Quantity Surveyor

Benson Clarke Ltd
18 Mar 2017
17 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Quantity Surveyor required for great Consultancy, offering incredible APC support (with a 100% pass rate) and fabulous, quirky offices in a modern business centre
  • Extensive UK-based travel expected and required
  • Genuinely unique fantastic opportunity for Development and career progression.

I'm looking to recruit a Project Quantity Surveyor for a respected client-focused independent multi-disciplinary Consultancy.

This established company has gained an enviable reputation for providing highest-quality services to a loyal blue-chip client base operating in the retail, leisure, F&B and Commercial sectors and this provides consistent repeat business and solid word-of-mouth referrals to ensure a healthy pipeline of work. The company is ambitious, with plans for further controlled-growth in line with new client-wins and increasing repeat business from key partner-clients. The various disciplines within the company work closely together, ensuring consistent personal and professional development and the working atmosphere is professional and hard-working yet relaxed, supportive and fun. The office is in a relaxed yet professional business centre environment in Central London, offering an ideal location to be productive and to have fun while doing so.

The appointed individual will immediately join a high-performing team and work alongside some of the highest-calibre Quantity Surveyors in the Consultancy marketplace. The appointee will assist in the Cost Management of projects up to circa £5m in value primarily in the retail/leisure sector in a true client-facing Project Surveyor role - which is an absolutely perfect training ground for any ambitious QS! The post-holder will initially work on the long established and profitable account of a leading leisure/pub chain, assisting in the delivery of a number of new build pubs. Opportunities also exist to work on high-calibre luxury restaurant projects and quirky social-leisure projects - a sector due to rapidly take-off in the UK.

The post-holder will undertake both Pre and Post-contract Surveying duties including but not limited to cost planning, tendering, valuations, cost reporting, cost management and agreement of final accounts. Unlike many competing practices, particularly those that are slightly larger, this company very much encourages staff at all levels to get close to clients and really make projects their own, resulting in a pace and scale of personal and professional development unavailable elsewhere. This isn't just another advert promising this along with several others that falsely do this same - this can be genuinely evidenced with proper examples - so if you're keen to develop and progress please ask me to state these examples to you to prove what's on offer to the right hard-working and high-calibre individual.

The right individual should already have gained an RICS-accredited degree in Quantity Surveying, backed up by at least some commercial experience, ideally gained in a consultancy environment but alternatively perhaps within a client organisation - or potentially within a highly-regarded main contractor. Experience gained within the retail, leisure, restaurants, food & beverage or Healthcare sectors would be extremely advantageous, though not essential. The right individual should ideally already be working towards their APC - or should have aspirations to start doing this imminently - and the company is able to offer exceptional support towards achieving this, with the last 10 QS's supported through the process passing first time. Alternatively an individual who has already passed the APC would be considered - and the salary offering to the incoming employee would reflect this.

Above anything else, the right person should be a positive, charismatic, enthusiastic individual with real passion for Quantity Surveying and Construction and the individual should have the confidence and personality to successfully closely liaise with clients and to integrate into a friendly team that can be described the same.

The London office of this company is due to grow quite rapidly in the next 12 months and anybody joining the office now has the opportunity to play a leading part in this growth.

An attractive package of salary and benefits, including bonus paid for exceptional performance, is available to secure the right high-calibre individual.

Benson Clarke Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency (as defined in section 13(2) of the Employment Agencies Act 1973) in respect of this vacancy.

Benson Clarke is an independent Recruitment Consultancy that specialises in placing the highest-calibre Property, Construction & Engineering professionals throughout the UK. As the sector continues to bounce-back at rapid pace, we are interested in speaking to high-calibre experienced individuals interested in exploring the market. Please feel free to get in touch for a confidential discussion should you wish to explore the market or indeed should you wish to Recruit.