Quantity Surveyor required by a large public sector body based in Belfast on a temporary contract basis
Your new company
The services of Hays have been retained by our client, a social housing body operating throughout Northern Ireland, to recruit a Quantity Surveyor on an ongoing temporary contract basis.
Your new role
Working within the existing team, you will ensure the effective commercial management of our client's assets, of high quality Planned Works and Compliance related investment to regions within the relevant area of operation.
This will include:
Prepare or assist in the development of specifications, drawings, bills of quantities and schedule of rates to enable the invitation of tenders and quotations;
Providing support on the correct interpretation of contract terms and conditions, ensuring that commercial risk is effectively managed;
Ensuring the affordable delivery of the investment programme, the effective management and monitoring of budgets in respect of your function including undertaking regular benchmark reviews, forecasting, cash-flow projections and monitoring;
Receiving tenders and quotations, evaluating prices, checking documents and preparing agreements and contracts;
Assisting with the regular dialogue between contractors and consultants to ensure effective progress of work.
What you'll need to succeed
To be considered for this position, you should satisfy one of the following requirements:
Possess a Bachelor's Degree or an equivalent 3rd level qualification in Quantity Surveying or a related discipline plus at least 2 years' relevant post qualification experience, Or;
Possess a BTEC Higher or equivalent qualification in a construction related discipline plus at least 3 years' relevant post qualification experience.
Exceptionally, individuals will be considered who possess 5 years' experience working in a construction related discipline.
Relevant experience must include demonstrable knowledge of building construction, standard methods of measurement, bill of quantities software packages such as CATO and use of software packages such as Microsoft Office.
Additionally, you should possess experience in / of:
Commercial knowledge in the planning and delivery of investment programmes;
Construction contracts and their effective administration, including commercial understanding of value for money drivers in construction;
Responsibility for designated budgets and ensuring proper financial controls are in place;
Producing, recording and monitoring performance reports to ensure Key Performance Indicators are achieved;
The provision of technical advice and guidance on planned maintenance and contract related matters to a range of stakeholders;
Working knowledge of NEC 3 Suite of Contract. Ensure that projects are properly managed and delivered in line with the agreed targets, standards and procedures;
Experience in identifying risks, helping maintain a risk register and mitigating risk.
What you'll get in return
This position offers an immediate start and the opportunity to work with a large public body on an ongoing temporary contract basis.
You will be paid via Hays on a weekly basis for all hours worked.
What you need to do now
Please contact Andrew McLarnon on 02890 446900 to discuss this position in confidence. Alternatively, please apply using the link attached to register your interest.
Please note, the closing date for CVs to be sent to the client is 4pm on Friday 12th April 2019.
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