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Quantity Surveyor

Job Purpose: To be responsible for the commercial and surveying function, or specific packages on a development, to facilitate delivery and cost effective completion of the scheme.


Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

  • Understanding the approved budget and package breakdowns.
  • Liaison with the Technical team and ~Design consultants to ensure design concepts and proposals are developed I line with the approved Budgets and Procurements Tracker.
  • Monitoring changes to continuously identify the status of costs.
  • To establish subcontract sources early in the programme so that they can contribute to the design in terms of value engineering, and alternative solutions.
  • Ensure procurement of all subcontract elements of the development are completed in accordance with the company requirements and sustainability objectives.
  • Preparing scope of works for trade packages.
  • Preparing tender lists for approval.
  • Subcontract tendering.
  • Recommendation of subcontractors on “Level Playing Field” ensuring complete scope of works is covered and all qualifications addressed.
  • Holding and taking minutes of Subcontract Post-Tender and Pre-Order Meetings.
  • Preparing subcontract documentation for signing by both parties on accordance with Call Off Contract procedure.
  • Administering the Contract.
  • Raising subcontractor payments in line with internal protocols and compliance with HGCRA Act.
  • Agreeing Contract Drawings and reviewing drawing revisions during the course of the contract.
  • Forecasting value and risk of design variations.
  • Agreeing variations with subcontractor.
  • Countersigning site instructions.
  • Producing subcontractor instruction/variation reports.
  • Agreeing final account with subcontractors, no later than one month after practical completion of their works.
  • Fully completing monthly cost reports for approval.
  • Attending Design Team Meetings as required.
  • Attending subcontractor progress meetings as required.
  • Writing contractual letters when/if required to subcontractors in conjunction with the Project Manager.
  • Assisting Project Manager with financial implications of site progress decisions.
  • Monitor with the Buying Department material/Purchase Ledger expenditure/forecasts on a weekly/monthly basis for the purpose of preparing cost reports.
  • Preparing and maintaining sub contract monitoring spreadsheets such as procurement programmes and appointment records.
  • Provide cost data as required to estimating department to assist in the pricing of future contracts/phases.


Technical Competencies:

  • Experience within a developer or main contractor.
  • Site based experience.
  • Relevant educational background in quantity surveying or relevant subject.
  • Undertaking a professional qualification.


Person Specification:

  • Proactive, self-driven, results-oriented with a positive outlook.
  • Highly organised.
  • Reliable, tolerant, and determined.
  • Team player.
  • Empathic communicator, able to see things from the other person’s point of view.
  • Attention to Detail.

Quantity Surveyor

Farley Hill, Luton LU1 4AA, UK

Published on 5 Jan 2021