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  • Job reference: RMS0191941

Senior Quantity Surveyor

  • Sector: Power & Energy
  • Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 14/03/2018
  • Duration: permanent
  • Time left:
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The Role:
A vacancy has arisen for a Senior Quantity Surveyor (Pre Contract) to work within the team based at Harwell.

Senior QS Role (Pre Contract) Overview:

The Senior Quantity Surveyor is the commercial custodian of the project. They are responsible for administering the contract to secure good cash flow through timely applications for payment and effective change management. They shall oversee the timely placement of appropriate subcontracts and thereafter be responsible for the commercial management of the subcontracts through to final account. The Senior Quantity Surveyor shall work alongside of the Project Manager within the core project delivery team. They shall be responsible for establishing budgetary control over the project costs and producing monthly reports that encompass the current status and the forecasted position at completion of the contract.

Key responsibilities as a Senior QS:

*To manage cash flow by administering the contract, generating applications for payment and ensuring payment is made.
*To manage change as required by the contract, including working with other elements of the project team to determine our entitlement and to value the change appropriately.
*To oversee the placement of appropriate subcontracts and supply orders and thereafter commercially manage them through to successful final accounts.
*Responsible for generating the internal monthly report containing data on the health of the project (current status and forecast).
*Responsible for resolving commercial project disputes.
*Able to collate and use Earned Value Management data to analyze the project and assist the Project Manager in taking effective action.
*To support the Project Manager and the project delivery team in all commercial, contractual and cost control matters.
*To work collaboratively as a project team and to be pro-active and solution orientated.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
*Degree in Quantity Surveying or similar (Construction based)
*Good knowledge and experience of 'construction / engineering' contracts, particularly NEC
*Post contract QS knowledge and experience
*Main Contractor environment experience
*Good general commercial awareness.
*Able to act on own initiative as well as part of a team
*Pro-active in setting out to control costs, change and risks.
*Candidates must be eligible for SC clearance. Clearance will be sponsored by the Company.
*Flexibility to travel to other UK offices and sites on occasion as necessary
*PC literate in Microsoft Office Suite particularly Excel
*Articulate with excellent written communication

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
*Member of, or working towards membership of an appropriate professional institution

About Fircroft:
Fircroft has been placing people in specialist technical industries for approaching half a century, focusing on mid to senior level engineers for contract and permanent roles worldwide. By applying for this job you give consent for Fircroft to contact you, via email & telephone, to discuss your application along with future positions and Fircroft's services.

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