Quantity Surveyor

Foresight Search

Great permanent opportunity to work for a residential contractor on a range of large scale housing developments across Somerset.

  • Quantity Surveyor - Permanent
  • Residential contractor with a good pipeline of work
  • Mid-high volume residential developments

Title:                Quantity Surveyor
Location:          Somerset area
Salary:             £40,000 to £55,000  + package
Sector:             New build Residential developments  
Start Date:       Flexible

The Company:

Our client is a successful residential builder with an established reputation within the South West market and beyond.  Typical projects are new build mid to high volume residential developments of 3,4 and 5 bed houses as well as apartments. 

The Role:

A fantastic opportunity for an experienced Quantity Surveyor to join the regional commercial  team.  You will be responsible for leading the day to day commercial  aspects of a new build residential development based on site /between site and office  This position will report to an experienced Senior or Managing QS.

Quantity Surveyor: Typical duties & responsibilities: 
  • To ensure optimum commercial return is achieved for the project.
  • Help to prepare the cost / value reconciliation reports accurately
  • Prepare and agree interim valuations at the agreed dates to gain the best commercial advantage for the company.
  • Assist in-agreeing final accounts with subcontractors to maximise project margins.
  • Ensure sub contract orders are prepared in accordance with company procedure with reference to the date given on the procurement schedules and / or in accordance with the contract programme having achieved the appropriate approvals.
  • Maintain control of sub contractor`s accounts and minimise the cost of any variations.
  • Manage subcontracts in terms of valuation and correspondence.
  • To carry out duties as quantity surveyor on projects as instructed.
  • To ensure optimum commercial return is achieved for the project in their control.
  • Prepare or assist with cost / value reconciliation reports on a monthly basis accurately reporting the forecast final financial position of the project.
  • Prepare turnover cash flow forecasts as directed by line manager at the commencement of all projects, updating as required and recording actual valuation achieved against forecast.

Quantity Surveyor - The Person 
  • You will have at least 3 years experience with either a national or regional house builder as Quantity Surveyor 
  • Demonstrable experience of working on residential projects 
  • Keen to progress a long term career 
  • Innovative - ability to identify better ways of doing things  
  • A good team player, someone who wants to be part of a growing business to achieve common goals. 
The Reward:
  • Competitive salary
  • Company benefits package
  • Varied and unique residential developments 
  • Continued local work within the South West region 
Please contact Foresight Search for more information on this,  or any other vacancy 0117 917 5125