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Senior Quantity Surveyor – RC Frames & Groundworks

  • £50,000 - £90,000
  • Specialist Sub Contract
  • Hertfordshire

Quantity Surveyor / Senior Quantity Surveyor

Concrete Frame & Groundwork Subcontractor

Watford Based, London Projects

£50,000 – £90,000 per annum + benefits


About the Opportunity:

Do you have experience of working directly for a concrete frame and groundwork subcontractor in the UK and are you looking for a fresh challenge where you can either progress or maybe just be more a part of the business? Because if that is the case, this contractor offers a fresh new approach to what many others do.

Yes, you will still have similar responsibilities for the commercial functions of a variety of projects where the concrete frame and groundwork elements are under your control from preconstruction through to final account. But, in addition to this, you will work side by side with one of the best commercial directors in the sector. This man has a close working relationship with his whole team and in both this and his previous companies, he has helped to develop his staff to reach their full potential while offering them the support they need and the motivators to help them on this path.

So, in this role, you may start as a Quantity Surveyor / Senior QS expecting to carry out very similar duties to what you have before, but I guarantee you, you will come to see this team as your friends with a boss that is more like a mentor, in a company that is already well recognised but is quickly becoming a leading name in this competitive sector.

This opportunity really does offer the chance to get in as part of the core of this team while key roles are being carved out as this contractor expands and moves towards the future.


About the Company:

Based in Hertfordshire just off the M25 this privately-owned business specialises in the construction of reinforced concrete frames and associated groundwork & basement packages. They currently turnover around £60 million per annum but with sensible plans in place for targeted growth, this is expected to increase by around £10m per annum. They already have £60 million secured for 2021 and are in a very strong position. It is also worth stating that this contractor does not work in an aggressive manner. Most of their jobs are negotiated with clients they choose to partner with rather than just work for. So you will not be expected to aggressively chase every claim you can, but instead, you’ll be able to work in a friendly environment looking to maintain what is already an excellent way to work with ownership of your own projects and less of a reporting-based internal structure.


They offer a modern image with a very polished office, excellent in-house capability, and great standards for quality in everything they do. They maintain a focus on developing their systems before expanding their workload and this is demonstrated as they own their own building, their own plant, their own formwork, and much more. The business directors are constantly focusing on investing back into the business to build in security for everyone that works there plus better working conditions and capabilities for moving forward. This truly is a very exciting business to work for.

On a personal note, I have a huge amount of respect for the directors of this contractor. Having come from different leading contractors in the past they have joined together and are carving out a very successful reputation already with a focus on quality and a professional approach. With projects starting now and a heavy order book moving throughout the year, 2021 and onwards is looking to bring great things for this business. You will struggle to find a team more loyal and committed to the senior management and I believe this stands as a testament to how the directors engage, treat, and reward their people.


About the Requirements:

The requirements for this role are fairly straight forward;

We can only consider individuals who have experience working as a Quantity Surveyor or Senior Quantity Surveyor for either Groundwork or Concrete Frame subcontractors in the UK. Our client only wants to consider individuals from a rival company background.

And due to the technical nature of this role, it is also crucial that all applicants are degree qualified in Quantity Surveying or Commercial Management.

On a side note though, I want to find the individuals that are interested in this role above others because of the career-defining attributes. This isn’t just a short-term job; this is a career developing opportunity.


About the Salary / Rewards:

For the right person, our client is looking to offer a market-leading package including a strong starting salary or rate with added benefits.

If PAYE paid you can expect a basic salary ranging from £50,000 to £90,000 depending on your experience, plus a car allowance, full benefits, and a targeted related bonus.

If self-employed, day rates range from £250 to £350 per day (roughly) and you will be covered for travel costs, possibly some holiday pay and you will also be given related bonuses.


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. 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 and How I Work:

My name is Andrew Jackson and I am one of the directors at Cityscape Recruitment Ltd. I have over 15 years of 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 in-depth knowledge of 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.