JOB TITLE: Senior Quantity Surveyor - PQS


Industry : Construction & Civil Engineering Job Location : Oxford
Job Reference : 6745GM Job Category : Building and Construction
Employment Type : Permanent Posted : 27/05/2010
 
Salary & Benefits : £38000 - £45000 per annum + Pension, Bupa, Travel Allowance
 
Experience Required : See Job Description
 
Education Required : See Job Description



Please note you must be permitted to work in the EC to apply for this job.

Job Summary

We have been tasked by them to help recruit a Senior Quantity Surveyor to join the team in their Oxford office. Extensive construction cost management experience within the Healthcare sector, with particular emphasis on 'front end' feasibility, business case and cost planning, is essential for this role. Good knowledge of Higher Education and Public sectors (Local Authority) will also be an advantage.


Job Description

The Client

The client we are recruiting on behalf of is an international construction consultancy providing tailored solutions to clients investing in construction, property and infrastructure. They have a creative, enthusiastic workforce and an impressive portfolio of blue chip and household name clients. They employ 150+ people in a number of offices across the UK and as well as a significant presence and workforce overseas in other countries.


About the Role

We have been tasked by them to help recruit a Senior Quantity Surveyor to join the team in their Oxford office. Extensive construction cost management experience within the Healthcare sector, with particular emphasis on 'front end' feasibility, business case and cost planning, is essential for this role. Good knowledge of Higher Education and Public sectors (Local Authority) will also be an advantage.

This is a client facing role and demonstrable skills in maintaining and developing both internal and external relationships are required. The successful candidate will be responsible for the full cost management of projects from inception to completion

Additionally the Surveyor will:

Regularly liaise and building relationships with colleagues, ensuring consistency of service delivery

Regularly update senior management on the progress of projects and provide high quality information to assist the business in decision-making.

Take a brief from clients and producing best practice solutions for the clients.

Develop business - Networking / Actively pursuing and encouraging others to recognise potential business leads.

Manage fees for own projects and resources

Supervise, mentor and support both trainees and graduates in their professional development.

About You

The experienced candidate will be client-facing and therefore strong communication skills are essential. A full awareness of the need for and an ability to contribute to all aspects of business development will be important. You will preferably have a strong PQS or Construction Consultancy background

Must be Fully-Qualified to Degree and Chartered (preferably RICS) level with post-qualification experience

Your Skills

* Senior level Quantity Surveying experience
* Healthcare, Higher Education or Public Sector experience
* Senior management skills and experience in management of professional teams would be advantageous
* Demonstrable client relationship skills, including negotiation and client delivery
* Strong PQS, PQE or Consultancy background preferred
* IT literate with previous use of MS Project and industry software desirable
* Experience of working with other disciplines including M&E engineering, structural engineers, project managers whilst working on projects



Job Keywords

Senior Quantity Surveyor, Healthcare, Higher Education, Education, Public Sector, RICS, PQS, Consultancy, Oxford, Oxfordshire



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