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Quantity Surveyor (2-Year Relocation)

Newcastle upon Tyne
£55000 - £60000 per annum
Permanent

The Falkland Islands Company - Quantity Surveyor

The successful candidate is to be based in the capital (Stanley) of the Falkland Islands on an initial two year basis. Relocation assistance is provided.

A Quantity Surveyor is required immediately within the construction division of a company based in the Falkland Islands. The role involves a two-year relocation over to the islands to work predominantly on a new build housing development.

The organisation was granted its Royal Charter in 1852 and since then has been supplying the Falkland Islands with a wide range of essential services. The company's main areas of activity embrace retail (including food, clothing, electrical goods, home furnishings, gifts and DIY), residential and commercial property, the sale and hire of 4x4 vehicles, travel services including flight bookings, airport transfers and luxury coach and walking tours for tourists, insurance, agency services for cruise ships and fishing vessels and the provision of freight and shipping services to and from the islands. The construction division of the company deals with a variety of projects, from home extensions to purpose-built executive homes, warehousing and offices. Over the next two years an abundance of new build timber kit housing is planned to take place within the capital, Stanley, with the initial £4 million project most recently underway.

Job Purpose:

As a quantity surveyor, you'll seek to minimise the cost and risk of a construction project and enhance value for money, while still achieving the required legal standards and quality.

You'll prepare estimates and costs of the work and when the project is in progress, you'll keep track of any variations to the contract that may affect costs and create reports to show profitability.

An additional role to this post is support of FIC's bids for large scale construction project tenders.

Main Accountabilities

    • Reviewing construction plans and preparing quantity requirements.
    • Scrutinizing maintenance and material costs, as well as contracts to ensure the best deals.
    • Liaising with site managers, clients, contractors, and subcontractors.
    • Preparing reports, analyses, contracts, budgets, risk assessment, and other documents.
    • Advising managers and clients on improvements and new strategies.
    • Keeping track of materials and ordering more when required.
    • Documenting any changes in design and updating budgets.
    • Establishing and maintaining professional relationships with external and internal stakeholders.
    • Travelling from the office to various sites as required.
    • Follow Health and Safety policy and procedures including the wearing of personal protective equipment when necessary.
    • Undertake health and safety training as required.
    • Manage health and safety issues in your area of responsibility in line with the relevant section(s) of the relevant Health and Safety Policy.

If this opportunity sounds of interest then please reach out to Cassidy Will on 07917 667 267 or e-mail Cassidy.Will@edenscott.com for an initial confidential discussion.

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