Senior Quantity Surveyor - Birmingham

Reference number:286

Date posted: 19 August 2019

Closing date: 26 September 2019

Locations: Birmingham

Job post based at: Gleeds

Disciplines: Cost Management / Quantity Surveying

Joining us

Be part of the extraordinary

Every day at Gleeds, we influence the way people around the world live, work and travel. Delivering on the world’s most iconic projects for globally renowned clients, our teams solve complex problems that shape the future of the built environment.

One of the qualities we value in people, is the ability to think creatively about the solutions we offer to clients. With 71 offices spanning the Americas, Europe, MENA and Asia Pacific our ability to innovate and improve is a product of the varied backgrounds and experience of our people. We welcome new perspectives and ideas.

Above all, we believe that quality relationships sit at the heart of good business. We strive to be the people that seek to understand and bring people together. Wherever we are in the world, our aspiration is to leave a positive legacy for people and local communities.

About this opportunity;

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

•Supporting Business Unit Directors in delivering business objectives.

•Positively engaging with Customers and developing, growing and maintaining Customer relationships.

•Delivering high quality services and ensuring that cost management deliverables meet Customers’ requirements.

•Managing projects to deliver high quality services and deliverables in accordance with the business procedures.

•Preparing and presenting order of cost estimates and option studies.

•Cost planning.

Cost-in-use studies.

•Advising on and implementing procurement strategies.

•Preparing tender documentation and managing the tender process, including designing tender marking schemes.

•Evaluating and reporting on tenders.

•Valuing completed work and arranging for payments.

•Settling final accounts.

•Providing technical advice on legal and contractual issues relating to construction projects.

•Administrating contracts as Contract Administrator or Employer’s Agent.

•Producing and presenting reports to Customers.

•Mentoring and coaching employees to their full potential.

•Identifying new business development opportunities and driving growth across the Business Units activities.

•Preparing bids for services.

•Managing service delivery for profit.

•Advising Directors promptly of any issues that have arisen, or that might arise, on projects; in particular those that might impact on Gleeds professional indemnity (PI) insurance.

As a Gleeds team member, you will have access to:

Opportunities to develop and grow your career as a training, learning and development professional

24 days holiday plus option to purchase additional days through the holiday purchase scheme

A contributory pension scheme

Employee Assistance Programme

Our global travel scholarship programme

Flexible working arrangements

Who we’re looking for;

A Chartered MRICS Senior Quantity Surveyor with sound Cost Management experience.

You will have knowledge and practical experience of cost estimating and planning. cohesive knowledge of construction methods and materials.  Practical knowledge of construction procurement strategies, including tendering and contract strategies is essential.

You will have knowledge and experience of post-contract cost management tasks with the ability to administer construction contracts as Contract Administrator and Employer’s Agent.  You will be a collaborative team player with

clear and effective communication skills - both oral and written.  You will have a methodical way of thinking and approach to work with effective organisational skills and the ability to quickly adapt to changing environments.

You will have excellent problem, negotiating, finance and numeracy management skills with sound ICT skills, and a good level of proficiency in MS Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.  The ability to absorb complex information and assess requirements readily with clear understanding of legislation impacting on building contracts

We are an equal opportunties employer and welcome applications regardless of age, disability, marital status (including civil partnerships), race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, transgender status, sex (or gender).

We recognise the importance of work/life balance and agree flexible working arrangements to suit each individual.

Gleeds is a gold standard investor in people employer.

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