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Senior Quantity Surveyor

  • Location: Blackburn
  • Salary: negotiable
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted about 1 month ago

  • Sector: Built Environment
  • Contact: Jennifer Zoller
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 0191 415 3300
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Expiry Date: 15 January 2021
  • Job Ref: 1034068
Job Purpose:

To commercially manage all aspects of the Quantity Surveying function from Procurement through to Final Account agreement on a contract, on numerous projects.

Key Accountabilities:


•             Work in partnership with site management, commercially supporting sites as required, to develop a proactive site team. Ensuring that contractual obligations are identified and administered.

•             Preparing the Construction Budget to present to the Commercial Director.

•             Monitor the Construction Budget on a regular basis and report to Commercial Director

•             Collate month end invoicing schedules and assist credit control in the timely collection of cash

•             Produce monthly CVR and agree with Commercial Director

•             Ensure that site files are properly set up and maintained in accordance with QA procedures

•             Prepare and locate Archive Store once a contract is complete

•             Provide commercial support to other aspects of the business such as maintenance and product sales

•             Ensure that all relevant weekly records, for the purpose of producing proper monthly accounts, are produced and issued to accounts

•             Assist in the economic employment of directly employed resources, identifying from weekly review of time sheets, the recovery of additional works.


•             Prepare and agree interim valuations. Obtain interim certificate

•             Raise invoice for payment and ensure Employer process payments in accordance with the contract

•             Monitor with site team all change orders issued, all CVI’s required and any other form of change/instruction

•             Agree with relevant parties the value of all changes in a timely manner

•             Prepare all necessary notices of delays caused and issue such notices in accordance with the contract

•             Assist in the preparation of extension of time applications and associated Loss & Expense

•             Agree Final Account


•             Prepare subcontract procurement packages, send out, receive back, approve and appoint all subcontractors required for the works

•             Evaluate interim payments based upon the measurement of works completed on site

•             Issue relevant notifications of payment and advise accounts of payments due to subcontractors

•             Notify and agree costs of all changes and instructions

•             Prepare set off notices as required by the subcontract and administer the set off provisions

•             Agree Final Accounts with subcontractors



•             Proven experience of working in related D&B or similar commercial environment

•             Good commercial acumen

•             Contractually aware and experienced in using various standard

•             Experienced with resolving difficult or disputed accounts to finality

•             Proven experience of working in related D&B or similar commercial environment

•             Contractually aware and experienced in using various standard forms

•             Understanding of applying and working to defined contractual and commercial procedures

Personal Qualities

•             Good negotiation skills

•             Team player with solid work ethic

•             Ability to maintain good working relationships

•             Good organisational skills with the ability to prioritise own workload

•             Excellent Customer Service skills

•             Good Oral and Written Communication Skills

•             A high level of confidentiality, tact and diplomacy

•             Good IT Skills, including Microsoft Office.

•             Confident manner, with ability to work to deadlines, whilst remaining focussed

•             A full UK driving licence


General Competencies

Problem Solving

•             Simplify complex issues to identify the essence of a problem

•             Grasp issues quickly and make sound decisions without needing all the data

•             Identify causal links between multiple parts of a problem

•             Identify where to get information and gets it.


•             Manage group discussions effectively.

•             Summarise information to check that people understand it.

•             Support arguments and recommendations effectively in writing.

•             Produce well-structured reports and written summaries.

Strategic Perspective

•             Predict the effects of complex problems and issues and take appropriate action.

•             Consider the longer term and broader view, even when having to respond quickly.

•             Predict the effect of legislation on the organisation and prepare for it.

•             Think across functional and unit boundaries, to understand how your actions affect other people.

Conceptual Thinking

•             Think laterally to see connections between events and data which are not obviously related

•             Recognise how one situation may be affected by another and consider the implications of actions on other tasks and projects

•             Make appropriate use of past knowledge and experience.

•             Convert theoretical processes and procedures into practical applications, and complex data into simplified models


•             Smoothly handle multiple demands, shifting priorities, and rapid change

•             Adapt responses and tactics to fit fluid circumstances

•             Willingly accept new work/ projects

•             Appreciate the need to change as circumstance dictates

Inspiring Others

             Communicate and lead change

             Build trust and generates enthusiasm via honest and open communication

             Delegate tasks and responsibility appropriately

             Lead and motivate by example





Safety Competencies

•             Promote and comply with the Company’s policies on equality and health and safety both in the delivery of service and the treatment of others.

•             Environmental awareness training

•             CDM Training

•             CSCS Black Managers card


Technical Competencies

•             Measurement and valuation

•             Management of the construction project in the context of forecasting, analysing, planning, controlling and accounting.

•             Procurement and tendering

•             Cost advice during use by the client

•             Financial reporting

•             Cost planning

•             Life-cycle costing and value analysis

•             Evaluation of tenders

•             Cash-flow forecasting,

•             Final accounting and the settlement of contractual disputes

•             Project management