senior quantity surveyor in ashford

27 July 2017
jessica armstrong, randstad cpe
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ashford, south east
construction & property
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Civil Engineering
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jessica armstrong, randstad cpe
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job description

Main focus:

To assist within cost management team within the Civil Engineering business through effective management whilst increasing active business development into new and existing market sectors coupled with servicing existing clients to take advantage of profitable opportunities within the operating area.

* To ensure all existing and new projects are completed to budget, programme and specification with an emphasis upon service delivery.

* Working closely with the Chairman in developing and steering marketing in order to develop a profitable and consistent level of business.

* Consolidating and servicing existing clients but also introducing the company into new revenue streams.

* Working with the estimating and pre-contract team to control the build up and timely submission of client tenders.

* Assisting the commercial team to ensure effective cash flow management.

* Co-ordinate and add value at bid stage of new schemes.

* Develop the delivery process to ensure timely effective completion and handover of schemes.

* To further develop and enhance the supply chain and sub-contractor partnering process.

* To ensure all existing standards and quality systems are maintained and improved upon as and when necessary.

* To ensure a high level of teamwork and cohesion between staff.

* To effectively manage overall risk to the business, ensure best practice and protect the interests of the company.

* To liaise with Senior Managers within the company with regard to operating policy and opportunities for work.

* Report back to management and the Chairman on ongoing issues keeping him informed of any potential problems that could affect the business.

* Continue to develop and Improve on site cost controls.

Core Skill Set

* To have experience of a variety of groundwork's and infrastructure projects carried out under a number of different forms of contract including; JCT, NEC GC Works etc.

* To have had first hand experience of project management and therefore able to demonstrate a tenacious approach to getting the job done.

* Must possess an excellent understanding of the contracting process as well as the ability to manage and develop the business.

* To have previous experience of working in a client/end user focused Environment

* Able to demonstrate a career of steady progression, climbing through the construction/production ranks in a structured manner with reputable

* Equal levels of experience at both pre and post contract stage.

* Able to demonstrate delivery of a range of profitable contracts from 100K to £2.5m

* Ability to join an existing and established business and lead the operational aspects in a positive manner with enthusiasm and drive.

* Must possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills, being able to relate to people at all levels in an organisation and to establish and maintain respect both professionally and personally.

* Should be robust and resilient, possessing drive, determination and natural enthusiasm as well as being a team player.

* Must have excellent time management skills, being able to effectively prioritise and delegate against deadlines.

* Open to new ideas, not set in their ways, able to think laterally.

* A humanitarian approach to relationships with colleagues, staff, clients and suppliers alike.

* Forceful and persuasive but able to listen and communicate effectively.

Salary Package


Randstad CPE values diversity and promotes equality. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate against any of the protected characteristics that fall under the Equality Act 2010. We encourage and welcome applications from all sections of society and are more than happy to discuss reasonable adjustments and/or additional arrangements as required to support your application.

Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

For the purposes of the Conduct Regulations 2003, when advertising permanent vacancies we are acting as an Employment Agency, and when advertising temporary/contract vacancies we are acting as an Employment Business.


"Quantity Surveyor" OR "Senior Quantity Surveyor" OR "Project Quantity Surveyor"


Preference towards minimum BSc Quantity Surveying or Civil Engineering / RICS / MCIOB / MICE / CEng