Senior Quantity Surveyor

We are currently looking for an enthusiastic and proactive Senior Quantity Surveyor with a minimum of 5 years’ experience within the built environment on and off site.

Job Specification

Title: Senior Quantity Surveyor
Location: Sidcup
Reporting to: Head of Cost Management – Trevor Spike

The main job purpose

  • Understand the Client’s aspirations, establish the Project Brief and agree the best implementation strategy.
  • Prepare feasibility stage reports confirming likely expenditure, optional costs and anticipated programme to a level of detail informed by design progress and Client’s constraints (time and budget); including liaising with other consultants.
  • Review procurement strategy and advise the most appropriate solution in terms of contract form, cost certainty, flexibility and timescales.
  • Liaise with all project team members to agree the proposed solution meets the brief in terms of functionality, statutory / legislative requirements, value for money / budget constraints, delivery programme and other related issues (e.g. sustainability)
  • Produce appropriate tender documentation to secure a robust response including reviewing design information, confirming tender lists and responding to queries.
  • Monitor design development and track commercial impact on agreed budget precedent to producing a detailed pre-tender estimate.
  • Attend tender opening, undertake adjudication / reporting function including convening post tender interviews, as necessary.
  • Collate Contract Documentation ensuring it is complete and properly executed.
  • Convene, chair, minute and attend (as agreed) all necessary progress meetings.
  • Undertake post contract administration duties (again as agreed) including issuing all necessary instructions / certificates and processing interim payment applications.
  • Provide regular progress reports advising performance against programme and budget, anticipating potential issues and advising possible solutions.
  • Agree the Final Account for the completed project considering all matters which may have had a material impact on cost and implementation.
  • Gather, produce, respond to and disseminate in a timely manner all correspondence and other material pertaining to the above and the project as a whole; including saving data in accordance with Company policy.
  • Providing advice / technical support to the rest of the team and the Company as a whole on an ad hoc basis.
  • Generally keeping up to date with new initiatives, changes in legislation, etc. affecting the industry as a whole and performance of professional services in particular.
  • Any other duties reasonably required of the post-holder following consultation.
  • To assist in the preparation of SQs and Fee Bids. To assist in the production of website news, case studies and other marketing content for all projects.
  • To assist in the development of new business opportunities and repeat business.
  • To contribute as directed to team management meetings.
  • To become fully conversant with Workbench and interpretation of Workbench Reports.
  • To assist where directed in developing, owning, communicating and putting into practice ideas to improve the performance of the team, the Profit Centre, the Division and the Group.
  • Support the Regional/Group Manager in the development of the Profit Centre Business Plans.

Your previous experience

  • Should have experience of a variety of construction projects within both the public and private sectors; familiarity with healthcare, education, housing refurbishment (including re-cladding), mixed use new build residential developments would be advantageous.
  • Proven knowledge of all aspects of Quantity Surveying including both pre and post contract related duties. Ideally able to offer direct client liaison with some experience in team management.
  • Should be conversant with Excel spreadsheets and other standard Windows applications. Familiarity with bespoke industry software; Causeway CATO in particular would again be advantageous.

About you

  • Be enthusiastic, proactive, flexible and adaptive in the pursuit of achieving the planned team goals and targets.
  • Able to collaborate with the Assistant Manager/Manager.
  • Assist junior members in the team with any technical queries.
  • Displays persistence, determination and energy in overcoming obstacles.
  • Confident and professional communication skills with both external and internal customers.
  • Effective working relationship with all levels and disciplines both within the Business and wider Group. A team player.
  • Maintaining professional competencies required by the post.

Your qualifications

  • Chartered Surveyor MRICS with a minimum 5 years’ experience within the built environment on and off site.
  • Undertake CPD in accordance with RICS Regulations

How to apply

To apply, please forward your CV together with salary requirement and availability to