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GENII LTD Freelance Quantity Surveyors

Personal Profile

With over 25 years experience within a Projects, Contracts, Procurement and Commercial Management capacity, I have specific experience relating to the Procurement and Commercial Management of major UK Infrastructure projects commencing in 1995.

 

For the last 10 years I have focused heavily on Commercial Management of projects in commercial difficulty, essentially acting as a Commercial “trouble-shooter” or fresh pair of eyes on the project. I am typically brought into projects post contract award, often nearing practical completion, whereby the existing commercial team have so far been unsuccessful in recovering the necessary value on the project. I was responsible for providing my construction clients with effective and accurate contractual advice, in respect of numerous types of construction contract problems and disputes, providing commercial solutions and managing my client’s expectations.

Sector Experience

Reservoirs & Spillways.

Power and Energy.

Airport Infrastructure.

Rail & Underground Infrastructure.

Highways.

Telecommunications.

Software Application Development (SaaS)

Earthwork & Civils.

New Build Housing.

Housing Regeneration.

PERSONAL SKILLS

Motivated Team Leader.

Innovative Thinker / Original Problem Solver.

Results Driven Approach.

Impeccable Commercial Acumen.

 

Technical Skills

Commercial Dispute Resolution.

Extensive Negotiation Experience.

Proficient IT Skills.

Adjudication Experience.

Analysis of Quantum Impact.

Forensic Delay Analysis.

Case Law.

Contract Law.

Drafting and Presenting Claims.

Persuasive Writing Skills.

Tender and Contract Document Preparation.

Full BOQ Take Off/Measurement Capability.

Estimating from First Principles.

Subcontractor Administration.

Claims Evaluation/Substantiation.

Cost / Value Reconciliation.

Development of Procurement Strategies.

Development of Bespoke IT Systems within a Commercial Environment.

Change Management.

Inception, Feasibility & Budget Cost Estimating.

Tender Appraisal & Analysis.

Prepare or Certify Interim Valuations.

Developed Procurement Strategies.

COINS.

Oracle.

Advanced Excel.

Contract History

(past 11 year summary)

Change Manager / Freelance Quantity Surveyors

Stonbury Limited (Reservoir/Spillways Civil’s Framework Contract)

2021–August 2023

 

  • Review of Contract Administration & Commercial procedures on the project, for the purpose of maximizing potential value in accordance with NEC protocols.

  • Extensive negotiations with Employers commercial team, reaching agreement on historical Compensation Events whereby entitlement was previously disputed.

  • Estimating from First Principles to price new star rates on the framework.

  • Managed Monthly CVR Process.

  • Managed Monthly Applications for Payment.

  • Reviewing & maximining value of Framework Orders, through full application of CESMM4 Measurement Rules.

  • Extensive Experience Developing NEC4 ECSC Clause 60 CE’s

  • Prepared / reviewed / responded to EW’s, NCE’s and CC’s.

Commercial Manager / Freelance Quantity Surveyors

Northumberland County Council (Highways & Civil Structures Team)

2018–2021

 

  • Working closely with an Area Highways Manager, setting up Commercial systems for an expanding team.

  • Tender & Contract Document Preparation.

  • Validating quantities & rates within BOQ’s forming basis of Target Costs, (NEC Option C).

  • Estimating from First Principles.

  • Subcontractor Commercial Management.

  • Management of Commercial Team.

Commercial Manager / Freelance Quantity Surveyors

BAM Nuttall Limited, London (Civil Engineering / M&E Tunnels Project)

2017–2018

 

  • Claims Management.

  • Claims Prevention.

  • Change Management.

  • Work along side planning function on delay & disruptive events.

  • Established link between delay & contractual obligations, including evaluation of associated damages.

  • Reviewing & Analysing Tender & Contract Documentation.

  • Extensive experience developing NEC Clause 60 CE’s.

  • Prepare / review / respond to EW’s, NCE’s and CC’s.

  • Identify potential liabilities, risks, opportunities, disputes.

  • Interpret for the benefit of the broader project team, the contract requirements including t’s & c’s and SOW’s.

Commercial Manager / Freelance Quantity Surveyors

Telent Technology Services Ltd, Warwick (Network Rail SCADA Project)

2015 – 2017

 

  • Claims Management.

  • Change Management.

  • Work along side planning function on delay & disruptive events.

  • Defining Commercial Strategies.

  • Cost Recovery Management.

  • Developing NEC Clause 60 Compensation Event Submissions.

  • Communicated with clients & suppliers on commercial matters.

  • Prepare / review contractual submissions, such as EW’s, NCE’s and CC’s.

  • Participated in key negotiation meetings with the client.

  • Subcontractor Management.

  • Managed Monthly Applications for Payment.

  • Managed Monthly CVR process.

Commercial Manager / Freelance Quantity Surveyors

Smith Brothers Contracting Ltd, West Yorkshire (Utilities / HV Cable Install)

2014 – 2015

 

  • Review and analysis of tender & contract documentation.

  • Claims Management.

  • Claims Prevention.

  • Defining Commercial Strategies.

  • Leading Negotiations on Variations & Claims.

  • Cost Recovery Management.

  • Draft commercial & technical narratives to support submissions.

  • Communicate with client and suppliers on commercial matters.

  • Participated in key negotiation meetings with client.

  • Subcontractor Management.

  • Identify potential liabilities, risks, opportunities, issues, disputes.

  • Interpret for the benefit of the broader project team, the contract requirements including t’s and c’s and scope of work.

  • Supported preparation of dispute referral, responded, and replied to documents working alongside client’s legal counsel in an Adjudication.

Commercial Manager / Freelance Quantity Surveyors

Tillhill Forestry, Nottingham (Highways Project)

2012 – 2014

 

  • Reviewed and analysed tender and contract documentation.

  • Commercial Management of the project through to final account.

  • Lead with preparation and defense of claims.

  • Liaised with project team to support commercial team in assessing change.

  • Developed NEC Clause 60 Compensation Event Submissions.

  • Analysis of Quantum Impact.

  • Prepared commercial and technical narratives to support commercial submissions.

  • Participated in key negotiation meetings with client.

  • Change Management.

Education​

 

University of Northumbria at Newcastle Upon Tyne1995 – 2000 Bachelor of Science Degree in Quantity Surveying5 Year Part Time Degree Course 1 day per week, while working 4 days per week for my employer, a Newcastle based PQS firm.

 

Association of Project Management, “the Chartered body for the Project Profession”.19th December 2005Successfully met the membership requirements of the APM Membership Committee and was awarded the grade of full membership of the Association of Project Managers (MAPM).

 

Forms of Contract / Procurement Paths​

NEC 4 ECSC (Options A & B)

NEC 3 (Options A – D)

NEC 2

M/F 1 (Rev 4)

PPC 2000

JCT Measured Term

ICE Design and Build

Framework Contracts

 

Get in Touch

07776 359830

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