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Quantity Surveyor - Abingdon

£45,000 - £60,000 Per Annum, DOE - Building & Construction
Ref: 1249 Date Posted: Monday 08 Jul 2019
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Quantity Surveyor / Estimator

Abingdon, Oxfordshire

£45,000 - £60,000 Per Annum, DOE

To scale up the delivery of low carbon homes until they can no longer be ignored by the mainstream house builders. This is an opportunity to join a great company with great people who are professional, customer-focused and passionate about what they do. 

Quantity Surveyor / Estimator Role:

Due to the company expanding over the last year, our client are now in need of a Contract Surveyor / Estimator. 

The successful applicant will likely be involved in all aspect of a project from producing and analysing costing prior to contract, to negotiating sub-contractor scope of works and terms of the award, also assisting with the procurement of materials required on site to complete any given project. 

They will also be required to develop the companies cost management process for current and completed projects, to allow detailed analysis of each projects budgets vs actual, so that the data can be feedback into pricing of future projects.  
Quantity Surveyor / Estimator Responsibilities:

Working with the Project Manager, you will be required to collate and issue sub-contract tenders and contract documents, including specifications and bills of quantities which are to be submitted to the client and/or sub-contractors, identify, analyse and develop responses to commercial risks, prepare and analyse costings for tenders.

You will contribute to the management and maintenance of a contract cost reporting ensuring all financial information is managed and up-to-date and tracked with budget/tender allowances, commitments and deviations highlighted and managed. Monitor cash flow and valuation plan, ensuring applications are made correctly and in a timely manner and ensure contract variations are identified, valued and turned into agreed variation orders with are in turn correctly applied for with the customer in a timely manner.

The successful candidate will need to contact a range of suppliers from time to time to obtain quotations and agree delivery times. They may also be required to be involved in negotiating and agreeing the most favourable terms for our client.

Our client would also like you to be ensuring that materials and services comply with the company and current legislations health, safety and environment policies and requirements.

Other duties may need to be completed, which assist other functions within the company 
The ideal candidate will have:

  • 5 years' experience in a commercial role.
  • A good understanding of both JCT and NEC contracts
  • Ability to work to deadlines
  • Prepared and submitted estimates for development works
  • Provide commercial advice and support to construction and development project works
  • Manage, administer and co-ordinate all types of contracts and sub-contracts, cost control systems, and work measurements
  • Able to analyse and make decisions based on facts and sound evidence

Our client operate a 40 hour working week, these are to be completed between 0700 to 1800 Monday to Friday.

Holiday entitlement will be 20 days for a full year worked running 1st January to 31st December plus all Bank and Public Holidays, therefore, a start date after January will effect a pro-rata’ed holiday entitlement.

Please note you will normally be required to reserve part of your annual entitlement for a Christmas period shutdown. However, it might be possible to work some of this time to balance holidays at other times of the year (subject to particular projects at the time).  

There is currently a work place pension scheme, which is 2% contribution by our client.

Your designated place of work will be in Abingdon, however, you may need to go to sites or the factory from time to time, when working from home there can be more flexibility. Our client will provide you with an appropriate computer, printer and software to allow you to do your job. 

Our client will pay an agreed mileage rate of 45p per mile (reducing to 25p after 10,000 miles) for the use of your own vehicle, or standard class train fare, when going to places for work (other than the office).


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