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  • Job reference: RMS0154329

Quantity Surveyor

  • Sector: Engineering
  • Location: Warrington
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 24/02/2015
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The Company:
A professional, construction, support and infrastructure services provider working in various market sectors all over the world.

The Role:
Client provides asset maintenance and upgrade services across the Water, Wastewater, Gas, Electricity, Civil Engineering and Multi Utility industries operating term and project based contracts for the majority of the UK’s major utilities organisations. It has a portfolio of “blue chip clients nationwide and overseas with a turnover of circa £650 million per annum.

The role purpose:

To work as directed by the Commercial Manager ensuring that all operations are carried out in a cost effective manner and maintain the highest standard of quality and safety.

Key Accountabilities:

Operationally responsible for cash flow, maximising value and minimising future liabilities. Influence and advise operational staff on the commercial implications of operational decisions in order to achieve the project objectives.

Key Duties:

• Timely agreement of weekly cost and value reports
• Record scheme annd gang production and profitability
• Collate financial information for audits
• Provide an estimating service and / or assistance to the Estimating Department for additional and varied works
• Management and Procurment of Subcontractors in accordance with company procedures
• Ensure that wages and sub-contract payments are calculated in accordance with procedure
• Report all accidents, dangerous occurrences and near miss incidents on the company statutory forms
• Control and expedite payments from the clients and maintain and keep up to date Contract files
• Ensure persons under your authority are made aware of their responsibilities
• Maintain good relationships with Head Office, site personnel and when visiting clients and public
• Keep Commercial Manager informed with respect to contract correspondence and prepare draft response where appropriate
• Ensure that all site staff understand the contract documents, in order to satisfy the client’s requirements
• Monitor progress against the contract programme
• Agree weekly costs and values
• Monitor the contract costs and values
• Compliation of Target Prices and Final Accounts
• Ensure achievement of performance targets for teams are in line with the agreed programme

Interacts with:

• The Commercial Team
• The Planning Team
• The Site Team
• Client`s Commercial Team
• Client`s Site Staff
• Head Office Teams

Operating Environment:

• To operate in an open and even handed manner with all personnel across the business. Treat others with courtesy, and respect
• To proactively contribute to teamwork and cross-functional working
• Behaving with integrity and demonstrating professional image at all times
• To take personal responsibility & accountability for actions
• Working in an open plan team environment

Equalities and Diversity:

• Maintain effective working relationships with colleagues and contribute to a working environment that is considerate and supportive to all
• Uphold Companies Equal Opportunities policies and practices and ensure its understanding and implementation by any staff that you may supervise

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Skills Required:
(knowledge / qualifications / experience)

A qualification in a field related to the post such as in management, QS Diploma is desirable but not essential
Proficient in general IT applications such as word, Excel, Access etc.
High degree of commercial awareness
Water background
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