JOB TITLE: Managing Quantity Surveyor / Senior QS

Industry : Construction & Civil Engineering Job Location : London
Job Reference : 10274JL Job Category : Building and Construction
Employment Type : Permanent Posted : 14/01/2014
Salary & Benefits : £60000 - £80000 per annum + Extensive Benefits
Experience Required : See Job Description
Education Required : See Job Description

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Job Summary

Managing Quantity Surveyor / Senior QS, London, £60-80k + Car Allowance + Superb Benefits

Job Description

Managing Quantity Surveyor / Senior QS
£60-80k + Car Allowance + Superb Benefits

The Opportunity

This is an outstanding opportunity for an established Managing Quantity Surveyor / Senior QS to come into a leading London based Building and Civil Engineering company. Working for the company who are a highly regarded contractor with a number of major, long term project wins in the London area, you will join a highly experienced team and work on projects in the region of £25m+. Ideally you will have worked on RC frames previously although for the Managing Quantity Surveyor / Senior QS position we would be interested in hearing from candidates with a good all round Civil Engineering background. This company is dedicated to the development and growth of its employees and for the right person, great flexibility on salary range and package.

The role

You will be working across the London region, focusing on 1 project at a time, of high value, typically 1-2 years and in the region of £25m+. You will be working on range of prestigious, high value civil / construction projects based around London. Typical construction projects you can expect to work on are the likes of Hospitals / Universities / apartments and apartment towers. Although we are interested in those candidates with an RC background we would, however be keen to hear from candidates who may have come from a variety of backgrounds including civils, highways and infrastructure and/or major construction projects as the projects will be more about your Senior Management QS skills (such as delivering different stages of projects) as opposed to your out and out specific background.


*Assist in the management and maintenance of a contract cost reporting system which can effectively manage the financial status of the contract.
*Ensure the necessary interface information between client, subcontractors and departments is provided in an efficient manner.
*Establish programme commitments are being met and advise on action to be taken when this is not the case, whether as a result of a company breach or otherwise.
*Assist in monitoring labour allocations and mix and report on deviations to required budget.
*Monitor expenditure with the assistance of the Finance Department to ensure that up-to-date cost information is available and known. Assist the Project Manager in the continual monitoring of the projected costs to completion.
*Identify potential overspend, ensuring early awareness of the exposure within the business to keep cost overrun to a minimum.
*Monitor cash flow and invoicing plan ensuring applications are made correctly and efficiently.

The Candidate

For the Managing Quantity Surveyor / Senior QS role you will have had exposure of working on high value projects (at least £10m). Ideally you will be from a Reinforced Concrete frame background although as mentioned, we would be happy to hear from those candidates with a strong general civil engineering background. Ideally MRICS qualified (although not essential), you will have strong commercial skills and a proven experience of working on high value projects.

The Individual

*Articulate and persuasive
*Analytical with good planning and organisational skills. Adaptable and able to respond to change.
*Entrepreneurial and good commercial acumen
*Self-starter capable of meeting tight deadlines
*High personal integrity
*Good communication skills - verbal and written
*Highly organised
*Good forward thinker and planner
*Excellent relationship building ability
*Commercial acumen
*Good analysis and report preparation

The Company
A highly regarded contractor with a number of major, long term project wins in the London area. This company is dedicated to the development and growth of its employees and for the right person, great flexibility on the 60-80k salary range and package. .

Bluefire Consulting are an employment agency working on behalf of our client.

Job Keywords

Senior Quantity Surveyor, Managing QS, QS, Consultancy, Construction, London, Project, concrete, civil, construction, RC, Rail, Infrastructure

Bluefire Consulting is an equal opportunities Employment Business/Agency specialising in Building and Construction recruitment on a UK wide basis.

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