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QS Exeter

  • Location

    Exeter, Devon

  • Sector:

    Management & Executive

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  • Contact:

    South West Recruitment Team

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  • Job ref:

    QS Exeter_1631017437

  • Published:

    11 months ago

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1st Step Solutions Ltd (M&E/Construction Recruitment Specialists)

We are currently working on behalf of a national PLC contractor that have the following available permanent position; the company predominantly work in the water industry (sewage & clean water) so the roles would suit those with relevant experience in Civil Engineering, Mechanical / Electrical and Combined schemes.

Required: Quantity Surveyor - Exeter

Work type: Full time

Location: Exeter

The employer are looking to recruit a Quantity Surveyor to work alongside the Contract Delivery Team to ensure the contractual control, cost management, profitability and cash management of projects. The role offers long term stability and varied project opportunities across our South West Water Frameworks (Major Capital, MEICA Capital & Minor Works) and other external clients, predominantly in the water industry. The employer are a a leading construction and infrastructure company committed to delivering exceptional customer service and having a 'positive impact on everything we touch'.

Delivering projects across the UK, their specialist engineering and construction teams provide innovation and technical skill from design stage through to construction across the key market sectors of Water, Building, Infrastructure, Telecoms and Power & Industrial. Their people are at the heart of everything they do, and the central service support teams are on hand to provide the necessary support and guidance. You don't have to wear a hard hat to have a positive impact with this employer. Their central service functions range from ICT and Procurement to HR and Communications ensuring the seamless integration across the business.

What you'll be doing day to day

  • Assisting the proposals team to evaluate risk and opportunity during tender preparation
  • Issue sub-contract tender packages and undertake contractual evaluation of the tender returns
  • Attend post tender and pre-contract meetings
  • Reviewing of contract documents to ensure that the company is protected from onerous terms and conditions
  • Assess contract risk and work with the site team to develop and manage mitigation plans
  • Undertake cost to complete reviews with the contract delivery teams
  • Attend internal and client commercial review meetings
  • Negotiating with suppliers and subcontractors
  • Manage the commercial aspects of subcontract accounts from procurement to interim and final account agreement
  • Final account negotiation achieving the best possible outcome
  • Preparation of / assistance with the evaluation and submission of claims for variation works
  • Working with the commercial and operational teams to strive for continuous improvement
  • Maximising value and minimising cost, ensuring that appropriate controls are in place to monitor and manage the operating cost base
  • Management of all project costs which may include the clients
  • Working within client databases for forecasting and change management
  • Working with the operational teams to deliver and manage performance against the Profit Improvement Plan
  • Manage commercial performance against business targets and Framework KPI's
  • Ensure that the delivery team are briefed and have sufficient commercial support to monitor and react to budget variances
  • Promote a culture of integration, continuous improvement and use of best practice across the client base
  • Ensure that the group commercial policies are adhered to and that the requirements of legislation are met

The experience we're looking for in a candidate

  • Contracting background (Engineering)
  • Full working knowledge of the NEC3/4 suite of contracts
  • Understanding Contractual clauses and identifying risk/onerous conditions prior to engaging in contract with client
  • WIP/Cash management
  • CTC Management
  • Resource Scheduling
  • P&L reporting
  • Internal Cost Value Reports
  • Forecasting across a portfolio of projects within an incentivisation model
  • Change control (EW's and CE's) - Management within a Client driven database
  • Delay and Disruption
  • Applications for payment
  • Risk and Opportunities management
  • Driving profit improvement via the project teams
  • Supplier/Sub-Contractor management
  • Working to deadlines
  • Water Industry Experience
  • Ability to organise yourself and others workload
  • Proactive in your approach
  • Excellent communicator
  • High level of diplomacy and customer focused

What we can offer you

  • Competitive Salary
  • Company car / Car allowance
  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Holiday trading scheme
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Perks at work scheme (discount from high street retailers)
  • Free eye test vouchers
  • Employee share scheme
  • 3 x annual life assurance
  • Free Parking
  • Flexible Working
  • 5% enhanced pension contribution

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