About the Client: Our client builds homes and neighbourhoods across London, Midlands and the South of England. They specialise in regeneration, reviving underused land to create unique, sustainable and nature-rich places where communities thrive and people of all ages and backgrounds can enjoy a great quality of life.


About the role: They are currently seeking a Senior Quantity Surveyor for a project starting in London.  The project is in its last phase and consists of 452 units. It is situated just moments from Tower Bridge, the Tower of London, St Katharine Docks, and the City.


About the Responsibilities:

  1. Budget preparation; work with estimator / PQS in preparing comprehensive budget for Project and check and agree the same, including
    1. Providing regular feedback on tendered costs and actual costs
    2. Keeping and providing when request cost metrics specific for the development (i.e  cost per ft2, cost per plot etc)
  2. Lead Main / Trade Contractor, preliminaries and other procurement in line with company requirements, including
    1. developing with Technical and Construction colleagues, comprehensive package work scopes and interface schedules
    2. procuring tenders from main / trade contractors most suitable for undertaking the work to the required quality, within the best programme and at the most competitive price (and within budget), for selection by the project team
    3. undertaking comprehensive tender equalisation ensuring all aspects of each tender are carefully reviewed and recognised
    4. placing of robust and comprehensive main / trade contract orders within the planned programme and to the latest and best information. Agree budget allocation.
  3. Provide advice, assistance and support to Project Director and Construction colleagues on the correct management, administration and application of the Contracts (Main, Trade, Sub and Housing Association and any other Contract which involves the Construction process).
  4. Plan, maintain and control the financial administration of all construction work on the Development to obtain and maintain maximum cost effectiveness including
    1. preparation and maintenance of comprehensive prelims and logistics budget / actual cost programme / tracker
    2. active commercial participation in project meetings ensuring all commercial matters and issues are discussed, investigated and/or satisfactory resolved.
  5. Proactively commercially manage the main /trade package contracts including
    1. overseeing the prepare and input white card payment schedule on computer system
    2. the timely valuation of all site works using the white card
    3. ensuring timely notification of contractual notices
    4. timely agreement of any valid variations
    5. monitoring of contra-charge costs between subcontractors and to be aware and take necessary action of the financial implications should the subcontractor responsible not be able to fulfil its obligations to the Company
    6. the timely production of weekly / monthly subcontract and variation payments and present for authorisation to Chief Surveyor / Commercial Director
  6. Actively participate with a commercial focus in design reviews, design development, buildability exercises, timely value engineering exercises and risk reviews and the alike.
  7. Prepare and be accountable for the Monthly cost and budget variance reporting via Commercial Monitor including
    1. preparation of separate variance reports addressing and specific areas of budget overspend or projected overspend
  8. Proactively monitor project and site activities and highlight unplanned and/or unbudgeted activities, challenge and take the appropriate timely action in conjunction with the Project Director.
  9. Working closely with Technical colleagues and ensure the technical variation orders are obtained and priced from the Technical Department within required time allowance and amendments to subcontract orders are implemented, agree the cost/savings of variation order with the subcontractors.  Present explanation of variance reports to Commercial Director.
  10. Working closely with Construction colleagues and ensure any site instructions issued to main / trade contractors are clear and precise. Log all site instructions and those with a financial or time implication are to priced and reported within the Commercial Monitor.
  11. Working closely with Sales colleagues and ensuring that all purchasers requests for extra works are priced accurately and returned at the appropriate time to the Sales Department with due reference to Construction manager and state of construction.
  12. Demonstrate leadership in health and safety, environmental and sustainability matters through positive behaviour, understanding and compliance with company polices and procedures and carry out health and safety duties in accordance with company governance.
  13. Maintaining a responsible attitude to quality to encourage customers to buy the Company’s product.
  14. Keep abreast of market and industry sector trends.
  15. Establishing and maintaining personal relationships with external resources and supply chain, and the general public that will reflect favourably upon him/herself and Company.

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