Senior Quantity Surveyor

Daria Tkach
South East England
Reading, Berkshire
£50k to £60k DOE
Job Posted

A new Senior Quantity Surveyor job opportunity with a Chartered Cost consultancy practice in Reading.

A successful Senior Quantity Surveyor will be joining an established  award winning cost consultancy.

The Quantity Surveyor employer is seeking a Senior Quantity Surveyor from a PQS background, who is capable of running their own projects and is either Chartered or has aspirations to becoming Chartered with the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors RICS in the near future .

Help towards achieving MRICS is available, as this employer offers a very strong and well-established APC programme.

Project Details

Your employer will be an established and expanding Chartered Quantity Surveying & Project Management consultancy that is working on a range of projects for multiple public and private sector clients within a range of sectors.

Most projects are long-term client work, either negotiated or won as a part of a services framework.  This is a great opportunity to work within a supportive, ambitious, growing and energetic team.

The successful Senior Quantity Surveyor candidate will be willing to travel to sites across the UK as required, so a driving license is required.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Taking the lead on a range of construction projects and supervising the work of the Quantity Surveyors, Assistants and Apprentices in your team and helping them to fulfil their potential.
  • Acting as the principal point of contact with the project client and the other consultants on the design team pre and post contract.
  • Working independently and taking responsibility for the successful delivery of QS / PM / EA services on all projects you and your team are working on.
  • Taking responsibility for allocated Key Client Accounts, building a relationship with the Key Client(s), and nurturing new work opportunities.
  • Training and assisting others, including the preparation and presentation of in-house CPD events.
  • Actively seeking new project opportunities and promoting the services of the practice at every opportunity including attendance and involvement at appropriate networking and marketing events.
  • Acting as a Quantity Surveyor on traditional projects or Acting as Employer’s Agent on Design and Build projects.
  • Following the company Quality Management System in the delivery of all services.
  • Managing multiple projects simultaneously and developing excellent time management strategies.
  • Treating all clients to exceptional level of service.

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Extensive experience in running own projects quantity surveying and / or employer’s agent or project management for either a Private Practice, Construction Company or related organisation.
  • Proficiency in measurement, ideally using CostX Measurement Software.
  • Experience in running projects independently.
  • Strategically minded with strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent organisational skills.
  • Attention to detail and commitment to quality.
  • Skilled negotiator.
  • Driving licence and own car. Willingness to travel to sites across the UK as required

Qualifications/Educational Requirements

  • A BSc in Quantity Surveying or a degree in Cost Management or similar is preferred.
  • Ideally MRICS qualification, or a commitment to achieve Chartered status within 2 years of starting at this company.

Employing Company Overview and Profile

The hiring company is a Chartered Quantity Surveying/ Project Management practice that has an enviable pipeline of work with a loyal, established and expanding client base.

They have a full order book of social housing, housing, student accommodation, healthcare, care home, industrial, religious, heritage/conservation and insurance-related work confirmed from repeat and new clients for a number of years to come.

This leading employer values loyalty and consistency, and rewards their hard-working staff with generous salaries, bonuses, professional development and the payment of professional fees.

They encourage and facilitate strong working and social relationships across the company.

Full company overview details will be provided to shortlisted applicants.

Additional Benefits Package and Incentives

  • Competitive salary with regular performance and salary reviews
  • Car allowance
  • 25 days annual leave (increasing to 30 with time served)
  • Professional fees paid
  • In-house and external training and support

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