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Quantity Surveyor

Location: Edinburgh
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per year
Benefits: + car/allowance,bonus, flexible benefits scheme
Reference: J21758
Contract Type: Permanent
Created: 19th April 2022
Closing: 17th May 2022

Our client, a UK-wide housebuilder are looking to appoint a Quantity Surveyor for their busy commercial team, based in Edinburgh.

Reporting to the Senior Quantity Surveyor/Commercial Manager, you will be responsible for the commercial and surveying responsibilities for a site.

Key Requirements of the Role

  • Maintain all cost control procedures, and working within the guidelines set out within the Group policies and procedures
  • Be responsible for the compilation of all weekly, monthly and quarterly reports as required.
  • Be responsible for all cost control procedures, including managing and controlling the budget and valuations by always updating the estimated final costs, and having the ability to show absolute cost and value reconciliation
  • Compile Site Start budget, liaising with all Departments to ensure document is completed on time to allow the construction to commence.
  • Lead the value engineering, including updating Group and Regional site review documents, to ensure we achieve best value
  • Maintain budget control throughout development; and manage cost overruns within contingency levels
  • Complete accurate costing for each aspect of site development
  • Analyse and report on costs and cash flow using the support systems available
  • Prepare tenders and procure sub-contractors, goods and materials, using Group Procedures
  • Process Subcontract orders, payments and variations, using Excel and Group payment system (COINS) in line with Group policy and procedures
  • Evaluate and agree variations and instructions, always aware of budgetary constraints, and ensuring that approval is obtained prior to agreement of variations in excess of the respective allowances
  • Be aware of new materials and methods of construction which the business may employ
  • Liaise with site personnel and subcontractors in order to maximise productivity
  • Attend all project and team meetings as required, and present the Commercial position to the meeting
  • Complete any other duties as required by the Senior/Managing Surveyor/Commercial Manager

Experience / Qualifications Needed
To be successful in the role, we are looking for:

  • Qualified to HND level or higher with a valid CSCS card
  • Minimum 4 years, post-qualification experience
  • Must have a full understanding of current market conditions and rates
  • Strong IT skills, working knowledge of computer systems within the commercial environment
  • Able to contribute towards the resolution of disputes, problems and cost issues
  • Able to work on own initiative, with the drive to take ownership of projects
  • Strong communication skills, the ability to build effective working relationships both internally and externally
  • Wide experience in the discipline within the house building industry
  • Strong knowledge of Building Regulations, NHBC and Health and Safety requirements etc.

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