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Quantity Surveyor Construction
Milton Keynes - This Area Only
£40000 - £45000/annum
Permanent (Full time)
A leading innovator of high visibility impact protection solutions for industrial workplaces, based in Milton Keynes and with a growing presence across Europe.
The company has built a market-leading proposition based on its proprietary product offer, expertise, and service levels, from project scoping, design and specification to installation and aftersales technical support. Its core market is mega-shed projects across Europe, logistics, warehousing and distribution centres and other industrial workplace environments. The business has established preferred supplier status with a few the UK's main construction contractors and industrial architects; end customers include Amazon, Ocado and DHL, as well as some of the major industrial property developers.
With less than 50 employees, our client is a small business on a very strong growth trajectory. It went through a change of ownership in 2019 to further invest behind the rapid growth, moved to larger premises in 2020, has doubled headcount over the past 12 months and is continuing to build out its top-calibre team. Now part of IWS Group, this is a very exciting and good time to be joining the team.
We are looking to bring into the team an experienced quantity surveyor to deliver strategically important improvements in project profitability. Priority capabilities for success in the role are confidence in understanding contractual terms, robust cost monitoring disciplines, strong Excel skills and assertive but diplomatic negotiating style.
Your duties and responsibilities will include:
Create and maintain cost-tracking data across multiple projects
Maintain awareness of full variety of contract terms applied within the industry
Understand technical drawings and specifications
At pre-start stage clarify any issues critical to successful project delivery
Protect the interests of the company in negotiating solutions to project variations
Ensure correct variations sign-off
Assertive in dealings with sub-contractors and suppliers to avoid margin leakage
Maintain close liaison with client project managers and site teams to ensure (for example) pre-work properly completed as planned
Identify, analyse, and develop responses to commercial risks
Provide advice on contractual claims and disputes
Provide clear prioritised project progress reports for project review meetings
Value completed work, oversee bills and payments, and ensure correct approvals
Maintain good relationships with all key contacts internal, clients, main contractors, suppliers
Progressive QS career
Track record of successfully monitoring project costs across multiple projects
Good knowledge of Health & Safety and construction industry regulations
Experience of project working with main contractors and sub-contractors
Experience of interpreting technical drawings and specifications
Understanding of common forms of contract
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Strong Excel skills
Motivated by problem solving and improvement
Identifies with commercial success
Location: Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, UK. Some travel may be required