Quantity Surveyor

Copperfield Recruitment Ltd
Godalming, Surrey
15 Jun 2017
15 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Quantity Surveyor - Godalming

This role involves taking control of the financial management of construction projects and acting as Contract Administrator/Project Manager in order to provide value for money for all parties to the building contract.  Projects may comprise New Build, Refurbishment or Alteration Works.  The role requires a combination of technical competence and business acumen.  Cost and Risk Management expertise together with good communication skills are essential attributes.  Involvement in construction projects will be from the earliest stages through to completion. 

Duties :-

  • Develop and tease out the client brief.  Carrying out feasibility studies in order to test the Client’s budget and advising clients on the financial feasibility of their project.
  • Preparing Risk Analysis evaluations.  Preparing tender documentation, co-ordinating and reporting on the tender process.
  • Preparing, collating and organising contract/technical documentation.
  • Preparing Elemental Cost Plans
  • Investigate technical information and factors that affect developments / projects
  • Advise on the procurement of construction consultants necessary for the successful completion of projects; and, co-ordinate and liaise with the same.  Advise on the procurement of survey works required for the project.
  • Contract Administration to include pre and post contract services.
  • Monitoring each stage of the development process to ensure that costs are in line with forecasts and budgets and providing cost control throughout the duration of the project.
  • Providing Financial Progress Reports to Clients.  Preparing interim payments and agreeing Final Account.  Advising Clients on legal and contractual matters and acting on Clients behalf in order to resolve disputes.
  • Meeting and liaising with clients and designers etc. and establishing good working relationships with relevant contacts.  Advising clients at all stages of a project on cost, risk and contractual matters.
  • Attending regular meetings with clients, designers, contractors and other specialists including engineers, to make sure that their buildings meet the necessary standards.
  • Managing a small team providing guidance and delegation as necessary. ·

 Skills required:-

  • Hold a degree and professional qualification accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors with post qualification experience.
  • Strong IT skills in cost and risk management, specifically using software packages such as MS Excel.  Working knowledge of MS Word and Project, or similar.
  • Have a good understanding of construction design, methods and technologies and be able to interpret information from drawings etc.
  • Knowledge of building law, health & Safety and legislation relevant to the construction industry and to specific building types.
  • Have excellent numerical skills and a sound commercial awareness.
  • Have a UK driving licence. ·


Please note your CV will be reviewed against the vacancy criteria and we will contact you within one week if we wish to progress your application any further.

Copperfield Recruitment Ltd are acting as a recruitment agency in relation to this vacancy and are an equal opportunities employer.