Quantity Surveyor

Got experience as a Quantity Surveyor? Looking for a new exciting opportunity within one the of the biggest housebuilding companies in the UK?

Randstad is looking for a passionate and experienced Quantity Surveyor.

You will be responsible for a couple of sites, effectively managing costs for the site, and ensure targets are met by managing and controlling the budget and valuations, including monthly updating of the estimated final costs.

Responsible for managing all sub-contractor procedures and processes, and materials and goods if necessary, whilst always ensuring compliance with Group Policies and Procedures.


  • Responsible for the compilation of all weekly, monthly and quarterly reports as required.
  • Be aware of new materials and methods of construction which the company may employ, as well as a sound knowledge of latest regulations, codes of practice and NHBC requirements.
  • Responsible for all cost control procedures, including managing and controlling the budget and valuations by always updating the estimated final costs, and having the ability to show absolute cost and value reconciliation
  • Compile Site Start budget, liaising with all Departments to ensure the document is completed on time to allow the construction to commence, and Sales to start marketing.
  • Needs to lead the value engineering, including updating Group and Regional site review documents, to ensure we achieve the best value.
  • Maintain budget control throughout development; and manage cost overruns within contingency levels.
  • Accurate costing for each aspect of site development.
  • Analyse and report on costs and cash flow using the support systems available.
  • Prepare tenders and procure sub-contractors, goods, and materials, using Group Procedures.
  • Compile subcontractor recommendations for approval.
  • Process Subcontract orders, payments and variations, using Excel and Group payment system (COINS) in line with Group policy and procedures.
  • Evaluate and agree variations and instructions, always aware of budgetary constraints, and ensuring that approval is obtained prior to agreement of variations in excess of the respective allowances.
  • Be aware of new materials and methods of construction which the business may employ.
  • Liaise with site personnel and subcontractors in order to maximise productivity.
  • Attend all project and team meetings as required, and present the Commercial position to the meeting.
  • Compile and Present valuations at Divisional valuation meetings.
  • Responsible for accurately controlling all commercial aspects and responsibilities with regards to the RSL.
  • Any other duties as required by the Senior / Managing Surveyor / Commercial Manager.
  • Promote and act in accordance with Group values, systems, policies and procedures.
  • Ensure compliance with Group IT systems.


  • Qualified to HND level or higher with a valid CSCS card.
  • Must have a full understanding of current market conditions and rates.
  • Must be able to control cost to complete on all trades and on all provisions to ensure live cost certainly.
  • Highly numerate with excellent attention to detail, able to gather, interpret and present data to facilitate preparation of budgets and subsequent valuations.
  • Methodical, conscientious and organised, work to deliver high standards.
  • Strong IT skills, working knowledge of computer systems within the commercial environment, i.e. project management/payment and valuation software.
  • Articulate, clear and credible, and able to thrive under pressure in a fast-paced environment.
  • Able to contribute towards the resolution of disputes, problems and cost issues.
  • Able to work on own initiative, with the drive to take ownership of projects.
  • Strong communication skills, the ability to build effective working relationships both internally and externally.
  • Wide experience in the discipline within the house building industry.
  • Strong communication skills, the ability to build effective working relationships both internally and externally.
  • Strong knowledge of Building Regulations, NHBC and Health and Safety requirements etc.
  • Team player, and supportive of colleagues.


  • Competitive base salary
  • Bonus Scheme
  • 25 days holidays + 9 public holidays
  • Choice of Flexible Benefits
  • Money Purchase Pension Scheme
  • Company Car or Cash Allowance

Randstad CPE values diversity and promotes equality. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate against any of the protected characteristics that fall under the Equality Act 2010. We encourage and welcome applications from all sections of society and are more than happy to discuss reasonable adjustments and/or additional arrangements as required to support your application.

Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

For the purposes of the Conduct Regulations 2003, when advertising permanent vacancies we are acting as an Employment Agency, and when advertising temporary/contract vacancies we are acting as an Employment Business.

Reference: 34615192

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