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Managing QS (posted 28 January ’18)

Building/Civil Contractor - Contract, Job Ref C130
Location: North West England
Salary: Attractive All-In Day Rate, expected duration of 1 year

Refer Jobsite advertisement. This position is for an experienced Managing QS or Senior Quantity Surveyor with experience of being in charge of a number of QSs. The position will be to represent the Main Contractor on a large building/civils project.


You will be required to manage a team of Quantity Surveyors with the following duties but not limited to:-

  • Submission of timeous interim valuations to the client and progression towards the final account.
  • Pursue and control contract variations in a structured fashion with the Project Manager and site team.
  • Work closely with the Project Manager in issuing contractual notifications to allow submission of claims within contractual timescales.
  • Report financial/contractual position internally on a rolling basis.
  • Have sufficient experience to represent the Contractor in front of the client.
  • Have sufficient experience to be able to commercially manage subcontractors and settle their contentious final accounts.
  • Manage and issue of timeous and fully detailed Payment and Withholding notices for subcontractors where appropriate.

The Successful Applicant

For consideration you will be required to:-

  • Have a minimum 2 years experience at Managing QS level or 6 yrs at Senior QS level with majority of this time working for a contractor.
  • Good management and communication skills.
  • Hold a university or college qualification.
  • At least 2 years background working on NEC contracts.
  • Be IT, Microsoft Excel and Word competent.
  • Understand the importance of Health and Safety.
  • Recognise and communicate potential project issues to management.
  • Team Working.
  • Be able to show initiative and work to tight timescales.
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