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Quantity Surveyor / Senior QS – Groundworks

  • £60,000 - £80,000
  • Specialist Sub Contract
  • Kent

Quantity Surveyor / Senior Quantity Surveyor – Groundworks

Kent based office, projects around the East London and Kent area

£60,000 – £80,000 + Package


About the Opportunity:

I am looking for an experienced groundwork Quantity Surveyor that is interested in joining a well-established and leading groundwork contractor who are based in Kent. Your position in the business will report directly to the commercial director and you will be responsible for overseeing a variety of groundwork packages from project award stages through to final account. There is room for progression with in this business and you can be confident in your employer as they have been trading for over 40 years, currently turnover above £100m per annum and are widely recognised as one of the most successful groundwork contractors in the UK. We are looking for career focused individuals who want the opportunity to be part of close-knit team that are working on excellent projects around the South East.

So, if you are an experience groundwork quantity surveyor and you want to join a market leading business with lots of opportunities for people to develop, this could be the perfect option.


About the Company:

Based in Kent our client currently operates all over the South East taking on a variety of residential, commercial, educational, healthcare and leisure groundwork packages. They cover everything from civil related roadworks through to housing foundations and drainage and with long term relationships with a lot of the best main contractors and developers in the UK, they always have a steady amount of work coming through.

I have personally known the commercial director of this business going back over 10+ years and not only do the people who work for him speak highly of him, but those who worked with him previously at his last business do too. He encourages his team to develop, helps guide people towards the next step and works with his team to get the best results. It therefore stands as a reflection that by no surprise the staff retention at this business is very good. People join on the rare occasions that they are recruiting (usually due to growth) and then they stay because they enjoy working there. You can’t say more than that.


About the Requirements:

To be successful individuals need to have worked for rival groundwork subcontractors in the UK as a Quantity Surveyor or Senior QS. 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 Kent, Essex or East London to make the journey a sensible one. Travel in and around town will be expected for site visits but it is expected that a larger proportion of time will be at the office.


About the Benefits:

For this opportunity I am targeting anyone looking to earn between £60,000 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 £300 to £400 per day. But aside from the earning potential, this opportunity really does offer the right person an exciting career option with the view to join a great team and work with them towards the future.


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:


Tel: 01923 750095


About Me, Your Consultant:

My name is Andrew Jackson and I am one of the directors at Cityscape Recruitment Ltd. I have over 15 years’ experience in civil engineering & construction recruitment. During this time, I have specialised in the niche sector of concrete frames, groundworks, basement construction and demolition.

Q: What does this mean for you?

A: I have connections with pretty much every company in this field. I can offer you options with a variety of the best employers in this market. In addition to this, I have an in-depth knowledge on each of these employers. I can tell you all about their set ups, projects, future plans and what they can offer you as an individual moving forward.

I am always open to having confidential conversations with individuals interested in expanding their careers. If the right options don’t exist for you right now, we can stay in touch. If however, we have companies that could be ideal for you; I can tell you all about them.