To provide Senior-level support and services to public and sector clients whilst collaborating across our multi-disciplinary environment and supporting junior colleagues.
Prepare feasibility studies, preliminary estimates, cost plans, data bases, tender and other analysis and provide advice on the economics of design at each stage of a project. Provide advice on and use of whole life costing techniques
Prepare high quality tender documentation including prelims and pricing documents such as Bills of Quantities (SMM7 and NRM) and Schedules of Works. Utilise industry software and guidance information such as BCIS and cost publications
Undertake Contract Sum Analysis and negotiation of contract sums as necessary including preparing cost breakdowns against initial cost profile
Control all post contract procedures, make valuations for payments, producing monthly financial reports and monitoring actual and anticipated expenditure against profile
Assisting Contract administrators and the like in the preparation of CAI’s, evaluation of claims for extensions of time, etc
Prepare and agree final accounts with contractor including verifying claims, dealing with audit procedures.
Advise on contractual procedures and financial regulations
Apply and report on the principles of risk management
Contribute to and lead on the delivery of quality assured, client focused products and services to meet the agreed requirements of the customer
Lead 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
To carry out any other duties that may reasonably be required by a Senior Quantity Surveyor
Carry out other duties appropriate to the level and character of the post
Participate as a Senior member of the Concertus team supporting colleagues and working collaboratively to develop the business
Work flexibly to support delivery across the service
Support the Principal Quantity Surveyor and the leadership team, linking effectively and proactively with other teams in Concertus
Be proactive in mentoring junior members of the team
Provide an efficient and business-like point of contact. This includes responding to internal and external enquiries and (via face to face, telephone, email)
To liaise with and give advice to clients. Liaison with all external agencies, private consultants, housing associations, etc. Dealing with Local and Government Departments, funding agencies and senior management of contracting organisations of all categories
It’s essential you have:
A relevant degree or proven experience in Quantity Surveying
An up to date knowledge of relevant Building Contracts
A clear understanding and experience of Cost Reporting
Experience managing Contractors works and packages
Cost interrogation experience
Proficiency in Microsoft Office
Effective communication skills
Ability to work effectively under pressure
It’s preferable you have:
Public Sector experience including Education, Community Use, Refurbishment and mixed developments
Experience working as a Consultancy QS
Understanding of BIM Roles and Responsibilities including supporting the design team to integrate and co-ordinate information, assure delivery of information exchanges, direct the production of task information and confirming the Contractor’s ability to deliver information requirements
Experience using measurement software
Create a positive and professional first impression of Concertus
Deal with all contacts professionally
Communicate with all staff efficiently
Knowledge of the complaints handling procedure
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
Measures of success:
Feedback from team members/line manager as well as colleagues across the business.
Contribution to service delivery
Accuracy and timeliness of support
Efficiency of system and process
Feedback from stakeholders
Business delivered within budget and to agreed targets
Effective delivery of agreed outcomes
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