Senior Quantity Surveyor

  • Permanent
  • Cheshire
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
  • Salary:
  • £60k+package
  • Ref:
  • JT 638223

Candidate:          Senior Quantity Surveyor

Location:             Cheshire

Salary:                  £60k+package

My client is an interiors and refurbishment main contractor. They cover a variety of sectors including; Office, Retail, Education, Health, Hospitality, Leisure, industrial and technological. They are currently looking for a Senior Quantity Surveyor to be the commercial lead on retail fit out and refurbishment projects.

The successful individual will have a minimum of 7 years post graduate experience in the construction industry and will have worked for main contractors in the past. They will have a steady employment background and will have been the commercial lead. Previous experience working on interior and fit out projects is vital.

Job Purpose

The ideal candidate will have a professional, proactive approach. You will be an effective communicator and have experience in negotiating, both internally & externally with customers.  This role would suit a candidate with an organised & methodical nature who is happy to work individually and as part of the wider project team.

Key Responsibilities

  • Attend tender presentations for new projects, contribute, lead commercially and present
  • During proposal stage, prepare the budget and prelims build up, obtain and vet trade contractor bids, compile company information section for the proposal document & collate the overall document
  • Develop an initial concept budget and prepare a detailed cost plan for the Project Manager to agree with the client
  • Prepare trade contractor bid list in conjunction with the Project Manager and obtain approval via team meetings
  • Confirm project insurance arrangements
  • Prepare and monitor bid package tender schedule & report against the cost plan where required
  • Advise client on contract procurement routes available
  • Agree 2nd stage lump sum tenders and GMP’s
  • Prepare and monitor Subcontract Procurement Schedule, compile trade contract bid documents and carry out tender analysis and issue purchase orders
  • Place orders and instruct trade contractors. (Including compiling subcontracts/works contacts/trade contracts)
  • Advise on product selection, specifications and assist with the value engineering
  • Advise on the selection of trade contractors
  • Prepare financial section of project report
  • Handle receipt and distribution of drawings and other relevant information and maintain control
  • Attend design team meetings and trade contractor meetings
  • Manage change orders in conjunction with the Site/Project Manager
  • Prepare, submit and agree monthly costs reports, collating information from other Project/Assistant surveyors as necessary
  • Instruct accounts to invoice clients
  • Instruct accounts to pay subcontracts and suppliers
  • Prepare, submit and agree periodic valuations for work completed to date with trade contractors and the client
  • Instruct accounts to invoice clients
  • Instruct accounts to pay subcontractors and suppliers
  • Prepare ‘rolling’ final account throughout project and agree at PC
  • Close out financial account and retention releases
  • Prepare final account reconciliation (CVR), create regular budget and price updates, update computerised cost control system and prepare the monthly cost and progress report for company Directors responsible
  • Provide feedback to trade contractors on completion
  • Prepare monthly cost reports including any relevant information provided by Project/Assistant surveyors
  • Internal reporting via billing monitors, MCR’s and interim CVR’s


  • Car/Travel Allowance
  • Competitive Family Friendly Policies
  • Private medical cover
  • Pension matching scheme
  • Discount on selected retailers and gyms
  • Voluntary benefits such as; cycle to work

Candidate Requirements

The successful applicant will be able to display the following skills and experience

  • Problem solving
  • Communication skills, both inside and outside the company
  • Ability to develop client relationships
  • Give broad cost advice and conceptual budgeting
  • Actively prepare proposals and act as the key presenter
  • Prepare contractual documentation and submit and agree ‘claims’ to client and professional teams in a non-adversarial manner
  • Mentor new staff
  • Delegation and staff management/motivation skills
  • Promote company philosophy and culture
  • Contract forms and terms knowledge
  • High level of general surveying skills and commercial awareness

Please note

You have to be eligible to live and work in the UK to be considered for this role. If you have any other questions feel free to call me on 0207 167 4806 or alternatively please send in a CV to

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