Interim - Quantity Surveyor

  • Category
    Housing, Support & Technical - Asset Management & Planned Repairs
  • Location
    Wakefield, West Yorkshire
  • Salary
    250 £ - 350 £ / Day
  • External Reference

Badenoch & Clark are partnering exclusively with a local housing association to assist them in recruiting an interim Quantity Surveyor on either an interim basis for 9 to 12 months to cover maternity.

This is an exciting opportunity to join this organisation as they go through a period of sustained growth and could lead to further interim or indeed permanent opportunities further down the line should this be of interest.

Job purpose

The main purpose of this role provide a technical estimating from inception to final completion of building operations, including preparation and agreement of final accounts, Bill of Quantities, Tender preparation, contract preparation and Agreed Maximum Price (AMP) ensuring financially viable outcomes are achieved.
The role will involve working on new build projects as well as large and small scale refurbishment projects.

Core duties & accountabilities

Provide support in all aspects of estimating and surveying, cost forecasting, frameworks, suitable contract awareness, evaluating claims arising from contracts, monitor performance trends and a knowledge of electronic tendering reporting to senior managers;
Directly provide financial viability of all project works;
Provide accurate, competitive, analytical estimates and tenders of designated works and projects, ensuring value for money and compliance with deadlines;
Assist in the delivery of specific operational project plans and policies that deliver a high quality and cost effective reactive, planned maintenance and new installations service, under the direction of senior management;
Be responsible for undertaking specific estimating and surveying activities that deliver a high quality and cost effective maintenance and new installations direct service, plus performance function;
Be responsible for assisting in the preparation, management and control of devolved budgets including the daily management of all related new computer systems, ensuring effective implementation of procedures;
Be responsible for assisting with control of agreed systems and procedures, to ensure that objectives are achieved on a financially viable and competitive basis;
Directly ensure that competitive standards and quality of estimating and surveying are delivered
Prepare estimates from B of Q's, drawings, specifications and / or on site inspection and measurement;
Estimate labour targets to achieve optimum output and ensure profitability including correct allocation of materials and subcontractors including the requirements of a direct labour force;
Assume personal responsibility for the preparation, technical and qualitative outputs of any maintenance schemes, schedule of rates, productivity and salary schemes, supervision and monitoring of work carried out by subcontractors and provide regular valuations with assistance on larger final accounts;
Provide support to management in the regular review, maintenance, improvement and control of the salary schemes and linked productivity outcomes;
Provide guidance and support to teams of staff in the control of allocated budgets;
Undertake negotiations and deliver effective contact with internal and external commissioners of construction maintenance and improvement projects and determine final tender levels as required;
Provide monitoring and reporting data for financial results and performance

Candidate requirements

Surveying or estimating background
Experience of JCT contracts
Ideally experience in a contracting or DLO environment
Good financial understanding in relation to provision of a technical estimating service including preparation and agreement of final accounts.
An understanding of estimating and surveying, cost forecasting, frameworks, suitable contract awareness, evaluating claims arising from contracts, monitor performance trends.
Experience of highly effective communication skills to people, managers, tenants and stakeholders.
Experience in establishing effective performance measures and operating a performance management culture that has returned continuous improvements and service objectives.
Effective organisational management and staff development practices and procedures.
Must be an accomplished communicator, negotiator and motivator.

Package & benefits

Daily rate will be between £250-350 per day (dependant on experience)
Badenoch and Clark acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for the supply of temporary workers. Badenoch and Clark UK is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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