Quantity Surveyor needed.
Are you a Quantity Surveyor looking for a new contract in Kent? We have just landed a new Quantity Surveyor role which might be of interest.
* Location: Maidstone, Kent
* Contract type: Freelance
* Sector: Residential
* Start date: January 2020
* Salary: £300 per day - £400 per day
* Randstad CPE contact: Matt Jasper (Maidstone branch)
An award winning national residential developer with a strong presence in the Kent market. They currently have 5+ live developments in the Kent area with a further 7 due to start in 2020.
* Working under the Commercial Manager you will take responsibility for both live developments as well as looking at the pre construction element of upcoming schemes.
* Maintain a record of current Build Cost/Rates and liaise with the Company Estimator to ensure all records are current.
* Attend specification meetings to confirm site specific specification requirements from Sales and the latest applicable Build Regulations.
* Attend the Site pre-start meeting to receive construction issue drawings and determine Build and Sales strategy.
* Agree tender list with Area Build Manager and review site build strategy, site overhead provision, build programme and site resource requirements. Ensure availability of the pre-tender Health and Safety Plan.
* Compile tender packages for all sub-contract trades and despatch.
* Receive tenders and qualify. Compile analysis sheet for each trade comparing tender levels with estimates and latest management plan.
* Place and issue sub-contract orders to budget and within programme requirements. Attend and minute all sub-contract order adjudication meetings.
* Compile reports on contract letting vs. estimate for each site periodically, as required.
* Liaise with Build Department on sub-contractors' performance and compliance with order conditions.
* Attend project team meetings as required.
* Complete sub-contract orders to accord with site programmed build requirements and fully adjudicate prior to issue of documentation.
* Set up and regularly review with the Site Management team the PPQA tick sheet to facilitate sub-contract contract work payment.
* Liaise with Company Management and provide all necessary forecast and site budget information to meet the business's reporting requirements.
* Control and report post contract cost movements per development every month. To provide such monthly reporting as required by the Commercial Manager.
* Review monthly Site Overhead expenditure with the Area Build Managers.
* Review Professional Fee provisions and statutory service cost, and credits, with the Technical Department.
* Maintain a half yearly site reserve list.
* Issue Payment Withhold Notices, where a contractor application, or part thereof, is in dispute in accordance with Construction Act.
* Immediately advise management of notification of impending claim or legal action arising from a disputed claim or payment from a Sub-Contractor/Service Provider.
* Where necessary, determine a sub-contract order in accordance with Standard Terms and Conditions of Employment and liaise with Build Department in this respect.
* Diligently use the internal system to manage site project administration, including orders, variations, valuations, etc.
* Assist in the regular review of materials on-site and material valuations.
* Agree and process all Sales Variation requests, including works to show homes, stock plots and sales incentive works.
* Properly categorise on the Construction System "unscheduled" and "scheduled" order amendments.
* Settle all variation invoices/applications for payment.
* Ensure the collection of retention against all sub-contract orders. Manage and certify retention releases on completion of the development.
* Complete and agree sub-contract final accounts within 6 months of the last legal completion on-site and prior to the first release of retention to the individual sub-contractors.
* Maintain final account schedule.
* Liaise with the Technical Department to secure site adoptions and tender, let and administer maintenance orders, as required.
* Complete formal site closedown procedure.
* Ensure up to date with legislation changes and attend training and technical training as and when require by the Company.
* Attend departmental meetings as required.
* Deal with queries from site managers.
* Maintain open lines of communication with colleagues in other regions.
* Ensure all relevant stakeholders are informed of key departmental developments.
* Educated to HNC as a minimum but a relevant degree and professional accreditation would be desirable.
* A minimum of 3 years experience in Quantity Surveying within a similar position.
* Strong negotiation skills.
* Previous experience of working with a national residential developer is very desirable.
* Previous experience of COINS would be preferable.
* Excellent written and verbal interpersonal skills.
* Cost management (Estimating, Planning and Reporting).
What to do next:
If you feel this role meets your expectations please click apply and upload your latest cv. If you are seeking a new role in the future please feel free to contact Randstad CPE's Maidstone branch for a confidential discussion where we can provide advice, assistance with training and update you on our latest vacancies.
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