KONE, Inc Quantity Surveyor in Clapham, United Kingdom

Quantity Surveyor

Job ID: 33370

Country: United Kingdom

Region: London

City: Clapham

Job Posting Category: Engineering

Employment Type: Full-time

Contract Type: Permanent

Application Closing Date:

About us

At KONE, our mission is to improve the flow of urban life. As a global leader in the lift and escalator industry, KONE provides lifts, escalators and automatic doors, as well as solutions for maintenance and modernisation to add value to buildings throughout their life cycle.

Through more effective People Flow®, we make people's journeys safe, convenient and reliable, in taller, smarter buildings. In 2016, KONE had annual net sales of EUR 8.8 billion, and at the end of the year close to 52,000 employees. KONE class B shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd. in Finland.

We are looking for

A Quantity Surveyor to be responsible for the commercial and financial management on projects.

Ensure application for payments are dispatched, agreed and paid on time. Providing cash flow forecasts for all Projects.

Review Sub Contract for your Project(s) and have a good understanding of our obligations.

Manage correspondence including the timely pricing and agreement of variations, effective handling of contra charges, and early settlement of disputes / claims. Ensure records are kept up to date, filed correctly and referenced against instructions and delays, to enable prompt claim management. Compile cause and effect programme throughout project to demonstrate effect of delays on installation programme. Reference with relevant correspondence, and firm up delay periods. Ensure Client advised of delay periods.

Present detailed cost information on plant, materials and labour in reports, and spreadsheet for internal and external use. Provide accurate cost forecasting information.

Manage Cost Forecast Process for projects. Prompt investigation and resolution of any cost discrepancies.

Updating SAP with milestones, cost and payment information, and closing Projects

Preparation and negotiation of final accounts and statements

Arrange off-site material visits and payment.

Management of subcontractors including the assessment and selection, placing orders and financial control of work undertaken. Ensure any cost and programme impacts notified to subcontractor promptly.

Ensure that up to date project files are maintained

Attendance at internal and external meetings. Visit site on a regular basis to ensure up to date with progress and any issues.

Continuous liaison with installation project supervisors

Monitoring of costs to ensure that the budget isn’t exceeded, and that cost savings are achieved.

Preparation and negotiation of claims. Prompt notification to Client of delays, costs and notices. Agree programme and cost impacts promptly as they occur and not left to Final Account stage.

Assist Commercial Manager with other tasks if and when required

Skills, Education and Experience

Ideal candidate should have a degree in quantity surveying or achieved or working towards the RICS parts 1 & 2 exemptions

They should have previous experience in similar role within the construction industry, and can demonstrate successful commercial and financial management of a number of contracts.


Well organised with ability to meet challenging deadlines

Excellent interpersonal skills, and able to work as part of a team

We offer

At KONE we strive to be a great place to work and we are proud to offer a wide range of experiences and opportunities that will help you to achieve your career and personal goals and enable you to live a healthy and balanced life.

Benefits: 25 Days Holiday, Company Pension Scheme, Childcare Vouchers, Employee Assistance Programme, PDI, Life Assurance, Private Medical Insurance, Company Car.