Quantity Surveyor / Cost Manager

  • Location

    Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear

  • Sector:

    Aerospace and Defence

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  • Contact:

    Mark Cunliffe

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  • Published:

    10 months ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months

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Quantity Surveyor / Cost Manager required to be responsible for all supply chain and quantity surveying activities, including contract negotiations, cost planning, contract management, budget oversight and supplier relationship management on the offsite steelwork Programme. Report to the supply chain lead and lead the contract administration of behalf of the programme.

The successful candidate will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following:

Ability to plan, manage and lead individual projects as required while identify issues, risks and liabilities inherent within procurement and contract strategies. Report all contract performance to the supply chain lead, articulating the commercial management, contract management, issues, risks, change and support with supplier performance management. Ensure supply chain team in assigned area works collaboratively across the functions to ensure compliance with contractual obligations, resolve problems, achieve objectives and deliver high standards of performance.

Develop, maintain and deliver timely and accurate cost data and reports for all contracts with the supplier. This is inclusive of forecasts, performance analysis, earned value, cash flows, and monthly reports on the Actual Cost of Work Performed (ACWP). Active ownership in minimising the Estimate at Completion (EAC) for the Programme in accordance with best value. Estimating and cost planning to include producing and presenting the final cost plan for all contracts with supplier and the estimating for claims or expected claims.

Manage the relationship with suppliers. Ensure the contractual obligations are met by the supplier and assess, evaluate and recommend sign off for the supplier application for payment, ensuring the supplier is paid the allowable costs and is operating within the fixed price or limit of liability. Actively manage supplier performance, producing accurate performance measures and initiating supplier improvement plans. Undertake regular commercial/contract meetings with supplier to close any open claims or issues, proactively supporting the build delivery lead in maintaining schedule, cost & quality adherence.

Monitor and proactively manage team interactions with the supply chain to ensure that they maintain a united and professional image, protect the business in all contractual relationships and do not expose the business to commercial risk or exposure.

Support strategies, produce and appraise option reports and tender evaluations reports, seeking logical evidence to underpin and incorporate into documentation for gaining management committee approval to proceed with tenders and contract placements. Produce concise and coherent management reports and summarise multiple data sources into coherent information. Author, review and make recommendations for approval in line with budget responsibilities and procedures on a range of projects. Continuously monitor contract forecasts and actuals to ensure compliance with approved budgets and advise on improvements. Robustly manage the provision of change, clearly documenting, recommending and escalating as appropriate.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate experience of the following:

Degree in Quantity Surveying and/or Royal Institute Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Accreditation.

Experience of the Defence and Shipbuilding industry

Experience of Cost planning

Experience of Earned Value Management

Experience of Contract Negotiations

Recognising the RESTRICTED nature of the work, suitable candidates will be SC cleared or eligible for this level of clearance