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Quantity Surveyor

Quantity Surveyor | Building Maintenance Services
London (North)
£60,000 - £70,000 (DOE)

About the company

You will be working for an established contractor that specialises in Building Maintenance services across London. This is an opportunity to join an established team of professionals, working amongst a commercial team of 3 as a Quantity Surveyor.

About the role

As the Quantity Surveyor your day-to-day tasks will consist of:

  • Contribute to the seamless and effective management by issuing confidential, precise, and timely notices and correspondence.

  • Prepare and assess applications, valuations, and cost/value reconciliation.

  • Demonstrate adept cost control and forecasting skills, contributing to monthly reports on value, cost, profit/loss, cash flow, and budget.

  • Prepare and agree on applications for payment or assess and prepare payment certificates.

  • Aid in Risk and Value Management, identifying, analysing, and devising responses to commercial risks.

  • Manage contracts, utilising various contractual forms and budgetary control methods, supported by relevant software applications.

  • Handle supply chain inquiries, negotiate, administer, and finalize/close out supply chain contracts discreetly.

  • Ensure all notifications/documents align with the contract, following customer/company policy.

  • Maintain confidential communication with the site team, subcontractors, and Customers' representatives.

  • Provide confidential contractual advice to the project/site team as needed.

  • Stay informed on various construction contracts currently in use.

  • Assume ownership and responsibility for a defined scope of work.

  • Perform measurements from plan drawings and isometrics to produce fully priced detailed bills of quantities with labour hours and material costs.

  • Track costs and labour discreetly throughout the project.

  • Conduct full construction take-offs, prepare construction cost plans, and monitor costs and labour efficiency discreetly throughout the project.

  • Submit confidential, timely, and accurate CCS submissions each month.

  • Prepare and submit valuations and certification agreements accurately and discreetly each month.

  • Prepare confidential, timely, and accurate assessments/payment certificates/payless notices for subcontractors each month (understanding payment conditions within the Construction Act).

  • Produce confidential, timely, and accurate cash flow submissions each month.

  • Ensure the final account is agreed upon within the specified project timeline.

  • Safeguard the company against exposure to third-party claims discreetly.

  • Prepare subcontract packages for procurement, agree on contracts, and manage them through to final account confidentially.

About you

To be successful in your application, you will need to have:

  • Minimum of 5 years' experience in a similar role.

  • Background in construction.

  • BSc or MSc in Quantity Surveying or equivalent experience.

  • Profound knowledge of cost control principles and techniques.

  • Proficiency in using quantity surveying software and tools.

  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Outstanding communication and presentation skills (verbal and written).

  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a team.

  • Strong negotiation skills.