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Senior Quantity Surveyor / Estimator

Job details
Posting date: 23 August 2019
Salary: Not specified
Additional salary information: Competitive Rates Offered
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 22 September 2019
Location: Kettering, Northamptonshire
Company: Hawkes Group
Job type: Permanent
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The Hawkes Group is a leading independently owned, operating across the UK. We are passionate about delivering quality projects and client satisfaction. The Hawkes Group is a successful business which continues to evolve and grow. This is possible because of the high calibre of staff we employ.
Built on strong, robust finances, the Hawkes Group is a rapidly-growing, delivering both minor and major contracts, operating as a Specialist.

The Role:
We are currently recruiting for a Senior Quantity Surveyor to take on commercial and contractual control of projects, predominately consisting of Demolition/civil engineering/groundworks (contract values up to £2m.) Start date is negotiable, however, we are keen to onboard someone ASAP in time for project commencements early 2018.
We are seeking an ambitious candidate with leadership ability, who is not only highly motivated to control the day-to-day commercial functions, but a ‘driver’ who can see the bigger picture and demonstrate the ability to create and develop and lead a team through collaborative working. As Senior Quantity Surveyor, you will report directly to the Managing Director.

Primary Function/Responsibilities:
Managing costs on a wide variety of new building projects and structures
Assisting in establishing a client’s requirements and undertaking feasibility studies
Preparing early stage budgets and detailed cost plans
Performing risk and value management and cost control
Advising on procurement strategy
Preparing tender and contract documents, including bills of quantities
Identifying, analysing and developing responses to commercial risks
Preparing and analysing costs for tenders
Establishing and operating cost and financial control systems
Allocating work to subcontractors
Negotiating to ensure budgets are not exceeded
Appoint and administer sub-contractor to carry out works including subsequent agreement of final account
Analysing outcomes and writing detailed progress reports
Valuing completed work and arranging payments
Developing knowledge relevant to contract conditions and their applications
Maintaining awareness of the different building contracts in current use
Develop sub-contract enquiry documentation understanding the implications of health and safety regulations
Day to day supervision of Site team.
Liaise with the Buying departments as necessary
Attend Client meetings and sub-contractor meetings
Attend Design and Value Engineering Meetings
Produce periodic cost reports
Liaise closely with Site Management team in respect of day to day matters
Liaising with Clients / Employers Agent / to agree interim valuations and final accounts
Ensure that interim valuations are submitted and paid on time
Desirable Skills/Experience:
The commercial function is an integral part of any construction team and to be successful in the role, a broad range of key skills are required, including:

Relevant Professional Quantity Surveying qualification degree level or equivalent
Experience within Construction/civil engineering
Groundworks experience beneficial
Demonstrable experience in a similar role
RICS/CIOB accredited
Industry experience and knowledge

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