Quantity Surveyor

Undisclosed Company
Bedfordshire, Bedford
£44000 - £45000 per annum
29 Nov 2016
13 Dec 2016
Manpower UK
Job Type
Mission & role of the function

The role involves the commercial control of individual and group client related projects to provide a single point of contact with clients. Reporting directly to the Surveying Director, supervising subordinate surveyors and liaising with Construction Directors and Contract Managers to provide effective and ongoing commercial advice to maximise performance.

Key Tasks

Managing Group Client cost control- carry out full surveying function for group client projects eg Project Slam. Liaising with opposite senior commercial staff providing single point of contact for all projects within group client control.

Cost Value Reconciliations - prepare and present monthly cost value reports on all projects within personal control to Surveying Director

Cost monitoring - to keep regular checks on contract costing and liaise with subordinate surveyors, contract managers and construction directors to provide feedback and early warning so any corrective action can be implemented.

Attend handover meetings for new projects - Monitor new projects, prepare cashflow forecasts, checking opportunities and risks.

Final accounts- negotiation and agreement of final accounts, subcontractor accounts.

Productivity monitoring - set price work rates, monitor bonus related work.

Placing main material and subcontract orders -preparing tender documents, requisitions etc and reviewing quotes to secure optimum bids.

Training - Make recommendations for further in house and external training. Attend courses as directed to ensure continual professional development


Preferable (although not essential)l to have a Construction related degree or min Diploma/NVQ in Quantity Surveying together with min 2 years experience at a senior commercial level. Must be IT literate and have good communication skills.

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