Quantity Surveyor/Project Manager - Contract - Edinburgh

Location: Edinburgh, Scotland Salary:
Sector: Construction, Engineering, Procurement, Construction & Manufacturing (EPCM) Type: contract

I have a requirement for a Quantity Surveyor w/ Project Management experience for a 6 month contract in Edinburgh.

Rate: £26-28 per hour

The Project Responsible for estimated £3m school extension and refurbishment involving some critical phasing, project reporting and managing internal design and external consultants (QS/engineer) together with a variety of PM QS roles on other smaller projects and potentially acting as project officer on some of our housing projects.

Key skills

* Ability with draft contracts/ manage/ administer; including instructions/ valuations/ payments/ final account; high commercial awareness and ability to drive out value- even when on site.

* Programme production/ management including procurement; high level to detailed/ daily management; ability to review forthcoming/ long lead issues and manage accordingly

* Risk management * Contract management; on site

* Design management; managing design teams, interrogating information from design team/ prior to instructions - back to driving out value

* Term of appointment is expected to be minimum 6 months (which shall be reviewed dependant on workload and could potentially be extended - potential future workload for Capital Projects in further years is expected to be significant)

* Candidate is expected to have the ability to manage/competently run projects from inception to completion - this will include both Project Management and/or QS duties and could involve managing internal or external design teams or being part of same. A mix of both private contracting and QS experience could be beneficial. Candidate should possess a high level of commercial awareness/development experience.

* Experience in commercial, education and housing desirable with public procurement knowledge/experience beneficial.

* Candidate should have a good personality and be able to motivate the team and able to develop project programmes and strive to achieve them, being able to work within the constraints of a local authority and the restrictive procedural processes and legislation compliance involved and be able to keep a good audit trail, be able to report to/work with the line management/other designated Council staff to develop and implement procurement strategies yet be able to act on their own initiative to progress matters and manage individual projects as necessary

* Due to remote admin support being varibable the candidate will also be expected to/ be able to address a variety of office administrative tasks in conjunction with the demands of the post

* Car & drivers - candidate will be expected to have their own vehicle and full clean driving license

* Job likely to be majority office based but include out of office meetings and site visits etc

* Desirable skills - high level of IT competency expected, CSCS preferred

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