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Senior Quantity Surveyor

  • 70000 - 80000
  • Residential Development
  • Cambridge

Senior Quantity Surveyor

One of the UK’s Leading Developers

£70k-£80k plus package (dependent on experience)

Bishops Stortford


About the company:

Our client has provided 100,000+ homes since it was formed in the 1940’s, they are one of the biggest house builders in the country and employ well over 1350 people with expertise covering a range of development disciplines. They are involved in land acquisition, finance, planning, architecture, design, build management, marketing and customer service.

Our client is designed, built and marketed by local teams operating from regional offices managed and staffed by local people. This allows the company to take key decisions about design, build, materials, planning and marketing in response to local demands. Designers and other consultants tend to be local, which makes for house designs with a strong regional identity in tune with the local vernacular.


About the role:

Due to the present workload and a resent restructure within the Commercial team my client is currently looking to add a strong Quantity Surveyor or Senior Quantity Surveyor to the team. Based out of the North London Regional Office you will be expected to manage your time in the office and on various regional sites during the week.

Currently there is one large scheme of 300 units that you will be responsible for.

You will be reporting directly to the Chief Surveyor and Commercial Director on all matters relating to the day to day running of the development(s).

Your duties will include, but not be limited to the following;

  • Sub-contract tendering and procurement to meet required deadlines
  • Provide a detailed prelims cost budget and share with Site Manager at the appropriate time.
  • Payment of subcontractors, variation orders and settlement of final accounts.
  • Monitoring and explaining cost movements.
  • Manage the adoption process of public works.
  • Take specifications and drawings from Construction handover and prepare suitable packages for tender.
  • Analyse returned tender and recommend the most commercially viable contractor.
  • Monitor and explain subcontractor cost movements.
  • Responsible for subcontractor payments, variation orders and day works and settlement of final accounts.
  • Undertake monthly cost reports and estimate future likely cost expenditure.
  • Report on savings and excesses against budget costs to the Director.
  • Forecast final accounts.
  • Be aware of all codes of practice that impact on surveying e.g. Building Regulations, NHBC requirements, HSE etc.
  • Monitor, reconcile and recharge any costs, which relate to shared cost items with either other businesses within the Group or external Companies.
  • Attend pre start, specification and any other relevant concept meeting as required.
  • Input and maintain any computer based databases or systems.

About the requirements:

The ideal candidate must possess the following skills, knowledge and aptitude:

  • Ideally a minimum of 5 – 10 years Quantity Surveying experience with a residential developer or main contractor working on new build residential projects.
  • Strong understanding of a variety of building techniques including RC frame, traditional and timber frame structures.
  • A minimum of HNC or HND in Quantity Surveying
  • Must be able to demonstrate job loyalty


About the benefits and rewards:

  • £75k-80k base salary (dependent on experience)
  • Car or Car allowance
  • Pension scheme of 5%
  • Business mileage
  • Healthcare after one year
  • 25 days holiday


Please contact Danny @Cityscape