Quantity Surveyor

  • Location

    Birmingham, West Midlands

  • Sector:

    Built Environment

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  • Salary:

    £55000.00 - £60000.00 per annum

  • Contact:

    Stephen Brandsma

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  • Published:

    16 days ago

  • Startdate:


  • Consultant:

    Stephen Brandsma

Our retained client is a dynamic Birmingham-based property developer. They are part of one of the largest property developer and investor groups in Europe, currently in a period of rapid growth to deliver their pipeline of exciting development projects. Their mission is to create sustainable places that enable people to live happier, richer, and more fulfilling lives and now they are looking for people who share that mission and their values to join their team as they enter this exciting new phase of company growth.

Why join them?
Our client is in an exciting period of growth and they are keen to find someone who will run the Quantity Surveying / Cost Management elements of their developments. Looking for someone who wants to create a lasting impact in the Birmingham area, they are one of few business who's mission is to improve lives and make a positive difference both socially and environmentally.

Who are they looking for?
As a Quantity Surveyor, you'll seek to minimise the cost and risk of construction projects and enhance value for money, while still achieving the required legal standards and quality. This includes ensuring statutory building regulations are met.
As a Quantity Surveyor you'll be involved in every stage of a project, you will manage all cost relating issues on their projects, from the initial calculations to the final figures.

Responsibilities and Your Mission
The Quantity Surveyor is responsible for leading all cost aspects of the project, providing support and advice to the team to aid decision making, maintaining commercial information and ensuring compliance with the contractual requirements.
You'll prepare estimates and costs of the work and when the project is in progress, you'll keep track of any variations to the contract that may affect costs and create reports to show profitability.
The Quantity Surveyor will monitor contract progress against the agreed programmes, control costs against agreed budgets/end cost forecasts, prepare and agree interim valuations and final accounts, prepare and agree any necessary claims for reimbursements and for loss and expense and will liaise the contractors, consultants and third parties on all cost matters.
Your scope of work will be including but not limited to:

  • Assist in establishing the employer's requirements and undertake feasibility studies to ensure their proposals will work
  • Prepare cost plans and estimations in the different phases of the design for budgets
  • Prepare and analyse project costings for tenders, such as materials, quantities, labour, etc
  • Participate preparing tender and contract documents, including bills of quantities with the architect and/or the client
  • Negotiate contracts' cost side
  • Check the budget keeping, prepare cash-flow and forecasting of the construction payments
  • Perform cost risk, value management and cost control during construction
  • Production and presentation of monthly Cost Value Reconciliation on projects
  • Undertake cost analysis for repair and maintenance project work
  • Advise on a procurement strategy
  • Identify, analyse and develop responses to commercial risks of cost issues
  • Provide advice on contractual claims and disputes
  • Value completed work, oversee bills
  • Prepare periodic reports on its work

What are they looking for?

  • Previous experience in a similar role within residential housebuilding and development.
  • A strong knowledge and appreciation of UK building regulations, NHBC and health and safety requirements within the industry.
  • Possess an industry related qualification
  • Construction experience
  • Good knowledge of construction contracts particularly JCT & NEC forms of contract
  • Minimum of 5 years' experience in a professional capacity
  • Contractor or subcontractor experience would be advantageous
  • Construction qualification or equivalent would be an advantage
  • Written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to write clear reports for conveying complex information in a simple way to a diverse range of people
  • Identify and agree tasks, delegate and follow progress, always ensuring a conclusion
  • Ability to work effectively within a team, empathy and mutual understanding
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build and develop relationships
  • Possesses numerical and data analytical skills
  • Great attention to detail
  • Creative and innovative approach to problem solving
  • Ability to think outside of the box and deal with new unusual solutions
  • Teamwork skills and the ability to motivate and lead those on site
  • Resilience, determination and the ability to work well under pressure
  • Good commercial awareness
  • Practical, logical and methodical approach to work
  • Detailed knowledge of past and current building and construction technology, processes, materials, business and legal matters
  • Excellent communication & negotiation skills
  • Proven ability to meet deadlines
  • Previously worked in a fast-paced environment
  • Proven ability to work independently

You will join a committed, flexible and close-knit team of passionate people delivering some of the most interesting residential development schemes in Birmingham. You will have the opportunity to grow as they grow and really feel like you are part of a family that is social, progressive and full of fun.

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