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Quantity Surveyor

Job Description

Senior Quantity Surveyor

3 month contract - on-going


About the role

The purpose of this role is to strategically lead and provide professional senior quantity surveying services to ensure the Traded Services Division and the Council achieves best value in delivering services and maximises the commercial opportunities available to it.

To lead on managing and performance evaluation of income generation, costs and margins from a wide range of services, projects and contracts.

To liaise with the stakeholders including Senior Management teams, Councillors and Cabinet members on commercial issues relating to the division.

To deliver complex written reports complete with analysis.


  1. Provide expert and professional advice and analysis on cost planning and quantity surveying of any service delivered within the division.
  2. Lead in the cycle of design, delivery and refresh of a commercial strategy for Traded Services. This will include but not limited to addressing the current income generating financial challenge, focus on improved efficient and effective ways of working, and concentrate on the capability and capacity of the division.
  3. Design and maintain process and procedure to provide material, quantities, costs, labour and time / productivity data capture and analysis.
  4. Preparing contract documents including bills of quantities for tendering, evaluating tenders and providing expert advice on project costs throughout the life of the contracts.
  5. Help ensure that commercial processes are designed, continuously improved and adhered to across the division and actively seek to embed them.
  6. Continually analyse outcomes, write reports and provide advice on those outcomes including contractual claims and disputes. Ensuring valuations and final accounts are completed within timescales and are auditable.
  7. Perform financial risk and value management analysis during repeat works programmes, term contracts and individual projects.
  8. Ensure robust, accurate and timely cost and value reporting at project, contract, service, business unit and divisional levels. Ensure financial information is collated for audits.
  9. Ensure final accounts are prepared timely and accurately, collating actual costs in accordance with the respective work breakdown structure and capturing all cost base requirements.
  10. Working alongside clients and service managers to establish their requirements and undertaking feasibility studies to provide costed proposals.


  1. Educated to degree level in quantity surveying. This may include consideration of relevant work experience.
  2. Extensive knowledge of various forms of partnering contracts and their administration. NEC, JCT, GC Works
  3. Extensive knowledge of standard methods of measurement & codes of practice for QS.
  4. A good knowledge of monthly reporting and 'earned value' preparation and analysis.

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