In early 2022 Unispace acquired BioPharma Engineering (BPE) to further develop its passion to support the Life Sciences industry with market-leading design engineering, project management, and workplace/lab consultancy. At Unispace Life Sciences they are focused on engaging the most talented and passionate professionals who believe that everyone should work in an environment that inspires productivity, peak performance, and delivers wellbeing. Across their 50+ global studios, they have a positive work environment that fosters open, collaborative, and supportive cultures populated by highly independent and motivated people. As one of the leading engineering design and project management firms in the industry, Unispace offers a full complement of services including strategy development, design, and construction of laboratories and workplaces focused on Life Sciences.

Job Title: Quantity Surveyor

Responsible to: Director of Construction / Managing Surveyor

Location: Beech Hill, Reading / On-site (London)

Why you’re here

As a Quantity Surveyor, you will act as an integral part of a team that is accountable for the commercial and contractual performance of a project. You will work with the pre-contract & contract teams, providing surveying duties whilst developing and maintaining good working practices throughout the company.

What you’re responsible for

  • Assistance in the compiling of tenders / pricing of negotiated projects.
  • Assistance in the preparation of pre contract measurement and compiling of Bills of Quantity
  • Assist in compiling cashflow forecasts
  • Supplier & S/C enquiries, negotiations and orders.
  • Undertake remeasures, client and subcontractor valuations, variations & final accounts
  • Subcontractor & supplier payments
  • Prepare and present costed variations to clients
  • Prepare & present cost / value reconciliations
  • Ensure that files are complete and contemporary
  • Process new suppliers and subcontractors into the company
  • Compile, analyse & report supplier / subcontractor performance figures
  • Assist with up-dating surveying documentation

Your experience & skills

  • Experience working on a range of large projects ideally within a similar industry or main contractor
  • MRICS or professionally qualified in either a surveying or engineering discipline
  • In depth knowledge and understanding of local market and subcontractors
  • Demonstrated understanding of preconstruction and delivery methodologies
  • Construction planning, estimating, budgeting and forecasting
  • Commercial awareness
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Meticulous attention to detail

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