Job Vacancy

We are recruiting for Quantity Surveyors with Contracting and PQS experience at all levels to join our experienced team based in the South of England and the Channel Islands. The position will offer the chance to work on exiting and diverse projects, support us in the expansion of the business and have the opportunity to progress your own career.


Why GPL?

GPL is an experienced construction consultancy specialising in project viability, procurement, financial control, and cost assurance across many sectors of the construction industry and on projects as diverse as the industry itself.

We have achieved steady growth over the last 25 years and with demand outweighing capacity, there is scope to work on many exciting projects. We have a diverse portfolio of projects and Clients with projects ranging from £500,000 to £110,000,000 in value.


The role requirements

  • BSc/MSc in quantity surveying or equivalent
  • A minimum of 3 years’ client-side technical delivery experience
  • Worked on a wide range of diverse projects
  • Comfortable managing their own projects in both pre and post contract duties
  • Confident in a Client-facing role with experience in reporting to Clients
  • Good technical writing, client-facing and communication skills
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Sound knowledge of construction
  • Ability to organise and plan
  • diplomatic, personable, respectful and flexible
  • Ambitious and goal-oriented with a ‘can-do’ attitude

The role and responsibilities

  • You will be engaged on a range of projects, working through all stages of the project lifecycle. With our diverse client-base, you will work within various industry sectors with diverse scales and complexities of projects
  • You will be supported by the GPL team
  • Proactively drive projects forward, collaborating with Clients and Design Teams
  • Provide accurate cost advice and reporting through all stages of the project lifecycle
  • Oversee and manage the tender process including the preparation of tender documentation, pre-tender estimates, tender analysis and compilation of contract documents
  • Undertake quantification and measurement of construction works
  • Undertake post-contract duties including preparing cost and progress reports, interim valuations, negotiation and agreement of the final account and prepare and negotiate claims for Extensions of Time
  • Deal with contractual matters and advise as issues arise
  • Deliver all work outputs in an accurate and timely manner
  • Represent the company in a professional and diligent manner; meet, negotiate and correspond with clients to form strong working relationships
  • Contract administration duties including managing a team, chairing meetings and issuing minutes, issuing notices and instructions, reviewing programmes, monitoring progress and issuing monthly reports

Remuneration and benefits

  • Competitive salary depending upon experience
  • Mentoring to achieve MRICS (if required)
  • 23 days paid holiday plus Bank Holidays
  • Potential to work from home
  • The chance to work and be part of an exciting, growing company
  • Private Health
  • Pension
  • Generous bonus scheme based on individual and Company performance

If you are interested in the possibility of joinging our team then please send your CV to us at info@gpl.gg. We look forward to receiving your CV.

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Some of our clients

GPL has established and maintains strong relationships with an impressive portfolio of blue-chip and high-profile clients that include Sir Robert McAlpine, Wates, Balfour Beatty, ISG, and Mace amongst others.

Projects

GPL has provided professional services and support on a variety of well-known construction projects some of which are noted below. Other notable projects include the O2 Arena London, BBC New Media Centre at White City London, Princess Hay Shopping Centre in Exeter, and The Gilbert Collection located at Somerset House London.

GPL staff have experience of working in the Channel Islands having been involved in the construction project to build Sir Charles Frossard House, The Bordage office complex, Admiral Park, The States Works Department, and “The Hanger Project” for a private client. Additionally, we have offered commercial advice to Sark Estate Management on several projects in Sark.

Some examples of our completed projects are detailed below:

Heathrow Airport Terminal 3

Termimal 3 Hold Baggage Screening installation. £32m

  • Procurement of key packages under Construction Management agreement.
  • Management of change order system and agreement with BAA.

Imperial College, London

MDR (Metabolism, Digestion and Reproduction) Building refurbishment. £8m

  • Team members delivered Pre and Post Contract administration.

Bank of England

Bank of England HORP Phase 1 and 2. £36m

  • Team members delivered Pre and Post Contract administration.

London Development Project

London Development Project. £18m

  • Compilation of bespoke Sub-Sub- Agreements.
  • Settlement of Final account with client and Sub-Sub Contractors.
  • Cost Management and Audits.

Live Projects

GPL are currently working on a number of live projects and have multiple projects in the pipeline for 2021 in the Channel Islands and UK respectively. Two of our live projects are detailed below:

Shoreline is a full Redevelopment of a large detached house in Castell, Guernsey. We are providing PQS and Planning services on this project. Estimated value is £1.5million.

This Private House project consists of a number of extensions to an existing property, including a pool house to the rear. We are providing PQS and Planning services on this project. Estimated value is £1.5million.

Our Values

GPL cares about the way we do business as we are always seeking to identify opportunities to interact with and support local communities and charities to make a positive difference in people’s lives. We strongly believe in giving something back and have incorporated a CSR strategy into our Operating Model that reflects this commitment.

  • The GPL companies currently support several community initiatives, by way of example: Project Porchlight (registered charity 267116) the leading charity in Kent supporting the homeless and vulnerable, and Project Tallinding (registered charity 1124143) providing education and school meals in Serrkunda, Gambia to underprivileged children.

  • We are committed to creating a working environment that values, encourages, and supports our staff to achieve their full potential, ensuring we attract and retain a highly motivated professional workforce.

  • We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

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