Quantity Surveyor

Purpose of the Role:  The Quantity Surveyor manages the surveying function of their allocated projects for the company.

Reporting to: Senior Project Commercial Manager

Principal Duties & Responsibilities:

  • The QS is responsible for reviewing and approving the contract documents and providing support to the financial controller and directors in relation to the contract.
  • He/She liaises with architects, consultants, engineers and clients in relation to all commercial functions of the specific project.
  • Review all tender commercial documents and cost sheets in detail to ensure that opportunities to improve margins are identified and implemented.
  • Ensure that supplier price lists and discount structures are kept up to date and all commercial information is saved to a shared location.
  • Issuing enquiries to suppliers & subcontractors to obtain quotations for tenders & projects when required.
  • Compiling and maintaining the ‘Material and Labour Source’ document for projects that have numerous specialist suppliers/ subcontractors. Ensuring that purchase orders are placed in a timely fashion, taking into consideration lead-in times.
  • Ensure that materials being purchased on projects are as per the products proposed at tender stage, taking into account relevant variations. Ensuring that products and services are within the allowed budget.
  • Ensuring that Purchase orders for materials, labour, and sub-contractors are placed as agreed at project kick-off meetings and as per requests made by the site manager.
  • Ensuring that tenders are submitted before the stated deadline.
  • Pricing variations and dayworks as and when they arise and submitting costs to clients. Obtaining the relevant client approvals.
  • Ensuring that valuations and variations for projects that are the responsibility of the Quantity Surveyor are submitted in a timely fashion in accordance with agreed dates.
  • Agreeing order values, variations and final accounts with suppliers and subcontractors.
  • Maximise the payment certified amount, and obtain a copy of the payment certificate to allow the commercial department to invoice the work.
  • Agreeing final account with client and obtaining an agreement certificate. 

Selection Criteria/Person Specification:

  • Strong computer skills required, for example; Microsoft packages (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) and Google Packages (Gmail, Google Drive, Google Docs).
  • Have excellent interpersonal, written and spoken communication skills.
  • Proven track record of ability to manage multiple tasks and prioritise deadlines using one’s own initiative.
  • Ability to take a professional, organised and positive approach to problem solving..
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Professional qualification.
  • Experience of the business.

To apply for this job email your details to careers@modubuild.net