Senior M&E Quantity Surveyor

Job Description



  • The Senior Quantity Surveyor will have the responsibility to provide full financial and contractual control, co-ordination of the efforts of all parties throughout the company involved in the execution of specified projects to the budgeted cost and programme, to the customer’s satisfaction
  • Ensure commercial control of project is maintained in accordance with company policies and procedures
  • Deliver margin in project at agreed minimum levels and ensure that it is cash backed
  • Ensure variations to contract are priced and agreed at the earliest opportunity
  • Ensure all duties are carried out in accordance with standard company SHEQ procedures and work instructions
  • Handle the contract and execute such financial reviews as are deemed necessary by the Area Surveyor / Commercial Manager in relation to the contract
  • Take ownership of and be responsible for the project cost budget and provide guidance and direction on any varying circumstances
  • Manage and maintain a contract cost reporting system
  • Effectively manage the financial status of the contract, the task and the people concerned within inputting to said reporting system in order that any reports can be produced in a timely manner
  • Establish programme commitments are being met and advise on action to be taken when this is not the case, whether as a result of a company breach or otherwise
  • Have a budget covering materials and manpower and monitor expenditure with the assistance of the Finance Department to ensure accurate, up-to-date information is available and known
  • Continually monitor projected costs to complete and control the costs within budget
  • Identify potential overspend, ensuring early awareness of the exposure within the business to minimise cost overrun
  • Monitor cash flow and invoicing plans ensuring applications are paid and allocated internally
  • Ensure effective records are maintained to support claims and invoices for variations are issued in a timely manner
  • Review subcontract packages and ensure that appropriate invitations to tender are actioned and issued
  • Analyse the returned subcontract quotation and select quotations to be used, acknowledging that the cheapest price may not be the most appropriate
  • Prepare subcontract documentation and ensure that all pertinent documentation is issued to the subcontract, signed and returned
  • Prepare and issue schedule of subcontract valuation dates
  • Assess subcontractor’s submitted valuation and if necessary initiate re-measure with subcontractor’s Surveyor
  • Issue appropriate notices as determined by the contract and statute
  • Assist Project Manager in the commercial management of any subcontractor as required
  • Clearly identify where unresolved issues require high-level discussion
  • Meet the contract requirement for customer reporting
  • Provide complete, regular and timely internal reports to the Area Surveyor / Commercial Manager which covers design submissions, material management, site performance, key dates / actions, commercial situations and major issues
  • Clearly identify and report in a timely manner to meet contract needs where unresolved issues require higher level management action
  • Assist the Area Surveyor / Commercial Manager in arranging and undertaking a project review and issue of associated reports
  • To be fully aware o the requirements of the contract as a basis for controlling the operating departments within the specification, or achieving extra works orders
  • Attend site as required by the Area Surveyor / Commercial Manager
  • Act within the limits of authority as defined within company procedures
  • Ensure that contacts with clients by any company representative, or communication are conducted / presented in a professional manner, such that good relations are maintained
  • Assist in the management and development of the Trainee Quantity Surveyor and other surveying staff
The above outlines the main duties and responsibilities of the position, however, this cannot be comprehensive and other duties, as directed by the company and within the job holder's capabilities may be required. The duties will evolve and be modified by changes within the company.
The Individual:
  • A strong understanding of technical issues and trends in the construction sectors including specialist markets, with an ability to differentiate against market propositions is essential
  • Proven track record of depth of experience in given field of expertise
  • Sound working knowledge of the various forms of Conditions of Contract
  • Knowledge of construction and contract law
  • Construction techniques on particular projects
  • Working knowledge of basic plant, equipment and materials
  • Working knowledge of labour costs, employment legislation and working rule agreements