Quantity Surveyor

Birmingham, West Midlands
£30,000 - £40,000 (DOE)
Closing date
13 Oct 2022
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Quantity Surveyor

Central Birmingham


£30,000 - £40,000 (DOE)

Working independently to undertake a range of pre- or post-Contract quantity surveying activities in line with plans and proposals agreed by senior management. Identifying issues which may impact on the quality of service being provided, promptly notifying senior management, and actively engaging in the development of corrective actions.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Undertaking and supervising measurement and billing of quantities in accordance with standard methods of measurement relevant to your sector, e.g. MMHW, CESMM, NRM, etc.
  • Preparing and reviewing comprehensive preamble notes to support measurement/bills of quantities, including details of information used and assumptions made when undertaking measurement tasks
  • Codifying measured works items to prescribed cost and work breakdown structures and the like
  • Collecting, analysing and reporting cost data, including taking actions to address source data errors, omissions and inconsistencies
  • Collating and managing contemporary records
  • Preparation of estimates and cost reports including the collation of supporting documentation
  • Production of tender documentation, supporting the tender process including financial assessment and assisting in the preparation of Tender Reports to the client with appropriate supporting documentation
  • Working independently or within project teams in the contract administration and commercial management of projects, including:
    • Budget monitoring and forecasting
    • Processing interim payments
    • Cost auditing
    • Change management
    • Progress monitoring and reporting
  • Actively supporting integrated teams in the timely delivery of commercial management and assurance deliverables
  • Assisting senior team members with the legal and contractual issues on projects
  • Document management and control, including the maintenance of registers and schedules
  • Working to and measuring performance against budgets and timescales as agreed from time to time with senior managers
  • Attending client meetings and presenting findings including obtaining feedback and making recommendations for continuous improvement
  • Supporting and working collaboratively with the wider team, including trainees and assistant quantity surveyors who may be working closely with you
  • Attending client engagement events
  • Satisfactorily undertake all other reasonable tasks assigned to you by the business


Experience/ Skills:

  • Degree educated (min 2.1 or equivalent), together with demonstrable relevant experience gained within a similar role
  • Preferably Associate member of RICS or similar recognised body
  • Experience of the commercial management and contract administration processes, particularly those related to cost management, payment, variations, change management and final account settlement.
  • Demonstrate an understanding or previous experience in- civil engineering or construction 
  • An appreciation of alternative procurement and contract strategies relevant to sector and their relative strengths and weaknesses.
  • Thorough understanding of practical application of standard forms of contract relevant to sector.
  • Competent IT skills – proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel essential)
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills – with the ability to contribute effectively both orally and in writing
  • Good organisational skills – with the ability to work independently and manage competing deadlines
  • Strong team working skills – proactive team member and willing to support junior members of the team
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Confident and innovative in your approach – able to be proactive and suggest and make recommendations for improvement
  • Committed and focused to develop knowledge and skills and achieve further success within the profession, including attainment of professional qualifications (MRICS or similar)

What you will get in return:

  • 37.5 hours – Monday to Friday each week – hybrid working of 3 days office, 2 at home
  • 25 days paid holiday per holiday year plus public holidays.
  • Company car allowance
  • Automatic Enrolment into pension scheme (subject to eligibility) after 3 months continuous employment
  • Private Healthcare Insurance
  • Life Assurance benefit Scheme
  • Enrolled onto GIP Scheme

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