Quantity Surveyor

Job Category: Technical & Professional
Reference N/A
Service Cambridgeshire County Council
Contract Type Temporary
Duration Initial 3 month placement
Location Cambridgeshire
Job Type Full-time
Start Date Immediate start
Hours per week 40
Rate £30.00 per hour, depending on experience

About the job

This temporary role is required to manage costs relating to building projects, from the initial calculations to the final figures.

The primary objective will be to seek to minimise the costs of a project and enhance value for money, while still achieving the required standards and quality. This includes ensuring statutory building regulations are met. They will be involved in a project from the start, preparing estimates and costs of the work. When the project is in progress, they will keep track of any variations to the contract that may affect costs for both term and ad hoc procurement.

There will be an element of travelling between sites across Cambridgeshire.

  • Assist in establishing a client’s requirements and undertake feasibility studies.
  • Prepare tender and contract documents, including bills of quantities, prepare and analyse costings for tenders.
  • Undertake cost analysis.
  • Identify, analyse and develop responses to risks, value management and cost control.
  • Maintain awareness of the different building contracts in use; provide post-occupancy advice, facilities management services, advice on the maintenance costs and life-cycle costing.

All projects will be in County Council Office premises in Cambridgeshire. You will attend project meetings and manage project costs, including variations and stage payments and keep accurate up to date records on our IT system.

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