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Quantity surveyor / Commerical Assistant

Leigh, Lancashire
£25,000 to £35,000
Job Type
21 Jul 2022

We are now seeking a QS / Commercial Manager to join the team. This role will be working directly under the managing director and alongside the general manager.

About the Role

To support commercial and cost management activities across our internal operations and/or collaborative operations with Contractors to ensure costs are managed, controlled and reported appropriately. Supporting investment decisions/works and driving value through the contract and commercial arrangements.

Ideally looking for a graduate with 2-4 years' experience working for a construction or engineering subcontractor looking for there next step to run a role with full autonomy under the directors for a smaller design consultancy.

Key Accountabilities

Alongside the above you'll be responsible for:

  • Supporting the provision of cost and commercial control across our operations
  • Carrying out cost reporting to deliver comprehensive information on internal and / or Contractor performance and value
  • Using contractual cost measures and targets for Contractor activities to conduct continuous forecasting and monitoring
  • Ensuring costs are managed through reporting, communication and management processes
  • Ensuring unit costs are managed through reporting, communication and management processes
  • Auditing and investigating internal activities and / or Contractor activities when required in order to provide assurance and demonstrate that regulatory reporting is underpinned by effective cost control
  • Ensuring payments and claims are within contract terms
  • Providing challenge to claims for compensation events based on quantitative analysis
  • Ensuring variations to budget are identified, reported and addressed / rectified
  • Assessing the scope and nature of additional or one-off work or variations
  • Supporting the costing of works and / or challenging costings / price from Contractors
  • Providing costing / pricing options based on scope parameters
  • Supporting benchmarking activities to ensure arrangements and Contractor costs remain competitive

About You

You will possess the following skills, knowledge and qualifications:

  • Educated to Degree or equivalent in a commercial discipline and relevant commercial/contract experience (or equivalent level of experience)Knowledge of unit cost / commercial principles and methodologies
  • Cost modelling skills
  • Knowledge of cost / commercial benchmarking and its application
  • Auditing skills
  • Understanding of key commercial, regulatory and economic drivers
  • Ability to interpret and analyse financial information
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to influence, negotiate and work collaboratively, engaging and developing value-adding relationships with a wide range of audiences at all levels (internal and external)
  • A track record of delivering high quality outputs on time against demanding timescales

Excellent team working skills, and a proactive approach to problem solving

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  • Job Reference: 663155855-2
  • Date Posted: 21 July 2022
  • Recruiter: Novax Recruitment
    Novax Recruitment
  • Location: Leigh, Lancashire
  • Salary: £25,000 to £35,000
  • Sector: Manufacturing Operations
  • Job Type: Permanent