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Temporary Senior Quantity Surveyor
£37,261 - £39,493 a year | Temporary
- Job title:
- Temporary Senior Quantity Surveyor
- Highways, Engineering and YGC
- YGC - Gwynedd Consultancy
- Closing date:
- 23/03/2023 10:00
- Job type/Hours:
- Temporary year | 37 Hour
- £37,261 - £39,493 a year
- Pay Scale:
- See Job Advertisement
Gwynedd Council offers an attractive employment package, for more information please click on this [Information Pack]
Gwynedd Council operates internally through the medium of Welsh, and offers all its services bilingually. The applicant will be required to reach the linguistic level noted as one of the essential skills in the Person Specification.
We encourage everyone who applies for a job with Gwynedd Council to submit job applications in Welsh or bilingually.
(Applications submitted in English only or Welsh only will always be treated equally, but we ask applicants to consider carefully what the linguistic requirements of the job in question is and if it would be more appropriate to submit an application in Welsh.)
For further information about this post please contact Gareth Lloyd Wright ar 01758 704 045
Location of the Post - Caernarfon / Pwllheli
Temporary post in the first place, with the possibility of permanent appointment in due course.
Interviews will be held, dates to be confirmed.
Application forms and further details available from, Support Service, Gwynedd Council, Council Offices, Caernarfon, LL55 1SH
Tel: 01286 679076
CLOSING DATE: 10.00 AM, THURSDAY, 23.03.2023
If you are successful to be short listed for an interview you will be contacted by E-MAIL using the address provided on your application form. You need to ensure that you check your email regularly.
- Able to work under pressure and as part of a team.
- Assist and mentor junior staff.
- The ability to manage area of work
RELEVANT QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING
- Experience in Quantity Surveying
- Relevant experience in industry.
- Degree in a built environment subject or a relevant professional qualification such as MRICS/AssocRICS or equivalent
- Degree in Quantity Surveying.
- Relevant professional qualification such as MRICS/AssocRICS or equivalent.
- Knowledge of quantity surveying matters relating to the built environment.
- Have taken the lead in developing cost estimates on projects.
- Experience of assisting with the financial management of projects.
- Experience of assisting with project management.
SKILLS AND SPECIALIST KNOWLEDGE
- Knowledge of techniques for compiling estimates.
- IT skills.
- Experience of working as part of a team.
- Understanding of NEC and/or JCT contracts
- Experience of working within relevant legislation.
- Identifying priorities within work programmes.
- Knowledge of CDM duties and responsibilities.
Speaking and Listening - Advanced Able to follow a conversation or discussion through the medium of Welsh and English on a professional level and discuss general day-to-day topics in the field in order to present information and express opinions. Able to provide a presentation prepared in advance and respond to any comments and questions through the medium of Welsh or English.
Reading and Understanding - Advanced Ability to understand standard written Welsh and English; both formal and informal. Able to gather information from various sources such as letters, reports and articles in Welsh and English in order to fulfil the post.
Writing - Advanced Present written information confidently by letter, more detailed and technical report formats, and respond to written requests conveying information, ideas and opinions through the medium of Welsh and English. (Assistance is available to check the language)
Purpose of Post
- Ensure that the people of Gwynedd are at the centre of everything we do.
- Manage projects, as instructed by the Principal Engineer / Unit Manager, so as to ensure that the particulars of the brief, provided by the Client in respect of costs, time and quality, are delivered successfully.
- Be actively involved in the development and operation of project management systems and techniques (e.g. The YGC Project Management Procedure, PRINCE2, the Council's Project Management Manual etc.) to ensure that YGC fully commits to meeting Clients' needs for providing value for money, operating on a commercial basis and adapting itself to compete effectively.
- Be responsible for the management of flexible project teams, within the Unit and the Service as a whole, and provide guidance to team members.
- Address all requirements in respect of the financial management of projects and regularly provide financial feedback to the Principal Engineer / Unit Managers on project matters and workload.
- Perform the contractual obligations on construction projects.
- Resolve contractual issues with bodies such as contractors and consultants.
