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Quantity Surveyor

£35K - £45K / Year



Optima Site Solutions currently requires a Quantity Surveyor based in Oldbury.

The ideal candidate will have a complete understanding of all Quantity Surveying duties including pricing of variations, interim valuations and valuing sub-contractor accounts. Previous knowledge of "Maintenance and repairs" would be advantageous

Key Responsibilities / Task

  • Plan, manage and monitor commercial activities to meet the project objectives. Ensure that these activities are carried out in a way that reflects "best practice"
  • To ensure project profit objectives and targets are met, cash and margins are managed to maximise performance, all in a manner consistent with the group process.
  • Review and submit all applications for payments
  • Cleanse all incorrect SOR data
  • Review all void specifications and advise on correct SOR code usage
  • Review and approve of all contra charges and cost transfers
  • Monitoring of material spend and plant hire
  • Extract the best value for money from Subcontractors and suppliers
  • Working with the delivery team to review variations submitted by Subcontractors for further works ensuring where necessary variations are approved by the clients
  • Monitor the admin systems to ensure all chargeable works are identified
  • Maximise the potential of the schedule of rate codes across all work streams to ensure that subcontractors are paid the correct amounts and the client is billed accurately
  • Identify process improvement opportunities in all areas of the repair and maintenance business
  • Strict adherence and implementation of the group health, safety and environment procedures, HR policies and procedures and any other statutory regulations
  • Ensure all client expectations are achieved

Key Knowledge

  • Social housing background
  • NHF Schedule of rate codes
  • JCT, NEC and NHF contract terms
  • Price per property contact models

Key Skills

  • Use of NHS Schedule of rates
  • Business analysis and reporting

Other Key Information

  • Flexible to work additional hours when needed
  • Flexible with travel
  • Qualified to BSC Honours