Senior Quantity Surveyor (Residential Main Contracting)

About the Company:

The company is run by experienced Directors who have over 35 years’ experience in the construction industry, they have a philosophy of building high quality developments in prime residential locations. The company is currently completing in excess of 400 units across the capital, including one off premier developments to £50m RC frame multi-unit schemes.  They pride themselves in the quality of their developments and not only the satisfaction of the final user but also of their employees. This company consistently delivers a top quality product, and operates under the radar of some of industries top names.

About the Role:

Our client is currently looking for an experienced Senior Quantity Surveyor that has knowledge of the new build processes within the main contract building environment managing RC frame builds and traditional homes. Initial projects include a 200 unit RC fame build in London and 50 traditional family homes in Ireland (working from the East London office).


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 Assistant Quantity Surveyors


About the Benefits/Rewards:

The base package is circa £70,000 – £80,000 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.



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 It is essential you have experience overseeing multi-unit residential projects.


Contact: Jon @ or call on 01923 750095


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