Quantity Surveyor - Landscape

Location : West London
Salary : 30-40k
Vacancy type : Permanent
Vacancy ID : 46748

Our client creates inspiring gardens for both commercial and private clients. Established over 30 years ago, they are an award-winning garden design, build and maintenance business.

Due to expansion, they are excited to be looking for a Junior to Mid level Quantity Surveyor to join their well established and dynamic team. The role will provide commercial expertise to the Project Managers across multiple projects, in addition to working closely with the design team. The candidate should have knowledge of the Construction Industry, ideally within the hard and soft landscape sector, be happy to work as part of a team, be methodical, computer literate and possess a mathematical and practical approach to the role.

The right candidate will have a minimum of two years experience, be ambitious, self-motivated and have strong communication skills. It is an excellent opportunity for someone looking to develop their career and grow with the company.

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Support the Project Managers with quotations; entering quantities and pricing for line items.
  • Interacting with Designers with actions such as budget feasibility, buildability, Bill of Quantities and Value Engineering
  • Researching the cost of items such as materials, transport, labour and equipment
  • Establishing and maintaining relationships with contractors and vendors
  • Getting quotes from suppliers and contractors within a specified time frame
  • Provide Provisional Costings for new leads/enquiries
  • Conduct an analysis for each project comparing initial quotes/pc sums to finished costs for the PM team to learn from any pitfalls
  • Contribute to creating a pricing document for ease of quotations
  • Resourcing and procurement of materials and developing relationships with suppliers and manufacturers
  • Work to deadlines and prioritise efficiently
  • Attend site visits

Main tasks

  • Preparation and updating of standard cost databases and profiles
  • In accordance with the Project Managers and Designers assisting in the preparation of:

- take-offs
- supply chain procurement
- producing, collating, and analysing enquiries to/from subcontractors
- effective change control during the pre- and post-contract stages
- financial reviews, cost value reports and cash flow forecasts for internal and client purposes
- bill of quantity/activity schedule for payment purposes
- interim valuations

  • Ensuring deadlines are actively managed and progress is reported to managers as required
  • Ensuring standard documentation is used when presenting any external information
  • Producing and sending enquiries to subcontractors inviting them to tender and engagement with supply chain


Skills and Experience
Essential:

  • 2 years experience within the landscaping, construction industry
  • High level of organisation and efficient time management
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Accuracy with numeracy
  • Confident IT skills and use of all Microsoft Packages; particularly Excel
  • Ability to multi-task and flexibility to re-prioritise
  • Customer handling and negotiation skills
  • Team player with ability to work independently
  • Degree-qualified in construction-related subject, or equivalent with appropriate industry experience and knowledge
  • Experience supporting a QS function
  • Good time management,¬†ability to prioritise and multi-task; punctuality; working efficiently and with a good idea of how long each task takes to complete
  • Good commercial awareness and understanding of the construction process
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong organisation skills
  • Problem solver - ability to identify and resolve issues with speed
  • Relationship-building - effective stakeholder management, both internally and external to the organisation

Desirable:

  • Experience reading and understanding design packages and translating them into quotations/ provisional costs.


Reward:

  • Excellent salary depending on experience
  • Ongoing training and development
  • 25 days paid holiday + bank holidays
  • Day off on Birthday
  • Discretionary annual bonus
  • To work on exciting projects with innovative professionals within a successful, opportunity giving company

 

Please quote 46748 when speaking with one of our consultants.

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Once again, I would like to extend my thanks to you for being so efficient and focused on my behalf. You have impressed me and have been extremely professional about matching me well with potential opportunities. Should I require staff in my new role... I will be sure to use you.

Simon (Contracts Manager)

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