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    At Kimpton we are always looking for the brightest minds in the industry, so even if you don’t see the role for you below and feel you would make a valuable member of the team, please do get in touch.


    Senior Quantity Surveyor

    Department: Group-wide

    Assignment: Permanent

    Line Manager: General Manager Reports: 0-2 Start Date: 4th Jan 2021

    Applications to: (QS@kimpton.ltd.uk)

    Location: Kimpton Offices, Bromborough, Wirral

    Essential Skills / Qualifications / Attributes:

    • Min 10years construction contractor project experience, 5 years in Senior QS / Commercial Manager role.
    • RICS Chartered Quantity Surveyor (MRICS), or equal Chartered membership status.
    • Relevant Quantity Surveying qualifications (HND, degree or equivalent).
    • Strong live contract experience in all routine QS functions, particularly for M&E new build and refurbishment packages and commercial/industrial steel building envelope packages.
    • Sound knowledge of contract law, strong experience in all matters of contract administration, controls, claims, and defence.
    • Safe pair of hands in contract negotiations and dispute resolution. Naturally honourable, firm, and fair.
    • Sound experience in financial forecasting, cashflow management, and supplier performance management.
    • Highly organised and driven individual committed to delivering excellence through great teamwork, sound decision making, with thorough and timely communications.
    • Alignment with our Company FIT values.

    Desirable Skills:

    • Bid management experience, including tender reviews, estimating, and compilation of submissions.
    • Value engineering experience.
    • Experience of preparing and letting sub-contract packages.
    • Experience of FM contract administration / management.
    • Familiarity with administering NEC3, NEC4, JCT, FIDIC, MF1 contract suites.

    General Statement:

    The role requires a can-do, hands-on, pro-active approach and a tenacious, organised, character that is focussed on sustainable business success, while operating within our FIT values. It requires leadership qualities that will support and develop the already positive culture of the existing team to deliver at the highest possible level for stakeholders. This is a senior role that requires a capable team player who can confidently engage and negotiate at all levels internally and externally. The company meets flexibility with flexibility and they will need to be willing to go the extra mile to get the job done as the needs of the business requires, but the overriding requirement is to genuinely want to be a key part of the long term future success of the company.

    Duties:

    1. To undertake routine QS functions on the company’s major projects directly, (and supporting others on minor projects as required), including leading on all applicable matters of contract financial administration, valuations, variations, applications, notices/claims, project cost and cashflow forecasting etc.
    2. To review and negotiate acceptable project contract terms at bid/contract award stages (with the bid team), and to ensure discharge of the company’s commercial contractual obligations on all live projects.
    3. To proactively protect the company’s commercial interests at all times. Key to this is ensuring appropriate, timely and thorough formal external communications, exceptional record keeping, and thorough understanding of the relevant contract and tools available to control commercial impacts, as well as using negotiation skills to good effect.
    4. To ensure proper records are kept and timely actions taken in line with the contract to support or defend any claims. To properly prepare, substantiate, and submit all contract claims/defence including EOT, L&E Claims, Variation Claims etc.
    5. To lead and support the various project delivery teams on commercial matters, and act as a central knowledge base for contractual matters as they arise – supporting and guiding them to structure appropriate commercial controls, and ensure these are implemented properly across the project teams as required.
    6. To provide input to the company accounts team, bridging between departments to ensure timely two-way communication to improve reporting and financial planning.
    7. To establish and maintain appropriate project cost controls, monitoring, and analysis. Focussed on margins, cash, and net profit, as well as customer retention, and maintaining a robust supply chain, they will be constantly seeking ways that the company can optimise its use of its resources and avenues for profitable organic growth.
    8. To support bid teams on competitive tenders with known live data drawn from detailed cost analysis and/or records as required, and carrying out costing of variations and collate substantiation and provide narratives for claims etc.

