Quantity Surveyor

Edinburgh

Full-time, permanent

 

Downing has been operating for 30 years, across three successful divisions: mixed use development, property management, and construction and an award winning, leading provider of innovative, high quality student accommodation across the UK and Scotland.

 

We are looking for an experienced Quantity Surveyor to join our multi-million-pound Edinburgh development as the company continues its rapid period of expansion. The new development is set to include 323 student bedrooms, 95 private residential properties, and community spaces.

 

The successful candidate will work with our in-house Construction team to focus on Cost Reporting, Risk Management, Sub-contract Accounts, Client Accounts, Estimations, and providing general support to the team.

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Attend regular design meeting with the consultants as appropriate. Influence the design process and ensure that cost and ease of construction are always taken in to account in the design process
  • Manage the construction cost of the project within the approved cost plan
  • Prepare and submit regular reports comparing actual estimates against the cost appraisal
  • Identify areas of risk and uncertainty and review levels of contingency allowance
  • Attend regular design meeting with the consultants as appropriate. Influence the design process and ensure that cost and ease of construction are always taken in to account in the design process
  • In conjunction with the site team, and with reference to the Construction Programme, prepare a Procurement Schedule to identify dates/periods that specific drawings/information will be required from the design team to allow tendering of works packages
  • Prepare list of suitable Sub-Contractors for each work package
  • Prepare detailed Sub-Contract tender packages and ensure that all relevant contractual documentation is included
  • Interrogate all tender returns and check if they are compliant with the tender documentation and are fully inclusive, negotiate with Sub-Contractors to get best price
  • Prior to letting any package ensure that a Sub-Contract pre-selection meeting has taken place and the relevant members of the site team (including consultants) have attended
  • Aim to achieve the settlement of all Sub-Contractor final accounts within 3 months of practical completion. Provide and update a report on the status of final account negotiations
  • Regularly liaise with site teams to ensure accuracy across all areas throughout project

 

Key Requirements:

  • Holds the relevant qualifications e.g., degree qualification in Quantity Surveying, ONC and HNC level.
  • Experienced across both commercial and residential builds
  • Working knowledge of the construction industry, commercial and procurement processes and procedures
  • Excellent report-writing skills
  • To have strong people skills
  • To be able to work as part of a team
  • Good communication and delegation skills

 

Benefits:

  • 25 days annual leave
  • Life assurance cover
  • Pension contribution
  • Further benefits negotiable
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