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Senior Quantity Surveyor

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    Engineering & Surveying

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  • Salary:

    £30 - £37 per hour + (PAYE or Umbrella Company)

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  • Published:

    7 days ago

  • Duration:

    6 months +

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A 4 month+ opportunity has arisen for a Senior Quantity Surveyor within the local authorities in Southwark.

Allocated task may include:

  • Provide professional advice on quality surveying aspects of planned preventative maintenance, repairs and refurbishment programmes, contracts and work packages.
  • Prepare pricing documentation
  • Prepare issue and receive tender documents and/or work packages
  • Prepare and agree service provider valuations, contract disputes, final accounts
  • Evaluate service provider work packages to ensure the Council receives value for money
  • Appoint and manage external consultants and suppliers and/or quantity surveyor staff
  • Maintain standards in the quality of design and delivery of projects, including procurement, contract standing orders and the Gateway process

Initiate legal action in relation to contractor performance and / or contract arrangements. Preparing for and attending arbitration on behalf of the Council; and other legal processes as required

Candidate Profile:

Educated to degree level in quantity surveying with a surveying qualification; e.g. RICS. Or relevant experience working at a suitable level in a similar environment

Knowledge of current relevant building contracts, building standards, housing legislation and social issues impacting on service design delivery.

Extensive experience of working in a professional quantity surveying environment.

Experience of

  • Procurement procedures and contract management in a construction environment.
  • Identifying, analysing and developing responses to commercial risks.
  • Dealing with complex contractual and financial disputes.
  • Managing a team.
  • Budget planning and budget management.
  • Pursuing contractual claims
  • Valuing completed work and arranging payments

Hours of work are 09:00am till 5pm, Monday to Friday.

To apply please send your CV or email for more information.

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