Vacancies – Senior Quantity Surveyor / Commercial Manager

Senior Quantity Surveyor/ Commercial Manager:

A really exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated, flexible and well organised individual to lead on Refurbishment and Major project works and be able to deliver sustainable, profitable growth by minimising risks, maximising existing and new opportunities and avoiding disputes across projects.
We are seeking an individual who holds a positive attitude, is adaptable and highly enthusiastic and self motivated to make a positive difference in the way we deliver refurbishment and major work schemes as well as cyclical improvement and fire compliance remedial programmes with both our existing and new clients.

Additionally a key element of the role is to identify opportunities to grow and develop major projects works and fire compliance works for the business. Forge a strong relationship with your client counterparts, to ensure the commercial functions are jointly managed with relevant challenge when required, whilst ensuring compliance with the company policies, procedures and principles.

Key Responsibilities

As a Quantity Surveyor / Commercial Manager, you will be responsible for:-

  • Assisting in the preparation and submission of accurate and timely cost estimates and tender documents for large projects, refurbishments, fire compliance, and major works.
  • Conducting cost analysis and risk assessment to identify potential cost-saving measures and accurate budget allocation for each project.
  • Collaborating with the project team to ensure compliance with contract terms and conditions, local regulations, and industry standards.
  • Attend Commercial Meetings both internally and with the Client.
  • Ensure procurement and management of sub-contractors and other suppliers aligns with the strategies set out by the company.
  • Evaluating and negotiating contracts with subcontractors and suppliers to ensure competitive pricing and delivery of quality materials and services.
  • Monitoring project costs, including the preparation of monthly financial reports, variation assessments, and cost forecasting.
  • Assisting in the preparation and evaluation of payment certificates, valuations, and final accounts to ensure accurate and timely payment to subcontractors and suppliers.
  • Collaborating with the project team to identify and mitigate potential commercial risks and disputes, ensuring the smooth progress of the project.
  • Conducting regular site visits and inspections to assess progress, quality, and compliance with specifications and workmanship standards.
  • Assisting in the preparation of project progress reports, highlighting financial and commercial performance, and providing recommendations for improvements.
  • Maintaining accurate and up-to-date records of all commercial activities, including contracts, variations, claims, and correspondence.
  • Tendering and procuring specialist services required for large projects, refurbishments, fire compliance, and major works.
  • Mentor graduate and trainee commercial staff within your division to support their development.

This list is not an exhaustive list of duties but summarise the main duties and responsibilities that a Quantity Surveyor / Commercial Manager is responsible for.

Person Specification

Essential

  • HND or degree in Quantity Surveying, Construction Management, or a related field.
  • Proven experience working as a Quantity Surveyor / Commercial Manager in a similar role, preferably within large construction refurbishment and fire compliance projects.
  • Solid understanding of cost estimating, valuation techniques, and contract management principles.
  • Ability to oversee a number of different projects at different stages of development, whilst having exceptional project management and time management skills.
  • Knowledge of relevant construction laws, regulations, and industry standards.
  • Strong analytical, mathematical, and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent negotiation and interpersonal skills to build positive relationships with subcontractors, suppliers, and stakeholders.
  • Fully conversant with Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Excellent attention to detail and organisational skills to manage multiple tasks efficiently.
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team and individually, with a proactive and flexible approach to work.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills to effectively communicate complex information to diverse audiences.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: £45,000 to £50,000 Negotiable based on experience

Benefits:

  • Company vehicle/allowance
  • Company pension
  • Company events
  • 30 days holiday entitlement inclusive of bank holidays
  • Additional holidays for 5 and 10 year long service
  • Free on-site parking
  • Complimentary tea and coffee

Schedule:

  • 40 Hours per Week

Experience:

  • Quantity Surveyor/Commercial Manager: 5 years (required)
  • Refurbishment and Major Projects: 5 years (required)

Licence/Certification:

  • Driving Licence (required)

Work Location: Swansea & Pyle

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