Project Surveyor

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Job ID:

1020197

Location:

Buckinghamshire 

Category:

Construction

Salary:

45000 - 60000 per year
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Job Views:

1624

Posted:

27.01.2016
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Job Description:

AIM OF ROLE:
The incumbent will be working as part of the acquisitions team the purpose of the role is to manage the procurement and build of development/refurbishment opportunities on the existing property portfolio and on new acquisitions, on a wide variety of property assets including retail, industrial, offices, residential and leisure properties. Under the direction of the Development Manager to ensure contracts are placed with contractors at prices which give the best possible value for money and subject to the company’s agreed terms and conditions, with contracts placed on time to avoid delays and to ensure payments are made when due.
 
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Liaising with the Acquisitions Director and the Development Manager in assessing new and existing investment opportunities and producing viability costs to undertake any construction work required in the most finically economic way.
  • Preparing a detailed scope of works and identifying practical building solutions where new or existing property assets are to be redeveloped/refurbished.
  • To manage dilapidations schedules and works on the existing property portfolio.
  • Preparing detailed project specifications and preparation and timely issue of comprehensive tender enquiry documentation.
  • Reviewing tender estimates, budgets and preparing a detailed tender analysis for internal review and approval.
  • Negotiating and appointing building contractors and preparing the comprehensive contract documentation.
  • Managing the building contractors through the construction phase process.
  • Valuing work and raising payments to contractors and suppliers in accordance with agreed contract terms and conditions.
  • Negotiating and agreeing/disputing any variation claims as work progresses.
  • Snagging and de-snagging the construction works prior to issuing a practical completion certificate.
  • Oversee Health and Safety pre and post contract with main contractor.
  • Negotiating and agreeing final accounts with the appointed building contractor in accordance with the timescales defined within the contract.
  • Maintain high quality standards in all aspects of delivery.
  • Work to challenging delivery programs.
  • Cost and manage land clearance works/contracts as required.
  • Assist with the preparation of building budgets when requested.
  • Prepare and submit for approval a proposed sub-contractor tender list.
  • Obtain a minimum of four competitive prices per trade for contract work. Analysing prices when returned ensuring they are on a “like for like” basis, establishing the best value for money quotation.
  • Produce a detailed project specific scope of works and qualification notes to accompany the enquiry documentation.
  • Present and submit to the Development Manager/Acquisitions Director a completed sub-contract/contractor order approval form.
  • Place contracts within approved budget values in accordance with agreed terms and conditions.
  • Ensure sub-contractors are in possession of a current UTR status and the necessary insurances required under the contract and breakdown of labour / materials and plant, to accurately assess the tax liability.
  • Value and process stage payments to contractors when due.
  • Raise the relevant paperwork and process the deduction of contra charges from contractors’ payments at the appropriate date.
  • Process the deduction of liquidated and ascertained damages where appropriate.
  • Process payment of retention monies when due.
  • Keep up to date with work requirements.
  • Attend company / project meetings as necessary.
  • Adhere to departmental and group policies, procedures and guidelines.
  • Issue sub-contractors with “Payless notices” to comply with timescales outlined within the Housing Grants, Construction & Regeneration Act 1996 where necessary.
  • Produce full “Cost” liabilities report for each project. This is to include services, materials, sub-contract and prelim costs. These liability reports are to be produced on a bi-monthly basis in accordance with timescales set out by the Development Manager.
  • Assist control resolution of any building legal matters involving sub-contractors/main contractors in conjunction with the Development Manager.
  • Provide cost advice for estates management and sales departments regarding variations/additional items for tenants/purchasers.
  • Liaise with Technical Manager to obtain information required for pricing / contractual purposes.
  • Conduct himself / herself in a manner which will not jeopardise or adversely affect the company’s operation.
 
Only when agreed with the Development Manager and Acquisitions Director:
  1. Revise building programme dates.
  2. Alter specifications in contracts.
  3. Place contracts at sums in excess of the budget value.
  4. Withdraw or reduce the value of contra charges.
  5. Waive the deduction of liquidated and ascertained damages from contracts.
  6. Alter the company’s standard terms and conditions.
  7. Produce and issue seven day letters to contractors who are not complying with their contractual obligations.
  8. Terminate contractor’s contract in accordance with contract terms and conditions. 

Job Requirements:

SKILLS REQUIRED:
  • Previous residential and/or commercial property experience
  • Minimum 5 years quantity surveying experience
  • Excellent at cost control and good with numbers.
  • Organised, methodical, analytical and commercial approach to work.
  • A good working knowledge of JCT contract documentation or similar.
  • IT literate including knowledge of Excel and Word
  • Good communication skills both verbal and written
  • Committed and reliable – must enjoy a challenge
  • Flexible approach to work and have the ability to prioritise changing tasks.
  • A good eye for detail.
  • Works well under pressure
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Ability to work independently and consistently deliver completed projects within agreed timescales and on budget.
 
