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M&E Office Coordinator / PA + -

Russell Cawberry undertakes refurbishment, fast track fit out, structural alteration and new build projects for a range of clients throughout London and the Home Counties up to £5.0m in value within the health, education, commercial, residential and heritage / listed sectors. The company has its own Mechanical and Electrical department who work on Russell Cawberry Limited projects as a subcontractor, as well as working autonomously on its own projects.

We are looking for an Office Coordinator & PA to the MEP Manager to work in our Head Office (based in Cheam, Surrey some 10 miles from Central London.) and give support to the Unit Managers to preserve the smooth running of the business.

Summary of Main duties and responsibilities (the role is varied and may include other tasks as it develops or on an adhoc basis)

  • General admin & PA – Answering the telephone, checking emails, proof reading / editing progress reports that we send out to main contractor, minute taking, making sure everything is being stored in the correct place, health & safety (? – co-ordination/ management ? )  arranging meetings, etc.
  • Dealing with the subcontractors and inhouse managers to clear out snagging sheets within the defects liability period
  • Liaising with utility suppliers for new connections to on site projects.
  • Liaising with subcontractors and suppliers
  • Managing drawing registers, procurement trackers, RFI Trackers
  • Gathering information for O&M manuals and issuing it to the authors.
  • Create project folders and managing the filing system both soft and hard copies.         
  • Data entry

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: £20,000 - 25,000.00 /year

Job Location: Cheam, Surrey

Required experience:

  • Administration/PA: 2 years
The role has scope for personal development and the post holder could be given additional responsibilities in time.

Essential criteria:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent MS office Skills
  • A high level of organisation and excellent attention to detail.
  • Good planning skills.
  • The ability to make decisions within their remit but knowing when to escalate.

Nationality statement
Candidates will be subject to UK immigration requirements

Selection process details
Please submit your CV and a personal statement. Please outline on the statement how you meet the skills and experience required for the role.

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

Candidates in their probationary period are eligible to apply for vacancies within this department.

Contact point for applicants
Please contact [email protected]

Interview dates and location
Interviews week commencing 24th of July 2017.

Interview location Russell Cawberry Limited Head office.

Russell Cawberry Limited is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Administration/PA: 2 years, Excellent written and oral communication skills, Excellent MS office Skills 30 Sep 2017
Quantity Surveyor + -

We are currently looking for a Quantity Surveyor to provide commercial support to project teams, maintaining commercial information and ensuring compliance with contractual requirements and the company’s objectives.  They will liaise with customer representatives and other third parties on commercial issues including the agreement of variations, claims and any other additional payments:

Description of the Role

  • Ensure robust accurate and timely cost reporting on projects up to £5 million in value
  • Ensure accurate cash flow reporting
  • Carry out cost management including forecasting
  • Update the monthly CVR, cost and commercial plans
  • Help ensure internal commercial processes are adhered to
  • Actively seek to improve processes and procedures
  • Evaluate terms and conditions of contracts entered in to and identify commercial risk
  • Ensure efficient engagement of supply chain
  • Build and maintain excellent client relationships
  • Manage subcontract letting, negotiation and financial accounting
  • Prepare applications for payments
  • Liase with client, client representatives and other third parties on commercial issues, including agreement of variations, claims and additional payments
  • Contribute effectively with other functions within the business and operational site teams
  • Work with site management for forecast predicted costs
  • Share best practice and be proactive
  • Maintain deadlines

Skills required:

  • Previous experience in the construction industry  (minimum of xx years preferred)
  • HND / degree or equivalent in Quantity Surveying
  • Familiarity with all forms of building contractors
  • Understanding of construction law
  • Excellent communication, numeric and computer literacy skills.
  • Excellent organisation and time management skills and ability to work to tight deadlines
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team


  • Member of RICS or other professional body or working towards
  • CSCS card

Reporting to:

  • Director

Previous experience in the construction industry, HND / degree or equivalent in Quantity Surveying, Excellent organisation and time management skills and ability to work to tight deadlines 30 Sep 2017