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Senior Quantity Surveyor

Ref MAX8593 Job Posted 12/12/2018 Region South East England Location Abingdon, Oxfordshire Salary £55k - £65k (DOE) Salary Band Up to £59,999 TypePermanent Consultant Stuart Hackett

An established Oxfordshire based QS/PM Consultancy seeks a Senior Quantity Surveyor with Project Management experience to join their business working on projects across the building and civil engineering sectors.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a qualified Quantity Surveyor in the Oxfordshire area to join a professional team of Quantity Surveyors and Project Managers working on a range of projects, typically within an hour of their offices in Abingdon, Oxfordshire. The individual needs to be comfortable in both a team and sole working environment, as the company prefers to offer all employees a level of freedom within their work. Ideally, the candidate will be driven, dynamic and enthusiastic.

Project Details

In the short term, the successful candidate will join a Project Team working on a pair of scientific fit-out projects near Didcot in Oxfordshire with a total value of around £13.5 million. Detailed design commences October with project completion at the end of 2019. The projects will be procured via the Construction Management route.

In the medium term, projects could include utility infrastructure schemes through to commercial building projects, as the candidate takes an active involvement on a variety of project work.

Responsibilities and Duties

Once successfully established in the role, there would be an opportunity in the medium to long-term and for the right candidate, to become an integral part of the running, managing, developing and marketing of the business as it seeks to expand and meet its five-year plan. This would initially be in an Associate role with the potential for further advancement.

This has the potential to be an exciting and rewarding opportunity for the correct candidate.

Typical duties will include:

•    All aspects of Cost Control for construction projects reporting to and supporting a Director.
•    Preparation of Cost Plans
•    Advise and support Design Team and Client on cost-effective methods of construction.
•    Sourcing and evaluation of Trade Contractors
•    Preparation of Trade Package Tender Documents and obtain tenders.
•    Preparation of Trade Package contracts.
•    Manage the selection process of Trade Contractors and place orders.
•    Carry out monthly valuations and assess variations.
•    Ensure projects proceed and progress within agreed budgets.
•    Prepare overall financial reports for projects.
•    Agree Trade Contractors’ final accounts.

Desired Skills and Experience

•    Candidates should have enough relevant experience as a Quantity Surveyor to understand the fundamental purposes of the role and be able to carry out day to day duties without close supervision.
•    Candidates must have experience of working on commercial build/fit-out projects and experience of utility infrastructure would also be useful, though not essential.
•    Candidates should have experience of Construction Management experience.
•    Candidates must be confident, personable and be able to communicate directly with the client
•    Candidates must have a strong commercial acumen and be able to monitor costs effectively
•    Excellent report writing skills are required
•    Candidates are initially expected to be part of a site-based Project Team on a variety of projects and should feel comfortable in working in this environment.

Qualifications/Educational Requirements

•    Candidates must be qualified to Degree level (or similar equivalent) as a minimum
•    Full membership to a professional body such as the RICS, ICES, IOB etc would be preferable.

Employing Company Overview and Profile

The hiring company is an established Oxfordshire based QS/PM/H&S/Construction Management Consultancy who turnover in the region of £2m per annum, having a small office of circa 12 construction professionals. The company has an excellent record of staff retention which is achieved by creating a positive, friendly and professional work environment for its employees. The position on offer would suit a bright and motivated Quantity Surveyor who is looking for a long-term career with an established and highly respected local Consultancy.

Additional Benefits Package and Incentives

£55k - £65k (DOE)
+ Pension
+ other benefits available for the right candidate

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