Agency:UCA Consulting
Contact Name:Richard Lalchan
Contact Email:richard@recruiting.uk.com
Telephone:0208 429 5297
Industry:Construction
Job Type:Permanent
Location:South Buckinghamshire
Salary:£45k - £60k depending on experience
Company Info
UCA Consulting Talbot House Business Centre, 204-226 Imperial Drive Harrow Greater London
London, Middlesex, United Kingdom

Phone: 020 8429 5138
Web Site: http://www.ucaconsulting.co.uk

Company Profile




Company Info


UCA Consulting
Talbot House Business Centre, 204-226 Imperial Drive Harrow Greater London
London, Middlesex, United Kingdom
Phone: 020 8429 5138
Web Site: http://www.ucaconsulting.co.uk

Project Surveyor

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Job ID:

1020197

Location:

Buckinghamshire 

Category:

Construction

Salary:

45000 - 60000 per year
col-narrow-right   

Job Views:

1624

Posted:

27.01.2016
col-wide   

Job Description:

AIM OF ROLE:
The incumbent will be working as part of the acquisitions team the purpose of the role is to manage the procurement and build of development/refurbishment opportunities on the existing property portfolio and on new acquisitions, on a wide variety of property assets including retail, industrial, offices, residential and leisure properties. Under the direction of the Development Manager to ensure contracts are placed with contractors at prices which give the best possible value for money and subject to the company’s agreed terms and conditions, with contracts placed on time to avoid delays and to ensure payments are made when due.
 
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Liaising with the Acquisitions Director and the Development Manager in assessing new and existing investment opportunities and producing viability costs to undertake any construction work required in the most finically economic way.
  • Preparing a detailed scope of works and identifying practical building solutions where new or existing property assets are to be redeveloped/refurbished.
  • To manage dilapidations schedules and works on the existing property portfolio.
  • Preparing detailed project specifications and preparation and timely issue of comprehensive tender enquiry documentation.
  • Reviewing tender estimates, budgets and preparing a detailed tender analysis for internal review and approval.
  • Negotiating and appointing building contractors and preparing the comprehensive contract documentation.
  • Managing the building contractors through the construction phase process.
  • Valuing work and raising payments to contractors and suppliers in accordance with agreed contract terms and conditions.
  • Negotiating and agreeing/disputing any variation claims as work progresses.
  • Snagging and de-snagging the construction works prior to issuing a practical completion certificate.
  • Oversee Health and Safety pre and post contract with main contractor.
  • Negotiating and agreeing final accounts with the appointed building contractor in accordance with the timescales defined within the contract.
  • Maintain high quality standards in all aspects of delivery.
  • Work to challenging delivery programs.
  • Cost and manage land clearance works/contracts as required.
  • Assist with the preparation of building budgets when requested.
  • Prepare and submit for approval a proposed sub-contractor tender list.
  • Obtain a minimum of four competitive prices per trade for contract work. Analysing prices when returned ensuring they are on a “like for like” basis, establishing the best value for money quotation.
  • Produce a detailed project specific scope of works and qualification notes to accompany the enquiry documentation.
  • Present and submit to the Development Manager/Acquisitions Director a completed sub-contract/contractor order approval form.
  • Place contracts within approved budget values in accordance with agreed terms and conditions.
  • Ensure sub-contractors are in possession of a current UTR status and the necessary insurances required under the contract and breakdown of labour / materials and plant, to accurately assess the tax liability.
  • Value and process stage payments to contractors when due.
  • Raise the relevant paperwork and process the deduction of contra charges from contractors’ payments at the appropriate date.
  • Process the deduction of liquidated and ascertained damages where appropriate.
  • Process payment of retention monies when due.
  • Keep up to date with work requirements.
  • Attend company / project meetings as necessary.
  • Adhere to departmental and group policies, procedures and guidelines.
  • Issue sub-contractors with “Payless notices” to comply with timescales outlined within the Housing Grants, Construction & Regeneration Act 1996 where necessary.
  • Produce full “Cost” liabilities report for each project. This is to include services, materials, sub-contract and prelim costs. These liability reports are to be produced on a bi-monthly basis in accordance with timescales set out by the Development Manager.
  • Assist control resolution of any building legal matters involving sub-contractors/main contractors in conjunction with the Development Manager.
  • Provide cost advice for estates management and sales departments regarding variations/additional items for tenants/purchasers.
  • Liaise with Technical Manager to obtain information required for pricing / contractual purposes.
  • Conduct himself / herself in a manner which will not jeopardise or adversely affect the company’s operation.
 
Only when agreed with the Development Manager and Acquisitions Director:
  1. Revise building programme dates.
  2. Alter specifications in contracts.
  3. Place contracts at sums in excess of the budget value.
  4. Withdraw or reduce the value of contra charges.
  5. Waive the deduction of liquidated and ascertained damages from contracts.
  6. Alter the company’s standard terms and conditions.
  7. Produce and issue seven day letters to contractors who are not complying with their contractual obligations.
  8. Terminate contractor’s contract in accordance with contract terms and conditions. 

Job Requirements:

SKILLS REQUIRED:
  • Previous residential and/or commercial property experience
  • Minimum 5 years quantity surveying experience
  • Excellent at cost control and good with numbers.
  • Organised, methodical, analytical and commercial approach to work.
  • A good working knowledge of JCT contract documentation or similar.
  • IT literate including knowledge of Excel and Word
  • Good communication skills both verbal and written
  • Committed and reliable – must enjoy a challenge
  • Flexible approach to work and have the ability to prioritise changing tasks.
  • A good eye for detail.
  • Works well under pressure
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Ability to work independently and consistently deliver completed projects within agreed timescales and on budget.
 
Agency:UCA Consulting
Contact Name:Richard Lalchan
Contact Email:richard@recruiting.uk.com
Telephone:0208 429 5297
Industry:Construction
Job Type:Permanent
Location:South Buckinghamshire
Salary:£45k - £60k depending on experience