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    Senior Quantity Surveyor / Associate Quantity Surveyor

    Inverness, Highland, Scotland | £35,000.00 – £60,000.00

    Job: Senior Quantity Surveyor / Associate Quantity Surveyor

    permanent

    Posted: Feb 26, 2024

    Description

    An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced and motivated Senior Quantity Surveyor / Associate Quantity Surveyor to join our clients team in Inverness. This is a senior position and we are looking for an individual with excellent analytical skills and a robust knowledge of the construction industry. You will play a key role in a diverse range of projects across the Highlands. There are opportunities for progression with this position.

    Key Duties and Responsibilities

    • Inception and feasibility – liaison with Client’s and design team members, advising on procurement options, preparing budget estimates and cash flow projections.
    • Pre-contract cost control – preparing and developing preliminary cost plans, cost advice to design teams on forms of design and construction, monitoring cost implications as design develops, refining cost plans, preparing reports and updating cash flow forecasts.
    • Tender and contractual documentation – advising on tendering and contractual arrangements, insurances, warranties and bonds. Preparing tender and contract documentation and advising on the use of standard and non-standard forms of contract
    • Tender selection and appraisal – advising on the selection of suitable tenderers, checking tender submissions, advising and negotiating on errors and qualifications, and preparing reports on tenders with appropriate recommendations.
    • Interim valuations – Remeasurement and preparation of recommendations for interim payments to contractors
    • Post-contract cost control – valuations of Architect’s draft instructions, preparation of financial statements and cashflow projections at specified intervals. Advising on all elements of cost control, liquidated and ascertained damages, delay / disruptions and ascertainment of loss and/or expense claims.
    • Final account – preparation, negotiation and agreement of final accounts, resolving complex and diverse contractual disputes
    • Preparation of Employer’s Requirements, checking Contractor’s Proposals, Chairing and minuting progressing meetings; acting as Employer’s Agent on Design and Build Contracts.
    • A commitment to Continued Professional Development
    • Provide supervisory support and mentoring to Quantity Surveyors, Graduate Quantity Surveying staff
    • Business Development

    Ideally you should also have

    • Ability to act as Principal Designer (Under CDM Regulations) or Adviser to Client

    Person Specification

    • Corporate Member or Fellow of the RICS
    • Experience of NEC4 Contracts
    • Extensive experience demonstrating an excellent all-round knowledge of all aspects of Quantity Surveying duties
    • Substantial knowledge of contractual and legislative responsibilities
    • Ability to work unsupervised and deputise for the Principal QS
    • Ability to provide supervisory support and mentoring to Quantity Surveyors and Graduate Quantity Surveying staff
    • Good negotiation and communication skills
    • Ability to work to deadlines and under pressure
    • Experience of IT systems including MS Office, AutoCAD and specialist QS software (Causeway)
    • Experience of business development
    • You will be expected to travel between various work locations within the Moray and Highland area

    Ideally you will also have

    • Incorporated Member of the Association for Project Safety

    To have a confidential conversation and find out more about this role please contact Lyndsey at Global Highland

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    LOCATION
    Inverness, Highland, Scotland
    SALARY
    £35,000.00 – £60,000.00 (per Annum)
    JOB TYPE
    permanent - Full Time
    CATEGORY
    Consultancy

    Lyndsey Wilkinson

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