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Principal Quantity Surveyor

  • Employer: London Borough of Hillingdon
  • Reference: LBH4646
  • Published: Thu 13/12/2018, 6:00 AM
  • Closing on: Tue 15/01/2019, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: £47541 - £51453
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Civic Centre, Uxbridge, UB8 1UW
About Hillingdon

Hillingdon Council: Putting our residents first

About Capital Programme Works Service

We currently have opportunities for the successful candidates to join the Capital Programme Works Service at the London Borough of Hillingdon.

As London's second largest borough and home to Heathrow, the world's busiest international airport we have a challenging, high profile and unique agenda; against which we are committed to improving the service we deliver to our local residents.

With around 1600 corporate buildings and Council managed housing stock of over 13,000 properties, the key objectives for the Capital Programme Works Service are to:

  • Invest in schools to ensure that accommodation and facilities provide a good environment for learning for the increasing number of students

  • Deliver a range of housing, community and other buildings for residents, working closely at times with partners across the Borough

  • Maximise the commercial opportunities of the Council’s property and land assets

As an employee of the London Borough of Hillingdon you will play a key role in delivering our Capital Programme across corporate, educational, community and housing stock. The post available is summarised below:

About the job

The Principal Quantity Surveyor will work closely with the Head of Capital Programme Works, Senior Managers, Programme Managers and others leading the cost evaluation, cost control, procuring and cost management of all construction activities on multiple projects.

To plan and manage the cost of projects in the Capital Programme Works Service. To ensure projects are carried out in accordance within the budget, the contract terms, the programme, etc. across all residential, educational, community and corporate stock including re-generation programmes; delivering schemes that meet the Council’s budget, design, quality and sustainability objectives in line with procurement and financial procedures.

To provide cost, feasibility and quantity surveying advice to the council on designated projects from inception to completion and to prepare contract documentation and manage payments and other contract administration.

About the person

The ideal candidate will have the following attributes:

  • RICS accredited degree or equivalent in Quantity Surveying

  • A professional qualification such as MRICS or equal is desirable

  • Experience of budgeting, cost control, estimating, interim and final accounts

  • Experience of tender procedures and contract administration

  • Experience of working within the design and construction industry

  • Strong negotiation skills

  • Total IT literacy with excellent communication skills

  • Ability to work autonomously and to tight deadlines

  • Experience gained in a housing or public sector environment is desirable.

We are looking for individuals with good experience of working within the field of quantity surveying. Crucially with the ability to effectively coordinate and monitor multiple programmes of work and communicate between project leads, stakeholders, teams and clients. In addition, it is essential that you have experience of working within either a construction or surveying related field.

You will be an excellent communicator with good organisational skills; you will work well with people. Have the ability to take instructions and effectively follow them through to completion and with emphasis on the expect quality and standards. You will also work within the service and other service areas liaising with colleagues for a ‘one council approach’.

You will also be organised, solutions focussed and comfortable taking responsibility for tasks and delivering results. You will be expected to manage your projects and team along with programme managers, consultants and consultants, including reporting as required to senior management. Involvement in projects can be from the initial concept through to completion. Oversee the cost of construction and logistics, plus ensuring the project is procured and delivered safely, efficiently, and within the development goals and budget. An end-to-end experience, long term work on a variety projects.

This is an exciting opportunity where you will have the support to utilise your capability and develop your skills to another level. If this sounds like an opportunity you have have been seeking, we are keen to hear from you!

Additional information

If you would like to have a brief conversation with the recruiting manager prior to applying, please email mnaughton@hillingdon.gov.uk

Interviews are scheduled for week commencing 21 January 2019, however this may be subject to change depending on business need. We offer a range of Company benefits. These vary according to the business area and role but may include:
  • local government average salary pension scheme
  • free parking (4 days a week) if based at the Civic Centre
  • a 36-hour week for all full-time staff
  • generous holiday entitlement: a minimum 23 days a year (plus bank holidays), rising to 28 days after five years' service. For more senior positions holiday entitlements can rise to a maximum of 36 days
  • career breaks
  • flexible working hours
  • season ticket loan
  • access to a Credit Union
  • on-site staff restaurant at Civic Centre
  • access to a wide range of training and courses
  • discount on a variety of Adult Education courses run by the Council
  • payment of professional fees where these are required
  • discounts at council-owned leisure centres and swimming pools at Hillingdon (Uxbridge), Queensmead (South Ruislip), Highgrove (Ruislip) and Botwell Green (Hayes)
  • cycle purchase scheme
  • car sharing scheme
  • 30% discount on green fees at council-owned golf courses

    Additional Information continued

    Disability Confident Employer
    & Chartered Institute of Public Finance & Accountancy

    • Employer: London Borough of Hillingdon
    • Reference: LBH4646
    • Published: Thu 13/12/2018, 6:00 AM
    • Closing on: Tue 15/01/2019, 0:00 AM
    • Working Pattern: Full Time
    • Hours: To be confirmed
    • Salary: £47541 - £51453
    • DBS Check: No
    • Location: Civic Centre, Uxbridge, UB8 1UW

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