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Quantity Surveyor

Ref MAX8161 Job Posted 30/08/2017 Region Midlands and East Anglia Location Lincoln, Lincolnshire Salary GBP32,000-37,000 Salary Band £30,000 to £59,999 TypePermanent Consultant Stuart Hackett

A Quantity Surveyor is required to work for one of the UK's largest privately owned contractors with a reputation for excellence in the civils sector.  The successful candidate will work on one of the companies contracts for a major water provider in the Lincolnshire. The companies role is to maintain and repair their assets as part of an alliance. You will be based in Lincoln and provide commercial support on multiple contracts.

Project Details

You will report directly to the Senior Quantity Surveyor whilst also having communication with the Area Manager for the business (neither will be based in this Lincoln office). You will provide commercial support on a high volume of lower valued projects as part of this framework agreement.

Responsibilities and Duties

You will report directly to the Senior Quantity Surveyor whilst also having communication with the Area Manager for the business (neither will be based in this Lincoln office). You will provide commercial support on a high volume of lower valued projects as part of this framework agreement.

This will include:

- Assessing and awarding sub-contractor applications
- Cash Allocation reporting
- Writing or providing information for writing weekly and monthly reports
- Cost analysis
- Assisting more junior QS staff where applicable
- Liaising with other members of the alliance to gather information
- Leading meeting where necessary
- Finding ways to cut costs whilst maintaining quality and performance

Desired Skills and Experience

- Candidates will ideally have worked in the civils sector before. Specific utilities experience would be advantageous, however is not essential.
- Candidates should have a good understanding of general day to day duties as a QS for a main contractor and be able to carry them out without supervision
- Candidates must be strong analytical thinkers and have the ability to resolve issues amicably with the client and other parties involved in the alliance
- Should see an emphasis on maximising profits by finding viable cost savings rather than issuing large numbers of variations to client

Qualifications/Educational Requirements

- Candidates will ideally be educated to Degree level (or similar equivalent), however this is not essential for the ideal candidate.

Employing Company Overview and Profile

The hiring company is one of the UK's largest privately owned main contractors and have multiple offices throughout the UK. They are widely recognised as a leading contractor in the civils sector of UK construction and have a particular emphasis on water / utilities work.

Additional Benefits Package and Incentives

£32,000 - £37,000 + Car + Good Benefits Package

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