Senior Quantity Surveyor

Rate: Dependent on experience

Industry: Nuclear

Job Type: Contract

Location: South East

Reference: 27540sb

Expiration date: 22 September 2017

We are assisting a leading engineering & project management contractor that specialises in the delivery of projects in highly regulated industries that include defence, oil & gas, nuclear and research.

An assignment is available for an experienced Quantity Surveyor with experience of FIDIC contracts to support a nuclear new build project working with a client based in the Oxfordshire area.

Roles and Responsibilities:
The Senior Quantity Surveyor is the commercial custodian of the project. They are responsible for administering the contract to secure good cash flow through timely applications for payment and effective change management. They shall oversee the timely placement of appropriate subcontracts and thereafter be responsible for the commercial management of the subcontracts through to final account.

The Senior Quantity Surveyor shall work alongside of the Project Manager within the core project delivery team. They shall be responsible for establishing budgetary control over the project costs and producing monthly reports that encompass the current status and the forecasted position at completion of the contract.

Key responsibilities as a Senior QS:

To manage cash flow by administering the contract, generating applications for payment and ensuring payment is made.

To manage change as required by the contract, including working with other elements of the project team to determine our entitlement and to value the change appropriately.

To oversee the placement of appropriate subcontracts and supply orders and thereafter commercially manage them through to successful final accounts.

Responsible for generating the internal monthly report containing data on the health of the project (current status and forecast).

Responsible for resolving commercial project disputes.

Able to collate and use Earned Value Management data to analyze the project and assist the Project Manager in taking effective action.

To support the Project Manager and the project delivery team in all commercial, contractual and cost control matters.

To work collaboratively as a project team and to be pro-active and solution orientated.

Person Specification:
Position of the Senior QS within the organisation:
Within our matrix organisation they report to the Project Manager with respect to Line Management and also report to the Head of Commercial Services from a functional perspective.

They are part of the senior project team with senior stakeholder engagement both internally and externally

Ideally you will have the following skills, experience and attributes

Degree in Quantity Surveying or similar
Working knowledge of contract type relevant to the project (FIDIC)
Post contract QS knowledge and experience
Main Contractor environment experience
Good general commercial awareness.
Able to act on own initiative as well as part of a team
Pro-active in setting out to control costs, change and risks.

Essential Experience : 
Experience of working in highly regulated industry with a main contractor
Proven experience of working with FIDIC contracts
Ability to attain SC clearance (current security clearance is highly advantageous)