Senior Quantity Surveyor in Manchester, North West, United Kingdom

** RAIL EXPERIENCE REQUIRED **

Job Summary

An opportunity has arisen for a Senior Quantity Surveyor to join our team working across the North West and surrounding areas.

This role will involve:

    • Production of monthly accounting, costing, contract, management and financial information on a timely basis for inclusion in the monthly accounts package.
    • Briefing the Project Manager on the bill of quantities, specification and contractual implications of ongoing and new projects.
    • Liaison with the Project Managers, regarding ongoing costs, current position and variations in contracts.
    • The monitoring of costs against tender/contract specifications and agreements. Advising the Commercial Manager immediately of any major problem areas.
    • Liaison with Clients giving and receiving costing information with regard to ongoing contracts, notifying clients using the appropriate methods of any variations to cost or specification and gaining the relevant authorisation. Raising any variation orders or claims as appropriate.
    • Ensuring the Company’s contractual obligations with regard to cost control is met, using the appropriate standards and methods.
    • Assisting the Commercial Manager in the preparation of tender enquiries, responses and the determination of the Company’s charging structures.
    • The development of new and follow-up business including the provision of quotes on minor works.
    • To ensure that best value is achieved internally and from all sub-contractors and suppliers. To identify and recommend any areas for improvement to the relevant Manager or General Manager.
    • Producing clear and concise calculations and measurements.
    • To collate appropriate levels and range of departmental performance based reporting and associated information. Preparation and delivery of monthly reports and key performance indicators to their Line Manager.
    • In conjunction with their Line Manager and the Finance Manager, set and review annual budgets, future capital expenditure budgets/proposals, ensure compliance with the Company’s financial authority’s procedure, monitors and reports on costs and ensures that departmental activity is within agreed budgets and authorities.
    • The overall managing and undertaking of Line Management activities for staff within their control. To lead, manage and motivate the performance of their staff by setting and reviewing departmental and individual targets and objectives, maintaining discipline, communicating appropriately and developing staff to meet business needs.
    • Responsible for ensuring robust and effective paths of information/communication/dissemination within both their department and the organisation as a whole.

Job Requirements

You will be self-motivated with a pro-active approach and have experience of working under pressure and meeting tight deadlines. Problem solving, communication and good interpersonal skills are a key requirement for this role.

The candidate will ideally have the following experience/skill set:

  • Strong, demonstrable experience in Quantity Surveying.
  • A degree in Quantity Surveying.
  • Proficient in MS office applications (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook)
  • Contract and commercial awareness.
  • High level of attention to detail.
  • Ability to operate effectively in the site environment.

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