- Review and develop new procedures in accordance with the Council's policies and procedures, together with national developments.
- Deal with all National and EU improvement enterprises.
- Fulfil the requirements of health and safety and environmental legislation.
- Develop and maintain the technical skills and knowledge required to deliver the core services of YGC.
- Develop the role of Quantity Surveyor within the Department
- Provide the specialist Quantity Surveyor role to the other sections in YGC.
- Maintain the standards of expertise and carry out the role to relevant professional standards.
Responsibility for Resources
- Find and retain the latest information regarding:-
- the procurement method for infrastructure projects
- technical standards and developments (including current technology)
- professional and statutory responsibilities (including e.g. those under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, the Building Act 1984, the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, Habitats Regulations 1994 and relevant Regulations e.g. CDM) and their application to the work and functions being carried out.
- managing junior staff.
- deputising for the manager.
- ensuring that YGC respond to the Council's requirements.
- take full responsibility for the financial management of their projects.
- ensure that all staff time sheets and approvals are completed according to YGC procedures.
- The post holder is expected to comply with Health and Safety requirements and co-operate with YGC's Health and Safety representative.
- Responsibility for self-development.
- Ensure compliance with Health and Safety regulations in the workplace in accordance with the responsibilities noted in the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and the Council’s Health and Safety Policy.
- Operate within the Council’s equal opportunities and equality policies.
- Be responsible for managing information in accordance with the Council’s information management standards and guidelines. Ensure that personal information is treated in accordance with Data Protection legislation.
- Commitment to reducing the Council’s carbon emissions in accordance with the Carbon Management Plan, and to encourage others to act positively towards reducing the Council’s Carbon Footprint.
- Undertake any other reasonable duty which corresponds with the salary level and responsibility level of the job.
- Responsible for reporting any concern or suspicion that a child or vulnerable adult is being abused.
- Develop and maintain a practical and professional administrative centre with clients.
- Responsible for overseeing and managing the activities of specialist consultants and sub-contractors.
- Undertake the role of “expert witness” as required.
- Ensure that the YGC Business Plan is developed and maintained to ensure that the Unit performs at its optimum.
- Assist in developing and maintaining all YGC document and procedures templates.
- Prepare pre-tender health and safety documents.
- Market the unit's work and capabilities to existing clients and potential future clients.
- Management of Level 2+3 projects
- Assist in the management of Level 1 projects
- Act as project manager on projects and conduct feasibility studies, data collection, preliminary investigations, technical assessments, in addition to design, administrative, quality and financial procedures for work which will be undertaken on behalf of the Client and all the activities required by the Client in that role.
- Ensure that projects are in compliance with health and safety and environmental legislation and regulations.
- Prepare cost schedules and estimates for projects. Monitor and report to the Project Director (Principal Engineer / Unit Manager) on progress and actual costs and recommend and take remedial action when required.
- Oversee the financial, administrative and technical control of building work, research, assessment or maintenance works undertaken on behalf of the Client. To assist in resolving contractual issues on behalf of clients.
- Undertake the duties that are required under CDM Regulations.
- Engage with Site Supervisors throughout the life of the project.
- Ensure that there are computer systems and software available and that they enable the unit to maximise its performance. To liaise with the Systems Team.
- Contact other services, other directorates, Council Members, statutory undertakers, other authorities, external organisations, and individuals involved with all aspects of the work.
- Supervise and guide the work and development of junior staff.
- Report to senior staff and receive instructions from them.
- Other relevant administrative and professional duties that correspond to the authority of the post.
- Extensive experience of project management, and of dealing with claims, rulings or conciliation matters.
- Gaining and maintaining professional qualifications, training and experience that are essential for delivering a professional service to all clients (e.g. MRICS/AssocRICS, C.Eng/I.Eng MICE, MIStructE etc.).
- The ability to manage staff and the service in a senior position and within financial and legal constraints.
- The ability to work under pressure. The ability to motivate staff to ensure the success of YGC.
- The need to work outside office hours in Public Inquiries, consultations, exhibitions and Council meetings, and when you are called out to emergency situations.