We are currently recruiting for a Quantity Surveyor to work within our Fitout Scotland team in Glasgow. The role of Quantity Surveyor takes commercial responsibility for the contract performance for allocated works to maximise both turnover and profitability for contracts allocated.
The successful candidate will have experience as an established QS within the Main Contracting sector with aspirations to move toward a Senior role. Prior experience of working on New Build Projects involving Groundworks, Frame and Building envelope (Cladding) is essential. Prior experience of working with a blue-chip contractor is preferable.
You will hold a relevant quantity surveying degree qualification and will have experience as an active and effective team member in respect of cost and commercial matters on fast-track schemes with a high degree of change through the contract period. Interfacing with other members of the internal project team is vital, as is ensuring accuracy and quality are to the standard required by the client. You will take commercial responsibility for contract performance to maximise both turnover and profitability and will adhere to robust commercial process ensuring that the client obtains continued high quality, value for money and effective change management.
Successful candidates will preferably come from a Main Contracting background with hands on experience of project delivery. You will have a minimum of 3 years working experience, and hold a full UK driving licence. Working knowledge of JCT contracts is essential, NEC experience is preferred but not essential.
The successful individual will be a dedicated and results-driven surveyor with a successful background in the achievement of profitable contracts. An analytical approach and excellent time management skills are imperative to the role.
You will have strong commercial acumen with good negotiation skills, and the ability to liaise effectively with clients and architects to maintain/build robust relationships. You should have good communication skills as you will be required to express yourself in writing, and verbally at internal and external meetings.
You must also have a demonstrable ability to work well as part of a team, interacting positively with colleagues, and with internal and external clients.
Successful candidates must be willing to work out of the Glasgow base location and be based on site as and when the job requires.
The successful candidates must:
- Be flexible in terms of hours work
- Hold a full UK driving licence
- Be computer literate, be fully IT literate in MS Word and Excel (at intermediate level)
- Hold a CSCS Regular site visitor card
Valuing People at Morris & Spottiswood
Morris & Spottiswood is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.
One of our core values is to ‘Value People’. We are passionate about investing in people and genuinely take care about what we do and how we do it. This ensures that the working environment, staff, suppliers and the communities we serve always remain at the front-of-mind.
Put simply, a diverse and inclusive workforce opens our business up to a much wider talent pool and greater innovation and creativity through teams with different experiences, backgrounds and education.
This is an excellent opportunity to join a successful team.