Cost Consultant, London

As a Quantity Surveyor/Cost Consultant you will sit within the Cost Consultancy team and help run a variety of projects across a variety of sectors. This is a fee earning role and you will be expected to assist in the delivery of projects from inception through to completion and begin to run your own projects, undertaking LXA’s full set of Cost Consultancy services for our clients. Understand the feeing process, along with billing and invoicing process.

Your direct line manager will be The Head of Cost Consultancy. Secondary reports will be to the Directors of the business.

You will be required to follow all of LXA’s internal office policies and procedures as set out in the LXA Employee Handbook.

Job Specification

As a Quantity Surveyor you are expected to be able to deliver all of the Quantity Surveying services to our clients in a timely and professional manner and represent LXA in front of our clients and other members of the project team.

An abbreviated summary is as follows:

Pre-Contract Works
+ Establish budget estimates, prepare approximate cost estimates based upon the design intent and create the Master Cost Plan.
+ Manage the Master Cost Plan, begin to identify risks that may have cost implications and reduce or eliminate them where possible.
+ Monitor estimated costs during preparation of production information. Understand different types of Contract, method of Contractor selection and arrange all necessary procedures to reach the correct appointment.
+ Prepare quantified tender documentation for main project works and obtain competitive tenders thereon or negotiate with selected Contractor(s).
+ Understand/Manage the Tender Selection process, analyse the tenders received and provide Contract recommendations to the Client on Contractor appointment.
+ Collate and draw up Contract Documentation with the Senior QS/Project Manager.
+ Attend regular pre-contract meetings with Client and Consultants, as necessary.
+ Understand that the Health and Safety Executive must be notified that works will be taking place at the site address. (Regulation 7 of CDM 1994). Assist the Senior QS/Project Manager with this where required.

Post Contract Services
+ Attend regular Consultant and/or site meetings.
+ Set up and manage a strict Variation Control procedure so that yourself and the Senior QS/Project Manager can ensure all works are properly authorised.
+ Prepare Interim Valuations for progress payments to the Contractor, all in accordance with the Construction Act 1996.
+ Monitor costs during works on Site; prepare monthly reviews of costs and report regularly to the Senior QS/Project Manager and then to the client.
+ Prepare and agree Final Accounts with the Contractor with the Senior QS/Project Manager.

Additional Requirements

As a Quantity Surveyor you will also be required to do the following as part of your role:
+ Understand the fee forecast for your projects, along with the Senior QS/Project Manager ensure that your jobs are invoiced monthly.
+ Understanding that fees are based on a proposal and that time spent on a job is important.
+ Build and maintain relationships with all clients and members of the project team on your projects.
+ Assist the directors, your manager and the company’s business development manager with marketing the business, promoting the business and as such winning work for the business.
+ Attend functions, seminars, drinks, lunches etc in conjunction with directors and business development manager where appropriate to promote the business.
+ Have an understanding of LXA globally and what we do and where so you can promote the business accurately in all situations if required.
+ Assist and help train more junior members within the team and act as a mentor where required.
+ As part of the QS team you will work with your team members to continually improve LXA services and processes and as such you will throughout the year help with updating and improving these wherever possible.
+ Contribute regularly with content for LXA social media and marketing feed.
+ Share and like all of LXA’s social content.
+ Contribute to and take part in regular CPD throughout the year.
+ Provide feedback where possible to your managers and Directors where you believe improvements can be made on the service provided by LXA.

Full Time
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