Associate Quantity Surveyor

Richard Poulter
Sydney, Australia
AUD 150-160K
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Construction careers and prospects are growing in Australia as an excellent opportunity has arisen for a high caliber, motivated client side Associate Quantity Surveyor to join a leading international cost management practice in Sydney to provide cost management support and advice on multiple projects in NSW. 

Project Details

As an active Management Team member, undertake multiple and complex work assignments, delivering within timeframes and managing resources to provide exemplary professional services to our clients, and generally supporting the Directors to ensure the effective and efficient operations of the company.

Responsibilities and Duties

Deliver Growth

  • Seeks out and attends or hosts regular relevant networking events with external contacts
  • Focuses on building a network of people who can identify business opportunities and support leads or opportunities
  • Focuses on building external reputation as an expert in your field
  • LinkedIn profile supports individual & corporate reputation
  • Develops and leads new client relationships and converts these to relevant fee proposals
  • Looks to position additional services and seeks opportunities to add value to new or existing clients to generate new business
  • Demonstrates commitment to business development meetings by sharing knowledge, new ideas, leads & encouraging or mentoring others
  • Is committed to utilising CRM as a key business development tool ensuring information is current & relevant
  • Develops and maintains existing Client relationships
  • Strong understanding of client's needs
  • Focuses on driving repeat business and ongoing billings with existing clients

Drive Operational Efficiencies

  • Oversees the planning, implementation and execution of projects
  • Sound management and quality controls are in place to ensure projects are delivered on time whilst maintaining quality standards
  • Ensures sound resourcing, progress, and standards are maintained
  • Demonstrates program planning and management processes in place by flagging risks, managing contingencies and setting key milestones and priorities
  • Monitors the day-to-day delivery of the programs and services of the organisation to maintain or improve quality
  • Strives to maintain high levels of productivity and to find operational efficiencies to support the increased profitability of billable time
  • Continuously improves work practices, project delivery, products, services, and systems
  • Initiates and encourages the development of client policies and practice
  • Maintains high percentage of billable time
  • Is always seeking out new work and taking on additional responsibilities 

Provide More Value To Client

  • Provides clear, regular communication to Clients and design teams
  • Provides commercially pragmatic and technically accurate services and advice to our Clients
  • Undertakes work assignments, delivering within timeframes and managing resources to provide exemplary professional services to our Clients
  • Utilises knowledge to think inventively and provide alternative and innovative solutions
  • Demonstrates a level of inquisitiveness to derive knowledge of current market, construction costs, current trends in building materials, technologies and how these are evolving
  • Takes full ownership and accountability for deliverables
  • Ensures that staff working on projects are appropriately trained & experienced
  • Relative to the information at hand, pre-tender estimates are generally within an acceptable tolerance level to the builder's estimate after pre tender
  • Evidence that measurements, assumptions and costings have been reported accurately and work has been checked prior to submission

Build And Inspire A Progressive Culture

  • Coaches team members to improve their individual skills, embrace development and be a champion of change
  • Promotes a positive, productive, and ethical work environment
  • As an active Management Team member supporting the Directors to ensure the effective and efficient operations of the company
  • Support the Directors in the management and development of the office
  • Fosters effective team work, maintaining a collaborative working environment, encouraging ideas and helping team members contribute to a better workplace
  • Demonstrates leadership and provide direction to staff
  • Encourage staff suggestions and feedback on current practice
  • Interviews and recommends potential permanent and contract staff as directed
  • Takes ownership of own professional development and is RICS/ AIQS or other relevant professional body affiliated
  • Stays informed about industry practices
  • Sets stretch goals and demonstrates a desire to develop
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by meeting CPD requirements through attending

Desired Skills and Experience

  • 8-10 years post-qualification experience in a PQS consultancy business 
  • Broad quantity surveying experience
  • Fully experienced in the provision of core QS services from feasibility / concept through to finalization of accounts and DLP admin.
  • Fully experienced in the use of all major forms of contract.
  • Experienced, in the provision of some specialist services (i.e. life cycle costing, sustainability, risk analysis etc). 
  • Possess excellent communication skill and strong interpersonal skill and able to interact effectively with external parties

Qualifications/Educational Requirements

  • Construction or engineering degree qualified
  • RICS/ AIQS accredited

Employing Company Overview and Profile

Highly reputable International cost management practice offering construction consultancy services  with a wide portfolio of projects throughout New South Wales offering Quantity Surveying jobs.

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