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Senior Quantity Surveyor

Job description

With experience across every sector, Caledonian Modular is a leading force in the offsite modular building industry and has the expertise and production capability to deliver high quality, cost effective, buildings that meet the current and future needs of their users.

Caledonian operates across multiple sectors, delivering a comprehensive range of innovative off-site solutions, operating in the MOD, Commercial, Retail, Hotel, Student Accommodation and Education sectors.
Across all of these sectors, our manufacturing and construction sites continually strive to find a better way of delivering high quality off-site solutions that achieve our clients’ goals more efficiently, more affordably, and more effectively.
Caledonian have secured a place on Lot 1 of the Government’s MMC1 Education Framework to deliver new build education schemes > 6,000m2 on a design and build basis. We have already secured two new Secondary School projects (totalling £40m) with a healthy pipeline of further education projects to follow (totalling £70m+).
Caledonian act as both Principal Designer and Principal Contractor on these schemes, responsible for developing the design to draft Contractors Proposals (“CP’s”) / Gateway 2 sign-off and the submission of a planning application, and then further developing the design to final CP’s and the execution of a [JCT D&B] building contract upon receiving planning consent. All work up to the execution of a building contract is undertaken under a Pre-Construction Services Agreement (“PCSA”).

  • Caledonian is recruiting a Senior Quantity Surveyor to be based at our factory and head office in Newark, but the successful candidate will need to visit site as and when required.
  • The successful candidate will be required to work alongside the project Design Manager, operational lead and consultant design team to develop and agree affordable Contractor’s Proposals and robust contract sums for two new-build Secondary Schools. The candidate will then be required to manage the manufacture and delivery phase of at least one of these two schools.
  • The Senior Quantity Surveyor will be reporting to the Commercial Manager and will carry out the duties and responsibilities as described further below.
  • The candidate will be qualified to Degree/HND or HNC in Quantity Surveying or a similar commercial degree in construction. RICS membership preferred but not mandatory.
  • A full valid driving licence.
  • Will need to be CSCS qualified.
  • The candidate will need to demonstrate an appropriate level of experience in the construction industry as a Senior Quantity Surveyor, or in a similar Senior Quantity Surveyor / Managing / Commercial Manager role for a large main contractor.
  • The candidate should also have experience of managing pre- construction activity and working alongside the project operational lead and project Design Manager to ensure that a cost effective, robust, and compliant set of Contractors Proposals is put together. The candidate should also have the experience of being able to cost plan and offer cost advice as the design develops, and put together a well- structured, compliant and robust contract sum.
  • The candidate should be process driven but flexible in their approach.
  •  The candidate will need to following attributes and qualifications as a minimum:
  • Effectively communicate with the Commercial Manager on a daily basis advising of any issues that may affect the cost, value or margin of the projects.
  • Be able to communicate Contract/Sub-Contract advice to site based staff.
  • Placement of subcontract orders to step down contractual terms and manage risk, including placement of ITT’s and ensuring notices and payment are made on time.
  • Keeping accurate relevant records.
  • Ensure subcontract accounts are managed within budgets and subcontracts/final accounts are signed and agreed in a timely manner.
  • Collate commercial information for drafting Cost Value Reconciliations on a monthly basis to deadlines.
  • Dealing with Subcontract disputes and ensuring payment notices are in place and in line with current legislation.
  • Timely and properly recorded Applications to Clients.
  • Producing Project Variations including tracking documents and assessment of value taken to monthly Cost Value Reconciliation document.
  • Final Accounts –assessment of and timely submission of final accounts giving regular updates to the client to ensure expectations are aligned.
  • Advise on and mitigate the effects of disputes - Recognise potential contractual issues on site and make good records including photographs and written statements to protect Caledonians interests.
  • A good knowledge of construction methods and materials.
  • Budget handling skills.
  • Excellent IT and maths skills.
  • A methodical approach to work.
  • Good organisational skills.A good understanding of building contracts terms and conditions, and their legal and operational mechanisms.
  • Excellent communication and negotiating skills.
  • The ability to work as part of a team.
  • Excellent understanding a good experience of turnkey construction projects.
This job description is not exhaustive
We are an Equal Opportunities Employe

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