Vacancy details

Quantity Surveyor

Salary range: £40k - £55k Categories: Construction, Miscellaneous, Quantity Surveyor Employment term: Permanent Location: Bristol Vacancy Status: Vacancy Filled Posted on: February 6th, 2021 Applications are now closed for this vacancy

Quantity Surveyor


£40K – £55K DOE + Car allowance + benefits

Our client is a subcontractor with an existing impressive portfolio of clients across the High Rise and Commercial Construction sector. They are already a highly successful company serving major housebuilding and general construction contractors within Bristol and the West Country and are now seeking an experienced Quantity Surveyor to join the team.

The ideal candidate will be an experienced and enthusiastic construction professional who will be responsible for commercially managing individual projects from the point of winning a tender until project completion.

Job Purpose:

•To manage financial and commercial aspects of contracts including procurement, invoicing and payment to minimise costs, maximise value and cash flow and meet profit and ROCE budgets.

•To prepare tenders by measuring and calculating rates for estimating.

•To ensure all work issued has labour targets to return agreed profit performance.

•To manage the contract accounting and ensure prompt payment, control cost information and prepare CVRs and valuations to monitor contract performance.

•To develop and maintain relationships with the workforce, customers, subcontractors and suppliers.

Job responsibilities:

Reporting to the Chief Executive you will be responsible for the following activities:

•Measuring and preparing cost estimates for contracts, tenders and variations.

•Managing pricing of tenders to maximise business wins and profitability.

•Checking contract/tender documents and highlight risks.

•Reviewing and preparing monthly booking in by contract.

•Undertaking cost value reconciliations (CVRs) for contracts, identifying commercial risks and opportunities to ensure correct contract planning and produce monthly valuation in-line with Company Valuation policy.

•Procuring materials, plant and subcontracts in line with business processes and contract budgets.

•Ensuring productivity targets are agreed and issued before contract start.

•Liaising with Contracts Supervisors to ensure targets are achieved and actions are undertaken for improvement.

•Liaising with customers to authorise all variations before execution

•Managing billing processes to minimise capital usage.

•Taking purchase, credit and debtor responsibility using Construction Manager to achieve excellent cashflow.

•Analysing and reporting variance to contract monthly budget.

•Liaising with Operations Manager on operational requirements and customer, subcontractors and operatives on work and scoping queries.

•Making sure weekly reporting from site has adequate cost information

Essential Skills & Experience

•A clean UK driver’s licence.

•Degree, professional qualification or equivalent.

•Experience working with direct labour – setting price work and productivity targets.

•Strong technical skills – estimating, surveying, productivity management, cost control and process management.

•Strong management skills

•IT Skills – Adept at using MS office, particularly MS Excel.

•Experience with ERP systems e.g. JNC Construction Manager, Sage Construct, COINS

•Experience of cash collection.

•Well developed interpersonal and communication skills.

•Experience of scaffolding beneficial.

Person Specification:

•A willingness to learn new skills and tasks and share that knowledge with others in the team.

•An enthusiastic and friendly team player.

•A desire to achieve highly in your role and career.

•Kindness, generosity of spirit, respectful of others.

•Commercially aware, able to think logically, analytically and flexibly.

•Embrace the company values and growth aspirations.

This is a great opportunity to join a successful, growing business in Bristol offering career development.

Whilst we would love to respond to every applicant applying to our roles, we are unable to reply to everyone due to the high number of CV’s we receive on a daily basis. Please be aware that if you haven’t been contacted within 10 working days then unfortunately you have not been successful this time around.

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