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Managing Quantity Surveyor

  • Job reference: BBBH4141
  • Location: North West
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Job type: Permanent
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My client is looking for a Managing Quantity Surveyor to join their team.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Management and delivery of Commercial Management Services for individual projects
  • Establish and promote best practice in health, safety and environmental matters in conjunction with the SHQE department.
  • Efficiently manage all commercial aspects of the Project and maintain regular liaison with all stakeholders.
  • Assist with the recruitment and staffing structure/ utilisation for direct reports.
  • Assist in building a team, manage the development of personal plans, establishment of objectives/targets for all direct reports and monitor on an ongoing basis - maintain performance.
  • Delegation of appropriate work to all staff, whilst maintaining accountability.
  • Ensure the site teams adheres to group procedures and governance.
  • Collate, analysis & challenge Cost/Value Reports and forecasts as required, implement required actions.
  • Design and implement a commercial strategy for their portfolio and tenders with the assistance of their functional manager
  • Ensure that the Commercial Practitioners administer the contracts correctly in a timely and professional manner.
  • Identify, mitigate and manage risk & opportunities for the portfolio of work.
  • Assist with the development and training of Commercial Practitioners including supervisor/mentor/counsellor role for staff undertaking their APC or equivalent.
  • Encourage and develop a culture of contractual & commercial awareness on all projects.
  • Be responsible, where required, to ensure that a review of all of the contractual obligations and commercial risks is carried out prior to the submission of tenders.
  • Assist in maximising of cash position, including WIP control, cash flow production & improvement plans for all projects.
  • Identification and advice upon of insurance related issues, including PI.
  • Ensuring a margin improvement plan exists on each project.
  • Assist in work winning duties as required, including proactive release of team members and attendance at Client Presentations for Tender Interviews
  • Ensuring optimum performance of commercial team for the portfolio of work, undertaking constant reviewing for margin gains in efficiency and timely resource forecasting.
  • Ability to handle Client disputes, with assistance.
  • Ensure that the outturn costs on the projects are monitored on a monthly basis through a detailed bottom up resourced and costed forecast maintained.
  • Undertake any other work as required of you by the Commercial Director.
  • Attend client engagement events for equivalent level customer feedback.
  • Involvement in Business Improvement Initiatives.
  • Carry out commercial audits on others as and when required.
  • Participate in, and positively promote, the Murphy Never Harm Programme
  • Undertake any reasonable duties expected of you.
  • Carry out all work in accordance with health and safety and any other legal requirements
  • Ensure compliance with the Company policies and procedures
  • Manage the performance of all employees assigned to you in accordance with legislation and company procedures.
  • Attend and engage fully in any learning and development activities that are deemed appropriate by your line management.
  • Participate and engage fully in company appraisal/performance review processes and constantly work to improve your individual, your team and the wider group's performance.

Essential Requirements:

  • HND/Degree qualification
  • Chartered Quantity Surveyor (MRICS) or equivalent.
  • Full driving license.
  • CSCS Card (relevant type)
  • All roles are expected to have the relevant competency skills cards
  • Never Harm Hub Day
  • MDP 1 & 2
  • Commercially astute with substantially proven experience within a commercial role in the Construction Industry.
  • Excellent knowledge of Standard Forms of Contract and Standard Methods of Measurement.
  • Understanding of programming techniques and project controls.
  • Proven Management Skills.
  • Computer literate with strong skills in Microsoft Office Applications (Word/Excel/Outlook/PowerPoint).
  • 5 Year post qualification award (Desirable)
  • NEC3 Option A Experience
  • Worked on Civil Projects Previously
  • Strong Forecasting Experience
  • Strong Excel Knowledge (used V look ups, pivot tables, etc )
  • Compiled and administered NEC subcontracts previously (strong understanding of this)
  • Demonstrations of working on Weather event claims/ EOTs and acceleration claims.
  • Good Knowledge and awareness of any legal changes (i.e. HGCRA in October 2011)
  • Good knowledge of how programmes work and float within a programme (Project float/ Terminal float and Time Risk Allowance.)
  • Used Earned Value Before (CPI and SPI.)
  • Strong Willed.
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision.
  • Good Initiative to adapt and work with some set of process and procedures.
  • Strong persuasive skills.
  • Able to demonstrate a point of view and relay this to someone not familiar with the project

If interested, please get in touch via contact details provided.

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