Quantity Surveyor / Estimator

Quantity Surveyor / Estimator


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Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
25/09/2022 23:59
£34,373 to £38,553 p.a. Grade 11 PAY AWARD PENDING
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Architects / Surveyors / Engineers
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Meadowfield Depot-however, you may be required to work at any Council workplace within County Durham
Post Number:
Number of posts:
Closing date:
25 Sep
Further Information
A permanent full-time post is available.
Responsible to the Construction Services manager, you will work in conjunction with all Durham County Council staff. In particular good working relationships must be established and maintained with operational managers.
You will provide an estimating / pricing and assessment service to the Construction Manager working with feasibility information, or detailed designs and provide advice on the requirements and delivery of projects. You will liaise with the other QS / Estimators to provide estimating / project information. In addition there is also a requirement to value works completed and provide valuations / final accounts for specific projects including valuing additional works / variations.
Your duties will include:
supporting and advising the Construction Services Manager and other managers regarding estimating issues
ensuring that the performance targets set for estimating are achieved especially as they relate to programming and provide information as required to monitor the key performance indicators set for the function
Experience of preparing estimates for building / construction works to a value in excess of £1,000,000 and of using interpretation skills in reading from drawings and in the preparation of take offs is essential.
You must have excellent interpretation skills in reading from drawings and in the preparation of take offs and an excellent knowledge of preparing quotations from priced bills.
Required Qualifications:
NVQ 4 (or equivalent qualification) in Quantity Surveying / Building Services.
The successful applicant for this post will be required to apply for Disclosure and Barring Service Enhanced Disclosure.
Due to the requirement to drive a County Council vehicle in this role, appointment will be subject to the production of a valid driving licence for the required category of vehicle and the satisfactory completion of an in-house Driver Induction Assessment.
As a disability confident employer, we are committed to employing disabled people and people with health conditions making reasonable adjustments to support disabled applicants when required.
For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Ian Wilson, Construction Services Manager on tel. no. 078800 44721 email ian.wilson2@durham.gov.uk
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It is intended that candidates successful at the short-listing stage will be interviewed as soon as possible from Monday 26th September onwards.
Apply on-line via the jobs portal or for further assistance contact the Human Resources & Employee Services Team via email PESREG@durham.gov.uk
Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address that you have registered with North East Jobs, including your invite to interview if you are short-listed. Please check your email after the closing date for notification from ‘DONOTREPLY@NORTHEASTJOBS.ORG.UK’ as you will not be notified by any other means.
Anyone currently listed on the Durham County Council Redeployment Register who is interested in being considered for this vacancy should contact the Human Resources and Employee Services Team. Please note that in this case the interview date must be prior to your end date.
In line with the County Council’s Recruitment & Selection Policy, please note that we are unable to accept CVs. Any information provided on CVs will not be considered for short-listing purposes.