Assistant Quantity Surveyor, Residential Developer, Essex

Assistant Quantity Surveyor                      

Residential Developer

Up to £32,000 basic salary plus benefits package



About the company:

Our client is currently recruiting for their Housebuilding division which develops sites that provide private and affordable housing, on land owned or controlled by the Group. They are one of the U.K’s leading residential developers and have received more than 340 awards for design and sustainability excellence since 2000. Ranging from town houses through to high rise apartment block our client is at the forefront of the U.K’s residential market.


About the role:

You will be reporting directly to the Senior Surveyor 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 benefits and rewards:

The salary offered always depends on the level of experience of the candidate and their exposure to the relevant industry sector.  In this instance they are ideally looking to pay up to £32,000 basic salary plus a benefits package.


About the requirements:

  • Hold a Degree or equivalent in Quantity Surveying
  • Strong numeracy skills
  • Excellent IT (Word & Excel) skills
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Excellent accuracy and attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to interact with colleagues throughout the organisation and externally
  • Willingness to be flexible: the ideal candidate must be happy to work additional hours as and when required depending on the project stage and associated deadlines
  • Multi-task and work under pressure in a dynamic, fast paced and personality-driven environment
  • K experience


About the Recruitment Consultant responsible for the Vacancy

Here at Cityscape Recruitment I am a Recruitment Consultant in the Residential Development Team therefore cover Commercial, Technical & Design, Operational, Planning & Estimating roles.

Personally my clients include some of the UKs Leading Residential Developers and Housebuilders, Main Contractors and Architectural Practices where Cityscape are a preferred supplier of many due to our ongoing relationships and repeat business with them over the years.  If you want to work on anything from high end bespoke luxury portfolios to large scale mixed use regeneration schemes and high rise RC frame schemes then let’s start talking!


What if this opportunity is not what you are looking for?

If the above opportunity isn’t quite what you are looking for then please do still get in touch. I am inundated with various opportunities so perhaps I have something for you which I have not yet had a chance to advertise.


If you’re interested in finding out more, please apply to or call 01923 750095

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