Senior Quantity Surveyor
Telecommunications - Utilities and Energy - Construction - Civils

Job Title: 
Senior Quantity Surveyor
Job sector: 
Utilities and Energy
Base Salary: 
Bonus, Car, Pension, Health
About this position: 

Our client is leading well established contractor providing construction and engineering services to the telecoms, Fibre and associated infrastructure sector. With a network of strategic partnerships with leading telecoms organisations across the UK they wish to appoint an experienced Senior Quantity Surveyor to join their Commercial Team within the business.

The Role: 

Reporting into the Commercial Manager, the Senior Quantity will be responsible for ensuring the project is completed within its projected budget.

A key contributor in the production of tender documentation requiring a developed understanding of the civil engineering/telecommunications market to ensure tenders accurately reflect cost, capability and capacity to complete the works.

• Produce price/forecast the cost of the different materials needed for the project
• Assist in the preparation of tender documents, contracts, budgets, bills of quantities and other documentation
• Accurately track changes to the design and/or construction work, adjusting budget projections accordingly through the reforecasting process
• Oversee the procurement of the services of contractors and/or subcontractors who work on the project ensuring transparency of rates and recoverable charges
• Able to read architectural drawings and have an appreciation of construction processes, along with excellent numerical and IT skills
• An understanding of applicable law and regulations, as well as health and safety matters, tax and insurance and contract law, so that you understand the legal implications of any decisions
• Liaise with the client and other construction professionals, such as site managers, project managers and site engineers to ensure the work can be completed within cost projections
• Lead on lessons learnt reporting for project closure ensuring a closed loop for feedback and implementation of identified actions
• Ownership of monthly P&L reports
• Management and overseeing of WIP
• Risk and Opportunity analysis
• Evaluate and negotiate tenders including subcontractors and suppliers.
• General commercial support
• Ability to interrogate costs and add value

The Person: 

Key Skills:

• Strong project management capabilities including planning and organising work load and working to strict deadlines
• The ability to manage complex and multiple bid opportunities at once
• Good financial and commercial acumen. Capable of understanding pricing, costs and profit
• An understanding of basic contract language
• A completer/finisher with exemplary attention to detail and focused on end result
• Confident relationship builder with a proven ability to engage clients through excellent communication and presentation skills
• Able to think on their feet, assertive yet tactful
• Strong numerical, analytical and problem-solving skills to support decision making
• Ability to motivate and empower team to deliver high performance standards
• Able to remain calm under pressure and maintain quality standards even through busy periods

Core Behavioural Competencies:

• Analytical and commercially focused
• Confident decision maker
• Leadership skills
• Interpersonal effectiveness
• Results oriented
• Effective communication
• Team player

Professional Qualifications/Training:

• Preferably educated to degree level;
• either an undergraduate degree accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) in quantity surveying, commercial management or a related construction subject
• or a postgraduate conversion course (usually a Pg Dip or a masters) accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)
• Background in civil engineering, telecoms or utilities
• Experience of NEC forms of contract

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