Quantity Surveyor

Luton, UK

Full Time

Monday to Friday - 7.30am - 5pm

Due to our growth plans we have a fantastic opportunity for a qualified Quantity Surveyor to join our busy, friendly team on a permanent basis.

Role and Requirements

Reporting to the Commercial Director, but working in close liaison with the project management teams, you will be responsible for the day-to-day quantity surveying and commercial management on a variety of projects with values ranging from £250k to £7m.

Working in accordance with company procedures, you will be required to effectively manage project commercial functions, carry out all subcontract procurement and manage change control - both upstream and downstream.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Investigate, reconcile, validate and report against contract sum or agreed cost plans

  • Diligently review contract provisions and client procedures

  • Produce and present monthly cost reconciliation reports

  • Monitor and advise on procurement budgets and take an active role in agreeing strategies

  • Monitor and advise on contract package scope and methods of procurement

  • Monitor, and manage contract risks and opportunities

  • Produce enquiry and subcontract documentation

  • Analyse bid returns (where applicable) negotiate subcontract packages

  • Produce and submit monthly client applications for payment

  • Negotiate acceptable certifications

  • Receive, review, assess and validate subcontractor applications for payment

  • Seek and manage client  variations / change order instructions

  • Monitor, manage and price  change for best value generation and recovery

  • Ensure all formal notices are made effectively and on time

  • Monitor programmes, delays and disruption for future recovery as necessary

  • Conclude all commercial functions to final account stage

  • Develop and maintain excellent Client and Consultant relations

  • Produce monthly CVR reports

Experience and Attributes

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have previous experience of running projects as the commercial lead

  • Have previous experience of procurement of sub-contractors

  • Have previous experience of managing multiple, simultaneous sub-contract accounts

  • Possess a working knowledge of JCT/NEC forms of contract

  • Be experienced in producing monthly cost reporting/CVR’s

  • Possess the ability to confidently, communicate with both external and internal teams

  • Possess the ability to present plans clearly and accurately

  • Have a pragmatic approach to finding practical solutions

  • Be articulate and precise in all communications, both written and verbal

  • Have experience in various construction methods

  • Keep up to date with current legislation and regulations and codes of practice etc

They will also:

  • Have a HND or Degree qualification (or equivalent) in Quantity Surveying (or other commercially related discipline)

  • Possess an appropriate CSCS card

  • Be well-presented and of smart appearance

  • Possess a full, clean driving licence

  • Have a minimum of five years similar experience with a Contractor

  • Be computer literate in all Microsoft Office products

  • Be a self-starter and self-motivated to achieve results


In return we offer:

  • A highly competitive salary (dependent upon experience)

  • 33 days holiday (inclusive of bank holidays)

  • Car Allowance and mileage rate

  • Contributory pension

  • Non-contributory life cover