Quantity Surveyor – Residential Developer/Contractor

Quantity Surveyor – Developer/Main Contractor

Salary – Up to £60,000 (Depending on Experience) + Car Allowance, Pension, Health

Location: Cambridge

About the Company:

As an award-winning, established house-builder, our client has carved a niche in delivering both new homes for individual buyers and partnering with statutory and voluntary sector housing providers. With turnover of £185m in the current year, up 37% from £135m in 2010, our client is on track to be a £200m company by 2012. This growth results from both excellent customer retention and their success in securing opportunities with new partners, underpinned by the drive for continuous improvement whilst also working alongside their supply chain to maintain competitiveness for clients.


About the Role:

My client is now looking for a Quantity Surveyor to join an existing team on site on an exciting flagship development in the Cambridge area. The project has recently won awards for both Best Development and Best House in the “WhatHouse? Awards”. The project is currently entering the 3rd phase of construction and is due to start building next year creating 270 units at a total project value of £65 million.


  • 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.


Candidate Requirements:

  • Residential Design & Build experience is essential
  • At least 5 years of Quantity Surveying experience
  • Experience within a Main Contract would be highly beneficial


About the Benefits and Reward:

  • The base package is up to £60,000 (depending on experience)
  • Company car allowance
  • Contributory Pension Scheme
  • Healthcare


Please contact Billy on 01923 750095 or at

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