Senior Project Surveyor – Main Contractor

About the Company:

Our client is a well-respected contractor who has been established in their current form for twenty years, initially as a sub-contractor before adding an adding a main contracting arm to the business. They have different divisions which cover projects through commercial and industrial, education, community, healthcare, sports and leisure, residential, heritage, and social housing. They currently have various projects on going and some major projects in the planning stage, with a mixed use residential development in East London ready to commence following the completion of recent projects including works at Homerton Hospital, Hackney, refurbishment works at the School of African& Oriental Studies at UCL, various new build Ibis hotels and high specification residential refurbishment works for the Royal Family of Abu Dhabi.

About the Role:

Our client is currently looking for an experienced Senior Project Surveyor that has knowledge of the new build and refurbishment processes within the main contract building environment typically covering multiple sectors such as education, healthcare, commercial, retail, leisure, residential and specialist projects. The individual will be expected to take projects from pre-award tender process through to completion. There will be logical, transparent benefits with the development of this role as the success of the business stream develops. This is an excellent opportunity for those with the desire to achieve results by hard work and who wish to participate in the future of a progressive organisation. Your duties will include but will not be limited to:

  • 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.
  • 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 Commercial 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.
  • Any other duties as required by the Commercial Director.
  • Responsibility of Quantity Surveyor and Assistant Quantity Surveyors

About the Benefits/Rewards:

The base package is circa £60,000 – £75,000 and the company’s main ambition is to bring an individual into the organisation with the ability to grow and become a valued member of the team. There will also be a generous benefits package in addition the basic. The company encourages promotion for candidates that are enthusiastic and competent. Employees will be promoted through the company at a rate that is comfortable for their abilities rather than within a set company structure. This encourages the strengths and successes of the company and each individual.


The client is looking for someone with a main contract background you must be driven and have a hard work ethic. You must also have a structured permanent career. It would be preferable that you have a formal construction degree / qualification in Quantity Surveying. Our client wants someone that is Lateral thinking and highly developed problem-solving abilities should be coupled with a very strong academic background. It is essential you have experience overseeing a variation of new build and refurbishment projects.

Contact: Jon @ or call 01923 750 095

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