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Daniel Laming

Date Posted: 15-Mar-19


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Quantity Surveyor - Construction - Croydon / Islington

London, UK

Quantity Surveyor

£250 - £290 per day


Quantity Surveyor required to manage and provide the necessary commercial, financial and contractual support required for a £13m commercial refurb with to additional floors to be added to the building. My client is based in Croydon and the site is in Islington so you must be able to commute between both.

About the Client:

With a turnover in excess of £20m and new build & refurbishment projects reaching £10m my client is in the enviable position of having full order books well into 2021. Because of this they now require a Quantity Surveyor on either a permanent or a long term freelance basis (at least 18 months)

About the Role:

  • Work with Project Management and Sales teams, assisting in the co-ordination of quotations and proposal development, including pre-tender site surveys.
  • Creation of project work schedules, budgets and cash flow forecasts.
  • Procuring materials & services and negotiating with subcontractors.
  • Review contractual documentation; assist Project Managers with commercial and contractual matters.
  • Manage the cash flow on the project; prepare financial information for Directors and Project Managers and manage financial variations.
  • Ensure all contract control activities are carried out and updated/amended as necessary.
  • Accurately record and process related documents and records.
  • Build and maintain customer confidence
  • Develop an understanding of the full range of products and services
  • Be familiar with all relevant standards and codes of practice

About the Candidate:

  • 5 + years’ experience
  • Experience in High End Residential / Commercial / New Build projects
  • High levels of energy, self-motivation and self-sufficiency.
  • Organised and highly methodical.
  • Have experience of running projects up to the value of £15m
  • Strong commercial experience and business acumen.
  • Detail conscious but able to understand and contribute to the bigger picture.
  • Personable with good negotiating skills.
  • Possess strong customer and quality focus.
  • Resilience, determination and enthusiasm.
  • Credibility, both individually and as a member of the client facing team.
  • IT literate with good numerical reasoning skills.
  • A capacity to work within a dynamic, volatile and highly competitive market
  • Able to commute between Croydon & Islington

Points of Appeal:

  • Family run company
  • Interesting projects
  • Full order books
  • Permanent or long term freelance


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