Assistant Quanity Surveyor

East Sussex, Brighton
29 May 2018
26 Jun 2018
Conor Boyd
Contract Type
Full Time

Assistant Quantity Surveyor/ Quantity Surveyor

A Tier 1 Main Contractor who have been around for over 100 years, possess a turnover of nearly £2.5 billion and employ 10,000 people, are now looking for an Assistant Quantity Surveyor/Quantity Surveyor to work on a notable project in East Sussex. Reporting to the Senior Quantity Surveyor, your responsibilities will include and develop into:

* Carrying out the commercial role on the project in line with processes and procedures to ensure the contractual and commercial position is protected and financial performance is enhanced.
* Develop a good understanding of the wider aspects of Health, Safety and Environmental law affecting the business.
* Have a full understanding and appreciation of the contract under which your project is operating and the risks and opportunities this presents.
* Understand and implement the requirements of Health Safety, Quality and Environmental procedures and conduct all duties in a manner consistent with these.
* Develop a high level of competence in the application of IT skills to facilitate own role
* Develop a wider knowledge of business systems to manage and present business information.
* Use the CAFM platform to demonstrate our value to our clients.
* Have a clear understanding of the benefits and outputs available from our IT tools.
* Share best practice and knowledge of using the IT platforms with the wider Commercial/Project team.
* Actively seek to expand own knowledge base of working practices and industry as a whole and promote development of others.
* Identify, manage, reduce and drive out unnecessary costs and inefficient activities.
* Be an advocate for Lean management and encourage the operational and commercial teams to look for ways to improve our services and constantly improve.
* Identify, manage and continually demonstrate the value of our service to our clients through effective use of Management Information.
* Maximise cash flow through timely preparation of valuations, submission of invoices and receipt of payment.
* Develop high level of understanding of planning, programming and works order tracking to ensure accurate progress reporting
* Fully understand the project measures and performance criteria and influence the performance of our suppliers and teams against these metrics.
* Production of Timely accounts for use in managing the business.
* Production of accurate and timely financial forecasts for use in setting targets.
* Establish and maintain accurate and robust reporting structures and monitor resources and costs to ensure that projects meet and / or exceed targets.
* Develop comprehensive understanding of financial models including cashflow; turnover forecasts and project profit / loss statements.
* Manage and report on the clients budget as required within the contract and constantly strive to improve the value of the service we provide.
* Develop and in-depth understanding of contractual, commercial, insurance and legal processes relating to contracts.
* Assist in the prompt preparation and settlement of all accounts.
* Ensure the prompt identification of risks in projects and implement risk management techniques, risk registers and actions plans to mitigate the risks.
* Procure services and materials in an efficient manner with organisations in accordance with company procurement policy and procedures and ensure appropriate records are kept.
* Maintain a comprehensive understanding of the requirements of the quality policy and procedures and how these are applied to individuals own role.
* Ability to develop new ideas and developing it into a different approach.
* Share any innovations with the wider team.
* Utilise commercial processes and procedures on projects in order to maximise returns in terms of profit and service level.
* Develop understanding and working knowledge of project close out processes.
* Contribute to direct reports performance appraisals.
* Contribute to the development and learning of the junior Commercial team on the projects.
* Develop a good understanding of Employment law with particular regard to issues surrounding TUPE and Pension obligations and understand when to enlist professional help.
* Ensure that the commercial function is at the heart of the project team.
* Build strong network of contacts within company and the wider business and feedback learning form the contract.
* Actively develop influencing and negotiation skills.
* Actively researches issues to identify alternatives actions and always look to implement optimum solutions.

* Minimum HNC or equivalent.
* Construction Degree/Masters educated.
* Main Contracting background.
* CSCS card.
* Minimum of 2/3 years working in the construction industry.
* Understanding of P/21 contract framework

On offer is a competitive salary and benefits package, with the opportunity to progress with a global company who invest heavily in the development of their staff.

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