Principal Quantity Surveyor

Daria Tkach
South East England
up to £49k
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A Principal Quantity Surveyor is required to join a leading historic building conversation charity to be a part of

The Estates team who is responsible for managing and overseeing the delivery of an annual maintenance programme of circa £2m.

The ideal Principal Quantity Surveyor candidate will have previous relevant knowledge and experience working in the conservation sector either in a similar charitable organisation or within private practice. 

The number of hours worked is flexible to accommodate personal commitments.

Project Details

Principal Quantity Surveyor function will be to manage the delivery of refurbishment of historic buildings from inception/potentials stage through to completion/handover with budgets ranging from circa £500k-£4million and also to manage a let estate portfolio mainly comprising a range of residential and commercial properties across the UK.   

This is a hybrid role, with the successful candidate covering different regions.

This is a new role for the charity organisation to be a part of the senior team and report to the Head of Estates.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Lead on the management and setting of the annual maintenance budget monitoring overall spend and forecast for the year against budget lines
  • Lead on improving forecast around maintenance and repairs spend per property/region
  • Assist regional surveyors with procurement for major upgrades/fabric repair works
  • Lead in preparing initial budget estimates and options for new buildings under consideration as future Landmark properties
  • Present financial reports, options, costings and recommendations in an accessible way to aid decision-making
  • Provide preliminary cost advice and project design estimates
  • Provide financial oversight of project programmes, budgets, and risk management
  • Provide oversight of project cost trackers
  • Assist in-house project surveyors with procurement and appointment of design team consultants
  • Provide financial advice to ensure existing commercial and residential let properties are managed in accordance with contract financial rules and regulations.
  • Provide a lead role in the management of contractual risk

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Minimum 5 years post qualification in a consultancy or client-side capacity working in conservation.
  • Proven experience of working on historic building projects from inception to completion/handover
  • Quantity surveying pre and post-contract duties
  • Budget and programme management
  • Risk and value management
  • JCT and other forms of building contracts
  • RIBA work stages
  • Good working knowledge of standard forms of measurement SMM7
  • Health and safety legislation, CDM regulations and risk assessments
  • Competent in MS Office suite (Work, Excel, Powerpoint, Project) and Outlook email, AutoCAD and ability to take measurements from digital scaled drawings.
  • A practical, logical and methodical approach
  • Clean driving licence

Qualifications/Educational Requirements

  • Membership of the RICS is preferred, but not essential. Candidates with relevant experience without it will be considered too
  • A Degree in Quantity Surveying or a similar construction degree or equivalent qualification

Employing Company Overview and Profile

This employer is a leading conversation charity, that restores historic buildings to save them. This is a great opportunity for a quantity surveyor to work on beautiful and remarkable, historic landmarks across Britain.

The role offers an exciting career opportunity for an experienced professional who has an excellent track record of financial and programme management of historic building restoration, maintenance, and repair work within a professional team.

A full client employer profile will be provided to applicants shortlisted for interview.

Additional Benefits Package and Incentives

  • Salary up to £49,000 negotiable depending on experience
  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Pension
  • Private health insurance – after you have been with the company for a year
  • Hybrid working

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