Quantity Surveyor

Eden Brown Ltd
£45000.00 - £55000.00 pa + car or allowance
09 Feb 2017
09 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
A growing construction, fit-out and refurb contractor based in Birmingham are currently recruiting for a Quantity Surveyor with experience of delivering projects on time and on or under budget.

Job Description: Quantity Surveyor/Cost Control Manager

Reports To: Director

Department: Construction Team

Location: Birmingham


- Manage the projects to budgetary constraints. Demonstrating tight cost control, adhering to the company's high standards and relevant health and safety standards.
- Obtain information about new projects and sites including conducting site inspections and carry out a financial appraisal.
- Provide a quantity surveying function for all projects from cost planning to settlement of final accounts.
- Work within processes for estimating and costing all schemes
- Quantify all building elements and work with value managers, operations teams and direct suppliers to drive down costs.
- Advise on making cost savings generally through budgeting, prioritising, life cycle costing, value engineering techniques
- Examine quotes received and report thereon or negotiate prices with a selected contractor(s) and/or sub-contractor in accordance with the agreed schedule of rates, include negotiations on savings to an agreed budget.
- Prepare monthly project cost reports and supporting information
- Provide process for preparation of Purchase Order Schedule.
- Prepare (or co-ordinate the preparation of) the schedule of works and supporting documents and issue it to suppliers/ contractors.
- Co-ordinate the presentation of cost estimates and cost plans, construction costs, professional fees and other costs forming total project costs.
- Check budget costs and monitors costs
- Establish a model costs including a total project costs for differing project types.
- Continually evaluate and review total project costs identifying possible savings opportunities.
- Develop specifications/ briefs for building services and agree preferential purchase agreement with suppliers.
- Convene value engineering workshops and implement improvements
- Re-measure works and make adjustments on variations and prepare the Final Account.

Key Performance Indicators

- Delivers projects on time, to high standards and within budget.
- Review supply chain procurement.
- Drive down total project costs by 10%


Responsibility for developing a process for estimating and managing the costs for new build, fit out and refurbishment projects. Ensuring delivery of the projects within agreed overall budget, to high standards.

Key Objectives

- Annually prepare the schedule of rates based on programme and market trends.
- Prepare initial budgets, cost plan and programme.
- Prepare schedule of works and pre tender cost estimate and select and manage procurement process.
- Analyse/ negotiate tenders, prices and instruct contractors/ suppliers.
- Agree project specific scope of works and pre tender estimates.
- Oversee placing orders of all new/ refresh project supplies/ equipment and monitor/ check deliveries.
- Ensure all equipment purchased to agreed specification price.
- Manage own budgets ensuring spend monitored and controlled within agreed budget.
- Value engineer fittings, equipment and specification

Job Requirements


- 10 Years Quantity surveying and estimating experience within leisure and healthcare sectors or multi site operator SME construction companies
- Project management of external resources
- Fast track construction experience

- Contract Law
- Building technology
- Project Management
- Health & Safety requirements
- Building Regulations
- Mechanical & Electrical Services

IT Skills
- Microsoft Office Tools, Word, Excel and Project

Communication & Personal Impact
- Actively encourages others to express their ideas and opinions and values their contribution.
- Influences others through different methods of communication
- Understands and delivers relevant, specific and appropriate information on time and to the right people.

Leading to Win
- Actively takes steps to build team and seek full input and commitment from them.
- Proactively and promptly recognises and manages poor performers.
- Builds confidence and stretches others to improve performance.

- Recognises tensions and pressures of the job in self and others and takes relevant action.
- Effectively uses resources to project manage initiatives and change into the business.
- Promotes flexible values within the workplace.

Customer Focus
- Understands the wider implications of excellent, indifferent and bad customer service and the link to business success.
- Motivates high levels of team commitment to actively improve customer service levels.
- Seeks customer opinion of current/desired service in order to pinpoint improvements.

Drive for Results
- Sets self and team goals.
- Generates interdepartmental co-operation to achieve results.
- Positively influences and inspires team to achieve.

Improvement & Innovation
- Visualises opportunities and how they can be realised.
- Thinks outside the box when required.
- Uses a logical, systematic approach to problem solving.

The company are growing at a rapid rate and if you want the opportunity to be part of this exciting project please apply for this role.

Your expert recruitment consultant is Stephen Jordan, call today on ************* or email **********************

Eden Brown is committed to equality in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer.
Eden Brown Ltd is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.