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Daniel Laming

Date Posted: 12-Oct-18


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Senior Quantity Surveyor - Residential New Build - West Midlands

West Midlands, UK

Quantity Surveyor

£50,000 - £65,000 per annum


Senior Quantity Surveyor / Commercial Manager required to manage and provide the necessary commercial, financial and contractual support required for key projects. 

About the Client:

One of the West Midlands leading Residential Developers, my client has an enviable position of being at the forefront of house building across the area. Due to further expansion they now require an experienced Senior Quantity Surveyor / Commercial Manager to join their Commercial Team in the West Midlands.

The client has stated that he is not interested in candidates who have been freelancing. He is interested in candidates with a solid and stable background in the industry.

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:

  • 7 + years’ experience
  • Must have a steady CV and not have moved companies regularly
  • Experience in High End Residential projects
  • High levels of energy, self-motivation and self-sufficiency.
  • Organised and highly methodical.
  • Have experience of running projects up to the value of £10m
  • 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
  • Must live in or around the West Midlands

Points of Appeal:

  • Market leading contractor
  • Lots of Autonomy
  • Busy Organisation
  • Great Salary Package
  • Great career prospects
  • Attractive salary structure and package


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