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Principal Surveyor-Hertfordshire-Maintenance-£50k
Price : Please contact
Date listed : 2009-Jan-13
Principal Surveyor


oTo ensure delivery team invoicing targets are achieved
oTo provide commercial support to the Operations Manager
oEnsure work in progress is kept within company targets
oEnsure company financial standards and processes are maintained

Key TasksPerformance Criteria/Measures
Resolve valuation issues with client representatives to satisfactory conclusion100% monthly invoicing against target
Agree invoicing processes with clientTo company standards
Advise and support staff to maximise the valuation of the workMargin performance across all accounts
Provide commercial support and advice to Operations ManagerProvide the Operations Manager with commercial information as requested.
Produce commercial reports/accounts as required by Operations ManagerTimely and accurate submission of reports/accounts
Identify manage and communicate commercial risks to the Operations Manager at the earliest opportunityOperations Manager feedback
Ensure quotations achieve target marginsMargin performance
Ensure payments for projects at earliest opportunityPerformance against invoicing target
Maintain a high level of control over work in progress90% reactive works invoiced within 3 months
Minor works - 90% within 5 months
Project - 90% within 7 months
Develop and maintain robust control of costsAdherence to cost control processes
Ensure sub-contractors provide value for money and substantiation of works carried outMargin performance
Maintain good relationships with client representativesClient feedback
Authorise and maximise wherever possible works below target marginsMargin performance
Ensure company financial processes are followed by all staff Timely completion of project books/CVCs. Proven authorisation process.
Operate within H&S and environmental policiesAdherence to company and legal requirements


The incumbent should be structured, organised and specialist/technical by nature. They should possess the ability to provide support and empower staff to take ownership of commercial issues. The ability to maintain control whilst working to deadlines within a fast paced environment is essential.

The person should be honest, reliable, thorough and methodical and logical.


Personal Qualities

Attention to detail
Commercially astute
Honest and reliable
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Strong negotiation and persuasion skills

Leadership skills

Gives clear, consistent direction to staff
Motivates others to achieve
Builds morale and personal esteem by supporting and empowering
Creates a culture of continuous improvement

Academic Qualifications

Degree/HND level or equivalent in a surveying or construction related subject

Professional Qualifications

Desirable - MCIOB or RICS


Minimum of 5 years experience in a commercial role within the maintenance industry

For more information on this position or any other vacancies we may have please contact James on 0870-777-4844 or email

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