Project Quantity Surveyor, Wimbledon

Job Summary

Reference: 89280
Job Type: Permanent
Location: Wimbledon
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum, Benefits: plus package
Date Posted: 11/29/2016

Job Description

Project Quantity Surveyor required for a long established building contractor specializing in high end residential work in London and Surrey, based in Wimbledon.  

They are therefore looking for an enthusiastic, pro active, commercially minded project surveyor to bring their experience of running multiple unit schemes to their team. 

This company is a medium-sized building company specialising in high end residential refurbishment and new-builds. Typical contract size £0.5m - £10.0m. The job-holder will be based at the company offices near Wimbledon but will need to visit sites mostly located in the SW postcodes of London or adjacent Home Counties.

You will report to the Operations Director and will be involved in procurement, sub-contracts, contract accounting and valuations. They will work alongside the contracts manager very closely to procure the various items on the project and to bring within budget.

The vacancy would suit a fully qualified surveyor, with a minimum of 6 years experience within a similar role and be in a position to provide references.  You must have the experience of working  on more than one project at any given time at the values suggested above.

Apart from professional skills and experience, applicants must be fully conversant with MS Office applications (mainly Outlook, Word & Excel). Working knowledge of programming and/or project management software. Current driving licence and own transport or company car (mileage paid for business travel).

Salary negotiable according to background and experience but between £60 - 65K inclusive. Package includes 20 days paid holiday plus statutory public holidays increasing to 25 days holiday after first year of employment.  Entry into the company’s bonus scheme after three months employment.  Private health care for post holder and family (includes children under 21 years of age).

The purpose of the job is to maximise the gross margin on the company’s building contracts by working with the Contracts Manager, accurately assessing costs during delivery of the contract and in justifying to and claiming from clients all contractual payments due to the company.

Reporting to the Operations Director and works in partnership with Contract Manager.

Key Responsibilities

In time to meet the contract programme and in conjunction with the Critical Path Schedule prepare and despatch tender packages to sub-contractors 
Maintain all necessary records 
Collate sub-contractor tenders, analyze and after which, in consultation with the Contracts Manager, award sub-contracts
Check and approve sub-contractors’ claims for payments
Liaise with sub-contractors to resolve queries
Assess and cost variations to contract on a regular basis and update the Variations Account with monthly valuations
Formulate contractual claims for submission
Submit and agree final accounts 
Prepare monthly valuations and submit for payment under the terms of the contract.
Prepare and submit monthly cost/value reconciliations
Manage the procurement and buying gains reporting ensuring regular updating as the project progresses and concludes at final account.
Consults with

Operations Director
Contracts Manager
Site Manager
Sub Contractors
Financial Controller