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calfordseaden is a leading multi-disciplined construction and property consultancy. We provide a definitive range of services to the UK building and construction industry covering civil & structural engineering, building & quantity surveying, clerk of works, project management, employers agent, architecture, mechanical & electrical engineering, sustainability, building information modelling, development monitoring, expert witness, rights of light, party wall and health & safety.

About the role

We are seeking an individual with ambitions to develop their career with a leading, forward-thinking Practice. We are interested in ‘hands on’ individuals that are able to work within a team, set and maintain standards for quality and accuracy, deliver costing services on small and large residential projects, within the Midlands and surrounding Counties.

Responsibilities and duties

  • Independent management of projects from initial brief to completion whilst maintaining high standards for quality and accuracy.
  • Procuring necessary consultancy services to develop a project to planning submission/tender.
  • Preparation of robust and accurate tender and contract packages (OJEU, Framework and negotiated)
  • The ability to review contractor/Developer and Designer proposals and ensure that the Employer’s Requirements are fulfilled.
  • Preparing contract engrossments.
  • Professional work including the preparation of cost estimates, procurement, tender evaluations, valuations, final accounts, claims advice.
  • Carrying out regular site inspections, including undertaking snagging inspections, end of defects period inspections and handovers.
  • Acting as Employer’s Agent, Client Representative or Contract Administrator for the delivery of the project(s), which will require:
  • An understanding of development control and funding/delivery standards, recording and documenting and instructing necessary actions as required.
  • Chairing meetings, taking minutes and following up action plans.
  • Undertaking all day-to-day administrative duties on the delivery of developments under the terms of JCT D&B (or similar) Contracts or bespoke Development Agreements.
  • An ability to identify aspects of risk and to seek guidance from Senior Colleagues at the correct time in order to manage and mitigate such risks.

Person specification

Essential criteria

  • Full UK Drivers Licence
  • University degree in either Quantity Surveying or a similar construction related subject.
  • RICS qualified, or close to sitting final assessment.
  • Experience in residential development.
  • Good interpersonal skills, able to interact with colleagues, clients and wider team in a professional manner and develop new business opportunities
  • Diligent with good attention to detail and able to think ahead and problem solve.

This job description will be subject to review in the light of changing circumstances and may include other duties and responsibilities as may be determined. It is not intended to be rigid or inflexible but should be regarded as providing guidelines within which the individual works.

All employees are responsible for records held, created or used as part of their work for calfordseaden, whether paper-based or electronic, which also includes emails. Records should be managed and stored appropriately and should in all cases comply with the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998.

Our vision

To be identified as a trusted client advisor; national in reach, local in service and selected for our quality and expertise in the built environment

Our values, which are:

  • Collaboration – being one team and supporting each other to achieve the best results and maximise our potential
  • Being Yourself – being true to ourselves and other and celebrating differences
  • Social Value – recognizing and embracing the need for our work to have a positive social impact
  • Excellence – Striving to be up with the best and at the forefront of what we do
  • Support – providing investment, encouragement and support to bring out the best in our people
  • Integrity – being honest and doing the right thing are integral to everything we do and are reflective of our interaction with each other, our clients, our wider stakeholders and how we approach our work and present ourselves.

Our brilliant team consists of individuals who are willing to go the extra mile to deliver the best results and are ultimately why our clients choose to work with us time and time again.

Wellbeing and Inclusion are at the forefront of our people strategy, and we are now happy to offer hybrid working on 95% of our roles and have recently committed to enhanced Family Leave schemes (after a qualifying period). We also invest heavily in Leadership and Management Development and Female Leadership Programmes. We are passionate about encouraging more diversity within the construction industry and are looking at apprenticeship and schools outreach programmes as part of our strategy.

If you are aligned to our values and are a talented and commercially minded Employers Agent/Quantity Surveyor, please apply, or if this job isn’t quite right for you but you would like to start or progress a career within construction consultancy, please send us your CV for one of our future roles.