London, United Kingdom
We are currently recruiting for an experienced Senior QS to work in London for the West Kensington based well-known Main Contractor. Ideally you will have experience of 10 to 12 years within the same field and acting as the Commercial lead on Projects around Million pounds in value. Solid experience Inc. Residential/hotels and commercial projects would also be an advantage. Job description as follows: Due to continued expansion, we are actively seeking a Senior Quantity Surveyor to take the lead in all matters relating to estimating, contract negotiation, and evaluation of works, cost analysis and submission of final accounts. The position will be directly responsible to the director.
This is a permanent position due to start in October 2017, the position will be based at our Head Office/London.
Â Responsibilities: * Liaise with the operational management team and advise on all matters relating to Contract and Commercial issues * Maintain accurate financial control systems and report monthly on Cost/Value Reconciliation * Liaise with and advise on all financial aspects of contracts, ensuring that valuations are maximised, certified and paid on time * Monitor progress on site and take a lead issuing required notices in accordance with contract procedures and timescales * Prepare forecasts of cost and value of all trades including Preliminaries, monitor and report on same * Prepare Preliminaries budgets in association with contract staff, monitor and report on same * Ensure that all quotations are carefully vetted and comply with the specification ensuring that the most competitive bids are obtained * Ensure that regular meetings are held to agree variations and not left to the final account stage * Estimating as and when required * Ensure that tenders are accurate and delivered on time * Manage subcontractors accounts accurately and effectively to enhance contract performance * Identify the training and development needs of staff and provide the necessary support and action when required * Assist the Contracts Manager, as required, securing labour, materials and Sub-contractors to ensure that contracts are completed on time and within budget * Ensure work is carried out in accordance with the Company's Health and Safety Policy & Quality Manual * At all times to represent the company in the best possible way, be courteous and professional working to the highest ethical standards * Ad hoc duties assigned by your line manager in connection with operational requirements ensuring works are completed within required time frames. * To work closely with Project Manager to maintain accurate Budget reporting * To work pro-actively within site team and mentor/train junior members of Commercial staff. * Having worked on more than one project at any given time. Handled D&B projects. * Broad construction knowledge required across all trades/disciplines to ensure 'Value Engineering' is maximised to the companies benefit.
* Creating strong client base and generating for leads for new clients by using new and old contacts
What you should have:
You should be educated to degree level in Quantity Surveying
- Ideally 10 + yearsâ€™ experience in a Quantity Surveying or Commercial Management role within a Construction/Engineering business.
- Impressive levels of legal awareness and competence in assessing Contract Documents and contract requirements
- Ability to drive a team of surveyors towards the commercial project vision
- Ability to demonstrate building strong working relationships stakeholder management
What you should expect:
- Market leading salary, varied dependant on location
- The chance to further your career with involvement in the most exciting projects
- Outstanding levels of support from higher management and opportunities to progress within this booming business If you would like to apply or find out more, please contact
Kensington, London, United Kingdom
Job Duties :
- To prepare work to be accomplished by gathering information and requirements; setting priorities.
- To prepare construction budget by studying home plans; updating specifications; identifying & projecting costs for each elevation.
- To evaluate offers to purchase by costing changes, additions, and site requirements.
-To obtain bids from vendors and subcontractors by specifying materials; identifying qualified subcontractors; negotiating price.
-To maintain cost keys and price masters by updating information.
-To resolve cost discrepancies by collecting and analysing information.
-To prepare special reports by collecting, analysing, and summarizing information and trends.
-To maintain quality service by following organization standards.
-To maintain continuity among corporate, division, and local work teams by documenting and communicating actions, irregularities, and continuing needs.
-To maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
Estimator Construction Skills and Qualifications :
North End Road, London W14 0SH, United Kingdom
Commercial Manager : Karrada is seeking a Commercial Manager, based in West Kensington London.We are a residential and hotel fit out project management company. Reporting to the Managing Director, the Commercial Manager is responsible for the cost control of projects throughout the construction process.
Key Performance Indicators/Typical Activities:
Ensure the accurate management, estimator and control of build costs for use in budgets, forecasts and valuations.
Manage the estimating function to ensure, budgets, timescales, forecasts and variations are dealt with accurately and efficiently.
Provide detailed analysis of any major variances.
Ensure the efficient running of all administration, identify non-compliance and rectify and resolve problems.
To ensure that all work within the commercial department is carried out in accordance with the Commercial Best Practice Manual as well as the Companyâ€™s Health, Safety & Environmental Policy.
Promote the expansion and maintenance of good working relations with all subcontractors and suppliers.
Ensure the Best Practice Operation and Procedure guide is implemented and adhered to.
A positive contribution towards the planned expansion of the Company, with particular emphasis upon increased profits and return on capital employed, and the setting of the appropriate budgets and development of forecasts.
Ensure costs are kept within forecasts / estimates and that the department operates within the guidelines determined in the best practice manual.
Ensure all works are certified for payment in accordance with Company procedures.
Report on cost variances, overheads and year end progress to the Managing Director and detail On-going strategy.
Contribute effectively to the running of the region through your membership of the regional board of directors.
Attend Management Team/Board meetings to advice on commercial issues.
Ensure the team is aware of its progress towards achieving the companyâ€™s targets and if practicable, influence accordingly.
Challenge critical stages in the process where â€˜bottle necksâ€™ tend to appear to ensure that issues are being resolved, with particular attention paid to delays being incurred between purchasing land and starting on site (the planning milestone control).
Participate as a member of the Regional Management team to implement improved cost effective systems.
Produce board reports in preparation for Board Meetings.
Creating strong client base and generating for leads for new clients by using new and old contacts
Conduct departmental monthly meetings, ensuring you encourage two way communication; report key issues to the Managing Director.
Ensure all relevant stakeholders are informed of key departmental developments. Health and Safety:
Ensure you are an advocate of the Companyâ€™s health and safety policies and procedures and lead by example at all times.
Conduct health and safety checks to ensure your department comply with the Companyâ€™s expectations and legislation.
Attend all health and safety training as required by the Company.
Degree in Surveying, Building or similar
Solid experience of working within a construction sector
A good understanding of building regulations and legal obligations
A good knowledge of construction methods and materials
Experience in people management and project leading
Strong mathematical and IT ability
Ability to assess and analyse information
Excellent business sense
Good understanding of budget management
Negotiating and networking skills
Able to work under pressure and accept criticism of work
Capable of strategic vision
Decision making/problem solving/multi-tasking
Ability to motivate and lead
Behave in line with our values
Willing to work extra to meet deadlines as and when the business requires it