Senior Quantity Surveyor

Job Overview

Our client is currently seeking Senior Quantity Surveyor's who are based either in Co. Offaly, Dublin or Wicklow.

Key Responsibilities

  • Integrate the commercial strategy, amending with MQS to suit project as it develops.
  • Liaise with & commercially influence/challenge the other members of the team and the construction process.
  • Take ownership for, administer & represent the company in commercial & contractual issues, including but not limited to:
    • Preparing tenders, analysing, selecting appropriate s/c & finalising s/c orders, financial & commercially manage to Final Account completion.
    • Prepare & present forecasts, targets & CV reconciliations.
    • Prepare & agree valuations, including generating certificates & invoice/payments.
    • Variations prepare with adequate/appropriate records, agree as works progress.
    • Update projected Final Accounts on regular basis and prepare, submit & agree Final Account in a timely manner.
    • Involvement in value engineering & design development
  • Maintain & protect JSS commercial & contractual entitlement
  • Prelim controls/monitoring - establish & maintain
  • Site records/admin & document control
  • Insurance & warranties
  • CVR - Maintain an independent view in commercial reporting following the Valuation Policy
  • Manage & oversee the junior commercial staff.
  • Tender - Support & work with the pre-construction department in tenders & 2-stage tenders
  • Cash management - ensure timely payment & adequate cash management positions are maintained
  • Take responsibility for control of traditional contracts & contracts over €/£15m.
  • Supervise QS and AQS & sign-off SMM/measurement issues.
  • Take ownership for specific deliverables as advised by the Commercial Manager
  • Manages the recording and submission of claims in respect of delay and loss / expense. Able to formulate detailed arguments in respect of such issues and make representation to the relevant parties

Experience & Skills

  • Ability to communicate articulately, both verbally & in writing
  • Manage both people & situations sensitively & to commercial advantage.
  • Commercially inventive & astute
  • Demonstrate ownership and commercial awareness
  • Effective time management, organisational, interpersonal and negotiation skills
  • Have experience mentoring and managing others
  • Is able to balance the need to be assertive and pragmatic, when dealing with a broad range of stakeholders
  • Able to manage a complex large scale project and/or multiple projects and is responsible for project Delivery Teams
  • Based on previous experience is able to discuss more complex construction technologies, with an understanding of the commercial implications. Able to conduct negotiations in relation to a range of issues on a project and secure acceptable commercial results
  • Able to draft contractual and commercially sensitive correspondence and reports and doing so on a regular basis
  • Will have led the commercial delivery of a large project or a section of a major project with a team of Quality Surveyors
  • Effectively tailors communications to local audiences and can articulate complex ideas and facts into a simple structure in most situations
  • Can provide detailed advice on contract conditions, undertake tender scrutiny/vetts, identify issues that require legal advice, and manage the resolution of contractual issues. Has a detailed working knowledge of bonds, guarantees, warranties, insurances, letters of intent and other common contractual mechanisms
  • Lead the procurement, negotiation and letting of complex sub-contracts. Can supervise the preparation of documents for complex main contracts

Required Qualifications/Training:

  • appreciation
  • Behavioural Based Safety (BBS)
  • Adjudication / dispute resolution
  • Leadership & delegation skills
  • Introduction to management
  • Legal appreciation / overview
  • CPD - Legislation & Industry Trends
  • CVR appreciation
  • Presentation & communication skills

If you are interested in this role and hold suitable experience please contact Jennifer on 0567775550 and apply through the link provided

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