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Senior Quantity Surveyor – Birmingham or Leicester

Hybrid Working - Competitive Salary

Full Time

Henry Riley are a leading, global, construction and property consultancy. We have an exciting opportunity available for a Senior Quantity Surveyor to join our growing team within the Midlands region.

Our Midlands region continues to experience significant growth as we pick up new clients and projects in the residential, retail, industrial and leisure sectors. In addition to this, we have recently launched our new and pioneering Carbon Advisory Service which is being manged from the Midlands and we have ambitions to establish ourselves as the premier embodied carbon consultancy in the UK.

We therefore feel strongly that we can provide candidates with a unique and exciting workload in the Senior Quantity Surveying role. This will consist of a variety of projects across multiple sectors and service offerings including traditional cost management, acting in the employer’s agent role, providing fund monitoring services and offering strategic carbon advisory services to our clients.

We are looking for an experienced Quantity Surveyor who is chartered with the RICS or likely to sit their APC assessment within the near future.

As such, you will also be expected to have a proven track-record in client facing roles and the ability to commercially manage multiple complex projects concurrently whilst performing a full range of pre and post contract duties.

We allow hybrid working as standard practice to all our employees and we have offices in Leicester and Birmingham in the Midlands region. We are happy for the successful candidate to be assigned to either office to suit your convenience.

Key tasks and responsibilities of the Senior Quantity Surveyor role include:

  • Working as part of a team of Quantity Surveyors and Project Managers reporting into the Technical Director whilst providing a cost consulting role the client.
  • Ensure that our clients achieve 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.
  • Prepare full tender documentation .
  • 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.
  • Management and mentorship of junior Quantity Surveyors within the team.

Desired qualifications and experience:

  • A relevant degree or masters qualification in quantity surveyor or similar equivalent subject
  • Full membership to the RICS or similarly reputable professional body is desired. However, we are pleased to receive applications from candidates who have made significant progress towards their RICS membership. Full support can be provided to candidates needing to complete their RICS application.
  • Prior experience of working in a Quantity Surveying role for a similar consultancy carrying out full pre and post contract duties.
  • Experience of working on large scale, complex projects within the built environment is desired.
  • Strong client facing and stakeholder engagement skills are essential and demonstrable experience of acting in the lead role to the client, providing traditional cost management services.
  • Prior experience of working in the Employers Agent role would be advantageous but may not be essential.
  • Familiar with common forms of contract such as JCT and NEC.
  • Demonstrable experience of carrying out tendering and procurement processes.
  • The ability to work closely with junior members of staff and provide mentorship.

About Henry Riley:

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. We are very proud to have achieved CarbonNeutral® company certification, in accordance with The CarbonNeutral Protocol, the leading global framework for carbon neutrality.

Henry Riley is an Equal Opportunity Employer

We welcome applications from candidates who are interested in working with us but are not able to commit to a full-time role and/or would require forms of flexible working. Additionally, we provide hybrid working as standard practice.

We would like you to perform at your best at every stage of our recruitment process. Please contact us if you require any adjustments that would support you throughout your application.


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