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Senior QS

Job Type : Contract, Full Time

Salary : £300 – £330/day

Main contractor is looking for an experienced, site-based freelance Senior QS for a multi-million pound new student accommodation scheme in Coventry to replace a direct Senior QS who was working away.

Contractual

Maximise value recovery, by ensuring and demonstrating a full understanding of the contract requirements, and applying that knowledge to determine when and where variations and changes occur.
Understand and administer Forms of Contract to ensure the supply chain are performing in accordance with their obligations, and manage any under performance by administering contractual notices where necessary.
Preparation, submission and agreement of Loss and Expense Claims, to maximise value recovery in light of any changes / variations, and ensure recover of contract costs and prelims losses.
Warranties – ensure wording is correct and satisfactory, ensure timely engrossment of Warranties to prevent any withholding of monies by the Client by the non-completion of agreements.
Bonds / Parent Company Guarantees. Liaise with the Client on the negotiation of PCG's and Bonds, in co-operation with the MQS, to ensure timely agreement of documentation to ensure that the contract administration is in place so that the project can progress.
Understand Insurance Requirements and administration. Ensure that appointed sub-contractors have the necessary insurances in place, that comply with the main contract requirements, and that insurances are valid and current.
Understanding of Programme Logistics and have an appreciation of outputs to ensure that prospective sub-contracts have the correct resource requirements to meet programmes. Recognise poor performers from the supply chain, who are not complying with the programme. Issue notices accordingly for non-compliance with programme requirements, in conjunction with MQS.Financial

Identify, price and agree Variations in a timeous manner, to avoid any future cost disputes with Client and supply chain.
Attend and provide valuable input into weekly Implications Meetings. Table any pertinent commercial issues, record commercial actions and ensure that they are closed out before the next implication meeting.
Ensure a Changes Schedule is in place and up to date, ensure it is tracked with the relevant instruction number and is on Union Square as a live document.
Preparation, submission and agreement of Interim Valuations and Final Accounts with the Client Agent. Maximise value to ensure a healthy and positive cash-flow.
Keeping Client / Clients QS updated with regard to Final Account estimation, by keeping all variations updated and accounted for in the valuation.
Ensure timely cash collection and payment by the Client to ensure positive cash flow. Ensure any late payment is chased on a regular basis, and record any such late payments in monthly Client meetings, and advise the finance department.
Internal Cost Reporting, Preparation of CV's and Forecasts. Cost reports to be updated on a daily basis with any variations / non-recoverable and the likes to ensure that a live cost report document is available at all times. Review costs incurred on a regular basis to ensure any disputable costs are dealt with when they incur, avoid late reconciliation of costs where information and knowledge could be lost.
Checking, agreement and Certification of Subcontractor Interim Valuations and Final Accounts, challenge all variations, and ensure the works payable have been installed correctly and to the agreed quality, with applicable sign off sheets in place. (Understand the applicable quality requirements – British Standards / NHBC and the likes).
Ensure that payment notices are submitted on time to sub-contractors to protect the business against potential claims from sub-contractors, and ensure they are provided with an accurate and detailed valuation of their works.
Ensure Monthly Cost Files are reviewed with appropriate actions noted and undertaken, interrogate any spurious costs with accounts and request further information when required to ensure that costs are correct and legitimate.Administration / IT

Read all correspondence and action, make relevant records appropriately.
Effective archiving upon completion of the Contract, to ensure that all documentation can be made available in the future should that be necessary.
Become fully conversant with the companies IT systems, including Union Square (USQ) document control system. Ensure that all administration is communicated and recorded through USQ, so that information is accurate and up to date and is duly available to all who need to access it.
Ensure monthly completion of the Commercial Must Haves (CMH's), to provide the senior commercial team with an accurate record of which relevant actions have been administered during the month.Personal Attributes & Skills.

Become a key player in the delivery of the project and develop a close working relationship with the site team. Assist with the development of any assistant (or trainee/Junior) members of staff. Provide valued commercial support to the operational team, working integrally towards the common goals on the Project. Embrace positive changes within the business to improve efficiency and productivity, and provide commercial support with regards to problem solving.

Ensure accurate reporting and have an honest and open approach regarding feedback on all news, both positive and negative. Develop a wider role within the business especially with other members of the commercial team, and promote and share good working practices and procedures to improve the workings of the commercial department 

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