Job description


Quantity Surveyor (12562)

The Opportunity 

To ensure the successful financial completion of projects, protecting the exposure of the Company to financial risks, together with adherence to the commercial procedures of the Business.  Responsible for the commercial management of a section of a large project or on several smaller projects.

What you will be doing

  • Co-ordinating with, reporting to and implementing the reasonable directives of the Regional Director/Manager and the Commercial Manager (functional reporting).
  • Ensuring the timely submission of all relevant data required to monitor and analyse individual contract performance on a monthly and quarterly basis thereafter.
  • Working with the pre-construction team to provide commercial management of projects during Pre-Construction Service agreement phases.
  • Liaising with Contracts Managers on the day-to-day commercial administration of contracts to ensure the financial success of construction operations and to keep the Commercial Manager appraised of all material events.
  • Preparing accurate draft sub-contracts and/or to approving such drafts as prepared by Commercial Team within the Region.
  • Supervising, mentoring and encouraging junior staff in their personal professional development.
  • Ensuring consultation with contracts management that all necessary notices and submissions required by the various forms of contract are given in an expedient manner.
  • Ensuring that main contract payment applications contain all necessary admeasure/additional cost claims and that the timely submission of detailed claims and final accounts is achieved.
  • Assisting Contracts Manager in the administration of sub-contractor performance so as to ensure the economic and timely completion of all sub-contractor liabilities written into the sub-contract.
  • Ensuring prompt and regular submission of main contract payment applications and subsequent cash collection together with the preparation of sub-contractor payments (strictly in accordance with specified payment terms).
  • Involvement in dispute avoidance/resolution.
  • Responsible for managing meetings.
  • Line management responsibility for members of the commercial team.

What we will need from you

  • Sound & comprehensive understanding of construction industry and the parties to it.
  • Ability to provide cost management to develop proposals during second stage of two stage tender processes
  • Proficient knowledge of measurement and valuation.
  • Good knowledge of standard forms of contract.
  • Proficient in reading drawings, specifications and knowledge of construction process.
  • Ability to negotiate with clients/sub contractors and draft sub contracts.
  • Knowledge of CIS.
  • Ability to produce accurate monthly cost and value reports and outturn financial forecasts.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Awareness of dispute procedures.
  • Experience of undertaking risk assessments and valuation of them in conjunction with other project team members.
  • Experience of working on 2 stage tender processes from either a cost consultant or contractor background
  • Extensive experience of working on live projects and final accounts
  • Experience of value engineering.
  • Exposure to resolving disputes.
  • Successfully completed a number of final accounts.
  • Experience of procuring major works sub contracts
  • Professional membership of recognised institute e.g. RICS (desirable)
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft packages e.g. Excel, Word & PowerPoint
  • Experience of managing, mentoring and developing staff.
  • Experience of working on health, education, mixed use and commercial projects highly desirable.

What we can offer you 

  • Competitive salary (to be discussed on application)
  • Car allowance
  • 26 days annual leave (with the opportunity to buy or sell up to 3 days holiday)
  • Private medical insurance for yourself (with the option to buy family cover)
  • Life Assurance
  • Defined contribution pension scheme matched up to 8%
  • 2 days volunteering opportunities
  • Flexible and Agile working (dependent on your role)
  • Enhanced maternity, paternity and parental leave
  • Employee Assistance Programme 
  • Professional membership fees
  • Flexible Benefits scheme which includes the opportunity to purchase benefits such as:
    • Critical illness insurance (with option to purchase for your partner)
    • Dental Insurance
    • Travel insurance
    • Cycle to work scheme
    • Retail vouchers/payroll giving/activity pass for top leisure attractions

Who we are 

Tilbury Douglas is a leading UK building, infrastructure, engineering and fit-out company. We deliver vital projects across a range of sectors including health, education, highways, justice, defence, aviation, water and environment. 

It is our people who make Tilbury Douglas a success.  We believe our inclusive culture encourages new ways of thinking, enabling us to innovate whilst remaining resilient. We value and celebrate all individual differences and look forward to receiving your application. We are currently working towards Investors in Diversity accredited status.

Please note we do not have a sponsorship licence.

We look forward to receiving your application!

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Tilbury Douglas, Woodhouse Drive, Wigan, Lancashire, UK, WN6 7NT
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    BPSS - Pre-employment
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    Full Time
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  • Contract Type:
    Salaried - Permanent
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