Quantity Surveyor - Developer / Contractor

Building Careers UK Ltd
12 Mar 2018
15 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Summary


Our client is a growing residential construction company specialising high-end residential projects. All of the works the company takes on is Architect led, predominantly for private clients.

Due to the outstanding reputation the company has for quality and customer service, these contracts are often won by negotiation rather by competitive tender. Typically, projects £250,000 to £25m.


The Company is looking for a Quantity Surveyor to be a part of a small team based on a project in Morecambe and reporting to the Director, you will be actively involved in much of the company's business.

You will work very closely with the Contract Managers and the Director in making decisions on procurement and will require strong commercial and people skills as well as good contractual awareness.

The ability to get on well with others and be able to calmly and effectively analyse problems as they arise and then quickly reach the right decisions as part of a team is vital, as is the need for a good sense of humour. The willingness to learn and the will and desire to reach the highest standards, together with a positive attitude are essential.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Producing detailed tender returns consisting of a mixutres of packaged sub contracts and measured works to direct labour using agreed schedule of rates
  • Measure monthly work in progress for each live project and produce cost value reports for monthly management meetings
  • Procurement of subcontracts
  • Monitor, control and agree subcontract variation accounts
  • Prepare materials schedules and take-offs
  • Prepare and issue materials enquiries

Qualifications and Skills

  • Minimum of 4 years' experience as Quantity Surveyor
  • Experience of high end residential projects for both private and commercial clients
  • Proven ability of producing and managing accurate estimates/budgets
  • Able to successfully negotiate estimates and change orders with contractors
  • Able to value engineer and make savings where necessary
  • Good organization skills, ability to multi-task, and be a team player
  • Advanced skills with spreadsheets and report writing
  • Comfortable in dealing with end client


Highly attractive competitive salary and benefits package.

Job Type: Full-time

Required experience:

  • quantity surveyor: 3 years
  • residential construction: 1 year

This job was originally posted as www.totaljobs.com/job/80430663

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