Quantity Surveyor

We are currently looking for an enthusiastic and proactive quantity surveyor with a minimum of 3 years working experience within a professional consultancy environment.

Job Specification

Title: Quantity Surveyor
Location: Sidcup
Team: Quantity Surveying / Building Surveying


Job Content

  • To support more senior staff and take the lead where appropriate to provide the full range of Quantity Surveying services, both pre and post contract, including: budget estimates, cost plans, measurement, valuing works on site, cost reports and agreeing Final Accounts.
  • To assist and deliver the following accountabilities and responsibilities:
    • Ensure project work meets all relevant technical and professional standards on a consistent basis.
    • Deliver work to meet/exceed Clients’ expectations in terms of brief, service innovation, overall quality of work, value for money and delivery to planned timescales.
    • Achieve a continuous improvement in the technical quality and innovation of the work produced.
    • Ensure that work is performed in compliance with relevant Health and Safety Legislation.
    • Promotion of the client pledge with customers to ensure timely payment of invoices.
    • Ensure that the Business Management System and the Quality Management system is followed so that professional Project Management and Quality Assurance plans and processes are adopted and used by technical staff.
  • Actively participate in training plans.
  • Contribute to the maximization of the value generated to Frankham by managing all projects to achieve or exceed the gross margin targets.
  • Putting into practice ideas to improve the performance of the team, the Profit Centre, the Division, and the Group.
  • Become fully conversant with Workbench and Workbench Reports.

Key Skills and Abilities

Technical

  • To have sufficient breadth of technical knowledge and experience to be able to assist with and provide effective technical delivery, compliance with the quality assurance of work and to be credible in the eyes of the client and the team.
  • Ensure project work meets all relevant technical and professional standards on a consistent basis.
  • Be able to understand the technical and design requirements of projects and ensure compliance with the relevant technical, health, safety, and environmental standards.
  • To assist and input in the technical nature of the work.
  • To ensure that full understanding of the brief and how agreed services are to be delivered.
  • To be able to play an active role in the delivery of technical work.
  • Develop a full understanding of how to use Workbench ensuring you fully account for the time you log.
  • To be able to use Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point to aid the management and administration of the business and delivery of projects. To be able to apply yourself and learn how to use new software appropriate to your role, such as CATO, CADMeasure and BIMMeasure.
  • Develop an understanding of the Business Management System and the Quality Management System and professional Project Management / Quality Assurance plans and processes.
  • Develop a working knowledge of the Frankham Consultancy Group policies, procedures and working practices.
  • To be able to read and understand various Forms of Contract including JCT and NEC.

Management

  • To actively contribute and co-operate with the management team.
  • Prioritise workload in order to ensure satisfactory completion of all tasks to agreed timescales.
  • Provide sufficient information and feedback in order for the line manager to co-ordinate and manage resource commitments.
  • Liaise with the project team under the direction of your line manager and be able to liaise with client in line manager’s absence.
  • Take responsibility for significant portions of technical tasks. Opportunity will be afforded to run projects under the directions of their line manager.

Leadership

  • To assist in developing and maintaining relationships with key customers and influencers to promote the Frankham brand and support growth ambitions.
  • To assist in developing collaborative relationships with other team leaders in the business to deliver our entire portfolio of projects.
  • To have appropriate interpersonal, motivational, numerical, analytical, self-organisation, planning, and control skills to contribute fully to successful technical delivery.

Planning

  • Participate at regular team meetings and help co-ordinate resources.
  • Assist in the development of content for PQQs, Fee Bids, Case Studies, and other marketing material to ensure new pipeline work is continually secured.

Key Qualities and Behaviours

  • Be enthusiastic, pro–active, flexible, and adaptive in the pursuit of achieving the planned team goals / targets and agreed changes in requirements.
  • Collaborate fully with other staff.
  • Develop the ability to put cases across with impact and conviction whilst presenting facts clearly and logically.
  • Respond positively to constructive feedback and engage / act on feedback as appropriate.
  • Maximize your own potential at all times.
  • With support, develop a strong sense of confidence in handling difficult situations and problem solving to achieve positive results.
  • Display persistence, determination, and energy in identifying and overcoming obstacles.
  • Develop a full understanding of business activities/relationships and across the Market Sectors help promote the Company brand and views.
  • Actively pursue, with support, full membership of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors at the earliest opportunity.
  • Confident and professional communication with both external and internal customers.
  • Effective working relationship with all levels and disciplines both within the Business and wider Group.

Qualifications and Training

  • Professional qualification
  • Graduate qualification in Quantity Surveying
  • 3 years working experience within a professional consultancy environment

How to apply

To apply, please forward your CV together with salary requirement and availability to pat.saville@frankham.com.