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Freelance Senior Quantity Surveyor Haywards Heath, West Sussex, UK

Chartered QS with 30 years combined PQS / Main contractor working offering post-contract services including Claims and Dispute Resolution, Adjudication, Arbitration and Expert Witness work.

Rating:Unrated (New)
Hourly Rate / Cost:£45.88 per hour (ex. VAT)
Daily Rate / Cost:£367.06 per day (ex. VAT)
Available From:Now
Candidate ID:323970
: Freelancer has their own limited company

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CV (Curriculum Vitae) / Résumé

I am widely experienced in all aspects of construction, both in Building and Civil Engineering, and in particular the negotiation and settlement of disputes either as a Claimant or Defendant. Such experience has enabled me to be adaptable and versatile to meet various Client demands. My commercial approach to a variety of problems over the years has enabled me to become an effective negotiator with an ability to communicate well with all levels of Management from Site to Boardroom, as well as with fellow professionals. I am disciplined and well organized, which enables me to meet tight deadlines without sacrificing accuracy of work.

Employment History

(Jul 1987 to Aug 1997)

Area Quantity Surveyor

Wimbledon

Responsible for a small team of Surveyors working on a variety of housing and commercial projects up to £7M. Became QA Auditor in 1995 and instigated a computer-based system to assist with preparation of claim documentation, narratives and charts.


(Jun 1986 to Jul 1987)

Loss Adjuster

Croydon, Surrey

Specialising in settlement of buildings-related insurance claims from inception to final agreement.


(May 1985 to Jun 1986)

Quantity Surveyor

Eve Construction, Wimbledon

Dealing with post contract surveying duties on a variety of contracts including £2.3m sheltered housing; £200k police station; £600k mixed refurbishment/new-build project for a Local Authority


(Feb 1985 to Jun 1985)

Quantity Surveyor

Harris & Porter, Crawley, West Sussex

Working with British Airports Authority on Gatwick airport North Terminal project. Responsible for several works packages and a £7.4m aircraft pavement project, all based on Civil Engineering Forms of Contract.

This was a key opportunity for me to gain valuable Civils experience on a large scale project.


(Apr 1984 to Feb 1985)

Quantity Surveyor

James Longley, Crawley, West Sussex

Responsible for variety of commercial traditional and Design & Build Contracts, having sole responsibility for each.


(Sep 1979 to Apr 1984)

Assistant QS

John Laing Construction, Surbiton, Surrey

Responsible for a variety of commercial and industrial projects up to £8M. During this period my responsibility increased from Trainee status to Site Surveyor, at that time being the youngest with this level of responsibility in the history of the Company.

During my employment with John Laing Construction I was studying on a Day-Release basis.

Professional Qualifications

Associate Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (M.R.I.C.S.).
Associate Member of the Institute of Civil Engineering Surveyors (AMInst CES)

Education

(Sep 1979 to Apr 1985)

Croydon College

Associate Membership of the RICS (ARICS - now MRICS)

Experience -post 1997

Became self-Employed, operating as Limited Company, specialising in pre- and post-contract surveying duties including advice, final accounts, claim preparation and defence, and adjudication and arbitration work. Working for a variety of Clients including Employers (London Borough of Brent), Developers, Main Contractors, Subcontractors and Professional QS practices. Some insurance-based building claim works also undertaken. Have also acted as a Single Joint Expert in building disputes. Variety of experience over the years has resulted in scale of projects ranging from a £5,000 landscaping project through to a complex £100m+ Hospital project in central London.

Assignment History

(This Candidate has recently been shortlisted or contracted for the following people4 assignments)

  • Claims & Disputes QS: Claims & Disputes QS needed for resolving contract issues with a number of contracts in Greater London area. Probably around two weeks work initially, with more to follow. Please apply to Alexis Taylor - at@people4.com - for more information.
  • Quantity Surveryor: We require a Quantity Surveyor with 7 years estimating and buying experience. 1 day per week to start with possibility of this rising to 2 or more days quite quickly and maybe permanent.
  • PQS - Quantity Surveyor - Immediate Start: I am looking for a PQS for a new build residential project with a contract value of approx £3.5m. The scope of works for pre-contract will be to write up the preliminaries, package up the tender documents, log tender enquiries, analyse tender returns ,produce a tender returns and produce a tender report, attend tender meetings and write up contracts.
  • Quantity Surveyor - SMM7 Standards: SMM7 BOQ for a large development. Estimated at 2 weeks work for take off.
  • Claims QS: Claims QS required to look at a contract claim on a construction contract with a view to preparing a claim. Please contact Alexis Taylor - at@people4.com - for more information. Thank you!

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