Construction manager – PSR – Blackpool


Business Division


Job Family

Commercial Management

Mission and Vision

Vision – To be the preferred partner for our clients and the benchmark against which our competitors are measured

Mission – Employ the best people, who can deliver to time, cost and quality to satisfy our clients requirements

Job Role

Senior Quantity Surveyor



Level of Responsibility

Responsible for initiating and leading tasks and processes, taking responsibility and being accountable, where relevant, for the work and roles of others whilst exercising broad autonomy and judgement within broad parameters in their area of responsibility. Specialist learning and involves detailed analysis of a high level of information and knowledge in an area of work or study


Summary of Role

Responsible to a Project Manager or Commercial Manager for all commercial aspects of a small to medium sized project up to £10m, or section of a larger project.

Understand the impact of commercial and technical changes at strategic level within the customer’s business industry / sector.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

Business Leadership

Anticipate and plan change in commercial resource within a project to meet changing demands

Tendering and Pre-Contract Activities

Provide commercial support to tendering process

Start Up of New Projects

Has a high degree of understanding and working knowledge of project commercial start up procedures and is actively involved in the implementation of those procedures


Ensure that materials and off site services are procured in an efficient manner with capable organisations in accordance with our clients procurement policy and procedures and ensure appropriate records are kept

Prepare the basis of the project procurement schedule and ensure the team contribute and complete their relevant sections. Carry out subcontract procurement in accordance with the procurement timetable, in accordance with our clients procurement policy

Prepare the basis of work package contents sheets and ensure the project team contribute and complete their relevant sections. Carry out gap analysis between packages to ensure full and complete subcontract procurement takes place

Prepare subcontract invitations to tender and evaluate tender returns (time, cost, quality and SHE) and make recommendations to appoint and place subcontracts, all in accordance with our clients procurement process

Work with supply chain to promote and measure continuous improvement in terms of cost, quality and learning of all parties

Applications for Payment and Invoicing

Maximise cash flow through timely preparation of valuations, submission of invoices and receipt of payment

Manage prompt preparation and settlement of final accounts, including variations, claims and disputes

Develop a strategy for concluding client negotiations

Cost Control

Identify, manage, reduce and drive out unnecessary costs and inefficient activities

Monitor and manage subcontract costs to ensure that the project meets and / or exceeds targets

Ensure material wastage reconciliations are completed and the data used for cost reduction

Monitor resources and costs to ensure that the project meets and / or exceeds targets, including but not limited to the scheduling of labour resources

Review plant and equipment schedules to ensure efficiency of use

Accounting and Reporting

Produce accurate and timely CVR reports and forecasts and contributes toward the setting of financial targets

Through understanding of planning and programming and knowledge of financial reporting challenge the rest of the project team(s) to ensure accurate progress reporting

Establish and maintain accurate reporting structures and monitor resources and costs to ensure that projects meet and / or exceed targets

Risk and Opportunity Management

Identify project risks and opportunities early and ensure that they are managed, with risk and opportunity registers in use to minimise the risks and realise opportunities

Change Control

Ensure that any “Change” is identified and recorded through participation in regular and detailed review of construction information, measured against the contract requirements

Ensure that all “Change” is challenged where the performance of the project could be affected

Ensure that the cost (time, and money) of all client “Change” is recovered

Carry out early value engineering activities as part of the project team, ensuring all associated costs of change are included within the evaluation

Programming and Project Controls

Assist and provide advice on programmes regarding the contractual and commercial requirements to mitigate risk, and maximize opportunity

Main Contract Administration

Ensure the project team understands the contractual relationships between the various parties and “stakeholders”, including our clients contractual obligations in relation to those interested parties, with particular emphasis to Conditions Precedent

Ensure that all necessary contractual notices are put in place, timely and accurately and in accordance with our clients contractual obligations

Subcontract Administration

Prepare all necessary subcontract notices accurately and on time

Prepare subcontract instructions

Put in place and adhere to robust subcontract change control procedures

Prepare timely and accurate payments for authorisation

Checking of daywork sheets and time and material records for accuracy

Manage prompt preparation and settlement of final accounts, including Events variations, claims and disputes

Re-measurement and provision of quantified schedules of works and / or bills of quantities

Ensure on-site quantification of unfixed materials and quantification of off-site materials where necessary

Ensure that subcontract documentation is issued for execution timely and entered onto the Contract Document Register all in accordance with our clients Processes

Project Completion

Close out project efficiently

Ensure appropriate records and information are kept and archived

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