Quantity Surveyor

Calibre Search
£42000 - £47000/annum
17 Jul 2017
16 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a Quantity Surveyor looking for a new challenging role with a reputable main contractor within the residential sector? if so then look no further.

The Company

They are one of the UK's most reputable housing contractors with a history spanning back decades. They operate on a number of different levels ranging from decent homes to building both high specification bespoke developments through to mass housing sites. The product they deliver is to the highest quality and they only use the best trades and materials to build their developments. They pride themselves on the quality of houses they produce and their customer testimonials are evidence of this.
The Role

They are looking for an enthusiastic Quantity Surveyor who wants to join a business in which they can further develop their career within residential construction. If successful the candidate may be involved in up to 3 schemes/projects. A main contractor background would be advantageous but not essential and experience in the residential market is a necessity. The successful individual must be professional in their approach and be personable with the ability to build rapport with colleagues and clients.


* Full commercial management of housing projects
* Calculate all the prime costs on developments within the business, reporting any movements in the costs since the preparation of the land purchase exercise. Prime costs to include but not restricted to house pricing, labour costs, site work operations and remediation work
* Provide a detailed cost budget and share with Site Project Team at the appropriate time.
* Detail a labour cost schedule including anticipated target hours.
* Maintain schedules of quantities and price them individually for prime cost budget.
* Monitor and report costs
* Complete the apportionment of total prime costs to individual plots and produce a profit analysis for the Director
* Negotiate and place orders for labour and material sub-contractors, suppliers and consultants on a competitive tender basis
* Monitor and explain all cost movements
* Assist in the preparation of Site Budgets for authorisation by BUMT at the appropriate time
* Responsible for procurement of subcontractors, including payments, variation orders and day works and settlement of final accounts
* Undertake valuations of production at budgeted cost on a monthly basis and split the cost of profit completions and potential future profit to estimate a value for work in progress
* Report on savings and excesses against budget costs to the Director
* Forecast final accounts


* Monitor, reconcile and recharge any costs, which relate to shared cost items with either other businesses within the Group or external Companies
* Attend pre start, specification and any other relevant meeting as required under the Company's Operating framework
* Input and maintain any computer based databases or systems
* Any other duties as required by the Commercial Director

Key competencies

* Communicate well and collaborate
* Develop good relations and act with integrity
* Make informed decisions
* Be well planned and organised
* Be passionate about customers

Key experience

* Previous experience in the discipline within construction/housing sector
* IT literate (COINS system preferred)
* Industry related business qualification

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