QS Assistant (MOR01644)

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The Moray Council
16 Sep 2016
30 Sep 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

To assist with the development of a high quality, efficient and effective Professional Quantity Surveying Service as directed by the Senior Quantity surveyor or Property Resources Manager, all in accordance with the needs and priorities of the Council, relative to work commissions for internal and external Clients.


To assist the Property Resources Manager and Senior Quantity Surveyor in all aspects of administration of the Quantity Surveying Group delegated by the Property Resources Management Team.
To perform all tasks relative to a Quantity Surveying Assistant and take responsibility for cost aspects of allocated projects from inception to completion.
To ensure the timeous provision of appropriate information to the Property Resources Manager and Senior Quantity Surveyor.
To assist with ‘Best Value’ issues relating to the Quantity Surveying Group.
To assist with planning and programming of Capital and Revenue Works as requested, for all Clients.

The Individual

Substantial post qualification experience in a Professional Quantity Surveying Practice.
Appropriate qualifications to ONC/HNC/HND level (or equivalent) in Quantity Surveying.
Willingness to work in a demanding position where a flexible approach is required.
Full driving licence and access to a vehicle.
Ability to accept delegation.
Good organisational skills.
Knowledge of policies, issues, procedures and practices, relating to the delivery of a Quantity Surveying Service.
Proven experience in electronic production of Bills of Quantities and agreement of interim valuations and Final Accounts.
Good analytical and numerical skills.
Competent in the use of Microsoft software (particularly Excel and Outlook).
You will be expected to travel efficiently and effectively between various work locations within Moray to meet the operational requirements of the Service. Due to the rural nature of Moray this is normally undertaken by use of a car/van.
Good communication skills (both oral and written).
Good negotiation skills.
Ability to relate well to colleagues, Elected Members and the public.
Carry out survey work of basement, first floor and attic spaces of Council buildings. Carry out site survey work including taking site levels of land to be developed by the Council. Carry out site inspections at ground and roof level on construction projects, including access to scaffolding.
Ability to work in an open plan office.
Ability to work flexibly to meet the needs and demands of the service.
Ability to work in different offices dependent on service requirements

Closing Date: 30 September 2016

Start Salary: £28,011
£14.86 per hour
36.25 hours per week

Interview Date: 28 October 2016

Further Information: Eddie Milne, Property Resources Manager Tel 01343 563708.

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