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Quantity Surveyor

  • Location

    South East London, London

  • Sector:

    Engineering & Surveying

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  • Salary:

    £21.00 - £22.05 per hour

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  • Published:

    3 months ago

  • Duration:

    3 Months

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  • Expiry date:


Our client is seeking a Quantity Surveyor on an initial 3 month contract with the possibility of an extension.

Working Hours:

36 Hours per week

Monday - Friday

Pay Rate:

£21.00 p/h

Job Purpose:

To manage all costs relating to specific building projects. From the initial calculations to the final figures, seek to minimise the costs of a project and enhance value for money, whilst still achieving the required standards and quality, many of which are specified by statutory building regulations.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conducting feasibility studies to estimate materials, time and labor costs
  • Preparing, negotiating and analyzing costs for tenders and contracts
  • Coordination of work effort
  • Advising on a range of legal and contractual issues
  • Valuing completed work and arranging for payments

Skills and Experience:

  • Experience of working in a similar role, ideally gained in a local government setting
  • Degree educated, preferably in Quantity Surveying, or an accredited degree which meets the requirement of the professional bodies (RICS, CIOB).
  • Experience of:
  • assisting in establishing a client's requirements and undertaking feasibility studies.
  • preparing early stage budgets and detailed cost plans.
  • performing risk and value management and cost control.
  • advising on procurement strategy.
  • preparing tender and contracts documents, including bills of quantities.
  • identifying, analysing and developing responses to commercial risks.
  • allocating work to subcontractors.
  • budget Monitoring.
  • providing advice on contractual claims.
  • valuing completed work and arranging payments.
  • Knowledge of equalities & diversity issues.
  • Detailed knowledge of past and current building and construction technology, business and legal matters.
  • Strong numeracy and financial management skills.
  • The ability to write clear and precise reports and to relate complex information easily to a diverse range of people.
  • Negotiating and team working skills and the ability to motivate and lead those on site.

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