In Kensington and Chelsea, we put local people at the heart of decision-making, working in partnership with them to provide quality services that are responsive, effective and efficient. Working together and in partnership with everyone that has an impact on the lives of our residents, we strive to learn from each other, and continually adapt.
We’re a local authority with a private sector mentality, and our Quantity Surveyor team add rigour to the process of procuring contractors and consultants to work for the residents and leaseholders of Kensington and Chelsea.
Joining us as a Quantity Surveyor, you’ll manage the financial issues of the procurement and delivery of our Capital Housing investment programme. Detailed value-for-money assessments are a key part of this role so you’ll give professional advice on procurement routes to achieve best value.
Collecting, collating and analysing all cost information you’ll shape the information into meaningful and robust benchmark costs. Working as a team you can be sure that you’ll constantly be motivated by the people around you, working together to deliver best quality and value.
We have a private sector mind-set and drive, which means you don’t need to have a public sector background as we welcome applicants from the private sector too. Your ability to manage the commercial and cost aspects of investment and planned works will be vital. You’ll also need to be able to prepare cost estimates as well as tender submissions provided by the Service Providers, sub-contractors and suppliers. You’ll need to be good with people too, knowing how to get the best out of them as you manage junior members of the commercial team. On top of this a thorough understanding of construction contracts is vital as well as the implications of health and safety regulations.
We’re changing our delivery model, trusting and empowering our people to work from home, however, it’s still important that you are able to commute the office or to our sites at times.
In return, you can look forward to a package that includes a competitive salary, a high-quality pension scheme and generous annual leave plus bank holidays.
To apply, please visit our website.