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Quantity Surveyor

  • 75000
  • Residential Development
  • Kent

My client are one of the UK’s leading independent home builders, and been creating beautiful new homes in desirable residential locations since 1959.

They are currently building more than 500 homes a year in the UK, and have an impressive portfolio of apartments, mews and townhouse residences as well as spacious semi-detached and detached homes.

They have a reputation for delivering excellent customer service and have received many prestigious accolades over the years for the properties we build, the design and landscaping of their developments as well as their talented team.

They are also a subsidiary for a highly successful Construction Group, founded over 60 years ago, and is one of the largest privately owned property development companies in the UK. The Group retains a substantial portfolio of commercial properties throughout the UK and Internationally has put its considerable expertise into leisure, residential and commercial developments in the UK, the Algarve Portugal and Orlando Florida.

Due to growth, they currently require a Senior Quantity Surveyor to join their southern region in Kent.

Day to Day Activities:

  • Liaise with site agents to cater for problems/shortfalls, theft of materials on site.
  • Check all invoices to ensure they are in accordance with delivery tickets/orders and ensure the agreed procedure is adhered to for authorisation.
  • Liaise closely with Head Office to ensure national agreements are utilised and to compare rates of orders.
  • Prepare schedules accurately and in a format that is readable/understandable and usable by all necessary parties.
  • Preparation and prices of sales extras and incentives.
  • Preparation of documents to send out for tender to sub-contractors and/or material suppliers.
  • Photocopying drawings and specifications.
  • To analyse tenders and recommend to management preferred subcontractors/suppliers.
  • Preparation and agreement of final accounts with Sub-contractors, Suppliers and Housing Associations.
  • Liaise and assist Technical Manager prior to works commencing on-site and during the course of the projects
  • Preparation of buying gain sheets.
  • Preparation and production of cost to complete exercises for all projects.

Knowledge & Specific Job Skills:

  • House building experience.
  • Sound construction background and practical knowledge.
  • IT Literate – Windows & Excel.
  • Good telephone manner, together with good communication both verbal and written.
  • Good interpersonal and negotiating skills.
  • To carry out efficiently any duties and instructions from Senior Staff when required to do so.
  • To work as part of a team at all times.
  • To assist all departments as required.
  • To have good organisation and prioritisation skills.
  • To carry out premeasure & remeasures of work packages when required.
  • Scheduling of materials prior to procurement.
  • Use of COINS accounting system.