Quantity Surveyor

Quantity Surveyor
Quantity Surveyor

Quantity Surveyor London (HoP) , UK

Main Purpose of Job:

Imtech Inviron provide mechanical and electrical (M&E) maintenance services as well as a variety of small and medium project works for the Parliamentary Estate (approximately 17 sites) based in the Westminster area.

The small works and projects teams generally deliver high volume low value works up to £50k and £500k respectively. Implementation is primarily through a measured term contract utilising the PSA schedule of Rates.

An experienced QS with strong commercial skills is required to support the small works and projects teams at key stages so accurate cost and contract advice is provided.

The QS role is key to the company’s future development and success in delivering a continuous flow of new business and identifying future opportunities in both competitive tendering and D&B projects.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Preparation of pre-tender estimates / Cost planning
  • Taking a lead role in interfacing with the client and other consultants Pre & Post tender
  • Compilation of tender packs including managing queries from tendering contractors
  • Review of tender returns and cost alignment ensuring compliance with tender documentation including preparation of contract recommendation reports
  • Carry out take offs and site measurement for material procurement and final accounts
  • Check and approval of all MTC pre-measures and final accounts
  • Letting of subcontract package works including preparation of subcontract agreements
  • Negotiation with supply chain to ensure best value (Suppliers & Subcontractors)
  • Undertake direct procurement of major plant and equipment where beneficial to the business
  • Review procurement strategy and identify key areas where additional margin can be achieved by negotiating with the supply chain to package multiple projects together, offer improved payment terms, negotiate rebate structure based on turnover etc.
  • Contract administration i.e. Sub-contract appointments, valuations, change control, invoicing, final accounts etc.
  • Monthly cost reporting i.e. Profit and loss, cash flow forecasts etc.
  • Preparation of monthly project contract reviews
  • Preparation of monthly management accounts information
  • Preparation and submission of interim valuations and variations
  • Resolution of Contractor disputes
  • Develop database of outturn costs on completed projects to enable future works to be cost planned quicker and more accurately
  • Develop a real cost database to assist the preparation of initial cost estimates.
  • Structured training of the project teams to develop cost management skills and operation of the MTCs.
  • Develop operating tools to improve operation of the MTC
  • Build and maintain effective working relationships with project teams and colleagues to maximise success of project delivery for Parliament
  • Learning and developing new NAV cost control system
  • Assist in development and growth of the team
  • Supporting Account Director, Small Works Manager, Head of Projects and other key members of the team in delivering the works to the satisfaction of Parliament
  • Please note that this is not an exhaustive list and you may be required to assist the Business with other duties as appropriate

Experience

  • Detailed knowledge of MTCs and the PSA schedules of Rates
  • Quantity Surveyor with at least five years construction experience
  • Capable of working across a large number of projects and prioritising tasks
  • Ability to work through detail without losing the bigger picture
  • Capable of working without close supervision but clearly and frequently communicating progress
  • Numerate
  • Strong IT skills, particularly Excel and JDE
  • Sound commercial acumen and proven ability to negotiate
  • Quick learner of standard operating procedures
  • Good people skills and a clear communicator with excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to influence others at all levels
  • Confidence & Enthusiasm
  • KPI’s
  • Performance
  • Self-motivated, flexible approach
  • As per incentive scheme, plus other measures as agreed by Business Unit Director

Education / Qualifications

Essential

• BSc Quantity Surveying
• Track record of successful operation of MTCs.
• Building and M & E cost knowledge.
• Analytical approach to estimating and pricing

Desirable

• Experience of Imtech Inviron measured term contracts
• Training experience
• RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) or CIPS (Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply)

Person Specification

Behaviours and Competencies
  • Leadership
  • Customer Service
  • Financial
  • Operational