Quantity Surveyor

Combined Selection Group
£30,000 - £50,000
19 Oct 2016
17 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Quantity Surveyor

Location: West Thurrock, Essex. (Must be commutable to this location)

Salary: £30K to £50K (Dependent on experience)

About the Company

My client is a privately owned company and based in Essex. The nature of the business is the supply of modular buildings both new and preowned along with all related services.

Our Products

Our modular buildings are built from new in a factory setting or sourced secondhand, removed from site and refitted within our depot.

Our Services

The company has in house capability to carry out all the necessary processes involved in the installation or removal of a modular building. Typically all secondhand modular buildings purchased for stock are refitted either offsite at our depot or onsite.

Operating Sectors

The company provides products and services to the following markets: Construction, Education, Energy, Rail, Infrastructure, Commercial, Military, and Aviation.

Quantity Surveyor Role

The 'Quantity Surveyor' is a key role and would report to the Bid Manager and work closely with the Operational and Finance Department.

Key Responsibilities:

- Cost control, planning, forecasting and estimating
- Valuations and Applications for payment
- Feasibility studies
- Cost benefit analysis
- Writing reports and preparing documents (plans, contracts, budgets etc.)
- Risk analysis evaluations
- Dispute resolution and cost justification
- Managing project funding sources and submitting bids

The Quantity Surveyor role offers the opportunity to join a growing and ambitious company that seeks to attract bright and ambitious individuals who wish to develop their own skills and career path within a company offering an opportunity to progress a career in to positions of greater responsibility.

About You

The following atttributes are sought by the company for this role.

- Commitment - methodical way of thinking
- Strong numerical and IT skills
- Excellent verbal and written English
- Independence
- Team working skills
- Focused individual, seeking a career within a growing company
- A clear understanding of Contractual Law HSE and legal guide lines
- Good knowledge of the Construction Industry
- High output ability and able to cope with workload pressure positively in order to meet deadlines
- You have an eye for detail

Your Experience

You should have at least 2 years recent experience of working in a Quantity Surveyor role.

Experience of working within the modular building sector would be an advantage but is not prerequisite.

Ideally you will have experience within a commercial fit out, general building, civil engineering or shopfitting environment.

A working knowledge of building regulations would be advantageous.

Qualifications of Interest (Desirable not Essential)

GCSEs or A levels in a relevant subject such as mathematics

University Degree or Professional Accreditations from the Royal Institute for the Chartered Surveyors.

A HNC, HND or degree in a relevant subject including:

- Construction
- Quantity Surveying

A Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification

A Microsoft Excel course certification

Quantity Surveyor Work Duties

- Understanding what the client wants
- Understanding the company product & services
- Understanding scope of works
- Assisting in the sharing of key information between departments
- Adhering to established company protocols and procedures
- Researching materials, equipment, plant and labour costs
- Collecting quotes from materials suppliers and sub-contractors
- Assisting with the planning of job timescales by understanding supplier lead-times
- Assisting in assessing the levels of risk on a project
- Analysing supplier data
- Understand exchange rates and market prices
- Inputting and outputting data into established MS Excel estimating spreadsheets
- Assist in preparing and submitting quotations
- Helping with bids for new contracts
- Assist in the handover of estimating information on successful project bids to the operations department
- Supporting buying activities
- Assist in monitoring the stages of a project to make sure that costs are kept in line with forecasts

Career Progression

There is opportunity to develop into the role of 'Senior Quantity Surveyor'


Candidates seeking to enquire about or apply for this vacancy should first email their contact details and CV to: -

Michael Wright

Senior Consultant


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