    Background Information:

    The company provides commercial and industrial building services contracting at scale (predominantly mechanical, but also frequently M&E), together with service, maintenance, and breakdown support for the same, see www.kimpton.co.uk. The company also provides innovative industrial acoustic engineering design and install services, see www.kimptonacoustics.co.uk. The team operates nationally on a design, supply, and fix basis. Projects are undertaken both for private and public organisations of various size in the commercial and industrial arena with a variety of high profile and Tier 1 clients.


    Sales Development Support

    We’re looking for someone to join our busy Service and Maintenance team, based in our Bromborough head office, you’ll be reporting to the Business Development Manager.

    You may well have sales experience and be IT literate. There is loads of scope for training, personal development and progression for the right person.

    You must be confident on the phone, really keen to help solve our client’s problems and work well in a small and busy team.

    We will conduct initial interviews for those shortlisted via the phone. It’s that important.

    You’ll be joining Kimpton Energy Solutions, established in 1963 and now one of the longest standing and most reputable Heating and Ventilation businesses in the north-west.

    Specific Requirements include

    • Assist in answering incoming calls from new and existing Maintenance clients
    • Work closely with the Maintenance Co-Ordinator in logging and scheduling jobs on a bespoke maintenance package
    • Work with the team on tenders and bids
    • Help oversee the company’s critical Corporate and Social Responsbility work
    • Monitor Portals for tender opportunities that suit the business
    • An eye for detail (can you spot the spelling mistake in this description?)
    • General filing duties
    • Great communication skills
    • Able to work as part of a team

    Ideally, you will help develop the role by bringing new IT innovations and practices to the department
    In the first instance, please send your cv and a covering letter that lets us know more about you and why you’re the perfect fit for our team, to Matt Breakwell, Business Development Manager.

    Kimpton are an equal opportunity employer and welcome applications from anyone, whatever their age, race, disability, gender, sexuality or religion.


    Service Engineers Required

    Due to continued expansion we have vacancies for Service Engineers in this area. The positions include a competitive rate of pay, company vehicle, pension scheme and long term employment prospects.

    Applicants must be time served in a mechanical discipline and be able to carry out reactive and preventative maintenance to a variety of heating and ventilation plant. A knowledge of oil and gas-fired burners and the controls thereof is required.

    Applicants must have a full driving licence and relevant gas certificates.

    Salary and Package will depend on the successful applicant’s experience and qualifications.

    Please contact Colin Swanick on 0151 343 5904 for more information or send CV to: colin@kimpton.co.uk


    Equal Opportunities and Diversity

    Kimpton Ltd. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to treating all applicants and employees in the same way regardless of race or colour, nationality or national or ethnic origin, religion or religious belief, sex or marital status, sexual orientation, disability or age. You can find our full Equality and Diversity Policy here


    About Kimpton Energy Solutions

    We are in a hugely exciting growth period for the business with a secure future ahead and we need to add to our highly skilled team.

    Established in 1963, Kimpton’s have continued to remain as innovative as ever. From our roots as commercial plumbers, we’ve grown to design and install the most efficient HVAC systems and renewable energy solutions. If you didn’t know us before, here’s a little about Kimpton Energy Solutions.

    We take a craftsmanship approach to Building Services and everything we do is to the highest standard possible which has helped to build our reputation as one of the North West’s leading Mechanical Building Services Contractors.

    We are a company that takes its corporate and social responsibility seriously and invest in our team and our community. If you’d like to read more about how Kimpton Apprentices power the business then please read this series of articles. if you’d like to read our CSR Policy then please click here.


    Also Recruiting

    We are always interested to meet potential new team members who work in and have experience in HVAC site work or maintenance. Opportunities we may have in the future include the following:

    • HVAC Engineers
    • Mechanical fitters
    • Plumbers
    • Pipe Fitter/Welders
    • Electrical Project Managers

    Just call us on 0151 343 1963, or drop us a line via email to enquiry@kimpton.ltd.uk and we’ll be back in touch with you shortly.


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