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Quantity Surveyor

  • Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
  • Location: West Midlands
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Construction
  • Job reference: 387411JPE

Job description

JOB TITLE: Quantity Surveyor

DEPARTMENT: Commercial Services - Partnerships Midlands

RESPONSIBLE TO: Regional Commercial Director



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


1. Attends pre design meeting to advise on all areas that have cost implication.

2. Upon receipt of DCO (Contract Documentation):-
a) Checks all contract drawings to identify errors, omissions, anomalies and areas where unnecessary cost may arise.
b) Arranges to distribute DCO packages and order tender drawings.
c) Prepares all tender documentation and letters, including carrying out preliminary checks on subcontractors.

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

4. Arranges and adjudicates CPC1 settlement meeting
a) Prepares stage payment schedule to assist in the financing of the works.

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

6. Variation Orders and Development Changes
a) Provides cost advice on major variations prior to issue.
b) Issues revised contract drawings to subcontractors.
c) Negotiates cost of variations including liaison between Buyers and Building Managers.
d) Provides a full range of pricing information for purchaser's extras.

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

8. Subcontractor Payments
a) Checks, agrees and obtains necessary authorisation for passing payments for all elements of subcontractor works.
b) Agrees final accounts with subcontractors.

9. 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.

Needs to be computer literate, numerate and have good negotiating skills.

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