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Senior Quantity Surveyor

Case by Case basis
West Midlands
13-05-2022 02:12 PM
Senior Quantity Surveyor

We are currently dealing with a major Engineering contractor who are looking to expand the team in Birmingham by recruiting a Senior Quantity Surveyor to work as part of the Wednesbury to Brierly Hill Metro Extension. Within this role, you will be required to lead and manage the commercials working within the allocated portfolio of multidisciplinary light rail projects (MMA), from inception through to final account and close out, to deliver maximum commercial results.

Within this role, your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
  • Working with the Commercial Manager and Senior Project Manager to lead, manage, develop, and train the commercial teams across your project
  • Raise commercial awareness and embed commercial focus and best practice across each project team
  • Lead on all contractual matters from inception to close out via in depth understanding of the contract and its implications for profit delivery.
  • Assisting in the preparation of contract documents, including bills of quantities, specifications, drawings
  • Manage the Risk & Opportunities process to allow for the identification of Risk and Opportunities during the tender and construction phases and ensure the Commercial function delivers contractual solutions and strategies that balance these risk and opportunities.
  • Set and manage budgets ensuring all costs are correctly allocated into the relevant WBS
  • Establishment of robust project lifecycle cost forecasts updated monthly and monitored against agreed targets.
  • Proactively drive the recording of all contractual entitlements, ensure timely notification of events and accurate pricing and substantiation of change meet contractual imperatives.
  • Provide procurement support to ensure each project is delivered safely, timely, at the least cost and to optimal quality.
  • Establish and maintain rigorous cost controls including early warning systems and provide robust accurate financial data and management reports on each project through the monthly reporting cycle including cost value reconciliation and earned value management.
  • Deliver contractually agreed cash flow and ensure all applications for payment are submitted / assessed in line with the contractual timescales.
  • Ensure all procurement expenditure has been validated by the operational delivery team and identified under the budget as necessary to deliver the project
  • Negotiate and agree contractual disputes and final accounts within DFA levels
  • Management and mentoring of junior commercial staff.
  • Ensure all valid Supply Chain applications for payment are assessed and certified in a timely manner and payments are made in line with the relevant supplier agreement.
 Job requirements:
  • Working knowledge of finance systems and various forms of contracts
  • Cost and budget administration
  • Financial and commercial reporting to board level
  • Degree in Quantity Surveying or Commercial Management accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) or the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB)
  • Minimum 5 years Commercial Management experience as an SQS or QS with a proven track record to major projects

As mentioned, this position as Senior Quantity Surveyor is based in Birmingham so could suit candidates in the surrounding areas such as Coventry or Wolverhampton, or Derby. If this position is of interest, don’t hesitate to contact Erin at Critical Project Resourcing.

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