Quantity Surveyor

Location : Milton Keynes, England
Job type : Permanent
Salary : £40,000 - £45,000 DoE
Contact : Sheelagh
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Reference : 2027

The Company

A leading innovator of high visibility impact protection solutions for industrial workplaces, based in Milton Keynes and with a growing presence across Europe.

The company has built a market-leading proposition based on its proprietary product offer, expertise, and service levels, from project scoping, design and specification to installation and aftersales technical support. Its core market is mega-shed projects across Europe, logistics, warehousing and distribution centres, and other industrial workplace environments. The business has established preferred supplier status with a few of the UK’s main construction contractors and industrial architects; end customers include Amazon, Ocado, and DHL, as well as some of the major industrial property developers.

With less than 50 employees, our client is a small business on a very strong growth trajectory. It went through a change of ownership in 2019 to further invest behind the rapid growth, moved to larger premises in 2020, has doubled headcount over the past 12 months, and is continuing to build out its top-calibre team. Now part of IWS Group, this is a very exciting and good time to be joining the team.

The Role

We are looking to bring into the team an experienced quantity surveyor to deliver strategically important improvements in project profitability. Priority capabilities for success in the role are confidence in understanding contractual terms, robust cost monitoring disciplines, strong Excel skills, and assertive but diplomatic negotiating style.

Your duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Create and maintain cost-tracking data across multiple projects

  • Maintain awareness of the full variety of contract terms applied within the industry

  • Understand technical drawings and specifications

  • At the pre-start stage clarify any issues critical to successful project delivery

  • Protect the interests of the company in negotiating solutions to project variations

  • Ensure correct variations sign-off

  • Assertive in dealings with sub-contractors and suppliers to avoid margin leakage

  • Maintain close liaison with client project managers and site teams to ensure (for example) pre-work is properly completed as planned

  • Identify, analyse, and develop responses to commercial risks

  • Provide advice on contractual claims and disputes

  • Provide clear prioritised project progress reports for project review meetings

  • Value completed work, oversee bills and payments, and ensure correct approvals

  • Maintain good relationships with all key contacts internal, clients, main contractors, suppliers

Candidate Profile

  • Progressive QS career

  • Track record of successfully monitoring project costs across multiple projects

  • Good knowledge of Health & Safety and construction industry regulations

  • Experience of project working with main contractors and sub-contractors

  • Experience of interpreting technical drawings and specifications

  • Understanding of common forms of contract

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong Excel skills

  • Motivated by problem-solving and improvement

  • Identifies with commercial success

  • Team player

Location: Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, UK. Some travel may be required.

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