Quantity Surveyor (Highways)

Ref No. BHN519888
Location Edgware, England
Job type Permanent
Job Status Closed
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Introduction

Highway QS needed for Perm role in NW London or North Tyneside, remote considered.

Important

Quantity Surveyor - Highway experience

The Job

Quantity Surveyor

Based in NW London

Quantity Surveyor to join our successful team, to work on the Quantity Surveying and Estimating activities for highways construction projects the London Borough of Barnet but could also be based and covering North Tyneside.

The Service encompasses three integrated teams i.e. Asset Management; Traffic Management & Compliance; and Performance, Programme and Innovation. The teams are underpinned by robust Business Support Functions to ensure the right decision at the right time.

The Service has in place clear performance and improvement mechanisms to ensure that every team understands and delivers against their roles and responsibilities in relation to 'The Way We Work', the transformation programme the service has commenced in relation to driving continuous improvement across everything we do. This approach enables all activities to be undertaken in an integrated and focused way delivering the Service vision, objectives and outcomes in an accurate and timely fashion, ensuring Service Excellence at every point of customer contact.

Key Responsibilities

  • To ensure that full commercial records and associated information are fully maintained and readily available to the business, should it be required, whilst also ensuring full compliance with all Project contractual requirements and contractual responsibilities and Partnership objectives.
  • Assisting the Senior Quantity Surveyor and Project Managers in the pricing of all Pre-Contract works, ensuring that all procurement and associated governance requirements are carried out fully and documented for auditability purposes.
  • Participate in the preparation, issuing, reviewing and managing of Early Warning Notices, Compensation Events within the agreed contractual timescales and subsequent timely agreement of all CE's, variations or claims and any additional payments that may become due as a result.
  • Participate in the preparation and specification for tendering and implementation of highways maintenance contracts in accordance with current legislation, analyse and report on returned estimates and tender documents as required.
  • Ensure that all required Sub-Contracts are produced, agreed and signed by all Parties prior to works commencing on a Project. All Subcontracts must be wholly stepped down versions of the Main/Client Contract.
  • Help ensure that all main contracts have terms and conditions that are appropriate, with all commercial risks identified and agreed. Any known Tender exclusions or clarifications must be captured on both.
  • Ensure robust, accurate and timely cost and value reporting.
  • Ensure accurate cash flow forecasting and reporting takes place monthly to agreed Finance deadlines.
  • Carry out full Project level cost management including forecasting to agreed Finance timetables.
  • Ensure that Project Risks and Opportunities are clearly identified at Tender stage and monitored fully throughout the Project Lifecycle.
  • Prepare all applications for payment, agree same with the relevant budget manager and issue Payment Notice to Finance for invoicing.
  • To liaise and deal courteously and in line with policy with all enquiries from elected Members, members of the public, and stakeholders to deliver service excellence, including the preparation of high quality, factual, letters, technical reports and other documents as required.
  • To deliver, at all times, a professional technical service aligned to "the Way We Work" contributing to the appropriate Council's wider objectives, responding to customers' needs and the principles of continuous improvement.
  • To attend internal and external meetings and represent The Service at public and other meetings as directed, maintaining service excellence and customer care at all times.
  • To take ownership of personal training and development needs, completing all specified training to standard and to time, and keep up to date with latest industry developments.

Sphere of Influence

As the go-to commercial lead for a range of allocated projects / programmes you will be responsible for how the service is viewed by stakeholders through the delivery of these services. You will have responsibility for collaboration with Term Maintenance Contractors to ensure the auditability of all payments. You will work collaboratively within and external to your team, including ensuring client, member, customer and stakeholder relationships are maintained. You will always maintain professional standards and deliver customer service excellence.

What we're looking for:

  • The successful candidate will need to be highly proficient in all aspects of the commercial management of Highways Maintenance Contracts
  • Has the ability to take ownership and lead a multi discipline team with regards any commercial activity, knowledge or requirements
  • The successful candidates home location can be flexible, as our client encourages staff to work from home whenever possible, but some travel between both our North Tyneside and the Barnet office locations, will be required to be undertaken, as and when required.

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