Senior Quantity Surveyor

Interaction Recruitment
04 Feb 2017
04 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Senior Quantity Surveyor
Sector: Listed and High-End Residential
Salary up to £60,000 + Car Allowance + Childcare Vouchers, 22 days Holiday

A respected residential builder who providing high quality building services is searching for Assistant quantity surveyor to join the company. Its traditional ethos and expert craftsmanship has built a reputation for high class refurbishments and renovations of country homes, as well as period town houses and listed properties. The company also constructs bespoke new houses for private clients, both contemporary and traditional in style.

To assist the members of the commercial department in managing all costs relating to building projects, saving money where applicable but still maintaining quality of work.

Have a good understanding of traditional building methods and products associated with the refurbishment of listed buildings and up-market period houses.

Be confident in dealing directly with Architects, Quantity Surveyors, Clients and Subcontractors.

Be able to keep a tight control on potentially high numbers of variations on a large number of on-going projects, assisting site managers and contracts managers in recording all variations, pricing them and accurately recording their effect on final accounts and ensure that AIs are received for all variations.
Take a lead in the calculation and preparation of all company valuations and final accounts.
Prepare and present monthly job cost analysis data.
Analyse current methods and procedures and develop improved methods of working.
Assume full control of subcontract orders, applications and assist with subcontract enquiries and management. Overall responsibility for ensuring that all subcontract/supplier orders placed are within budget.
Pay regular visits to site, as well as liaising directly with Contracts Managers and Site Managers to ensure that all variations are recorded on CVIs and copied to all interested parties.
Ensure that reminders are sent to Contracts Managers at the appropriate time and that retentions are collected in full without delay.
Try to ensure that PQS's cost reports to clients are up to date.
Report to line manager as soon as any individual budget is exceeded or likely to be exceeded.
Communicate also on all matters affecting the performance of projects, employees, associates, and the commercial interests of the company.
Ensure that no deposits are paid to third parties without equivalent sums first being paid to ourselves.
Ensure that valuations and final account for each contract are formatted / presented to suit the exact requirements of the individual PQS/architect/client, in order to speed up the certification process.
Responsibility for ensuring that VAT assessments/calculations are correct.

The Person
10 years experience working as a Quantity Surveyor.
HNC in Construction or relevant Degree level
Good understanding of traditional building methods and products associated with the refurbishment of listed buildings and up-market period houses.
Strong numeracy and financial management

Interested, then please contact Stephen Blaymires at Interaction Construction on or email