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Daniel Laming

Date Posted: 3-Dec-18


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Quantity Surveyor

Braintree, UK

Quantity Surveyor

£50,000 - £70,000 per annum


Based in Essex and expanding all the time my client is a specialist construction / build contractor. They specialise in the design and delivery of residential and mixed use development projects in Essex and the London area. They are currently recruiting a Quantity Surveyor who is enthusiastic, proactive and commercially minded to join their commercial team. This is an exciting opportunity for someone looking to work with a dynamic, expanding company and they are looking for individuals that want to grow with them.

Main Responsibilities:

To provide and maintain an effective Quantity Surveying service with the goal being to maximise the profitability on individual contracts.

You will be responsible for:

• Assisting with the preparation of budgets for new developments
• Assisting with the preparation of tenders and checking contractual documentation;
• Procuring and administering sub-contractor and material contracts throughout the projects from the start to the end and maintaining good working relationships;
• Ensuring that the payments to the sub-contractors are made in a timely manner;
• Administering the execution of collateral warranties when required.
• Preparing and submitting monthly applications for payment/valuations and preparing monthly out-turn value forecasts to the client’s representative;
• Producing all monthly cost and value statements, reconciliations, and forecasts.
• Preparing, submitting and agreeing the final account for individual contract/contracts;
• Advising the Production team with regards to contractual/financial information relating to each project and, in conjunction with the site team, ensuring that the site is profitable;
• Advising Production Management of any matters associated with monthly costs, projected final cost/values etc. which may have an adverse impact on the financial position/outcome of the project;
• Ensuring all necessary financial systems and procedures are in place at commencement of each contract and that they are maintained and operated effectively to protect the companies quantity surveying/financial/commercial interests, with particular regard to records of work carried out and resources used;
• Developing and maintaining good working relationships with the clients representatives;
• Generally assisting the Commercial and Senior Management Team.

The successful candidate will have/be:

BSc qualified in Quantity Surveying preferable

Minimum of 3 years Quantity Surveying experience within the construction industry;

Excellent verbal and written skills;

Extremely organised;

The ability to work well in a collaborative team environment;
a confident communicator;

The ability to multi-task and prioritise workload in order to achieve deadlines


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