Vacancy for Quantity Surveyor

6th December 2021

Due to recent success with tendered projects, we require an additional Quantity Surveyor to deliver various projects within the Central Belt – managed form our base in Strathaven.

We actively promote a positive working environment in which teamwork, transparency and customer service are our key principles.

Position: Quantity Surveyor
Reporting to: Commercial Manager 
Location: Strathaven

About the role

As Quantity Surveyor, you will seek to minimise the cost and risk of a construction project and enhance value for money, while still achieving the required legal standards and quality.

This includes ensuring that statutory building regulations are met. You will prepare estimates and costs of the work and when the project is in progress, you will keep track of any variations to the contract that may affect costs and create reports to show profitability.

Working either in an office or on site, you will be involved in every stage of a project. Projects include commercial, industrial and residential constructions.

 

  • Key duties and responsibilities
  • Assist in establishing clients’ requirements and undertake feasibility studies to ensure their proposals will work
  • Prepare and analyse project costings for tenders, such as materials, quantities, labour and time
  • Prepare tender and contract documents, including bills of quantities with the architect and/or the client
  • Negotiate contracts and work schedules
  • Allocate work to subcontractors and oversee their work at all stages of the construction
  • Perform risk, value management and cost control during construction
  • Undertake cost analysis for repair and maintenance project work
  • Advise on a procurement strategy
  • Identify, analyse and develop responses to commercial risks
  • Provide advice on contractual claims and disputes
  • Analyse outcomes and write detailed progress reports
  • Value completed work, oversee bills and arrange payments
  • Maintain awareness of the different building contracts in current use
  • Understand the implications of health and safety regulations

Candidate Requirements

Skills

  • Written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to draft clear reports to convey complex information in a straightforward way to a diverse range of people
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build and develop relationships
  • Numerical and data-analysis skills
  • A creative and innovative approach to problem solving
  • IT skills and the ability to learn sophisticated design and costing IT packages
  • Teamwork skills and the ability to motivate and lead those on site
  • Project-management skills
  • Resilience, determination and the ability to work well under pressure
  • Good commercial awareness
  • A practical, logical and methodical approach to work
  • Attention to detail
  • Detailed knowledge of past and current building and construction technology, processes, materials, business and legal matters

Education

  • Either an undergraduate degree accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) in quantity surveying, commercial management or a related construction subject.
  • Postgraduate conversion course (usually a PgDip or a Master’s) accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
  • Previous employment as a Quantity Surveyor over an extended period.

Salary

To be negotiated

 

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