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Stretton-on-Dunsmore, UK

Quantity Surveyor

Stretton-on-Dunsmore, UK

£75,000 - £80,000 per year


Job Description

Optera is a leading geotechnical solutions provider in the UK, specialising in services such as underpinning, bank stabilization, soil nailing, and root barriers, as well as superstructure repairs. Optera’s commitment to excellence and innovation has established them as a premier supplier to the insurance sector.

To continue delivering high-quality services, they are seeking a skilled and experienced Quantity Surveyor to join their team. They operate a risk-based approach; identifying and mitigating risks through their planning process. It is a full time, permanent role, with a salary of £75,000 - £80,000, plus benefits. The ideal candidate will have a geotechnical background and have a wealth of experience of dealing with soils and substructures.

The role is primarily office based, working from Optera’s offices in Stretton on Dunsmore, Rugby. The successful application must hold a full UK driving licence, as travel to site will be required.

About the role:

As a Quantity Surveyor at Optera, you will play a crucial role in ensuring the accuracy and fairness of pricing on contracts ranging from around £150k to £1 million. Working closely with Optera’s Technical Managers, you will review schemes of work and provide comprehensive assurance that the proposed prices align with the scope of works undertaken. This position offers an exciting opportunity for a detail-oriented professional to contribute to the success of Optera’s projects and the overall growth of the company.

What will I be doing?

Your typical duties will include:

Contract Review:

  • Evaluate schemes of work prepared by Technical Managers to gain a thorough understanding of project requirements.

  • Conduct detailed analysis of project specifications, drawings, and other relevant documents to assess the scope of work.

  • Ensuring contractual and commercial risks and opportunities are identified and managed proactively

Cost Estimation:

  • Collaborate with the Technical Manager to accurately estimate the costs associated with construction project, taking into account materials, labour, and other relevant factors.

  • Utilise industry-standard quantity surveying methods to ensure precision in cost calculations.

Price Assurance:

  • Verify that contract prices are reflective of the scope and complexity of the works undertaken.

  • Conduct periodic site visits to assess progress and validate cost assumptions against on-site conditions.

Budget Management:

  • Assist in the development of project budgets and monitor actual costs against budgeted figures.

  • Identify and communicate any potential cost overruns and assist with the preparation and justification of Variation Orders

Negotiation and Tendering:

  • Participate in the tendering process, preparing and analysing tender documents as required.

  • Engage in negotiations with suppliers, subcontractors, and other stakeholders to secure favourable terms.

  • Dealing with contractual and legal matters directly related to a scheme

Could this be for you?

In order to be considered for this role, you must have:

  • A Bachelor's degree in Quantity Surveying or a related field.

  • Proven experience as a Quantity Surveyor, preferably in the geotechnical and general construction industry.

  • Strong analytical and mathematical skills with attention to detail.

  • Excellent communication and negotiation abilities.

  • Familiarity with relevant software tools, such as cost estimating and project management software.

  • Membership in a professional association such as RICS is desirable.

If you feel you have the skills and experience to become Optera’s Quantity Surveyor, please contact us today.

No agencies please.

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