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Freelance Estimator/Quantity Surveyor/Project Manager Brighton, West Sussex, UK

A highly successful professional Quantity Surveyor /Estimator and Project Manager with a proven record of achievement set against high profile companies within the UK and globally. Unique experience across a wide spectrum of construction projects ranging from residential developments, schools, Offices, factories and bespoke housing to complex and demanding Civil Engineering contracts in Nigeria. Expertise in full software Delivery Life Cycle with knowledge in specialised IT programmes essential for effective delivery of projects and cost management.

Rating:Unrated (New)
Hourly Rate / Cost:£29.41 per hour (ex. VAT)
Daily Rate / Cost:£235.29 per day (ex. VAT)
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Candidate ID:328761
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CV (Curriculum Vitae) / Résumé

Excellent technical expertise producing risk and value assessments, method statements and job safety analysis with an in depth understanding of Health & Safety regulations. A strong technical manager, able to work under pressure with excellent understanding of site practices and protocols whilst managing considerable budgets and deadlines.
Possess well honed negotiating skills able to inspire confidence amongst peers and senior management and clients.

Employment History

(Sep 2010 & ongoing)

Maintenance Surveyor (contract)

Brighton

Summary of Achievements in role:
Responsible for all supply & delivery of all on site materials.
Skills & Duties
• I ensure that the cyclical decoration and planned maintenance programme is completed on time and within budget. This involves pre-inspection, preparing specifications, obtaining competitive quotes, supervising the work and settling the final account.
• I liaise with mechanical and electrical consulting engineers and contract specialists to oversee all specialist contracts.
• I liaise with and co-ordinate the activities of the DLO and maintenance administrators with regard to day to day maintenance issues.
• I liaise with and monitor the performance of the appointed contractor for the Out-of Hours Emergency Repairs Service.
• I am the lead officer on matters relating to Fire Safety Inspections within the building as required.
• I prepare Schedule of Rates, the Stock Condition Database, the approved stock reinvestment and asset management strategies.
• I deal with residents and their enquiries by telephone, email, letter and in the office. Provide office cover as required.
• I carry out diagnostic inspections and surveys for repairs and maintenance and prepare specifications in accordance with Standing Orders.


(Mar 2009 to Sep 2010)

Project Cost Estimator/ Commercial Manager

Burgess Hill, West Sussex UK

Summary of Achievements in role:

Successfully performed Estimator role achieving completion of project within demanding timescale and budget.

Skills & Duties

•Responsible for estimating quantities and prices, including calculations and studies on conceptual, basic and detailed design of piping systems.
•Managing piping works, measurements, isometrics revising and required changes.
•Supervise Technical Planning department including inspection and production planning, scheduling, Process Planning and Industrial Engineering.
•Responsible for technical acceptance and translation into shop floor documentation.
•Prepare budget and monitor activities and performance.
•Manage effective manpower schedule ensuring project completed within budget.
•Liaise with senior management and provide weekly, monthly update.


(Jan 2006 to Jan 2009)

Project Quantity Surveyor

Tunbridge Wells Kent UK

•I assisted in managing costs on a wide variety of new building projects and structures, such as residential developments, schools, offices and factories.
•Responsible for undertaking costs analysis for repairs and maintenance of projects
•Actively involved in carrying out feasibility studies, risk and value management, cost control, tenders and contract documentation.
•Identified, analysed, and developed responses to commercial risks
•In charge of writing progress reports, evaluation of completed works, arranging for payments while ensuring that health and Safety regulations are met at all times.
•Responsible for the construction of the structures, outside glass panelling and installation of special purpose passenger lifts, working with Section 12 on fire detection and protection systems.
•Managing several safety improvement projects to strict time and budget deadlines, with
comprehensive surveys and preparing of specifications.
•I functioned as a mechanical and electrical quantity surveyor for KCC. I was responsible for project programming, control of subcontractors, liaison with client, supervision of systems design, co-ordination of installation and commissioning.
•I functioned as an Assistant Project Manager within GLEEDS PFI department over a four month period during which I worked with a team of three Project Managers on the ‘Building School for the Future’ scheme for Kent County Council in Maidstone (KCC),
•I was responsible for managing area data sheets of the drawings, room data sheets, ICT part and LCT
•I liaised with sub-contractors on behalf of KCC to ensure accurate drawings, schedules, tools, as well as Health and Safety issues are properly designed and carefully followed.
•Prepared early stage budgets and detailed cost plans while performing risk and value management
•Advised my employer on various procurement strategies and ensured proper communication is achieved with the procurement department when requesting quotes
•Prepared tender and contracts documents including bill of quantities. I also ensured cost control processes where in place before, during, and after all projects
•Working with Designers, M&E Consultant and Main Contractor to produce layout and specification to match financial expectation of client. As a result of on-going value management exercise, project value was reduced from initial forecast of £1.2 million to £800k, which allowed client to present project to company shareholders, who in turn sanctioned release of funds.
•Advised my employer on various procurement strategies and ensured proper communication is achieved with the procurement department when requesting quotes
•Prepared tender and contracts documents including bill of quantities. I also ensured cost control processes where in place before, during, and after all projects
•I was personally responsible for the organisation, estimation, budgetary control, supervision and implementation of the electrical and mechanical preventative maintenance scheduling and process development using DCS and LAN systems for several contracts up to ¼ million pounds.
•Excellent working within allocated budgets and still achieving expected results.
•Proficient in providing advice on contractual claims and variations
•Developed skills in problem analysis and report writing
•I have been involved in tendering and valuation of local contracts on different projects
•I was tasked with the pre-qualification of suppliers, the creation of bidder’s lists and the preparation of contractual terms and conditions in the preparation of tender documents.


