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Quantity Surveyor

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  • Sector:

    Building & Construction

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  • Salary:

    £40000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + benefits package

  • Contact:

    Mark Bateson

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  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

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Are you a Quantity Surveyor who seeks to improve upon procedures in order to achieve higher efficiency & profitability? This is your chance to progress your career with our client, a large housebuilder, as they seek a passionate Quantity Surveyor to join their Housebuilding South division to be based out of their office in Sevenoaks.

The Company

With over 60 years' experience, they have a reputation for high-quality design and build, sound governance and good management practices. Their expertise has been recognised with numerous awards, including Large Housebuilder of the year at the Housebuilder Awards.


To provide a full range of cost control and financial reporting duties on all aspects of construction work undertaken by the client.


* Attends pre design meeting to advise on all areas that have cost implication.
* Upon receipt of DCO (Contract Documentation):-

  • Checks all contract drawings to identify errors, omissions, anomalies and areas where unnecessary cost may arise.
  • Arranges to distribute DCO packages and order tender drawings.
  • Prepares all tender documentation and letters, including carrying out preliminary checks on subcontractors.

* Prepares Construction Cost Analysis

  • Carries out analysis of quotations resulting from tender enquiry.
  • Requests additional and outstanding information following the issue of the DCO.
  • Assesses Site Staff levels and build programme with Construction Director to ascertain preliminary costs.
  • Collates all cost information and prepare CPC1 for settlement (approval) meeting.

* Arranges and adjudicates CPC1 settlement meeting

  • Prepares stage payment schedule to assist in the financing of the works.

* Placing Subcontractor Orders

  • Interviews and checks references on selected subcontractors.
  • Negotiates contract sum within CPC1 budget, including finalising costs to cover all late variations.
  • Carries out pre-order meetings including all necessary Health & Safety requirements.
  • Finalises tender sum and agrees a stage payment schedule for payment purposes.
  • Prepares all contract documentation and places order.

* Variation Orders and Development Changes

  • Provides cost advice on major variations prior to issue.
  • Issues revised contract drawings to subcontractors.
  • Negotiates cost of variations including liaison between Buyers and Building Managers.
  • Provides a full range of pricing information for purchaser's extras.

* Cost Reporting

  • Checks all costs posted to each contract.
  • Collates and reconciles all costs resulting from subcontract works, variation orders, site instructions, material order and preliminary / running costs.
  • Provides monthly analysis of costs and identify possible areas of over expenditure at future dates.

* Subcontractor Payments

  • Checks, agrees and obtains necessary authorisation for passing payments for all elements of subcontractor works.
  • Agrees final accounts with subcontractors.
  • Ensures all works have been carried out within budget and analyses costs to assist on future estimates.


An appropriate Quantity Surveying or Construction qualification and an all-round knowledge of construction technology and the industry is essential.