Quantity Surveyor - Birmingham

£30000 - £60000.00 per annum
11 Jan 2017
08 Feb 2017
David Oakes
Job Type

Quantity Surveyor - Main Contractor ; Commercial New Build

Your new company

My client who are a nationally based, award winning Building Contractor require a site based, articulate & enthusiastic Quantity Surveyor to join their team on a permanent basis. They have acquired a flagship new build project of a multi storey hotel and conference centre in the West Midlands, which is valued at £45m and will be for roughly 3 years.

Your new role

  • Review Commercial Risk, Value Management and Cost Control paperwork.
  • Commercial management of subcontractors.
  • To authorise the placement of contracts, subcontracts materials and plant orders.
  • A sound working knowledge of various forms of contracts including NEC & JCT.
  • Knowledge of construction & contract law and various forms of conditions of contract
  • Manage time & workloads for yourself & any "reports" in a structured manner
  • Provide commercial advice to the site team in connection with all project issues
  • Deal with change management including adherence to the Programme "established approach"
  • Take part in meetings & discussions regarding project performance & to provide commercial input into project strategy
  • Produce monthly cost, valuation and cash flow reports.
  • Attend and provide input at start up and close out meetings.
  • Monitor cost of site resources.
  • Maintain effective communications with project management.
  • o Provide advice on any contractual claims
  • o Understanding the implications of Health & Safety Regulations

What you'll need to succeed

  • Have at least 3 years recent experience as a QS with a main contractor.
  • Possess excellent mathematical & accounting skills, be analytic, organised, confident, self motivated, be computer literate and be able to work individually or as part of a busy team.
  • Be able to read architectural drawings and have an appreciation of construction processes.
  • Enhanced knowledge of construction procedures and work methods.
  • Complies with and helps to enforce standard policies and procedures.
  • Be well presented and customer focused, a good command of the English language and good telephone manner is required.

Essential Criteria :

  • Quantity Surveyors BSc (hons) Degree (or equivalent qualification)
  • CSCS Card (relevant to your trade)

The successful applicant must be prepared to work to strict deadlines, have the ability to prioritise their work in a professional manner and have an enthusiastic attitude towards their role in the Company.

What you'll get in return

As well as a highly competitive salary plus benefits, a chance to provide vital commercial assistance on an exciting flagship project and be part of a personable, close knit company who thrive on recognising success.

What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call David Oakes now on 0121 212 2086 or email
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