SSA are recruiting on behalf of a large Carpentry and Joinery Contractor up serving the Commercial and Residential sectors in London and the Home Counties, our client is actively looking for Senior Quantity Surveyors to join their commercial department.

The successful candidate must come from a Sub – Contract background with experience in Carpentry / Joinery / Fit Out projects.

About the role:
Responsible for cash management, by minimiSing cost and maximising value through proactive analysis and facilitation of works packages and the building process to maximise the profitability of the business. Contain, control and accurately report past costs and future financial projections.  Adhere and engage with the Quality Management system and other company procedures as appropriate.

Main Responsibilities & Duties

  • Have a knowledge and understanding of compliance with Health and Safety legislation, policies, safety plans, risk assessments and method statements
  • Attend and actively participate in design meetings, ensuring actions are cleared in accordance with agreed timescales
  • Maintain and engage with quality controls and assurance
  • Undertake sub-contractor performance reviews with the project team
  • Ensure site is clear, tidy and compliant with corporate standards at all times.  This is a clear indication that the site is running well and acts as an advert for our company; actively report any concerns to the Contracts Manager
  • Produce contract sum analysis and cash flow ensuring positive cash flow is maintained for the project
  • Prepare, agree and issue valuations in a timely fashion, to maximise cash position, including pursuit of timely payments
  • Ensure retention payments are obtained on completion of the making good defects certificate being issued
  • Maintain sub-contractor valuations and payments in line within the subcontract conditions and The Company protocol
  • Review drawings for potential savings ensuring they remain in accordance with the employer’s requirements, and these are as The Company tender
  • Ensure the subcontract order is compliant with drawings and employer’s requirements including any appendices (life time homes, SDS etc.  Drawings are to be clearly listed within the subcontract
  • Produce buying analysis and obtain day work rates for approval by the Regional Director/Commercial Manager, prior to the order being placed
  • Placement of timely subcontract orders in accordance with the agreed procurement schedule
  • Ensuring timely valuation and re-measurement of the accounts for subcontractors, in accordance with the agreed terms and conditions of the subcontract agreement
  • Agree and issue final accounts to subcontractors, after approval with the Commercial Manager
  • Ensure timely payments of sub-contractors, in accordance with internal payment protocol, and agreed terms and conditions of the subcontract agreement
  • Issue a project outturn cost sheet upon completion of the contract
  • Agree on external final account with client/agent, and obtain final account statement for Director approval
  • Mentor trainees if required
  • Developing possible trainee/assistant surveyors
  • Work in partnership with other departments and proactively drive communication and problem solving
  • Complete appraisals/assessments accurately and on time, if required
  • Maintain and enhance the company’s reputation as a house builder at all times, be professional and consistent so that we are seen as ‘best in class’ in everything we do, to help raise our profile and secure future business.
  • Undertake other ad hoc duties as and when required
  • Depending on size, complexity and risk could be either a standalone Senior Contract Surveyor responsible for a number of projects or acting as part or lead of a larger ‘management team’, working with/for other Commercial/Surveying Managers and Contracts Manager.  Likely to have a large team to manage

Excellent salary + benefits on offer.

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