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Kelly Brown

Date Posted: 4-Apr-19


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Senior Quantity Surveyor

Edinburgh, UK

Quantity Surveyor

Competitive salary


My client is the UK’s most upmarket major homebuilder, a leading developer of premium homes and sustainable communities in affluent areas of southern England, the Midlands and Scotland. The brand is highly regarded within the industry and aspirational for many homebuyers.

They are now looking for a Senior Quantity Surveyor to join the team on a permanent basis to cover the East Division - Scotland.

As Senior Quantity Surveyor, you’ll be responsible for:

  • Liaise with the operational management team and advise on all matters relating to Contract and Commercial issues
  • Maintain accurate financial control systems and report monthly on Cost/Value Reconciliation
  • Liaise with and advise on all financial aspects of contracts, ensuring that valuations are maximised, certified and paid on time
  • Monitor progress on site and take a lead issuing required notices in accordance with contract procedures and timescales
  • Prepare forecasts of cost and value of all trades including Preliminaries, monitor and report on same
  • Prepare Preliminaries budgets in association with contract staff, monitor and report on same
  • Ensure that all quotations are carefully vetted and comply with the specification ensuring that the most competitive bids are obtained
  • Ensure that regular meetings are held to agree variations and not left to the final account stage
  • Assist with estimating as and when required
  • Ensure that tenders are accurate and delivered on time
  • Manage subcontractors accounts accurately and effectively to enhance contract performance
  • Identify the training and development needs of staff and provide the necessary support and action when required
  • Assist the Contracts Manager, as required, securing labour, materials and Sub-contractors to ensure that contracts are completed on time and within budget
  • Ensure work is carried out in accordance with the Company’s Health and Safety Policy & Quality Manual
  • At all times to represent the company in the best possible way, be courteous and professional working to the highest ethical standards.


  • Degree qualified in Quantity Surveying or equivelant
  • 5 years + Quantity Surveying experience within a relevant sector in the Construction industry.


  • A member of the RICS
  • CSCS card holder
  • IT literacy including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Email
  • Verbal and written communication skills
  • Basic Health & Safety skills
  • Budget Compilation & Management
  • Analytical & problem solving skills
  • Ability to chair meetings
  • Sales and negotiating skills
  • Objective setting
  • Methodical approach to tasks undertaken

Please send your CV  to k.brown@oandb.co.uk or call me for a further chat 07786 913 181 


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