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Quantity Surveyor – Groundworks – South Coast

  • £50,000 - £80,000
  • Civil Engineering
  • Sussex

Quantity Surveyor – Concrete Frames or Groundworks

London & Southern Home Counties Projects

£50,000 to £80,000 + Package


About the Opportunity:

I am looking for two Quantity Surveyors that are interested in joining a growing concrete frame and groundwork subcontractor based on the borders of Essex and East London with offices also near Gatwick. Your position in the business will report either directly to the commercial director or to a commercial manager (depending on your level of experience) and you will be responsible for overseeing either one individual project or a selection of concrete frame or groundwork packages from precontract stages through to the final account. There is room for progression with this business as they are currently turning over around £130 million but plans for the coming years will see them growing well beyond this. They already have their turnover secured for 2023. We are looking for career-focused individuals who want the opportunity to be part of a close-knit team that is all working towards building a great business in this competitive sector.

So, if you are an experienced groundwork or concrete frame quantity surveyor and you want to join a growing business with lots of opportunities for people to develop, this could be the perfect option.


About the Company:

Like many other businesses in this sector, this organisation was formed from two leading directors from previous businesses that joined forces to create something new. The business has a specialist housebuilding groundworks division but the bulk of their work is and always will be focused around the residential concrete frame and groundwork sector. With strong ties to clients such as Bellway, Redrow, Berkeley’s, Barratt’s, and Countryside, this business is growing year on year and is looking to recruit now to help develop the team. It is this growth that will bring opportunity, as those who have aspirations to develop their own careers and possibly manage others, will be given the opportunity as the company climbs.

Also, having met the MD myself, I can add that the clear vision for the business is to offer an exceptional service, with quality and safety at the forefront while focusing on maintaining and strengthening the relationships they have with some of the best developers in town. I walked away from a meeting with them recently excited about their future and impressed by where they are already and since then I’ve had numerous people asking me about them. They have quickly become the one to watch and the one people want to join.


About the Requirements:

To be successful individuals need to have worked for rival groundwork or concrete frame subcontractors in the UK as a Quantity Surveyor. Your hard work will be rewarded and opportunity will be there but this previous experience in this sector is a must. Due to the technical nature of the position, it is also crucial that all applicants are degree qualified in quantity surveying or commercial management. And due to the location of our client’s office, it is also advisable that applicants are based in or around Essex, Kent, South London or the southern home counties to make the journey to either of their offices a sensible one. Travel in and around town will be expected for site visits but it is expected that a certain proportion of time will be at the office.


About the Benefits:

For this opportunity, I am targeting anyone looking to earn between £50,000 to £80,000 per annum. This bracket is flexible and starting figures will be based on experience and previous history but in addition to this our client is offering a comprehensive package including the usual’s such as pension but also a structured bonus scheme.

If you would prefer a self-employed payment method, we can consider people on a limited company basis with pay rates averaging around £250 to £350 per day. But aside from the earning potential, this opportunity really does offer the right person an exciting career option with a fantastic organisation.


How to Apply:

I am more than happy to discuss this opportunity with people over the phone or face to face in a fully confidential manner (you can get to know me while I get to know you). And I know this is an incestuous sector and I fully understand the importance of keeping things discrete.

Alternatively, it would be ideal to see a copy of your CV to understand your previous experience and employment. In line with GDPR, nothing will be done with your CV/details until we have discussed the role in detail anyway, but having gained an understanding of your formal past, this may help when we come to talk and discuss the option.

Either way, my contact details are listed below:

Email (remove all spaces): Andrew @ cityscape ltd . com

Tel: 01923 750095


About Me and How I Work:

My name is Andrew Jackson and I am one of the founding directors of Cityscape Recruitment Ltd. I have over 17 years of experience in civil engineering & construction recruitment, during which time, I have specialised in the niche sectors of concrete frames, groundworks, basement construction, and demolition.

So, what does that mean for you? It means you won’t be trusting your career to a rookie. I work with the vast majority of the groundwork & concrete frame businesses in the UK and I can help not only introduce you but can give you up-to-date information on each of them, helping you make an informed decision so you can take your career forward. I’ve been doing this for a fair while now and I’ve maintained a positive reputation doing what I do because I don’t tell people whatever it takes, I tell them the truth. My job is to get you the options you want, give you the information you need, and then to let you decide what feels right for you.