Job Title: Quantity Surveyor
Location: Leicester
Category: Cost Management
Type: Permanent Full-time
Salary: Competitive
Reference #: RG1737

Job Description

Quantity Surveyor
Location: Leicester
Salary: £Competitive

At Ridge and Partners, we offer client care and advice that very few, if any can match. Our Cost Management team fully embrace this philosophy by drawing on the vast amount of knowledge, expertise and experience gained from developing partnerships with private and public-sector clients and supply chain partners from all around the world, working on over 70 long-term framework agreements.

Based at our offices in Leicester with over 30 employees covering a multitude of different disciplines, you will work on prestigious projects from large industrial and commercial schemes with contract values over £30 million to smaller schemes. You will also work with interesting clients including, large retail / leisure companies, banks, developers / landlords, Churches in addition to local authorities, Schools / Universities and contractors etc.

About the Role:
You will work within the Cost Consultancy Team managing and planning costs on a variety of construction projects, from inception to completion liaising closely with clients, the project team and contractors.

You will be responsible for providing cost advice on a variety of building projects, including providing cost estimates from feasibility through to detailed design and throughout the construction period.

The role will require you to be the key point of contact with our prestigious clients, therefore a high level of communication skills and commercial awareness are essential for being successful in this role.

•Consulting with architects, builders and engineers, financiers, developers and owners
•Preparing preliminary / detailed cost estimates (from feasibility through to detailed design)
•Providing advice on procurement strategy, contract selection, risk management, value engineering and the overall tendering process
•Preparing tender and contract documentation and advising clients on tenders when received
•Administrating construction contracts including providing advice on contractual matters / procedures, valuing completed work and approving progress payments
•Monitor changes in design and measure, value and negotiates variations
•Budget management and cost reporting to the client
•Agreeing final accounts / preparing final cost statements
•Producing Monitoring Surveying Reports for a variety of Banks

Experience and Qualifications:
•Degree qualification (RICS accredited or equivalent)
•Preferably MRICS Chartered
•Consultancy experience preferred but contractor based considered
•Employer’s Agent work an advantage

What's in it for you?

At Ridge we invest heavily in our biggest assets........our people. And as you will find out from day one in your Ridge career, you will be handsomely rewarded:
•25 days holiday
•Car allowance (if chartered)
•Private Healthcare
•Life Assurance
•Pension: Standard 6% Ridge Contribution
•Highly competitive salary

About Us:
Ridge is an award winning, UK top 20 multi-discipline property and construction consultancy with over 600 people. Core disciplines include Project Management, Cost Management, Building Surveying, Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering, Building Services Engineering, Building Services Maintenance Management, Property Consultancy, Architecture, Health & Safety, Sustainability, Expert Witness & Advisory Services, Traffic & Transportation, Infrastructure Commercial Management, Geo-Environmental and Town & Country Planning. In addition, we provide property consultancy expertise for asset management, modern procurement, planned maintenance programmes, innovative strategies and holistic delivery planning.

We maintain a spread of projects across all public and private sector markets from affordable housing to Formula One which is the essence of our strength in the depth and diverse range of our activity. All services are accredited to BS EN ISO9001 2015 for quality, ISO14001 environmental and ISO18001 Health & Safety. Ridge has been successfully operating since 1946 and now employs over 600 people in 11 offices across the UK and has delivered projects in 75 countries worldwide.

Closing Date: 30th November 2019
or if you have applied to Ridge previously