Managing Quantity Surveyor

North West London
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Carmichael UK are recruiting for a Managing Quantity Surveyor on behalf of a Tier 1 contractor
Role Summary
Responsible to a Project Manager or Commercial Manager for all commercial aspects of a project or sections or particular scope of a project. Identifying commercial needs and shortfalls and bringing to the attention of the Commercial manager or Project manager. Ensure the commercial position is protected using in depth understanding and experience of contractual, commercial, insurance and legal processes. Taking Some responsibility for effective client relationship management to encourage smooth commercial progression of the contract(s). Provides liaison with the client, PQS, and senior staff. Expected to identify needs and manage and provide development and support to other commercial team members. Responsible for planning and managing own work and that of other commercial team members including Senior Quantity Surveyors.
Tasks & Responsibilities
Demonstrate and maintain a high level of commercial and technical knowledge and works closely with the delivery team to develop techniques and solutions to meet business and customer needs.
Business Leadership
  • Understand the impact of commercial and technical changes at strategic level within the customer’s business industry / sector.
  • Anticipate and plans change in commercial resource within a project.
  • Assist the business/project in achieving the objectives/targets set in the Carbon Strategy within your specific work activities.
Tendering and Pre-Contract Activities
  • Provide commercial support to tendering process when required.
  • Assist with the preparation of tender commercial reports.
Start Up of New Projects
  • High degree of understanding and working knowledge of project start up procedures and is actively involved in the implementation of those procedures when required.
  • Prepare the basis of the project procurement schedule and ensures the team contribute and complete their relevant sections.
  • Carry out subcontract procurement in accordance with the procurement timetable, in accordance with procurement policy.
  • Ensure that materials and off-site services are procured in an efficient manner with capable organisations in accordance with procurement policy and procedures and ensure appropriate records are kept.
  • Prepare the basis of robust work package contents sheets and ensures the project team contribute and complete their relevant sections. Carries out gap analysis between packages to ensure full and complete subcontract procurement takes place.
  • Prepare and ensure that subcontract invitations to tender and evaluate tender returns (time, cost, quality, and SHE) and make recommendations to appoint and places subcontracts, all in accordance with Procurement process.
  • Work with supply chain to promote and measure continuous improvement in terms of cost, quality and learning of all parties.
Applications for Payment and Invoicing
  • Maximise cash flow through timely preparation of valuations, submission of invoices and receipt of payment.
  • Manage prompt preparation and settlement of final accounts, including variations, claims and disputes.
  • Develop a strategy for concluding client negotiations.
Cost Control
  • Identify, manage, reduce, and drive out unnecessary costs and inefficient activities.
  • Prepare and ensure material wastage reconciliations are completed in a timely manner and the resultant data distributed.
  • Monitor resources and costs to ensure that projects meet and / or exceed targets, including but not limited to the scheduling of labour resources.
  • Review plant and equipment schedules to ensure efficiency of use.
Accounting and Reporting
  • Production of accurate and timely CVR reports and forecasts and assist the CM with the setting of financial targets.
  • Establish and maintain accurate and robust reporting structures and monitor resources and costs to ensure that projects meet and / or exceed targets.
  • Use a high-level understanding of planning and programming, and a detailed knowledge of financial reporting to provide challenge to the rest of the project team to ensure robust and honest progress reporting.
Risk and Opportunity Management
  • Early identification of project risks and opportunities, ensuring that risks and opportunities are managed, and risk and opportunity registers are in use to minimise risks and realise opportunities.
Change Control
  • Ensure that any “Change” is identified through participation in regular and detailed review of construction information, measured against the contract requirements.
  • Ensure that all “Change” is challenged where the performance of the project could be affected.
  • Ensure that the cost (time, and money) of all client “Change” is recovered.
  • Carry out early value engineering activities as part of the project team, ensuring all associated costs of change are included within the evaluation.
Programming and Project Controls
  • Assist and provide advice on programmes regarding contractual and commercial requirements to mitigate risk and maximize opportunity.
Main Contract Administration
  • Ensure the project team understands the contractual relationships between the various parties and "stakeholders", including contractual obligations in relation to those interested parties, with particular emphasis to Conditions Precedent.
  • Ensure that all necessary contractual notices are put in place, timely and accurately and in accordance with the Vinci contractual obligations.
Subcontract Administration
  • Prepare and ensure that all necessary subcontract notices are accurate and raised in accordance with the subcontract timescales.
  • Prepare and ensure subcontract instructions are raised and issued on time.
  • Put in place and adhere to robust subcontract change control procedures.
  • Prepare and ensure that timely and accurate payments for authorization.
  • Manage prompt preparation and settlement of final accounts, including Compensation Events (variations), claims and disputes.
  • Re-measurement and provision of quantified schedules of works and / or bills of quantities.
  • Ensure on-site quantification of unfixed materials and quantification of off-site materials where necessary.
  • Ensure the accuracy and subcontract authority of submitted daywork sheets and/or time and material records.
Project Completion
  • Close out project efficiently using a high degree of understanding and working knowledge of project close out processes.
  • Ensuring appropriate records and information are kept and archived.