Intermediate Surveyor/ Employer's Agent

  • UCA Consulting
  • London Bridge, London, UK
  • Dec 13, 2021
Permanent Intermediate Surveyor/

Job Description

Company Info
With a vision to be identified as a trusted client advisor, our clients are national in reach, local in
service and selected for their quality and expertise in the built environment. They are a leading,
forward thinking multi-disciplinary consultancy in the business for over 80 years.
They are a multi-award winning business that has retained its family culture and values where the
health and wellbeing of their staff is taken seriously. They have a well-being initiative ‘Healthy
Together’ and an active staff social club where you will get the opportunity to meet other colleagues
for social and fun occasions and build friendships along the way.
Job Purpose
Due to recent success in securing some large, long-term appointments we can provide this exciting
opportunity for career progression within the Employer’s Agent role. We are seeking a suitably
experienced candidate who can demonstrate relevant knowledge, undertaking the role of Employer’s
Agent/Client’s Representative and QS duties on a wide range of new build housing and mixed-use
regeneration projects within London and the surrounding Counties.
You will be able to cooperate with clients, colleagues and contractors/developer; be a team worker
and eager to grasp new opportunities for your professional development. It is important that you are
able to identify when senior support is required when delivering your activities.
Hours:
 35 Hours a week
Position summary
The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate a sound grasp of undertaking the Employer’s
Agent duties from inception to completion of projects, including but not limited to:
 Working with senior colleagues to develop a client brief and assemble the project delivery
team
 Procuring necessary consultancy services to develop a project to planning submission/tender
 Working with senior colleagues to preparation robust and accurate tender and contract
packages
 Under the direction of senior colleagues, performing key tasks in undertaking various forms of
tender process (OJEU, framework and negotiated)
 The ability to review Contractor/Developer and Designer proposals and ensure that the
Employer’s Requirements are fulfilled
 Working with senior colleagues to prepare contract engrossments

 With support from senior colleagues, acting as Employer’s Agent, Client Representative or
Contract Administrator for the delivery of the project(s) which will require:
- A sound grasp of development control / regulatory requirements and funding /
delivery standards within the housing sector
- Chairing meetings, taking minutes and following up action plans
- Undertaking most day-to-day administrative duties on the delivery of developments
under the terms of JCT, D&B or similar Contracts or bespoke Development
Agreements with some support form senior colleagues.
- An ability to record, document and instruct necessary actions as required for the
delivery of Contracts
- 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

 The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate a sound grasp of undertaking Quantity
Surveying duties from inception to completion of projects, including but not limited to:
 Working with senior colleagues to develop a order of cost estimates, options appraisals and
elemental build cost estimates
 Working with senior colleagues to procure projects and subsequently to prepare robust and
accurate tender reports
 Preparation and administration of variations to building contracts
 Provision of cost reports during the delivery of building contracts
 Preparation of final accounts for building contracts
 Valuation of works under building contracts
 Although you shall have an ability to undertake many of the above functions autonomously,
the candidate shall recognise when additional or senior input is required.

Candidate Requirements:
Essential Criteria (qualifications, experience, skills, qualities)
 University degree in either Quantity Surveying, Building 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.
 Able to work within a team
 Diligent with attention to detail
 Able to think ahead and problem-solve
 An ability to form and develop client relationships
Desirable Criteria:
 Experience in non-residential development (including education and hospitality sectors)
 Full UK Drivers Licence
 The post holder may need a DBS check due to the nature of the work involved
Key Values
 Professional Integrity
 Technical Expertise
 Solution Focused
 Reliable Personal Service

Salary

55,000