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Quantity Surveyor

  • Location:

    Preston, Lancashire

  • Sector:

    Building & Construction

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  • Salary:

    £20000 - £30000 per annum

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

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Job Description

Job Title: Quantity Surveyor

Salary: 20,000-30,000pa

Location: Preston

Being quantity surveyor, you`ll manage all costs relating to building and civil engineering projects, from the initial calculations to the final figures.

You`ll seek to minimise the cost of a project and enhance value for money, while still achieving the required standards and quality. This includes ensuring statutory building regulations are met. You`ll prepare estimates and costs of the work and when the project is in progress, you`ll keep track of any variations to the contract that may affect costs and create reports to show profitability.

Key Responsibilities:

" To achieve at least 15% gross profit on each job

" To provide accurate measures, CV`s and valuations on time

" To ensure that payments are processed and made on time by clients

" To protect the commercial and contractual interests of the company

" Contribute to gaining new business via effective tendering

" Read and understand contract & project documents

" Measure for, prepare and submit detailed valuations and final accounts/sub-contracts

" Deal with variations efficiently

" Work effectively with other staff, teams and departments to deliver client satisfaction

" Liaise regularly and effectively with clients` key staff at all levels

" Take reasonable and efficient steps to ensure timely payments in line with the programme schedule

" To attend, contribute to and lead meetings as required

" To work in accordance with all company policies, processes and procedures

" Ensuring confidentiality and commercial sensitivity

Skills/knowledge required:

" Commercial awareness

" High level Contractual Knowledge including Standard Forms of Contract

" Degree or other relevant qualification

" Operational experience/knowledge in Civil Engineering/Groundworksector & packages

" High level of site awareness

" Company policies, processes, procedures and the Quality Assurance system

" Health and Safety law and practice

" CSCS accreditation at appropriate level

" Appropriate IT skills including the use of company software packages

" High level Communication & Negotiation skills

" Information management skills

" Employment Law & procedures


" Present a positive image including personal appearance, punctuality and reliability etc.

" Understand and play to own strengths with confidence

" Self-motivation - taking personal responsibility for making things happen

" Ability to accept feedback and a willingness to learn/develop own skills, knowledge & behaviours

" Display assertiveness and persistence by reacting positively to set-backs

" Work as part of a team by showing respect, support and consideration for the views and actions of colleagues & others

" Focusing on results for the business including strategic awareness (seeing opportunities for commercial gain)

" Understanding and meeting customer needs

" Effective thinking and decision making

" Presenting information and arguments convincingly and persuasively

" Taking a personal pride in achievements and giving recognition to others for their part

Sounds interesting? Please get in touch with Stephy on 01772400106


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