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Senior QS

  • Location: Southampton
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 21 days ago

  • Sector: Infrastructure
  • Contact: Peter Reilly
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 07595 651 110
  • Start Date: 2022-05-16
  • Expiry Date: 28 May 2022
  • Job Ref: 1040875
Our client has a STAFF position for a Senior QS - Southampton
Full staff benefits include Company Car
Heavy Civils background desirable

Candidates MUST be UK RESIDENT

About the Role:
  • The Snr QS is responsible for initiating and leading tasks and processes, taking responsibility and being accountable, where relevant, for the work and roles of others whilst exercising broad autonomy and judgement within broad parameters in their area of responsibility. Candidates must demonstrate and maintain a high level of commercial and technical knowledge.
What you will need:
  • Understand the impact of commercial and technical changes at strategic level within the customer’s business industry / sector.
  • Anticipate and plans change in commercial resource within a project.
  • Assist the business/project in achieving the objectives/targets set  within your specific work activities.
  • Tendering and Pre-Contract Activities and provide commercial support to tendering process when required.
  • Start Up of New Projects
  • High degree of understanding / working knowledge of project start up procedures and is actively involved in the implementation of those procedures when required.
  • Procurement
  • Prepare the basis of the project procurement schedule and ensures the team contribute and complete their relevant sections.
  • Carry out subcontract procurement in accordance with the schedule.
  • Ensure that materials and off site services are procured in an efficient manner with capable organisations i
  • Prepare the basis of robust work package contents sheets.
  • Prepare subcontract invitations to tender and evaluate tender returns.
  • Applications for Payment and Invoicing
  • Maximise cash flow through preparation of valuations, submission of invoices and receipt of payment.
  • Manage preparation and settlement of final accounts, including variations, claims and disputes.
  • Develop a strategy for concluding client negotiations.
  • Cost Control
  • Identify, manage, reduce and drive out unnecessary costs and inefficient activities.
  • Prepare material wastage reconciliations.
  • Monitor resources and costs to ensure that projects meet and / or exceed targets.
  • Review plant and equipment schedules to ensure efficiency of use.
  • Accounting and Reporting
  • Production of accurate and timely CVR reports and forecasts.
  • Establish and maintain robust reporting structures to ensure that projects meet targets.
  • Risk and Opportunity Management
  • Early identification of project risks and opportunities, ensuring both are managed
  • Change Control
  • Ensure that any “Change” is identified through participation in regular and detailed review of construction information, measured against the contract requirements.
  • Ensure that all “Change” is challenged where the performance of the project could be affected.
  • Ensure that the cost (time, and money) of all client “Change” is recovered.
  • Carry out early value engineering activities as part of the project team, ensuring all associated costs of change are included within the evaluation.
  • Programming and Project Controls
  • Provide advice on programmes regarding contractual and commercials to mitigate risK.
  • Main Contract
  • Ensure the project team understands the contractual relationships between the various parties and "stakeholders", including the client contractual obligations in relation to those interested parties, with particular emphasis to Conditions Precedent.
  • Ensure that all necessary contractual notices are put in place. 
  • Subcontract Administration
  • Prepare all necessary subcontract notices accurately and on time.
  • Prepare subcontract instructions.
  • Put in place and adhere to robust subcontract change control procedures.
  • Prepare timely and accurate payments for authorization.
  • Manage prompt preparation and settlement of final accounts, including Compensation Events (variations), claims and disputes.
  • Re-measurement and provision of quantified schedules of works and / or bills of quantities.
  • Ensure on-site quantification of unfixed materials and quantification of off-site materials.
  • Checking of daywork sheets or time and material records.

Whats in it for you:
  • Excellent Salary neg
  • Full Company benefits including CAR
  • Subsistence allowances if working away from home.