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Quantity Surveyor

  • Location: Manchester
  • Salary: £40k - 55k per year + Car allowance, Pension, Holidays per annum
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 8 days ago

  • Sector: Surveying, Construction
  • Contact: Alex Smith
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 0161 832 7577
  • Expiry Date: 29 December 2021
  • Job Ref: 394923ASM

Senior Quantity Surveyor role - Based in North Lancashire - Projects are new build, refurbishment, fit out & extension projects in the commercial, industrial, residential & education sectors.

Location: Office based in North Lancashire

Site locations: all over North West

The client

I am currently recruiting for a privately owned Main Contractor based in Lancashire. A growing, dynamic company with a very busy order book of secured work for the next two years. They are looking for a project running Quantity Surveyor.

Projects are varied

Bespoke luxury houses, small developments,

Large refurbishment jobs - apartments, hotels etc.

New build, refurbishment, fit out & extension commercial, industrial, residential & education

Small maintenance projects, small refurbishment jobs, property developments, groundworks jobs etc


Preparing and submitting monthly valuations

Demonstrate a thorough understanding of project(s) contractual and commercial requirements

Weekly site measures & site liaison for records of events

Demonstrate a thorough understanding and competent execution of the monthly reconciled values and updated forecasts

Costing and submitting variations

Keeping all commercial registers up to date

Performing Value management and cost control.

Reporting to head office as per commercial timelines

Arranging payments and valuing completed work.

Subcontractor payment review and approval


Analysis of tender allowances

Take offs (essential skill)

The measurement and valuation of works (on site and from drawings), for valuations, variations and final accounts.

Monitoring the communication of a project status and providing the costing on design solutions.

Managing projects through to completion, taking responsibility for their successful delivery.

Data Management and inputting into value engineering.

Agreement of valuation dates and preparing, submitting and agreement of interim valuations in accordance with those dates.

Administering and/or advising on Main Contract and Subcontract conditions

Subcontract and Design Procurement

Subcontract payments, variations and final accounts

Submission of Cost Value Reconciliations (CVRs) / all financial Reporting

Estimating and planning costs, preparing full tender documentations and financial reports.

Administering cost/variation procedures.

Conducting cost checks, carrying out valuations ensuring projects complete to a time and cost-effective manner.

Preparation of cost to complete

Cash management and maximisation

Working directly with clients to develop and define projects from the beginning through to the project end.

Cash Flow and Turnover forecast

Provision of standard reports

Internal Valuations/CVRs and subcontract liability reports in accordance with schedule of accounting period end dates and deadlines

Liaising with clients throughout all stages of projects and fostering and developing relationships with them.

Essential Candidate Skills

Must have worked as a Senior Quantity Surveyor on similar kinds of projects

Experience in varied relevant sectors preferred new build, refurbishment, fit out & extension projects

Experience working on complex projects with the ability to quickly understand business and technical concepts.

Strong numeracy and financial management skills and the ability to learn sophisticated design and costing IT packages

The ability to write clear and precise reports and to relate complex information in a simple way to a diverse range of people

Negotiating and team-working skills and the ability to motivate and lead those on site

Detailed knowledge of past and current building and construction technology, processes, materials, business and legal matters.

Ability to work in a fast paced environment.

Knowledge and experience of using Microsoft Office suite and the ability to work flexibly with strong organisational skills to manage workload.

JCT Design and Build contract knowledge experience - Essential

The ability to work under pressure, while liaising with internal and external stakeholders

Hardworking, flexible, accountable, honest personality

High accuracy and a good attention to detail.

Financially & commercially astute.

A full Drivers licence is also essential.

Salary and Benefits

£40,000 - £55,000

Company Car/Allowance

Pension plus contributions

Holidays plus bank holidays

If you are interested in this position then please apply via LinkedIn direct message. Alternatively you can send an up to date CV or call me on 07980 006 436 if you have any questions.