Salary - £49,498- £53,630 (Grade 8)
Hours - 37 hours
Contract type - full time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Quantity Surveyor to join and support the Projects and Works team in the delivery of capital projects under the City Assets Directorate within the City of Wolverhampton Council. The role will be to provide Quantity Surveying service on the delivery of both new build and refurbishment programmed works within the portfolio of the City of Wolverhampton Council.
The post holder will be responsible for:-
- To undertake a key leading role with direct responsibility in ensuring the Council’s capital construction projects, are accurately costed, monitored, and reported against the projects approved budget.
- The post holder will be member of a Multi-Disciplinary Team of Professionals and will be responsible for leading and ensuring all aspects of Quantity Surveying services are implemented, including the preparation of project estimates, project cost plans together with schedules of work and bills of quantities.
- The post holder will also need to implement project contract documentation, valuations, settlement of final accounts and cost monitoring. The post holder will also be responsible and accountable for reporting the Council's, capital, and revenue Programme projects, delivered through Projects & Works.
- The postholder will, in addition, as appropriate be responsible for providing quantity surveying and construction cost advice to all Service Groups, elected Members and Cabinet meetings of the Council.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
- Working with colleagues to control the cost of construction projects and works from inception through to completion and occupation. Ensuring a consistency of professional service across the discipline, setting standards, ensuring the discipline’s systems. ICT requirements, procedures and protocols are regularly updated, taking into account contractual, legal and legislative updates relevant to the discipline.
- Perform such duties in respect of the provision of a full professional construction cost advice service to all clients as experience dictates, with the aim of continually increasing that experience.
- Undertake responsibility for the pre- and post-contract services on individual capital and maintenance projects and provide cost advice to clients at all stages of a project from inception to completion.
- Accountable for the Preparation of cost feasibility studies, estimates, cost plans, including cost advice to clients in connection with capital bids.
- Responsible for the preparation and administration of tender documents, including preparation of bills of quantities, schedules of work and specifications.
- Carry out tender analysis, tender negotiation (as necessary) and prepare tender reports and prepare cost analyses for projects.
- Possess the skills and experience to prepare Contracts documents for various sized projects, typically ranging from £200,000 - £2,000,000
- Carry out site measures, preparation valuations, financial forecasts, cash flow forecasts, prepare, negotiate and settle final accounts with contractors including negotiation and settlement of contractor’s claims.
Skills and Experience:
- Ability and knowledge of Quantity Surveying software
- Bachelor Degree or relevant professional qualification or chartered status
- Must have experience of a wide range of building project types
- A strong ability to multi-task and prioritise workloads.
- Must be capable of working under own direction whilst always remaining a team player.
Any questions regarding this role please contact:
Nicky Sahota-Brown 01902 555473 or 07811 807655
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