Senior Quantity Surveyor

Location : Colden Common, Hampshire, England
Job Ref : EJ776
Consultant : Edward Jeffs
Sector : Construction
Salary : Market related


EJ776: Senior Quantity Surveyor
Location: Colden Common
Salary: £Competitive + Car/Car allowance and bonus


First Military Recruitment are currently supporting our client in the search for a Senior Quantity Surveyor.

The Senior Quantity Surveyor will have full commercial management of a number of housing projects from conception to completion.

Our client is keen to offer opportunities to Ex-Military personnel, but all applications will be considered.

Duties and Responsibilities of a Senior Quantity Surveyor:

  • Attend relevant project, concept, pre-tender, pre-start, specification and any other relevant meeting as required.
  • Attend site on a regular basis to complete Commercial functions and support the site teams to running an efficient development.
  • Carry out Commercial duties as defined within CDM.
  • Collaborate with departments across the company to improve cost effectiveness and ensure timely delivery of projects whilst providing cost advice on any aspect of the build as and when required.
  • Complete the apportionment of total prime costs to individual plots and produce a profit analysis for the Director.
  • Develop a close relationship with the site teams and a detailed knowledge of your allocated sites by maintaining a visible site presence, ensuring all developments are visited regularly and attending site meetings as required.
  • Full responsibility for the procurement of subcontractors.
  • Input and maintain any computer-based databases or systems.
  • Liaise with subcontractors in order to ensure sufficient resources are available and assist in the monitoring and evaluation of contractor performance.
  • Manage the flow of Health and Safety information from the Commercial Department.
  • Monitor and report build costs periodically reporting any savings and excesses.
  • Monitor, reconcile and recharge any costs which relate to shared cost items with other offices as well as external companies.   
  • Provide information, where necessary, for the land purchase exercise that will enable clear materials and labour costs to be considered at that stage.
  • Report on savings and excesses against budget costs to the Director.
  • Undertake valuations of production at budgeted cost monthly and split the cost of profit completions and potential future profit to estimate a value for work in progress.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • A strong knowledge and appreciation of UK building regulations, NHBC and health and safety requirements within the industry.
  • Experience managing both internal and external clients in a commercial environment and an ability to build lasting and meaningful relationships with a variety of stakeholders.
  • Have an industry related qualification.
  • Preferably a member of CIOB or RICS.
  • Previous experience in a similar role within residential housebuilding.
  • Strong knowledge and experience of relevant IT systems and experience with MS Office.


  • Agile Working.
  • Competitive Pension.
  • Employee share ownership.
  • Healthcare.
  • House purchase discounts.
  • Time off for charity work.

Location: Colden Common
Salary: £Competitive + Car/Car allowance and bonus    

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