Quantity Surveyor - Residential Developments - Wimbledon

Minstrell Recruitment Ltd
South West London
From £65,000 to £75,000 per annum
14 Apr 2017
14 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Quantity Surveyor/Senior Surveyor - DeveloperWimbledon, London


Our client is a bespoke developer who work on behalf of private clients across London. They are a medium-sized bespoke house building company delivering new build developments and town/ homes in primary locations. 

About the role:

Working within the commercial division, the successful candidate will take Commercial and Contractual control of all development projects. We are looking for a Surveyor who is not only highly motivated and ambitious but also demonstrates exceptional team-work ethics and is willing to oversee other Surveyors.

The Senior Surveyor will be involved in a number of Housing projects at any one time.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Managing costs on a variety of new residential developments with on some projects associated commercial facilities
  • Administer agreements between various parties, performing value management and cost contro
  • Advising on procurement strategy
  • Preparation of housing association contractor proposals and negotiating to ensure budgets are not exceeded * Allocating work to subcontractors
  • Appoint and administer sub contractor to carry out works including subsequent agreement of final account * Valuing completed work and arranging payments
  • Day to day supervision of less experienced and trainee Surveyors
  • Liaise with the Estimating, Buying, Technical, Land, Accounts and Sales departments as necessary
  • Attend Housing Association meetings and internal progress meetings
  • Produce periodic cost reports including forecasting future costs through to the completion of the development
  • Liaising with Clients / Employer’s Agent / Quantity Surveyor and agree interim valuations and final accounts * Ensure that interim valuations are submitted and paid on time
  • Update cost data base on sq.ft comparisons to assist future land buying viabilities
Required experience:

  • You will be expected to hold an appropriate level of qualification, a Degree in Quantity Surveying, or similar
  • Residential housing developer experience
  • Relevant and up to date CSCS card and excellent Health & Safety knowledge.
  • RICS/ CIOB Accredited preferred but not essential
  • Outstanding management skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to work, under pressure in a busy environment
  • To communicate effectively and maintain working relationships with colleagues and customers. * Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Computer literacy: Microsoft Packages, Word, Excel, Outlook. COINS financial software, or similar.