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Council Offices, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1NY
£40,608 - £43,054 per year
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Full Time
35 hours per week


Property and Capital Projects – Projects

Senior Quantity Surveyor
35 hours per week
£40,608 - £43,054 (including Distant Islands Allowance)

Recently voted the best place to live in the United Kingdom, Orkney is the second most northerly of the islands areas, with 17 inhabited islands. Although geographically remote, Orkney is easily accessible by air or boat and has a cosmopolitan community with immense historical and cultural impact. From food to sports, music to technology, Orkney has a reputation for excellence. Scotland’s smallest local authority enjoys unique opportunities for collaboration with partner agencies.

We are looking for an experienced professional with Quantity Surveying and Project Management skills to join an established Projects team within our Service.

The post will be responsible for the execution of allocated projects, from early inception to completion, by carrying out the full range of professional duties associated with undertaking construction projects including client meetings, programme management, procurement, cost reviews, payments, valuations, variations, order placing, enquiries, preparation of cost/value reconciliations, contract and contractor reviews.

You should be able to demonstrate the full range of professional duties associated with quantity surveying, with a good understanding of construction detailing, materials specification, contract administration and project management, together with an understanding of contract issues and CDM Regulations.

The minimum knowledge required for this role can be evidenced by either:
holding a qualification at SCQF 8/9 i.e. SVQ4, HND, General Degree, Higher Apprenticeship, Technical Apprenticeship in Building or Quantity Surveying or other relevant subject OR having a minimum of 5 years previous relevant experience.

The post holder will be eligible to join the Local Government Pension Scheme which is a career average revalued earnings (CARE) defined benefit scheme, for which the employer contribution paid is currently 17.0%, representing a benefit from £6,559 to £6,965 in addition to the salary paid.

You should be able to travel efficiently and effectively between various work locations within Orkney to meet the operational requirements of the Service.

This post is subject to Basic Disclosure Scotland clearance.

Prospective applicants are invited to discuss the post by contacting Glen Thomson, Team Manager Projects, email or Ian Rushbrook, Service Manager Property and Capital Projects, e-mail telephone 873535.

Closing Date: Sunday 2 April 2023

Please note that interview and relocation expenses will be paid for this post, in accordance with Council Policy.

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