Project Quantity Surveyor - Job Summary & Person Specification
Department: Property, Business and Regulatory
Branch / Section: Quantity Surveying
To provide a full professional Quantity Surveying (construction, financial, contractual and procurement management specialist) service to the department to implement building projects and ensure that they are delivered in accordance with the County Council’s and other building client requirements.
On occasions to act autonomously in support of senior staff with the procurement and cost management of complex major projects and programmes of work.
To advise other professions and consultants on financial, contractual and procedural matters.
Implement effective cost control of projects and significant sub-projects of major developments/programmes of work under minimum supervision.
Prepare accurate cost information for formal project reports and determine contractor entitlements.
Planning, client and design team liaison, contractor negotiation and programme management to achieve the successful delivery of projects and programmes of work within agreed constraints of quality, time and cost.
Determine contract strategies so that the most suitable methods of procurement are selected to ensure projects and significant sub-projects of major projects/programmes of work are undertaken in an appropriate manner and that risks are clearly identified and managed. Formulating tender documents to procure capital works so that they are undertaken in an efficient manner.
Good Practice and Procedures
Supporting the Practice Unit with the provision of background information and systems to facilitate effective working arrangements and aid the future development of the Practice Unit.
Direct responsibility for one or more of the following activities:
Building projects and sub-projects typically up to £3M (with minimum supervision) which may including managing work undertaken by consultants
Providing key data in support of the management of the capital programme up to £100M per annum
Managing the combined input of groups of surveyors or consultants on individual projects – usually to prepare tender documents (up to 4 in house staff plus consultants)
Acting as liaison point of contact for client groups regarding financial matters on medium value capital projects
Your role may also include providing support to Procurement initiatives and work-streams as part of the IESE team.
Chartered Quantity Surveyor
Essential Knowledge, Skills and Experience
Proven track record of taking a lead role on a wide range of medium value projects
Excellent financial management skills
Ability to work well under pressure
Good problem solving skills.
Ability to deliver project responsibilities with minimum supervision
Good team worker
Actively seeks feedback using it to improve own performance.
Asks questions to challenge existing ways of working and encourages creative thinking to drive the service forward
Desirable Knowledge, Skills and Experience
Ability to organise personal case load and manage outcomes to meet planned objectives in terms of time and cost
Able to run own projects without supervision
Motivated with ambition to undertake grater responsibility and seeking to develop career opportunities