(Jan 2000 to Aug 2005)

Project Quantity Surveyor / Project Manager

Lexibus Engineering Group, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria

•Developing and implementing preventive / shut down maintenance programs using CMMS application software SAP, MS Project.
•I designed the schematics for a Storm water project which involved dividing the storm water shed areas, calculation of maximum and minimum flow rate, determination of the storm drain pipe sizes and slopes, surface water drainage slopes as well as determining locations of the storm drainage inlets.
•Street design: determined elevations of centreline curb & gutter and back of walkway; designed gutter slopes to ensure storm water flow. Sewer and waterline design: determined locations, slopes and connections; decided fire hydrant and manhole locations. Street lights location and design.
•Stock material processing in SAP system. Provide daily reports, Follow up through the goods receipt process after due verification by Interior and warehouse staff. Target is to minimize and eliminate open stock in transit with single point receipt responsibility.
•Ensuring the availability of all likely internal spare equipment, all isolation and re commissioning materials, and any repair equipment and tooling.
•Setting up of Packages in SAP: Build Technical Object, Catalogue setup, Preventive Maintenance Packages (Include Task List), Functional Location Setup, Notifications, Setup of Work Capacity Packages, Bill of Material, Security Profile and PIMS.
•Responsible for the replacement of a 20te waste heat recovery unit. Overseeing the fabrication, testing, delivery and installation. Managing the development of safe special lifting and handling requirements for the installation offshore.
•Checking the drawings, earthworks, material quantities, ensuring they conform to outline scope of works, selection of adequate materials, deploying heavy duty plants, human resources to site for further constructions, such as earthwork team, concrete team, survey team and other relevant gangs for site progress.
•Liaising with clients and relevant representatives for attending regular site meetings to keep informed the progress of the project day- to –day management.
•Providing information for Preparation of interim monthly payments certificates, monthly and daily report for the projects as regard to monthly claims and proper records.
•Follow up the cut and fill materials within the site such as the earth works, mineral aggregates, and other carted away materials to the dump site.
•Construction of 21km Dual Asphalted road ($46 million US Dollars) from Uyo to Airport link road Akwa Ibom State Nigeria.
•Construction of Osun State Liaison Office Building in Abuja having 650 sqm covered area, 8 floors concrete frame structure.
•Construction of 200m length x 15m high retaining wall supporting embankment over nearby creek, including temporary diversion of river and reinstatement.
•Road Dualization Project (25 km Gwarimpa Abuja Nigeria) including relocation of public utilities, side drains, culverts. Total value $5million US dollars. Claims negotiation and resolution with the Client for about $1 million US Dollars value.
•Construction of 10km Asphalted dual carriage road with rectangular drainage of 30km within Lugbe federal hosing estate, erecting 18 numbers of water boreholes to complement water supply within the Estate, design of 15m x 15 subsoil water reservoir tank. Total value of Project $6.5m US dollars.
•Construction Engineer (Lead). Total responsibility for the construction of roadway, leading the team of engineers, supervisors and work force. Prime responsibility for all the contract matters including quantity surveying and planning. Interface with the Client. Preparation and discussion of disputes with the Client.
•Road Construction Project (5km) From Phase II Gwarimpa, this was to create access from Road 1 into phase II in Gwarinmpa Abuja-Nigeria.
•Updating as built drawings and storage of information data, producing working drawings for subcontracting, tendering, supervision of 30m x 30m concrete jetty in Buruttu in Niger Delta Nigeria, supervision and construction of 900,000sqm of mini stadium in Buruttu Nigeria.


