strategic business plan, providing support accordingly
  • Cultivate new business clients and retain existing clients
  • Create a positive first impression of Concertus and deal with all contacts professionally
  • Manage the relationship with the client and stakeholders
How you act:
  • Professional, friendly and honest – builds good relationships with colleagues, understands the importance of confidentiality
  • Attention to detail - able to deliver clear and accurate information
  • Team worker – you work collaboratively with your team to achieve better outcomes for customers
  • Service deliverer – you focus on delivering a service that provides great outcomes for our customers
  • Customer focused – you put the customer first
  • Shows initiative – you come up with ways of improving how we do things
  • Well organised – you plan and prioritise your work to ensure that deadlines are met. You have the ability to plan and multi-task and can work to strict deadlines
  • Willing to learn – you want to acquire new skills that will support you in your role
  • Flexible attitude – you are prepared to work flexibly to deliver the service