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Location: England, Cheshire, Warrington

Quantity Surveyor

England, Cheshire, Warrington

Job Description

Salary £42,000

Our client, United Utilities , is looking to recruit a Quantity Surveyor the role will be based at their Head office site based in Warrington.

Job Purpose

We have a great opportunity for a Quantity Surveyor to join our team in Commercial. As a Quantity Surveyor, you'll support the successful delivery of UU's business needs by providing a professional quantity surveying service, encompassing one or more of the core areas of procurement and contract management. This service is to be undertaken in accordance with high professional standards and business principles in compliance with regulatory and company procedures and policies.

Other main responsibilities of a Quantity Surveyor will be to deliver or support the commercial function by delivering projects within the category plan ensuring optimum value for money for UU. You'll engage with operational and senior stakeholders; support the alignment of business strategy and policy to deliver category plans, as well as ensuring contractual compliance and proactively manage contractor performance throughout the contract period.

Job Accountabilities

  • Managing the conflicting business priorities of various stakeholders.
  • Provide support and timely escalation to the Senior Quantity Surveyor, Managing Quantity Surveyor and/or Commercial Manager. You will be acting as a subject matter expert.
  • Ensure compliance of the business strategy and policy.
  • Proactively manage and mitigate commercial and business risk.
  • Provide commercial expertise and guidance.
  • Ensure collaborative working across the commercial directorate.
  • Work collaboratively with the regulatory procurement team to ensure delivery of compliant procurement.
  • Produce and maintain quality commercial / contractual data. Provide the commercial function in IAP and concept phases.
  • Provide the commercial function to support the Commercial Manager in the definition phase.
  • Accountable for contract administration throughout the project lifecycle.
  • Establish and maintain appropriate contract and supplier relationship management.
  • Commercially manage a portfolio of works contracts to ensure that they are delivered in accordance with the contracted terms and conditions and that all issues are mitigated and managed to protect UU commercial interests.
  • Manage post-contract commercial processes and procedures to deliver key commercial requirements on projects. These will include Early Warning and Change Management; Cost Forecasting; Payments; Cost Auditing and agreement of Final Accounts.
  • Negotiate and resolve contract claims/disputes and support senior managers in the resolution of escalated issues.
  • Attend progress meetings and site visits.
  • Maintain contract data with a high degree of accuracy to support robust Management Information and Reporting.
  • Actively support the contract assurance model to ensure improvements to service provision and cost to serve.

This list is not exhaustive and may be extended to include any other ad-hoc duties and responsibilities required from time to time.

Knowledge and Skills

  • Quantity Surveying Degree; alternatively sufficient relevant experience to support the requirements of the RICS Professional Experience Route.
  • Achieved or working towards Chartered Membership of a relevant institution (e.g. Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, Chartered Institution of Civil Engineers or equivalent).
  • Relevant experience in a Construction Environment.
  • Knowledge of key quantity surveying processes, tools and methodologies used across the whole project life-cycle.
  • Knowledge and experience in the use of a broad range of standard forms of construction contract (preferably including NEC suite of contracts).
  • Strong commercial negotiation and resolution skills.
  • Experience of managing the commercial function on projects.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with internal and external stakeholders

Should your application be successful, and you are offered the role, a number of pre-employment checks need to be carried out before your appointment can be confirmed. Any assignment offer with our client will be subject to a satisfactory checking report from Disclosure Barring Service.
This vacancy is being advertised by Rullion Resource acting as an employment business.

Rullion celebrates and supports diversity and is committed to ensuring equal opportunities for both employees and applicants.

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