Senior Quantity Surveyor, East

Ref# SQS1
Date Posted: 05 July 2024
Applications Close: 31 August 2024 12:00 pm

What We’re Looking For

An excellent opportunity for Quantity Surveyors to gain invaluable experience and to progress their career with a highly reputable construction company, within a high standards and high rewards environment. We are looking for either an assistant quantity surveyor or a senior quantity surveyor to join our office in Stafford. 

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

  • Understand the implications of health and safety regulations to the Company sites.

  • Understand the principles of safety on site and ensure that any concerns are addressed immediately with the support of the safety team and/ or Directors as appropriate.

  • Prepare and/ or review tenders with estimators assisting with understanding the client's requirements and offering value engineering.

  • Value completed work and ensure timely payment.

  • Provide early cost advice to client on variations.

  • Understand construction issues, offer advice on drawings and works and ensure project has all current drawings/ up to date information to work from.

  • Identify commercial risks and provide appropriate solution/ response.

  • Undertake costs analysis working with Company buyers.  Advise on procurement/ cost control.

  • Build strong relationships with client staff and Company production staff.

  • Learn the Company procurement function and it’s interaction with site and impact on overall job cost and performance.

  • Allocate work to sub-contractors including assistance with procurement when required Learn how to value completed work and arrange payments.

  • Knowledge of various construction contracts. 

  • Undertake personal on-going development.

  • Assist with training and development of trainee Quantity Surveyors.


  • Minimum 3 A-Levels at Grade B and above or equivalent BTEC.

  • Minimum 3 years relevant and a background working with sub-contractors in residential groundworks.

  • Proficient computer skills particularly in excel.

  • General knowledge of contracts/ contractual terms.

  • General reasoning ability and ability to take on new concepts quickly and efficiently.

  • Possess good skill with numbers and strong mathematical ability.

  • Ability to gather and analyse information skilfully.

  • Good negotiation and management skills.

  • Extremely high level of confidentiality and discretion.

  • Understand the importance of establishing and maintaining positive client relationships.

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