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Job Reference: G4S/US/4293
Number of Positions: 2
Job Category: Miscellaneous
Contract Type: Full Time
Salary: 32,000
Location: Worksop
G4S Region: UK & Ireland
Country:United Kingdom


G4S Business Unit:UK Patient Transport Services
Closing Date: 22/07/2018
Package Description: 5 weeks annual leave, contributory pension, other flexible benefits

Job Introduction:

We are seeking to recruit experienced Quantity Surveyors to join our Facilities Management team in Worksop.

With the ever-changing facilities management industry, it is important that the Employer you choose is ready to take you and your career as far as you’d like. As a leading security and facilities management company, G4S improves the lives of millions of people across the UK, Ireland and the Channel Islands, by creating productive, safe and smooth working environments. 

We provide integrated FM services in a wide range of environments, including: head offices, retail stores, utility plants, manufacturing sites, health settings, secure environments, and prestigious buildings. 

Role Responsibility:

The QS will provide commercial and Quantity Surveying support to the projects function of the TFM MOJ contract. The Assistant Quantity Surveyor will support account embedded project teams ensuring the provision of the cost effective resource models by supporting the Quantity Surveyor in the management of the account teams and external consultants, and executing the management of the same for assigned projects. Accountable to the Quantity Surveyor/Business Unit Commercial Manager/ Project Commercial Manager for support functions of commercial and contractual aspects of a Project.

– To assist the Quantity Surveyor and Business Unit Commercial Manager in delivering a Commercial Function within the project consistent with Business standards and objectives

– To assist the Quantity Surveyor in providing Operations with commercial and contractual advice, determining risks, and maximising opportunities.

Responsibilities/Accountabilities

  • To work on assigned tasks and duties independently and understand the requirements of what the project requires using previous experience and knowledge, to lead on assigned projects and Tasks whilst being responsible for channels of communication with the Quantity Surveyor, subcontractors and the client.
  • Control the financial spend of project work by assessing the requirements of the role and then organising all stakeholders to ensure smooth delivery of the project on time and on budget.
  • Whilst not a budget holder this role is responsible for controlling and monitoring the spend of projects and then reporting this on a regular basis to the Quantity Surveyor and Commercial Manager.
  • Assist in managing the financial risk of project work for the client by using previous knowledge and through liaising with the Quantity Surveyor to advise the client on how best to spend their budget. 
  • Assist in the tendering process to ensure value for money is achieved for the client, liaising with the Quantity Surveyor to ensure value for money on projects and budgets.
  • Appoint suppliers including contractual and commercial terms ensuring best value, contractual terms and conditions and SLA requirements are achieved.
  • Management of supplier accounts - application/certification/payment.
  • Responsibility to upload commercial records to the 4P business system ensuring all records and reports are available.
  • Assist the Quantity Surveyor in ensuring timely payment applications to client – follow through to certification, invoicing, payment ensuring that SLAs are met and managed accordingly.
  • Recording/presenting commercial information to finance team to allow accurate forecasting/records.
  • Recording/presenting commercial information to Project Managers.
  • Contractual performance and commercial service reporting.
  • Attend client meetings in support of the Commercial Manager and Quantity Surveyor, where appropriate act as client liaison.
  • Establish and maintain good responsive communication with the customer and other stakeholders.
  • Update the client of any key changes to materials or strategic contractors.
  • Ensure effective financial and commercial management practices are used in accordance with company guidelines and procedures.
  • Comply with controls for supply chain expenditure.
  • Manage and maintain at required level relevant SPI targets for the pricing of Task Order Requests.
  • Understanding of the contract ensuring that the operational team and commercial team correctly identify and price contract project proposals and variations.
  • Assist in the review of contracts with operational staff to highlight shortfalls and cost overruns.
  • Assist in the formation and agreement of final accounts in support of the Quantity Surveyor and on your own projects through measure with the Client and their team, and with the Supply Chain to maximize opportunity.
  • Provide ad hoc support on commercial matters as required.
  • To assist in providing and developing a highly effective Quantity Surveying function.

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Previous experience in a Quantity Surveying role and/or a Degree/ HND/equivalent in Quantity Surveying
  • Must be proactive and able to work without the need for instruction
  • Must be able to work independently and be self disciplined.
  • High standards of numeracy, oral and written communication skills
  • Commercial and contractual awareness with a proven track record of success
  • A good level of competency of Microsoft packages
  • Self-motivation, passion and a driven ‘can do’ attitude
  • A high level of diplomacy and customer focused
  • The ability to anticipate problems and ensure early intervention
  • Previous experience of working within the FM industry or an understanding of Engineering and Building Services systems
  • Membership to a professional body is desirable but not essential

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