Quantity Surveyor

  • Permanent
  • Maidstone, Kent
  • Salary: £55000 - £60000/annum + Car Allowance & Package


Job Title: Quantity Surveyor

Department: Commercial

Salary: £55000 – £60000 + package

Location: Maidstone

Responsible to: Managing
Quantity Surveyor
Purpose of the Role

As a Quantity Surveyor working within my clients wider Commercial, Estimating and Buying team you
will deliver a range of cost control and financial reporting duties covering all aspects of
construction work undertaken by the Company. You must have experience working directly for a residential developer.

What skills and experience are essential to do this job?

* Experience in quantity surveying and be knowledgeable in all areas of construction techniques
and mixed-tenure schemes

* You will possess a high level of mathematical ability and problem-solving skills, with a
methodical and logical approach to your work; a proficient use of Microsoft Excel is essential
for the role

What do I need to achieve and deliver to be effective in this job?

* Working closely with other departments, including Land, Development and Construction, you
will attend design meetings to advise on all areas that may have a cost implication

* Attend development meetings when appropriate, contract pre-start and subcontract package
review meetings

* Upon receipt of Contract Documentation, you will be responsible for checking all contract
drawings to identify errors, omissions, anomalies and areas where unnecessary cost may arise

* Receive initial tender information and assist in the preparation of the proposed tender lists and
updating of subsequent procurement programmes

* Distribute design information packages and tender drawings, whilst preparing all tender
documentation and letters including carrying out preliminary checks on subcontractors

* Preparing construction cost analysis, which includes analysis of quotations resulting from the
tender enquiry, requesting additional and outstanding information as required

* Assess site staffing levels and build programmes with the Construction Director to ascertain
preliminary costs, including collating all cost information and preparing the start on site budget

* Arrange and adjudicate budget settlement meetings, with the support of the wider Commercial

* Prepare stage payment schedules to assist in the financing of the works

* Carry out pre-order meetings including all necessary Health & Safety requirements, finalising a
tender sum and agreeing a stage payment schedule for payment purposes before preparing all
contract documentation and placing the order

* Place subcontractor orders, including interviews and checking references on selected
subcontractors. You will then negotiate the contract sum within the budget, including finalising
costs to cover all late variations

* Issue variation orders and development changes alongside providing cost advice on major
variations prior to issue. You will issue revised contract drawings to subcontractors; negotiating
the cost of variations including liaising between Buyers and Build Managers. You will provide a
full range of pricing information for purchaser's extras

* Check all costs posted to each contract, collate and reconcile all costs resulting from
subcontract works, variation orders, site instructions, material order and preliminary / running
costs. This will include providing monthly analysis of costs and identify possible areas of over
expenditure at future dates

* Check and arrange subcontractor payments, obtaining necessary authorisation for passing
payments for all elements of subcontractor works. You will agree final accounts with
subcontractors, ensuring all works have been carried out within budget and analysing costs to
assist on future estimates

* Take responsibility for the preparation of documents for the basis of external valuation with the
client's agent (CSA, Stage payment schedule, Tick offs)

* Keep the RAMS schedule updated and issued to all relevant parties

* Liaise with the Customer Service department on post-completion defects, providing cost advice
where necessary

* Attend site meetings, project team meetings, subcontractor meetings and surveying meetings
as required

* You will have a thorough understanding of Surveying and Estimating, with a specific and in-
depth knowledge of preparing realistic construction budgets

* You will have a good understanding of strategic objectives and targeting financial return, with
the ability to understand and manipulate complex financial models

If this vacancy is of interest please email your CV or call Aaron Milliam on (phone number removed)

Randstad CPE values diversity and promotes equality. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate against any of the protected characteristics that fall under the Equality Act 2010. We encourage and welcome applications from all sections of society and are more than happy to discuss reasonable adjustments and/or additional arrangements as required to support your application.

Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

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