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JOB DESCRIPTION TITLE: POST NO: DEPARTMENT: DIVISION: RESPONSIBLE TO: GRADE: PURPOSE OF POST: To undertake a full range of pre and post contract quantity surveying services including project management for large and complex projects. To assist in the development, implementation and monitoring of the building construction and maintenance framework agreements. Corporate & Customer Services Capital & Asset Management Principal Quantity Surveyor Project Quantity Surveyor
Head of Capital & Asset Management
Capital Development Team Manager
Principal Quantity Surveyor Head of Profession
Business Support Officer
Project Quantity Surveyors x4
Building Surveyors x2
PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES: % 1. Prepare Bills of Quantities, Schedules of Works, Specifications and all contract documentation, ensuring that these comply with the project brief and timescale, budget estimates, all relevant legislation, regulations and policies. Manage associated contractual issues, these will include:
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Prepare reports with recommendations on new work and work in progress for committees and working groups so that progress can be monitored and appropriate decisions made. 3 8. Prepare specifications and contract documentation inconjunction with construction framework partners dealing with all the Council’s reactive and planned maintenance. cost plans. Prepare preliminary estimates. 20 4. 29 2. making recommendations and reporting thereon Determining the extent and value of building work executed for interim payments to contractors Assessing and settling contractors claims throughout the contracts Providing professional feedback to the Principal Quantity Surveyor Providing professional advice on contractual matters Monitoring expenditure and providing financial statements and associated information Agreeing final accounts with contractor and auditor and issuing the Final Certificate. feasibility studies including advising clients/architects on economical construction methods. c:\documents and settings\perryna\local settings\temporary internet files\olkc7\08-1087 project quantity surveyor jd. 3 7. Undertake a range of related duties that will contribute to the provision of a comprehensive quantity surveying service to customers. 10 5.doc 2 Date JD last reviewed: Date of JE Panel ) : . to enable costs to be accurately advised to clients. programming and contract matters. 5 6. major and minor construction projects. Manage designated projects and act as lead consultant working closely with and advising a wide range of professional officers from departments within the Council and outside organisations to ensure smooth and timely progress of projects and also ensure compliance with all necessary legislation and other requirements. Assist with the introduction and development of information technology/management systems in order to optimise and improve working practices and procedures and assist in the training others in the use of these systems. Assist the Principal Quantity Surveyor with planning and scheduling new work and in dealing with incoming enquiries in order to provide best value and timely services to clients. arbitration and adjudication • Schedules of dilapidations and technical audits 3. procurement.Reference: 08/1087 Closing date: 6 June 2008 • • • • • • • Assessing competitive tenders received. these will include • Preparing fire insurance valuations • Cost in use studies and life cycle costing • Taxation allowances and grants • Litigation.
Therefore. Therefore.Reference: 08/1087 Closing date: 6 June 2008 DIMENSIONS: Supervisory Management: Advise and guide consultants employed to undertake aspects of project work.000 to £2. The Capital Development Team offers consultancy in all relevant professional fields. c:\documents and settings\perryna\local settings\temporary internet files\olkc7\08-1087 project quantity surveyor jd. Financial Resources: Physical Resources: Other: Input to projects – overall value approximately £10M N/a Typical number of projects managed per year 10-15 Typical number of project estimates prepared per year 10-15 CONTEXT: This post forms part of the Capital Development Team within the Capital & Asset Management Team. applicants are not entitled to withhold information about convictions which for other purposes are ‘spent’ under the provision of the Act. The postholder will also play a key role in determining the strategic direction of the Division. for which offences. such as Children and Learning. The Capital Development Team is responsible for the management of feasibility schemes. bindovers or cautions and.000. Housing and Community Living and Regeneration. it is essential in making your application you disclose whether you have any pending charges. as it develops and operates in a “Best Value” business culture. libraries and offices. community centres. convictions.doc 3 Date JD last reviewed: Date of JE Panel ) : . Project values range from £20. schools. planned maintenance and the provision of advice in conjunction with the other members of the team. This post will be exempt from the provisions of Section 4 (2) of the Rehabilitation of Offenders 1974 (Exemptions) (Amendments) Order 1986. any failure to disclose such convictions will result in dismissal or disciplinary action by the Authority. if so. and. The Council now operates a construction framework partnership using the NEC form of contract for major projects. in addition to traditional form of contract (JCT) using competitive tendering. The fact that a bind-over or caution has been recorded against you will not necessarily debar you from consideration for this appointment.500. in the event of the employment being taken up. depending on client requirements. it will be necessary for the appropriate level of criminal record disclosure to be undertaken. Projects range from new build and refurbishment such as elderly persons homes. major capital works. Because of the nature of this job. within the Capital and Asset Management Division and to internal clients.
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NEC Form of Contract.2 Equality Issues 1. JCT Design and Build.2 Some experience of local 1.2 In-depth experience of Quantity Experience government or public Surveying work. NEC Form of Contract.without which candidate would be rejected. influence and persuade a wide range of people • Able to organise and prioritise workloads to meet required targets/deadlines • Able to create and maintain working partnerships and relationships. negotiate. Demonstrable experience in the following areas: • Project management • Budget management • Construction procurement • Collaborative/partnership working Substantial level of skills in the following areas • Able to consult.Reference: 08/1087 Closing date: 6 June 2008 Person Specification: Project Quantity Surveyor This acts as selection criteria and gives an outline of the types of person and the characteristics required to do the job.g. Essential (E):. associated services property procedures and practices. Intermediate and Minor Works 1.2 Able to use IT systems e. Microsoft Office Suite and Microsoft Project or similar and accountancy software 1. Attributes Essential How Desirable How measured measured 1. management environment preferably in a large public/private organisation. you give clear examples of how you meet the essential and desirable criteria.2 1. In-depth knowledge of Standard Method of Measurement and Codes of Procedure for Quantity Surveying Practice In depth knowledge of contract administration.2 Specialist Knowledge 1.doc 5 Date JD last reviewed: Date of JE Panel ) : .2 Skills/ Abilities 1.2 1. both internally and externally • Able to write clear. concise reports dealing with complex technical issues • Able to understand and adhere to complex regulations and procedures and to effectively assimilate procedural and technical detail In depth knowledge of contract administration. JCT Design and Build Intermediate and Minor Works Forms of Contract.2 1.2 c:\documents and settings\perryna\local settings\temporary internet files\olkc7\08-1087 project quantity surveyor jd. when completing your application form. Desirable (D):.useful for choosing between two good candidates Please make sure.2 1.
to enable an applicant with a disability (as defined under the Act to meet the requirements of the post.2 (1 = Application Form 2 = Interview 3 = Test 4 = Proof of Qualification 5 = Practical Exercise) We will consider any reasonable adjustments under the terms of the Disability Discrimination Act (1995).Reference: 08/1087 Closing date: 6 June 2008 Form of Contract In-depth knowledge of Standard Method of Measurement and Codes of Procedure for Quantity Surveying Practice Degree in Quantity Surveying and Associate member of the RICS or equivalent qualification or equivalent experience Able to attend site meetings and valuations within the Borough.4 Qualification or training in project management and construction procurement 1.2. in particular those relating to: (i) Equal Opportunities (ii) Health and Safety (iii) Data Protection Act (1984 & 1998) c:\documents and settings\perryna\local settings\temporary internet files\olkc7\08-1087 project quantity surveyor jd. (Frequency 2 –3 times/week) 1.4 Other Requirements 1.2.2 Education and Training 1. The Job Holder will ensure that Luton Borough Council’s policies are reflected in all aspects of his/her work.doc 6 Date JD last reviewed: Date of JE Panel ) : .