Senior Quantity Surveyor - Water Industry

Posted 09 January 2024
Salary £70 - 75 per hour
Job type Contract - Full Time
Job duration12 Months
Discipline Water & Environmental
Contact NameKevin Elder

Job description

Role: Senior Quantity Surveyor - Water Industry
Location: Reading
Rate: £70 - £75 per hour - PAYE
Duration: 12 months +
Start Date: February
Our client is looking for a Senior Quantity Surveyor with experience within the water industry to join their commercial team working on a number of water and environmental projects.
In the role you will be responsible for providing commercial management and assurance, ensuring value for money of a large contract pre and post contract.
Responsibilities include:
·Monthly Cost Forecasting/Reporting: Ensure cost management against the budget, highlighting commercial issues early, including managing and reporting on contingency/risk.
·Estimating: Manage the cost estimating process using our Estimating Team; understand Business Plan budgets, validate the estimated cost of the project, and check its affordability against the Business Plan. Providing insight and advice into estimates
·Procurement Support: Obtain and review quotes for works and services. Ensure suppliers and contractors are engaged under the most appropriate Terms & Conditions. Provide commercial support during the procurement of the main contract including undertaking commercial evaluation, benchmarking, and negotiation of tenders.
·Contract Management: Contract administration includes change management; producing correspondence, monitoring/recording change, risk management, and performance management; and communicating contractual lessons learned.
·Commercial Assurance: Ensure value for money, review monthly payment applications and invoices, and ensure that payments are made on time and by the Contract; identify cost audit requirements and agree on Final Accounts
·Governance: Ensure we always maintain financial governance; provide expert input to financial and contract governance proposals
·Dispute Advice: Resolving claims as required, providing commercial advice and guidance.
·Guidance: As the Senior member of the commercial team provide commercial advice and guidance to other team members as required
Skills and Experience:
·Be educated at a degree level in Quantity Surveying or equivalent is required for this role.
·Be a chartered Quantity Surveyor is preferable.
·Successful track record of assuring large contracts and experience resolving disputes.
·Experience of managing a small team
·Have excellent commercial and contractual knowledge with an in-depth knowledge of construction contracts e.g., IChemE / NEC.
·Hold In-depth knowledge of infrastructure and the water industry is preferable.
·Be enthusiastic and can take ownership of tasks, think on their feet, devise plans of action, and deliver effective solutions.
·Have meticulous attention to detail.
·Hold your ground and offer reasoned advice in a fast-paced environment.
·Have excellent negotiation and dispute resolution skills required.
·Have an excellent understanding of the costs and risks associated with the delivery of projects.
·Be a Self-starter, resilient, and able to cope under pressure.
If you are interested you can apply on online or send your CV to and I will call you to discuss
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