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Vacancy Details - Quantity Surveyor / Project Manager in Glasgow

Posted on 22 May 2017


Company: Space Solutions

Location: Glasgow


We are looking for a Quantity Surveyor / Project Manager in Glasgow

Reporting to

Regional Commercial Manager / Design and Build Director

Purpose of Role

To manage the commercial aspects and delivery of Design & Build projects from commencement to completion.  Fulfilling quantity surveying activities pre-contract and post contract and controlling all project costs with responsibility for commercial performance.  Delivering projects to the full satisfaction of the client ensuring programme timescales are achieved, costs kept within budget and quality levels met for design and workmanship.  Including management of members of project team including external consultants and contractors where required.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities of the Role

QS Responsibilities

Taking commercial responsibility for projects allocated, maximising margin wherever possible and reporting on all commercial aspects of projects
Preparing Budgets Costs and Cost Plans
Advising on Procurement Strategy
Preparation of Tender and Contract Documents including Work Packages
Analysing costs and Formulating Tender Reports
Appointment of contractors, issuing formal acceptances and PO’s including Preparation and completion of formal Contracts for projects – JCT, etc;
Cost Control of projects, including control of Variations and implementing Change Control process and Production of regular Cost Reports to clients
Formulation of Procurement Schedules and Cash Flow forecasts
Undertaking and agreeing Interim Valuations and Final Accounts with both clients and sub-contractors
Invoicing to clients and tracking of payment from clients and initial follow up of unpaid invoices to ensure payment terms are met
Reporting on costs and margins using standard spreadsheets or forms – to be done on a regular basis as required by the Regional Commercial Manager / Design and Build Director
Ensuring Site Management team are supplied with all information required regarding appointed contractors and work packages
Project Management Responsibilities

Taking responsibility for the overall delivery of projects allocated, acting as the Main Point Of Contact for clients, and taking key decisions to allow project to be delivered
Establish and agree client brief and requirements including delivery timescales. Assessing implications of a project on a client’s business and advising accordingly
Leading a project team, co-ordinating and managing the design, procurement and delivery process. Including appointment and management of any externally appointed consultants
Prepare schedules / programmes utilising Microsoft project or similar project management tools; understand and identify critical path items and control of action log
Prepare a Project Execution Plan where required and formulate a Risk Register
Chair project meetings and take minutes or produce action log
Ensure that projects are delivered in line with client requirements: within programme timescales; within budget and to the highest possible quality
Management of contractors to ensure project objectives are met, including negotiation with contractors, etc
Ensure projects are undertaken safely and in line with HSE requirements.  Working with the QHSE manager as required and understanding the implications of H&S Regulations
Reporting on overall project status to the Regional Commercial Manager / Design and Build Director
Assist the Regional Commercial Manager and Design and Build Director as required
Following departmental procedures

Experience and Knowledge

Essential Criteria

Commercial and Contractual awareness
Ability to lead project teams
Experience of dealing with clients
Have experience of a wide variety of construction methodologies and a technical knowledge base
Desirable Criteria

Evidence of leading project teams
Experience of construction within the refurbishment and fit-out sectors
Knowledge of standard construction contracts
Qualifications and Training

Essential Criteria

Full clean driving licence
Proficient in use of Word, Excel and MS Project
Desirable Criteria

Degree or diploma level qualification in Quantity Surveying or in a construction related field
Knowledge of project management techniques
Personal Qualities and Attributes

 Essential Criteria

Excellent communication skills
Good interpersonal skills
Can do attitude
Attention to detail and a sense of urgency in completing tasks is required.
Ability to work well in a team and on own initiative
Desirable Criteria

Leadership skills
A professional approach

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