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Senior Quantity Surveyor

Job Title: Senior Quantity Surveyor
Department: Care
Location: Worcester
Contract: Permanent
Salary: Competitive
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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. Due to our continued success and on-going commitment to providing a world-class service to our customers, we are looking to recruit a Senior Quantity Surveyor.

Our extensive portfolio of services includes the provision of Care, Commercial Refurbishment, Repairs and Maintenance, Engineering Services, Regeneration Programmes, Energy Efficiency and Renewables, and Facilities Management. We offer a totally integrated building solution.

Job Description

Objectives / Purpose of Role

To carry out the day to day commercial function at a site level on a single or number of projects, with the potential to manage a small commercial team of assistants or administrative staff. The Senior QS must ensure that the Managing QS is kept a informed of any potential issues that could affect project or business performance in a timely manner and should ensure that amongst other things, all client valuations, subcontract payments, procurement and reporting is completed in a timely manner.

Specific Responsibilities

– Ensure the Managing QS is kept informed of any potential issues affecting cost, time or value.

– Assist in the implementation of new and existing commercial control measures.

– Provide any feedback necessary to support bid on current rates and market trends.

– Provide support to Contracts Managers and the wider team on commercial and contractual issues.

– Ensure projects are closed down within 3 months of Practical Completion with both the Subcontractors and the client OR have a clear plan in place to close down as soon as practical. All Subcontract accounts should have a signed final account statement.

– Work towards and be accountable for achieving target margins set by the management team

– Attend all necessary site meetings including, but not limited to, client progress meetings, subcontract pre-order/ pre-start meetings, design meetings and such like.

– Assist in the management and development of any direct staff reports, ensuring workload is covered effectively and to ensure compliance and processes are being followed.

– Promote best practice amongst the project team.

– Ensure that accurate and timely monthly Cost & Value Reports are completed.

– Present commercial reports to the Managing QS prior to any CVR meetings to allow interrogation of the figures to ensure the realistic position is being presented.

– Ensure that commercial and administrative systems, budgets and cost control procedures are completed for each project.

– Maximise cash flow through the control, measurement and valuation of work, and the invoicing of customers and payment of suppliers on time and in accordance with any contract.


– Produce/ compile accurate forecasts/ budget information and produce accurate reports to client, maintaining and improving client relations as well as ensuring full entitlement under the contract is achieved. – Maximise margin through commercial controls on Subcontract accounts, and through recovery via client variations. – Ensure contract commercial deliverables, timescales and objectives are met. – Assess, review and mitigate commercial and contractual risks. – Responsible for ensuring works are valued, including any variation thereto, in accordance with the contract and analysis to determine the project True Value. – Ensure client relationships are managed commercially and highlight any issues that may become an issue to the Managing QS. – Ensure that Subcontracts and Consultant Appointments are robust prior to their issue to the supply chain. – Assist with the provision of information and compiling of contractual letters for any dispute that may arise with Subcontractor, Consultants or Clients. – Carry out and complete procurement with robust sets of tender information, scopes of work and such like to ensure minimal risk to the business is minimised one the subcontract is placed. – Ensure any direct staff reports are proficient in using the company financial systems. – Ensure payment and pay less notices are being issued in accordance with the Subcontract and Construction Act. – Ensure procurement schedules are agreed with the project team and that the project team are all involved in the procurement process, ensuring that procurement is carried out in line with any agreed schedule. – Review and assess any Subcontract claims for loss and expense and ensure no payments are made without the appropriate particulars and substantiation having been provided. Ensure accurate prelim forecasting and challenge the project team where they are not buying in accordance with the agreed forecast to ensure we are getting best value.





· Stakeholder Relations – Be able to meet stakeholder needs, develop strong and trusting relations and be able to plan exchanges for positive outcomes. Proactively manage your relations and know what stakeholders hold strong impact on your operation

· Targets and Deadlines – Be able to manage and delegate tasks effectively alongside managing and meeting contract KPIs and SLAs within your team. Ensure sufficient resource and tools to meet goals and produce in depth analytical reports, forecasts and implement improvement plans · Company Compliance – Understands, monitors and manages teams and subcontractor adherence to all legal and company compliance, policies and procedures. Ensure all the team are competent and skilled to conduct their job role efficiently and safely · Business and Commercial Focus – Interprets contractual information including SLAs, budgets, services and identifies opportunities to improve financial performance and streamline processes. Can adapt to the changing needs of clients and you implement change within the team successfully People Management · Onboarding – Follows internal processes for interviewing and offers. Has user guides and objectives in place for new starters and you coach and mentor them to successfully integrate them into the team · Employee Development and Compliance – Understand your teams’ strengths and areas for growth and work with them to grow within their role through development plans and adaptive styles. You can give constructive feedback and display a positive attitude toward self-development. Supports and reviews Apprentices. Manages the compliance of your teams training and licences · Leadership and Management – Creates the ‘buzz’ and acts as role model for the team. Integrates and displays the One Team wheel values. Adaptive and flexible management style. Manages issues without need for escalation and promote teamwork and strong team relationships Self-Management · Self-Development – Understand your own strengths and growth areas as a person and leader and strive to improve and develop your knowledge constantly. Seeks networks in peer groups and across other departments and 360-degree feedback to build upon · Owning the Role – You know what is expected of you and take accountability for your actions, you display the Values and Behaviours and adhere to the One Team Wheel in all aspects of work. You take responsibility for your own physical and mental wellbeing and strive to be the best you can be in the role

Applicant Requirements

Experience working for a main contractor in a similar role or a Quantity Surveyor looking to take the next step in their career who can demonstrate successful responsibility on construction projects of a similar size and/ or nature.


What We Offer

In return we offer a competitive salary depending on experience and qualifications. We also offer attractive benefits that include pension, holiday purchasing scheme and life assurance.

How to Apply

To apply for this role please ensure that you fit the eligibility criteria above. Send your cv and a covering letter using the form below. We look forward to hearing from you.

Due to a high volume of applications we receive we regret that we cannot respond to each one 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.

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