Senior Quantity Surveyor

  • Location

    London, England

  • Sector:

    Quantity Surveyor

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  • Salary:

    Up to £0.00 per annum

  • Contact:

    Jay Dassrath

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  • Published:

    6 months ago

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Responsible to a Project Manager or Commercial Manager for all commercial aspects of a project or a section of a project.

Ensure that VINCI commercial position is protected using in depth understanding and experience of contractual, commercial, insurance and legal processes.

Some responsibility for effective client relationship management to encourage smooth commercial progression of the contract(s)

Provides liaison with the client, PQS, and senior staff.

Expected to manage and provide development and support to other commercial team members.

Responsible for planning and managing own work and that of other commercial team members.

Specific Tasks and Responsibilities
Demonstrates and maintains a high level of commercial and technical knowledge and works closely with the delivery team to develop techniques and solutions to meet business and customer needs

Business Leadership
Understand the impact of commercial and technical changes at strategic level within the customer's business industry / sector
Anticipate and plans change in commercial resource within a project

Tendering and Pre-Contract Activities
Provide commercial support to tendering process when required.

Start Up of New Projects
Has a high degree of understanding and working knowledge of project start up procedures and is actively involved in the implementation of those procedures when required

Prepares the basis of the project procurement schedule and ensures the team contribute and complete their relevant sections. Carries out subcontract procurement in accordance with the procurement timetable, in accordance with the Vinci procurement policy.

Ensures that materials and off site services are procured in an efficient manner with capable organisations in accordance with VINCI procurement policy and procedures and ensure appropriate records are kept.

Prepares the basis of robust work package contents sheets and ensures the project team contribute and complete their relevant sections. Carries out gap analysis between packages to ensure full and complete subcontract procurement takes place.

Prepare subcontract invitations to tender and evaluate tender returns (time, cost, quality and SHE) and make recommendations to appoint and places subcontracts, all in accordance with the Vinci Procurement process.

Work with supply chain to promote and measure continuous improvement in terms of cost, quality and learning of all parties

Applications for Payment and Invoicing
Maximise cash flow through timely preparation of valuations, submission of invoices and receipt of payment
Manage prompt preparation and settlement of final accounts, including variations, claims and disputes
Develops a strategy for concluding client negotiations.

Cost Control
Identify, manage, reduce and drive out unnecessary costs and inefficient activities
Prepare material wastage reconciliations
Monitor resources and costs to ensure that projects meet and / or exceed targets, including but not limited to the scheduling of labour resources.
Review plant and equipment schedules to ensure efficiency of use

Accounting and Reporting
Production of accurate and timely CVR reports and forecasts
Establish and maintain accurate and robust reporting structures and monitor resources and costs to ensure that projects meet and / or exceed targets
Uses a high-level understanding of planning and programming, and a detailed knowledge of financial reporting to provide challenge to the rest of the project team to ensure robust and honest progress reporting.

Risk and Opportunity Management
Early identification of project risks and opportunities, ensuring that risks and opportunities are managed, and risk and opportunity registers are in use to minimise risks and realise opportunities.

Change Control
Ensure that any "Change" is identified through participation in regular and detailed review of construction information, measured against the contract requirements.
Ensure that all "Change" is challenged where the performance of the project could be affected.
Ensure that the cost (time, and money) of all client "Change" is recovered
Carry out early value engineering activities as part of the project team, ensuring all associated costs of change are included within the evaluation.
Programming and Project Controls
Assists and provides advice on programmes regarding contractual and commercial requirements to mitigate risk, and maximize opportunity.

Main Contract
Ensures the project team understands the contractual relationships between the various parties and _stakeholders_, including the Vinci contractual obligations in relation to those interested parties, with particular emphasis to Conditions Precedent.
Ensures that all necessary contractual notices are put in place, timely and accurately and in accordance with the Vinci contractual obligations.

Subcontract Administration
Prepare all necessary subcontract notices accurately and on time
Prepare subcontract instructions
Put in place and adhere to robust subcontract change control procedures
Prepare timely and accurate payments for authorization
Manage prompt preparation and settlement of final accounts, including Compensation Events (variations), claims and disputes
Re-measurement and provision of quantified schedules of works and / or bills of quantities
Ensure on-site quantification of unfixed materials and quantification of off-site materials where necessary