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Senior Quantity Surveyor

  • Location:

    Cambridgeshire

  • Sector:

    Building & Construction

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £40000 - £70000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Tom Francis

  • Contact email:

    tfrancis@aktonrecruitment.com

  • Job ref:

    TFR567_1637322142

  • Published:

    9 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    2021-12-19

Senior Quantity Surveyor
£40,000-£70,000
Cambridgeshire - Norwich

Akton Recruitment are working with a well established chartered surveyor that are currently looking to add a Senior Quantity SUrveyor to their team. Based in Either Cambridge or Norwich. The ideal candidate will have commercial experience and preferably be from a consultancy background or have some consultancy experience.

Our Client
We are a small, friendly company where everyone is treated as an individual. You won't be 'a cog in the machine' here. We value all our staff and strive to offer a professional and supportive working environment where everyone is encouraged to achieve their own career goals.

Culture: We are a professional service-driven Company and expect our staff to behave professionally and to treat each other and our clients with respect at all times. All our staff are treated as individuals and allowed the freedom to manage their own time and projects (although we do work within a structured project management process in order to meet client's requirements).

All of our Directors are involved in the day to day running of the Company and are available to provide support and advice as and when required. Our Managing Director keeps staff up-to-date with plans for the Company and he and the Board are keen to listen to ideas and suggestions.

Our staff work a wide variety of full-time and part-time working patterns and, regardless of the hours they work, all have the same opportunities for training and promotion.

Structure: We have a very flat structure and progression is based on qualifications and performance, not on waiting for someone more senior to leave. Everyone, including Directors, shares an open plan office so you'll always have the opportunity to ask questions; bounce ideas off, or share your knowledge and experience with colleagues.

Training: We have a long history of training new Surveyors and we currently have two Trainees completing a Degree Apprenticeship in Quantity Surveying. We support our staff to complete the RICS APC pathway and have a good history of first-time passes. With knowledgeable Supervisors and an APC Assessor on staff you'll get all the financial and practical support you need to become Chartered.

We recognise the importance of continuous professional development and encourage all staff to undertake additional learning in areas that particularly interest them. One of our Senior Project Surveyors has just embarked on an MSc in Construction Project Management whilst another recently finished an MSc in Construction Law. We encourage all staff to attend relevant seminars and to network to expand their knowledge and industry contacts.

Offices: All of our offices are on modern purpose-built business parks with easy access from major roads and on-site parking. Our offices are light and airy, open plan and spacious. All have kitchen facilities with complementary drinks for our staff. Our Norwich office has an on-site shower for those who want to fit exercise into their working day. Our offices are open Monday to Friday, but since the Covid pandemic most of our staff have chosen to work in a hybrid way with some days in the office and some days from home. As a Company we understand the benefits of this flexibility and encourage our staff to find a good balance.

Dress Code: Our technical and surveying staff spend time in the office and out on site and normally dress fairly casually in jeans and a smart-casual top. Only if we're meeting clients in the office is formal business attire required.

Social Events: We have whole Company social events a few times a year. We're fond of trying out local restaurants but have also been for a cruise on the Norfolk Broads, bowling, theatre trips and punting in Cambridge. Our social events tend to be relaxed and low key and no one is forced to attend or do anything they are uncomfortable with.