Landscaping Quantity Surveyor

Greater Manchester, Manchester, England
09 Feb 2018
09 Mar 2018
KH Landscaping QS
Katie Hartman
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Level

Contact Details

The current project is based in Manchester City Centre and is due to be completed within the next few months. The project values that the company are involved in are between 1.2-1.5 million and once the current project is completed the team shall be moved across to the next local project.

Key tasks and Duties:

The Project QS, under the direction of the Project Manager, will be expected to assist with the following duties:

  • Estimating and cost planning
  • Maintain in-depth knowledge of current and future projects in the pipeline.
  • Procurement advice
  • Tender documentation preparation
  • Contract administration and cost control
  • Interim valuations
  • Cost reporting
  • Final account preparation
  • Contract and dispute advice
  • Carrying out Employer's Agent/ Contract Administration/Project Manager duties
  • Appointment and co-ordination of consultants
  • To attend meetings and undertake site visit

Essential Skills and Qualifications

  • An ability to deliver the highest standards of service
  • A track record in academic achievement
  • An ability to achieve demanding time and quality targets
  • Minimum Academic requirements - 3 A levels or equivalent grade C or above
  • Excellent literacy and numeracy skills
  • A willingness to attend training and to develop relevant knowledge and skills and techniques
  • To have good spoken and written communication skills
  • To be methodical, with a great accurate attention to detail
  • Self-motivated with ability to work on own initiative
  • Co-ordinate a number of different projects at the same time
  • Good knowledge and experience on MS Word, Excel and Outlook.

Personal Qualities:

  • Confident, creative and presentable
  • Organisation skills
  • Excellent communicator - oral and written
  • Analytical
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong character - tenacious
  • Highly numerate
  • Exceptional IT skills - especially Microsoft Excel and project management software
  • Troubleshooting, problem solving
  • Flexible - location (will be required to work at site as well as office base)
  • Excellent negotiation skills

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