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Quantity Surveyor – Regeneration, Coventry

Job Title: Quantity Surveyor
Department: Regeneration
Location: Coventry
Contract: Permanent
Salary: £comp
Application Deadline: 15/01/2021
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J Tomlinson is an established, privately-owned company with a substantial heritage and wealth of experience in delivering integrated building solutions tailored to public and private sector clients. Our extensive portfolio of services includes the provision of Construction, Refurbishment, Repairs and Maintenance, Engineering Services, Regeneration Programmes, Energy Efficiency and Renewables, and Facilities Management. We offer a totally integrated building solution.

Due to increasing works within our Regeneration Department we are looking to recruit a Quantity Surveyor in the Coventry area.

This will be a permanent and full time position at 40 hours per week 8am – 5.00pm Monday to Friday


Job Description

To minimise commercial risk by ensuring correct contract administration, project financial reporting, and the financial management of projects.

Specific Responsibilities

·         Administer and enforce business commercial procedures;

·         Produce monthly contract cost value reports;

·         Production and negotiation of monthly and final applications for payment;

·         Placing and subsequent financial management of sub-contract agreements;

·         Provide assistance, guidance and support to the operational teams in the areas of:   Contract Compliance, The financial impact of decisions; Value maximisation/cost saving techniques; Procurement strategy

·         Ensure that works’ contractual risks are: (a) highlighted prior to signing, and (b) communicated effectively to both senior managers and the project team;

·         Ensure all contractual notifications and procedures are correctly in place and adhered to by the project team;

·         Accurately monitor, forecast and report project cost and value;

·         Ensure all contractual notifications are correctly in place;

·         Assist senior managers in the production of the monthly management accounts;

·         Ensure additional works are notified, measured and valued in line with contractual, industry and business requirements;

·         Assessment and payment of sub-contract valuations and invoices in line with contractual, industry and business requirements (including the issuing of notifications);

·         Maximise works profitability;

·         Minimise commercial risks.


·         Communication – To communicate clearly and effectively with a diverse range of people; tailoring style to suit the audience and promote free flowing communication.

·         Team Work – Working effectively with others, as a team leader or team member, encouraging team work and supporting others.

·         Results Orientation – Demonstrating a commitment to achieve results against required standards.

·         Planning & Organising – Ability to think ahead, plan, prioritise and schedule activities, along with monitoring and controlling outcomes.

·         Problem Solving – The ability to identify issues, obstacles and opportunities. The individual must also develop and implement effective solutions.

·         Managing Change – Seeking ways to bring about improvements in the way that work is done. The individual must also accept new, innovative ways of doing tasks.

·         Coaching & Development – Facilitating learning and development to improve performance, skills and behaviours.

·         Impact & Influencing – The ability to persuade or influence others without coercion or force.

·         Strategic Thinking – The ability to envisage and progress towards long term objectives.

·         Decision Making – The ability to analyse, define and justify options, and propose appropriate decisions.

·         Commercial & Business Knowledge – The ability to interpret and understand business needs at individual, departmental, organisational or sector level.

Person Specification – Desired/Essential Criteria (D/E)

·         HND/HNC or BSc in Quantity Surveying (E)

·         At least 5 years’ experience within the construction industry (D)

·         Full UK driving licence (E)

·         Experience working on Social Housing Schemes (D)

·         Experience working on Low Value / High Volume Schemes (D) 

Context of the Role (eg single / multiple clients or sites, considerable travel, unsociable hours)

·          Multiple work streams across the North on numerous sites – with office based in Wigan

·          Potential for multiple clients

·          Travel required throughout the North Region to visit clients, schemes and subcontractors mixed with flexible working from the Wigan Office and at home (all depending on the needs of the client & the team)

Measures of Success (How will proficiency in the job be measured?)

·         All schemes delivered on time and to budget

·         Good working relationship with clients, subcontractors & internal team

What We Offer

In return we offer a competitive salary that will be dependent upon your experiences and qualifications as a Quantity Surveyor.

You will be given the option of a company car or car allowance, including company laptop and phone. We also offer attractive benefits that include pension, life assurance and a comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme.

Apply for this Job

If you wish to apply for this position please ensure you fit the criteria above. Please send a CV and covering letter stating why you would be an excellent candidate for the role using the form below.

Due to a high volume of applications we receive we regret that we cannot respond to everyone and may only contact you if your application is successful.

J Tomlinson is proud to be recognised as a Disability Confident Committed employer. We are an equal opportunities employer and positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

We are building on our support to the Armed Forces community through the development of specific pathways within our recruitment process to support ex-forces personnel and reservists, those applying for jobs with us who meet the ideal candidate criteria for the role advertised are guaranteed to progress to the selection process.