Quantity Surveyor
New Build
South East

Quantity Surveyor

Ref: 9693| Posted: 6th Jul 2020

Brief Overview

This is a fantastic opportunity for a Quantity Surveyor to join a specialist subcontractor based in Cambridge


  • £35k - £40k plus car

About our Client

  • My client has been established for 50 years in the industrial roofing and cladding sector. They work on projects that can vary in size from £500k to £3million. A lot of the work they win is from repeat business due to the quality of their work. Now they are looking to expand their commercial team with an experienced Quantity Surveyor/

About the Role

  • Under take costs analysis for repair and maintenance project work
  • Involved in assisting in establishing a client’s requirements and undertaking feasibility studies.
  • Perform risk and value management and cost control.
  • Identifying , analysis and developing responses to commercial risks
  • Advising on procurement strategy
  • Allocating work to subcontractors
  • Providing advice on contractual claims
  • Analyse outcomes and write detailed progress reports
  • Valuate completed work and arrange payment
  • Maintain an awareness of the different building contracts in current use
  • The post holder will also undertake any other duties as required.
  • Preparing and reviewing subcontract tenders (finding the most suitable subcontractors for particular sections of work)
  • Managing the subcontractor’s work throughout
  • Reporting on the financial progress of the project, generating valuations for the work done to date
  • Overseeing the payment of the subcontractors.
  • Attend projects as and when required
  • Dealing with recovery of retention payments.
  • Strong communication and negotiation skills
  • Team worker with good interpersonal skills

About the Candidate

  • Ideally have specialist sub-contractor experience
  • Must have at least 4 years Quantity Surveying experience
  • Be based or be able to commute to Cambridge
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • PC literate
  • Commercially aware

Points of Appeal 

  • Freedom within the role with a route to higher management
  • Interesting Projects
  • A company with a full order book
  • National contractor