Quantity Surveyor

Website Scottish Fire and Rescue Service

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service would like to invite applications for the post of Quantity Surveyor, based in West Asset Resource Centre, Cambuslang, or mobile working, on a permanent basis. This is a full-time opportunity, working 35 hours per week.

This is a full time post however applications from individuals seeking to work on a part time, job share or flexible working basis would be considered.

The successful candidate will be required to work with the Property Services management team to , implement and manage procurement strategy, policy and procedure providing strategic management of property contracts with regards to costs. The Quantity Surveyor will be responsible for all procurement activities involving, cost estimating, preparation of contract documents, assist in setting up of project bank accounts, payments and contract administration within a multi-disciplinary environment.

This will include providing professional commercial and contractual support and advice with regards the successful delivery of major, minor and small works programs and projects across the SFRS estate. Reporting to the Property Development Manager, the Quantity Surveyor is responsible for the commercial and contractual management relating to national property, construction works contracts. They will be accountable for monitoring and driving contractor performance to agreed standards and resolving issues or disputes arising from our contractual works. They will focus on delivering continuous improvement across development, works, maintenance, and associated services contracts.

Applicants are required to have a RICS accredited degree or degree with appropriate post graduate qualification in a relevant discipline and have eligibility for full membership of RICS (i.e. have passed the formal APC/TPC exams). Considerable experience within the design and construction industry, with relevant experience gained in a public-sector environment. Applicants must also have significant experience of public sector procurement for very large budget typically £8m but up to a value of £15m. and extensive experience of the legal and financial aspects of property projects, construction contracts and property transactions.

In addition to the above, candidates must have broad experience both in the preparation and control of development programmes budgetary/ cost management for building and engineering projects with a developed understanding of facility operations and maintenance services and be capable of demonstrating extensive experience of the procurement of works contracts in accordance with The Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations. Candidates must have a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of current contract conditions including NEC contracts and public procurement regulations.

Be a customer focused relationship builder with a broad understanding of the technical challenges that delivering change in such a complex environment entail. The successful candidate will also be able to demonstrate strategic planning/organisational skills, including forward planning and forecasting and have a thorough understanding of management techniques in complex organisations.

A critical thinker, candidates will be able to analyse diverse and complex information, problems or situations from a variety of different sources and contribute to the development of strategies or plans for implementation 3 -4 years or more ahead.

The successful candidate will also be able to demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills, influencing & negotiation and be competent in using various Microsoft software packages.

It is desirable that the successful candidate has full chartered Membership of the RICS, an NEC accredited qualification in a relevant role, Prince 2 or other Project Management qualification, experience in the use of Unitary Authority or similar Property Database Management, contract Management Software, public Contract Scotland procurement system and holds a full driving licence.

In addition to the agreed salary, a market allowance is applicable to this post for suitably experienced candidates.  Taking account of this market allowance, the potential combined maximum remuneration for this post is £55,000. The salary range for this role is SFRS Grade 7 £45,786 – £49,306 per annum, and where applicable a market allowance of £5,694 per annum will also be included.

The market allowance is an additional payment agreed to be paid for an initial two year period.  This allowance is subject to review and may be varied or removed where market pressures change or no longer exist. SFRS Market Allowance Policy outlines the specific criteria relating to the application of market allowance payments and the conditions associated with this. The market allowance will be payable where the appointee is able to demonstrate they are suitably competent, experienced and qualified to undertake the full aspects of the role.

Full details of the role and our recruitment process can be found in the attached information pack.

Salary on appointment will normally be at the lower salary point, with progression subject to regular review – in line with the SFRS performance appraisal arrangements.  A higher salary placing will be considered in exceptional circumstances subject to experience demonstrated.

This post is also subject to the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exclusions and Exemptions) Scotland Order 2013. Therefore, the successful candidate’s will be subject to a Standard Disclosure record check through Disclosure Scotland.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service is an Equal Opportunities employer and encourage applications from all sectors of the community. In addition, we are committed to being a “Disability Confident Employer” and will ensure that all applicants who meet the essential criteria for the role are invited for interview.

If you would like to apply in a different format, please email People Services at SFRS.PODVacancies@firescotland.gov.uk.

Please note, a fully completed application form must be submitted as SFRS do not accept CVs in support of applications for employment.

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