Quantity Surveyor - Critical Services

  • Location

    Leicester, Leicestershire

  • Sector:

    Quantity Surveyor

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  • Contact:

    Zaida Bhana

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

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  • Client:


Our key client in the Aviation Sector currently has a contract opportunity for a suitably qualified and experienced Quantity Surveyor to be based at their operations in Leicester. This is a 12 month assignment commencing August 2018 and a competitive rate is on offer for the right candidate

Main Purpose of Role:

  • To be accountable for the contractual and financial viability of contracts to be delivered by our client and to be the commercial link with customers and sub-contractors.
  • To deliver accurate valuation of project works including variations/compensation events together with reporting of costs in connection with the Project Manager and team.
  • To advise and communicate the contractual requirements of NEC 3 Contracts to Project team.

Principle Duties/Responsibilities:

Bid Preparation

  • Ensure Terms & Conditions are aligned with our client's policies
  • Drafting of contracts and other commercial documents and understanding of the consequences of contract terms for the business.
  • Identifying business risks in bids and relevant mitigations, opportunities and ensuring that assessed risk is built into commercial terms.
  • Liaison with Finance in raising of bonds and bank guarantees.
  • Supporting tendering departments in costing bids and advice on the appropriate mark-ups.
  • Supporting the bid managers in the preparation of the Win Plan and the commercial approach and price to win
  • Ensure appropriate flow down and management of conditions and risk to supply base.
  • Reviewing and authorising bids and contracts in accordance with the Company Delegation of authority.
  • Negotiating contract conditions with Client.
  • Liaising with Procurement in preparing responses to terms & conditions and preparation of suitable terms & conditions for unsolicited bids.

Commercial Post Contract Management

  • Change management of contracts.
  • Negotiating contractual disputes.
  • Identifying business risks (i.e. risk to profit margin) in contracts and relevant mitigations and opportunities to increase margin.
  • Advising Line Manager on compliance with contractual obligations.
  • Supply chain commercial management.
  • Improving commercial awareness within the project.
  • Actively participating in project risk and opportunity reviews.
  • Supporting internal Company approvals and ensuring project risk is appropriately disclosed.
  • Supporting the procurement department in the preparation of the procurement plan and in ensuring appropriate terms and conditions and risk is flowed down to the supply
  • Supporting procurement in the management of supply contracts and sub-contractors.
  • Attending or chairing Project meetings as required.
  • Assisting the Project Manager in the identifying contract change.
  • Advising the Project Manager of both opportunities and risks.
  • Participating in project financial reviews in conjunction with the project management team to evaluate cost variances and prepare corrective action plans.
  • Supporting the Project Manager on the project controls customer reporting on projects.
  • Participating in lessons learned meetings for all completed contracts, ensuring that any issues experienced are noted and improvement actions identified.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Degree in Quantity Surveying or an Engineering qualification with RICS accredited conversion course
  • At least 5 years proven and demonstrably successful commercial experience in Commercial Management of multi-disciplined contracts
  • Ability to review client contracts (NEC3 option A, C, E) and ensure compliance to them
  • Ability to identify and manage project risks
  • Ability to identify and manage project changes
  • Ability to create commercial contracts with supply chain
  • Ability to work as a key member of a project delivery team
  • Ability to communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders and be a good team player
  • Full airside pass or the ability to obtain one