Quantity Surveyor (Utility)

Alecto Recruitment is proud to be recruiting on behalf of an excellent utilities Infrastructure and Civil Engineering company.

After my client winning some important contracts, they're looking for an experienced Quantity Surveyor who has experience in the Electric (HV/LV) or telecommunications sectors to join the team. This position will be UK based and will require the candidate to travel 2 nights per week. The majority of the work will be Utility Projects (Telecom and Electric)

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

The Quantity Surveyor will provide the commercial lead in delivering project commercial transactions, commercial reporting and cash flow management on allocated projects which will include, but not limited to;

Taking off quantities from plans / drawings / specifications for tenders to build up cost estimates
Preparation of Bill of Quantities
Preparation of Sub-Contractor / Supplier packages
Communicating with clients, colleagues, suppliers and sub-contractors to determine the financial needs of completing a project
Work with the client on all changes in scope, questions or clarifications regarding the work, during the bidding process
Managing the handover of projects from pre-construction to construction team, and managing the commercial function through to final account and retention release
Working with the planning team to ensure adequate project planning for the delivery team
Developing and agreeing with the finance team the project cash flow based on the project plan, and managing same
Conducting pre-start meetings with supply chain, preparation and issue of Contracts for sub-contractors.
Managing the Contracts in line with specific conditions (NEC / Bespoke / JCT etc.)
Taking responsibility for change management on the contracts
Overseeing project re-measurement including the capture and evaluation of project variations
Managing the Application for Payment process in line with cash flow plan and contract conditions
Supporting the Commercial Manager in compiling claims / significant variations and progressing these to resolution.
Compiling the final account on projects and negotiating these to agreement, with support from the Commercial Manager
Preparation and reporting of CVR reports in accordance with the company management report timetable

The Quantity Surveyor will allocate time to supervise and manage staff reporting to the position including

Planning and resourcing the staff allocation for each project
Ensuring training and support for the team including agreed training plans
Ensuring due diligence is carried out on team outputs

Key Performance Indicator

The Key Performance indicators for the Quantity Surveyor post will be the delivery of the commercial performance transactions in accordance with the company policies and procedures. He/she will allow allocated time to supervise and manage staff reporting to the position including.

Skills and Qualifications

The Quantity Surveyor will have the following qualification or equivalent

A CSR card – level black
A good working knowledge of construction and engineering processes
A good working knowledge of construction and engineering contracts

The Quantity Surveyor will have a skill base that will include;

IT proficient – Microsoft packages
Experience in working with an industry project accounts software package e.g. COINS, REDSKY etc
Experience in industry management software packages e.g. FOUR PROJECTS – ASTA Powerproject planning software
Be strong in verbal and written communication skills
Be a team leader with motivational and empathy skills

To apply for this role and find out more details, please forward your CV to (url removed) .

Alecto Recruitment Limited is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.

If your experience matches please forward your CV immediately.

We thank all applicants who respond, but only those short listed will be contacted