Quantity Surveyor

Job Purpose

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Quantity Surveyor to join our Commercial team based in our Head Office in Kirkcaldy. The successful candidate will provide assistance to the Commercial Manager to meet departmental objectives.


Key responsibilities

  • Review tender documentation, providing recommendations to Estimating Dept / Managerial team prior to submission.
  • Attend appropriate pre-order meetings.
  • Review and negotiate sub contract terms and conditions to allow agreements to be reached in line with Group Commercial Policy.
  • Submit timeous interim valuations in line with agreed contract terms.
  • Negotiate and obtain best value with placement of sub contract orders.
  • Validate and approve sub contractor interim applications and final submissions.
  • Monitor costs through the lifespan of projects, highlighting variances (+ or -) immediately for management attention.
  • Assist Project Managers in collation of information for Project Contract Reviews. Attendance will also be required.
  • Prepare, submit and negotiate Final Accounts including claims in respect of loss and expense, delay and disruption and extensions of time.
  • Assist in collation of monthly cash forecasts as required.
  • Form sound views of likely projected outcomes as required.
  • Provide assistance to Project Managers with regards to contractual matters and interpretation.
  • Assist in the collection of Retentions.
  • Provide assistance to all members of the Commercial Department and cross functional support.
  • Ensure all aspects of role complies to Business Processes.


Competencies and Experience

  • Ideally have a relevant qualification in Quantity Surveying.
  • Commercially driven with an ability to minimise risk and maximise opportunity.
  • Attention to detail is critical.
  • Sound negotiation skills.
  • Numerate.
  • Good communication and organisational skills.
  • Ability to prioritise and work with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work well as part of a multi disciplinary team within a Project environment.


To apply for this role sent your CV to recruitment@havelock-intl.com quoting the reference: QS/March 2019

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