Pivotal are working alongside a well established Groundworks outfit who have been running for over 50 years.

Our client is seeking an experienced Quantity Surveyor to join their team.

Key Responsibilities and accountabilities:

  • To produce tender quotations for various construction contracts, giving detailed analysis of the works required and how they are to be carried out by our relevant Site Manager.
  • To arrange and attend pre-tender site meetings with clients requiring tender quotations;
  • To arrange site meetings with subcontractors to obtain quotations for subcontracted works;
  • To obtain competitive prices from various suppliers for all tender quotations to reduce costs for both ourselves and the client;
  • Establish and maintain appropriate contract and supplier relationship management.
  • Support the delivery of contract administration throughout the project lifecycle.
  • To liaise with the Site Manager on all buying functions to ensure that the Company is obtaining the best service and value for money at all times;
  • To supervise and manage the costs for various construction contracts;
  • To ensure that all works are carried out to the tender requirements and the budget set out;

what we require :

  • Degree qualification relevant to quantity surveying.
  • 3+ years experience of managing medium to large projects.
  • Minimum 5+ years in the construction industry and clear demonstration of construction knowledge.
  • Preferably qualified to ICES or RICS accreditation
  • Relevant Health & Safety Training Certificate (SMSTS or H&S Awareness).
  • CSCS Card for Role and / or other relevant safety training (Manual Handling, Asbestos Awareness, 1st aid at work etc).
  • Attention to detail is essential.
  • Excellent communication skills at all levels.
  • Able to influence and manage people.
  • Strong managerial skills.
  • Strong work ethic and desire to be part of a team.
  • Strong IT skills and ability to embrace new technology and systems.
  • Demonstrable experience in managing commercial aspects of utility and civils related projects or works
  • Practical approach, logical thought process and a methodical way of working. Demonstrate a creative and innovative approach to problem-solving.
  • Experience in the position or similar role.
  • Knowledge and experience in the use of standard forms of construction contract (preferably including NEC suite of contracts).
  • A Full driving licence.

Package to include company vehicle

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