Quantity Surveyor

MJS Southern
Cardiff (Caerdydd)
05 Apr 2017
06 May 2017
Our client are a well known construction company who are looking to recruit a Quantity Surveyor to work from their Cardiff offices. You will have worked previously as a QS on a wide range of construction related projects. Individual project values will range from £25k - £1m covering all types of construction trades & methods including small building works, internal & external refurbishment, groundwork's, demolition & general construction works. Standard hours are Monday to Friday 8.30am - pm with an hour for lunch. Key Responsibilities: To increase value, reduce cost, drive profit, and manage risk in a safe and ethical manner. Qualifications: BSC in Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management or HNC in Quantity Surveying or equivalent. Principal Duties: 1. To finalise terms and conditions with subcontractors 2. Breakdown of tenders into a series of buying allowances stripping out requisite profit both secured profit and targeted profit: Direct Labour Materials Subcontractors Plant Preliminaries Overhead Profit 3. Finalise the selection of subcontractors for tender enquiries through experience, research and discussion with the commercial and operational team 4. To collate subcontractor tender responses and provide a full comparison of all quotes vs. the company's tender allowances, leading negotiations to secure best price. 5. To authorise timely interim applications for payment during currency of the works, including variations and design fees as appropriate 6. To secure variations or other formal records for extra works and maximise the evaluation of these 7. Preparation of the final account as soon as possible after practical completion and present financial appraisals continually as the works progress always driving to maximise the rightful valuation of the works 8. Authorising timely requests for extensions of time, plus recovery of loss and expense 9. To understand and influence as much as possible project profitability 10. To deliver monthly cost-value reconciliations 11. Handover of the tender and be proactive in setting tough but fair profitability targets 12. Deal with all contractual issues that may arise 13. Keep the whole project team advised as to the profitability and cash position of the project 14. Provide Solutions and Actions. If this is of interest please apply with your CV