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Quantity Surveyor / Senior Quantity Surveyor - Cambridge

Hybrid Working - Competitive Salary

Full Time

Henry Riley is a privately owned international property and construction consultancy, who, for the last 130 years have been industry leaders in cost management, project management, health & safety, and digital services.

Due to continued growth, we have an exciting opportunity for a Quantity Surveyor or Senior Quantity Surveyor to join our Cambridge office. We are looking for a qualified QS who has experience of carrying out pre and post contract duties for a similar construction consultancy and can make a positive impact within our business.

In return, we can offer an enviable variety of projects across all sectors of the built environment, largely based within Cambridge and the immediate surrounding areas. We have a long and established presence in the Cambridge market as well as a strong reputation which results in us regularly working with highly reputable clients in this region.

We can also provide you with access to our industry leading APC programme which will give you dedicated and structured support towards becoming chartered with the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

Key tasks and responsibilities of the Quantity Surveyor role include:

  • Working as part of a close team of surveyors and project managers reporting into the Director whilst providing a cost consulting role the client
  • Ensure the client achieves their stated objectives through close teamwork, proactive cost control and the provision of contractual advice
  • Attend and/or chair meetings with client
  • Prepare financial reports
  • Monitor the communication of a project status
  • Preparing full tender documentation for multiple projects
  • Provide advice on contractors, specialists, procurement routes, cost and programme solutions
  • Provide advice on suitability and preparation of contract documents
  • Prepare management reports
  • Monitor performance milestones and deliverables
  • Administer cost/variation procedures
  • Carry out full post contract surveying duties including establishing the effect of variations, settlement of accounts and disputes
  • Provide day-to-day cost management of projects from estimate preparation through to final account settlements
  • Provide mentorship and advice to junior members of staff within the office

Desired qualifications and experience:

  • A relevant degree or masters qualification in quantity surveyor or similar equivalent subject
  • Prior experience of working in a consultancy side quantity surveying/cost consulting role carrying out pre and post contract duties
  • Experience of using CostX software would be highly advantageous, but is not essential for the ideal candidate
  • Experience of working on projects in the built environment is desired – i.e. residential, education, healthcare etc.
  • Familiar with common forms of contract such as JCT and NEC
  • Demonstrable experience of carrying out tendering and procurement processes
  • Familiar with working on multiple projects concurrently
  • Strong client facing skills

Company Overview:

Investors in People accredited since 1998, Henry Riley is a privately owned international property and construction consultancy, who, for the last 130 years have been industry leaders in cost management, project management, health & safety, and digital services.

Our success isn’t solely down to our ability to be visionary, innovative, and forward thinking, but our people who strive to be ambitious, creative, progressive and aspire to make a difference.

Our Vision is to become a more diverse and sustainable business, so we are delighted to learn from our 2021 Diversity & Inclusion survey our people reported we are a great place to work, scoring above our competitors in opportunities for growth, development, and leadership. This sets us in the spotlight for supporting our people with their growth and development in their careers, excellent work life balance and new hybrid working.

High on our agenda and key to our diversity and inclusion targets, is supporting our people’s mental health and wellbeing. To help us achieve this, we have partnered with Mates in Mind who will be in raising awareness of mental health within our business and the construction industry.

As a business we are working hard to actively reduce our carbon footprint and endeavour to undertake all activities in an environmentally responsible manner. Henry Riley is EcoVadis Gold accredited, putting us in the top 5% of companies for our sustainability management system.

Henry Riley LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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