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The Blackwell Group are looking for Quantity Surveyors

The Blackwell Group are looking for Quantity Surveyors to provide commercial support within either the North of England Region and the South East of England. 

Candidates would have commercial responsibility on a project from tender handover to final account agreement, reporting directly to either a Project Quantity Surveyor or the Regional Commercial Manager dependent upon the size, complexity and value of project undertaken. 

As part of the role you would be required to undertake the following; 

• Assisting with tender preparation including take off / measurement / risk analysis and advising on contractual matters.         

• Identifying, valuing and agreeing additional works and scope within projects and the preparation and agreement of variations, quotations, re-rates and the like.       

• Preparing and responding to general correspondence to employers, suppliers, subcontractors and consultants including contractual correspondence.     

• Raising and responding to contractual notices, early warning notices, compensation events and variations, including negotiations with client / employer.

• Cost control, cost management and comparisons against budget and allowances. Preparing and updating financial reports throughout the project duration, including accurate and detailed monthly cost / value and cash flow management reports, weekly site costs, weekly cost trackers, commercial risk registers, material wastage reconciliations and other financial and commercial reports as required.

• Preparing, negotiating and agreeing interim applications, valuations and final accounts including substantiation of claims for additional works, delays, disruptions and financing.

• Providing advice and offering commercial support to the project team on costs, contractual matters, commercial strategies and risk.

• Procuring Subcontractors/Consultants, including the preparation of Subcontract documents / Consultancy Orders.

• General and commercial administration and management of Subcontractors / Consultants from enquiry stage through to negotiation and settlement of final accounts including receiving and responding to subcontractor applications, notices, claims and variations, agreement of interim / final measures and additional work items, responding to notices, agreeing and raising interim payments, agreeing final accounts and reporting liabilities.

• Upholding and enforcing compliance with company systems and best practice.

• Managing materials take-off, enquiries, negotiation and procurement.

• Maintaining accurate site records, measures and diaries.

 Candidate Requirements; 

• Should demonstrate good understanding of the main civil engineering forms of contract such as ICE and NEC, with a working knowledge of the standard forms of construction contracts for both main and subcontract roles.

• Highly IT literate with good to advanced skill levels for MS Excel and MS Word.

• Be numerate with excellent commercial acumen.

• Ideally educated to degree level (BSc or higher) in Commercial Management / Quantity Surveying or similar.

• Be highly literate and able to write contractual letters and reports with ease.

• Excellent communication skills and confident in negotiating on behalf of the company with a proven ability to present written and persuasive arguments.

• Be able to understand and interpret drawings, specifications, contracts, methods of measurement and construction programmes.

• Be able to work unsupervised.

Candidates should have good general civils / remediation / earthworks experience and sound commercial and contractual knowledge, including FIDIC forms of contract if at all possible.

Blackwell predominately act as Principal Contractor and many of their current projects are design and build, so candidates with similar experience would be preferable. 

Highly competitive remuneration packages is offered for the above role, along with a living away allowance, company vehicle and other benefits. 

Blackwell is an equal opportunities employer.

For application details and further details about the Blackwell Group us the link below… ….

 Blackwell Group 

http://www.blackwellgroup.co.uk/current-vacancies.html