Principal Quantity Surveyor

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  • Cardiff
  • £53,000-62,000 per year
  • Permanent
  • Full-time
  • 27 days ago
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Principal Quantity Surveyor/ Estates Advisor, NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership, Permanent, circa £60,000

Your new organisation

Welsh Government (Capital, Estates & Facilities) invests nearly £300m in capital per annum in development of the NHS Estate and its infrastructure. NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership - Specialist Estates Services (NWSP SES) provides advice and support to the Welsh Government (WG) and NHS Wales organisations on a wide range of issues related to the built environment in healthcare facilities.

The multidisciplinary team offer advice including strategic estates advice, property and land acquisition, engineering and facilities management. Velindre University NHS Trust hosts the services of NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership and as such, your contract of employment would be with them.

Your new role

The Principal QS (Strategic Estates Advisor), using highly developed specialist knowledge, will take a lead role in providing professional and technical support to Welsh Government (WG) and Health Boards in planning and delivery of their major capital investment programme. You will work closely with specialist estates staff to ensure that WG is provided with timely professional advice at all stages of their investment appraisal and monitoring process. You will liaise with Health Boards on Estate Development business cases for a range of construction projects from circa £2m up to £1bn new build healthcare properties. Examples of projects or programmes in the pipeline are listed below, together with their overall estimated investment budgets;
  • Specialist Critical Care Unit, Newport, £300m
  • Replacement to University Hospital Wales, The Heath, circa £1bn
  • Rationalisation of hospitals in West Wales, circa £1bn
  • Major refurbishment of Prince Charles Hospital £150-£200m
  • Engineering infrastructure Programme, Wrexham Maelor, £60m
  • New Velindre Cancer Centre, Whitchurch - £280m
  • Various primary care health and well-being centre projects (e.g. medical practices etc) in the range of £15m-£20m.
You will report to the Head of Estate Development. You will hold line management responsibility of a Senior Quantity Surveyor. Duties and responsibilities;
  • Provide advice, guidance and support on a broad range of strategic estate planning issues in relation to the NHS estate, to Welsh Government (WG) and NHS organisations in Wales.
  • Lead and coordinate the process of providing scrutiny comments on business cases submitted to WG for capital investment in the estate and associated infrastructure; thereafter oversee delivery stage activity to check compliance with original business case parameters.
  • Have a thorough understanding of the 'How to Cost a Hospital' guidance published by NHS Estates, and historic cost analyses and index information published by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (or Building Cost Information Service BCIS).
  • Where required represent the NHS in Wales on working groups and committees at UK level and disseminate information from these groups to the NHS in Wales
  • Deputise for the Head of Estates Development at working groups and committees in his absence when requested.
What you'll need to succeed

Essential
  • Extensive experience of working as a Quantity Surveyor/Cost Manager/Project Manager
  • Highly developed technical/practical and theoretical knowledge of complex estates related issues
  • Thorough knowledge of capital procurement and business case processes
  • Experience of working at a senior professional level in complex building and estate related areas
  • Experience of providing authoritative advice to organisations at a senior level
  • Significant appropriate experience of managing staff/ team
  • Ability to plan and manage projects and co-ordinate the activity of a team
  • Ability to lead, influence and negotiate
  • Ability to delegate and to empower others
  • Self-motivated with the ability to manage workload within tight deadlines
  • Good interpersonal and team skills
  • Good communication skills, both orally and written
  • Literate in IT/Computer skills
Desirable;
  • Knowledge of hospital estates related issues
  • Knowledge of the estates policy and guidance framework within NHS Wales
Qualifications/Memberships
  • Professional Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)
  • A Degree in an appropriate estates related discipline, ideally Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management.
  • Records of undertaking mandatory Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
What you'll get in return

You will be permanently employed with an annual salary of £53,168 - £62,001 (NHS Band 8b) depending on experience/salary level. Competitive benefits package including; NHS Wales pension contribution 20.68% employer and 12.5% employee (circa 33% per annum). Annual leave entitlement of 27 days up to 5 years of service, 29 days for 5 to 10 years and 33 days after 10 years. Working hours 37.5 per week, with flexible start and finish times.

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