Quantity Surveyor – Capital Programmes & Procurement Service

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Quantity Surveyor - Capital Programmes & Procurement Service
Interim Position

Manchester 0008 CBF4 / 1

Posted: 8th May 2024 11:22
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  • Pay Rate:

    Up to £40.00 per hour PAYE depending on experience

  • Hours per Week:

    35-37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 9-10 months

  • Manchester,

    M60 2LA

What's involved with this role:

Interim Quantity Surveyor - Capital Programmes & Procurement Service

Job Ref: Manchester 0008 CBF4 / 1

Pay Rate: Up to £40.00 per hour PAYE depending on experience

Hours per week: 35-37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

Role Length: This opening assignment is for 9-10 months

City: Manchester

Hybrid working

Candidates must be able to work outside normal office hours, if required.

The role holder will fulfil a commercial position within the service area and will be required to manage the commercial elements of allocated construction projects taking responsibility for end-to-end service delivery.

The role requires commercial experience in a construction project related environment, with an ability to support the delivery team by ensuring that all commercial requirements are fully defined and managed.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Preparing feasibility studies and writing procurement reports.
  • Applying Value Management techniques at the outset of a project.
  • Estimating and cost planning activities taking ownership of and presenting project cost plans.
  • Participate in the procurement process, under the direction of the Project Manager, ensuring that all stages including pre-qualification, enquiry, analysis, selection, and contract preparation are performed effectively, including producing tender documentation.
  • Ensuring that post-contract cost variances and change control processes are implemented and managed effectively.
  • Ensuring that cost checking and valuation work is managed effectively.
  • Ensuring the production of monthly cost reports, where applicable.
  • Value engineering and life cycle costing.
  • Taking responsibility for making sure that cost checks are undertaken throughout the project and that final accounts are negotiated and agreed.
  • Ensure projects are managed to the right quality standards and are completed efficiently and on time.
  • Ensure relationships are developed with clients and other stakeholders.
  • Personal commitment to continuous self-development and service improvement.
  • Through personal example, open commitment and clear action, ensure diversity is positively valued, resulting in equal access and treatment in employment, service delivery.
  • Drive the development of a strategic approach to resource planning, procurement and commissioning in order to deliver a cost-effective and efficient service. This may be through contract management and service commissioning, or through the management of a business unit.
  • Identify, recommend and develop solutions for improvement to commercial and commissioning activity, aligning them with customer feedback and legislative shifts to continually enhance the service.


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If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarity.

Due to the number of CVs being sent to us under current market conditions, we cannot, unfortunately, respond to all applications. If, therefore, you have not heard from us within 3 days please make a working assumption that you have not been shortlisted on this occasion. We will, however, be very happy to receive future applications from you for other roles.


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Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:

Unless the DBS requirement stated above is for a Basic Disclosure, your DBS must be either through us or be accompanied by a subscription to the DBS updating service.



  1. Holds a qualification (e.g., BSc, MSc) in quantity surveying.
  2. Willing to undertake or working towards or holds full membership of an appropriate professional body (e.g., MRICS, etc).
  3. QS degree and the relevant professional construction experience.


Skills & Experience:

  1. Minimum of 12 months recent experience in a similar role, or context and ideally within a public sector organisation.
  2. Ability to advise and put case across in relatively straightforward, non-contentious situations with ability to negotiate agreements.
  3. Ability to advise others and deal with sensitive issues in difficult situations inside and outside own area, negotiating riskier demands.
  4. Demonstrable working knowledge and experience of quantity surveying.
  5. Must demonstrate experience of pre-contract, post contract and cost planning within a construction environment, and will also have experience and knowledge of working with various contracts such as PSPC, JCT and NEC3/4 (ECC and TSC).
  6. Proven construction experience to join a dynamic service delivering a complex programme of project across a diverse portfolio of work on behalf of the council.
  7. Strong IT skills including Microsoft packages or equivalent (e.g. G Suite).


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Job Ref: Manchester 0008 CBF4 / 1
Quantity Surveyor - Capital Programmes & Procurement Service
Client Category: Local Authority

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Client Category: Local Authority

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