(Dec 1998 to Jan 2000)

Civil Project Planner

Niger Delta River Basin Development Authority (NDBDA), Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria

•I was in a team of professionals in the delivery of a feasibility study in the regeneration of Port Harcourt town. This included the design, drafting and processing of full set of plans for two 36-inch diameter potable waterline projects.
•I was responsible for the preparation of Engineer's Cost Estimate, Technical Specification, Bid Documents and Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP).
•Reviewed civil plans outlined for the project execution.
•Applied all the instructions and specifications stipulated for the project execution in order to take advantage of available resources allocated.
•Reported on a weekly basis, civil works progress and on site tests on a monthly basis to be addressed in the staff meetings.
•As M & E Resident Engineer with NDBDA on the design and upgrading of aboloma Sewage Treatment works. These works were designed to treat between 2,500 and 9,500 litres of effluent per minute, the work was inclusive of new pumping stations, vitox plant, and glass lined steel settlement tanks. The upgrading of existing pumping stations, dyna and sand filter beds, a new ozone generating plant, all complete with backup facilities.
•Coordinated the civil works scheduled for each week.
•Verify incoming supplies allocated to the project ensuring the quality standards.
•Civil work output analysis.
•Evaluated the personnel under my supervision.
•Monitored civil works accomplished on a regular basis according to closing dates for each work site of the project.
•Coordinated maintenance activities and routines related to equipment used.
•Recorded all information as detailed as possible related to asphalt mixture controls and pre-mixed concrete placements.
•Verified the compliance of quality standards and procedures for activity releases with respect to each of the work sites of the project.
•Carried out the daily schedule related to concrete demand to accomplish weekly project targets.
•Supervised the administrative personnel appointed to the project.
•Civil project reporting with respect to civil scheduling, materials allocated, supplier’s performance and work progress ensuring the compliance of quality standards.


(Apr 1997 to Dec 1998)

Assistant Building Engineer/Surveyor

Eko International Bank (Building and Engineering Department), Lagos,Nigeria

•Managed, directed and administered the international sales effort for a large national plumbing and waterworks supply company which included sales and invoicing, purchasing, inventory management and administration, letters of credit negotiation.
•I opened new markets and negotiated exclusive agreements with sub contractors and suppliers. I was solely responsible for managing the site activities to fulfil the project target with ensuring that all installations are according to standards and specifications.
•I was involved in monitoring and supervising of onsite works including labour force and subcontractors.
•Ensured accurate drawings and quantities of material are on hand and carefully followed to maintain standards and achieve target. I was also responsible for the daily preparation and update of site progress reports.
•I openly communicated with other departments for any variations or modifications of works which led to other additional responsibilities as a QS Engineer.
•I effectively managed the role of a Construction Manager for a Street Improvement Project and got involved in preparing Engineer's Cost Estimates, Technical Specifications and Bid Documents.

Professional Qualifications

• Charted Institute of Building (CIOB) United Kingdom.
• Association of Project Management (APM) United Kingdom.
• Royal Institution of Charted Surveyors (RICS) United Kingdom.

Education

(Sep 2005 to Dec 2006)

University Of Brighton

MSc Project Management for Construction
Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) & Royal Institution of Charted Surveyor (RICS)


(Jan 1999 to Dec 2004)

Federal University of Technology Minna

BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering
Accredited by the Nigeria Institute of Engineers


(Oct 1995 to Nov 1997)

Federal Polytechnic Ado-Ekiti

OND Building and Quantity Surveying
Accredited by the Nigeria Institute of Building (NIOB) & Nigeria Institute of Quantity Surveying (NIQS)

Other skills

IT Skills & Specialist Programs
• Arch CAD
• Pertmaster
• Primavera
• Prince2
• SAP
• MS Office & MS Projects


Soft Skills
• Communication, presentation and negotiation skills
• Organisation and planning
• Communication at all levels
• Exceptional attention to details.
• Highly effective team builder and motivator.
• Strong emphasis on delivery to time and budget.

Assignment History

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

  • Quantity Surveyor - Commercial: Quantity Surveyor : Commercial A long established Architectural Metalwork subcontractor in Portslade seeks reliable, capable, ambitious people. Versatile, clever, hard working person required for operational and commercial role including costing, planning and contracting. QS skills helpful. Reporting to the Directors, this person will probably play a fuller role in the business long-term and has good prospects to advance.
  • Senior Quantity Surveyor : We require a Senior Quantity Surveyor for projects in and around Surrey, Sussex & London. Please apply for more details.
  • Quantity Surveyor: I require a Quantity Surveyor local to Essex. Please apply for more details.
  • Multi-skilled construction engineer: Multi-skilled professional construction engineer required. With CDM / Health & Safety / QS / M&E skills Multi-skilled professional required for a 36-bedroom student new-build accommodation in Portsmouth, Hampshire. We are looking for a person who can amalgamate skills of a QS/ M&E / CDM / Health & Safety for the above project. We are at the project planning stage now and start work on site mid February. The role could be remote but for the occasional site meeting.
  • Business Developer: We require a freelance business developer to pre-qualify project air conditioning requirements by speaking directly to the Key Decision Makers; Introduce our company’s services by means of a tailored project; specific email and or letter and brochure. Follow up all emails and letters with the objective of receiving the bill of quantities/drawings or generating an appointment or CPD. Budget of £15-20 per hour.

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