Location: Cambridgeshire, England
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Car/Travel Allowance
Posted: 4 months ago
Contract Type: Permanent
Industry: Health & Social Care
Contact Name: John Mpele

Quantity Surveyor

Job Description

Position: Quantity Surveyor / Senior Quantity Surveyor (Permanent) - Social Housing
Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Package: £45,000 - £55,000 Basic + Car/Travel Allowance

Reporting to: Commercial Manager

The day to day administration of contracts as assigned to include full invoicing, cost reconciliation and reporting responsibility.
To ensure prompt conversion of works from WIP to invoice and cash in order to reduce risk, building relationships with Clients in order to assist.
Offer support to other departments with regards to commercial/contractual issues, working closely with Quantity Surveyors, the Commercial Manager and Operations Manager.

Carry out measurement, application, agree/resolve disputes, invoice and resolve invoice queries to convert from WIP through to cash.
Ensure that all jobs costs are charged correctly including timesheets, purchase invoices and subcontractor costs.
Ensure that the administration of Sub-contracts is at all times optimised.
Offer guidance and manage the above process for other contracts within the team in order to ensure internal targets are met.
Build relationships and rapports internally across departments and externally with clients to assist the above processes.
On a contract by contract basis, ensure we have the controls to manage the following, in accordance with internal targets;
Our WIP effectively
Our debt effectively
Our profitability
Be involved in producing a local budget, using past performance to help with forecasting, sense checking that it is both realistic and challenging.
Produce monthly cash flow forecasts per contract where required
Ensure that our commercial and financial processes & systems are maintained and adhered to locally.
As and when required, participate in the commercial element of local bid process or contract review.
To assist as required and where necessary with any commercially related functions
Any other Quantity Surveyor duties

Key Deliverables
To represent the company in a professional manner while carrying out Quantity Surveyor duties
To operate well as part of team, willing to speak up and take lead when required
To be proactive and have a determined approach to business
To always act in the best interests of the company
Develop a good understanding of internal systems and how they interlink
To be prepared to challenge and be challenged
Demonstrate the highest levels of financial compliance
Assist in ensuring compliance with all relevant legislation, good practice and policy
Demonstrate a commitment to effective team working

Experience/knowledge required
Proven main contractor experience working in a commercial role on refurb, response & planned maintenance contracts within the social housing sector.
Knowledge and understanding of measurement and valuation including use of Schedule of Rates.
Commercial skills to maximise value recovery and control cost
Good communication and time management skills
Knowledge and understanding of contractual obligations under various forms of contract
Excellent IT skills including the use of internal cost systems and particularly advanced in Excel.


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