Quantity Surveyor in Reading

60,000

65,000

ABOUT THE COMPANY

Our client has provided 100,000+ homes since it was formed in the 1940’s, they are one of the biggest house builders in the country and employ well over 1350 people with expertise covering a range of development disciplines. They are involved in land acquisition, finance, planning, architecture, design, build management, marketing and customer service. Our client is designed, built and marketed by local teams operating from regional offices managed and staffed by local people. This allows the company to take key decisions about design, build, materials, planning and marketing in response to local demands. Designers and other consultants tend to be local, which makes for house designs with a strong regional identity in tune with the local vernacular.

ABOUT THE ROLE

This role of Quantity Surveyor is responsible for managing the commercial aspects of each development. This includes managing the costs for each site and ensuring that targets are met by managing and controlling the budgets and valuations.

The Quantity Surveyor reports to the Commercial Manager.

Principal accountabilities of the role include:

  • Produce draft budgets and site start budgets for each site allocated to the Quantity Surveyor.
  • Produce quarterly valuations and complete material ‘cost to complete’ exercises for each site the Quantity Surveyor is responsible for.
  • Produce sub-contract payments and final accounts, ensuring that the sub-contractor has signed these off.
  • Produce sub-contract orders, ensuring they are authorised by the authorised representative, together with all necessary documentation to comply with Group Commercial Policy.
  • Complete on-site measurements and assess payments to contractors.
  • Attend and contribute to various meetings, such as pre-order meetings, quarterly valuation meetings and project review meetings with senior management, construction team as well as external contractors.
  • Manage all sub-contract orders on site, meeting sub-contractors as and when required.
  • Maintain trade specifications.
  • Price customer extras and liaise with sales department as necessary.
  • Manage Professional Fees Budget.
  • Assist with material buying when required.
  • Assist the Estimator and / or Commercial Manager with take-off’s for land appraisals when required

REQUIREMENTS

Experience

  • Experience of working as a Quantity Surveyor or Surveyor with a residential house builder.


Qualifications and Training

  • HND/HNC Building Studies
  • GCSE Grade C/4+ or equivalent in English and Maths
  • Current CSCS card or equivalent is desirable


Skills and Aptitude

  • Strong communication and listening skills, with good negotiation skills
  • Highly motivated to deliver quality developments
  • Ability to work on own as well as part of a team
  • Excellent attention to detail and demonstrates ability to meet deadlines
  • IT literate and the ability to adapt to new systems
  • Good administration skills
  • Committed to diversity and inclusion


The Role and Working Conditions

  • Willing to be flexible in respect to day to day duties and hours worked
  • Office based role, with travel within the Divisional area
  • Ability to travel to development sites as and when required
  • Please note this role is subject to a basic DBS and financial pre-employment checks

REWARDS AND BENEFITS

  • Competitive salary
  • Competitive car allowance
  • Optional salary sacrifice car scheme
  • Competitive annual bonus
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • 25 days holiday, plus bank holidays
  • Holiday purchase scheme
  • Access to discounts and benefits portal
  • ShareSave Scheme
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Life assurance

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About this Recruiter

Phil Warburton
Consultant

A bit about me

I have worked in recruitment for 7 years. During that time I have specialised in sourcing construction labour for both white & blue collar roles. I now predominantly focus on the residential development sector – finding construction professionals in white collar, permanent roles. It would be great to have a chat about how I can assist in helping you to find your next opportunity.
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Are you looking for new construction job? If you are a skilled construction professional, we will have an opportunity for you. We are an experienced construction recruitment agency and have an impressive track record of sourcing the best opportunities for the professionals we work for.

Providing you with an in-depth insight of industry knowledge, we can help you make the most informed decisions about your next move, now and for the entirety of your career.

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Cityscape Recruitment is not like any other construction recruitment agency. Our business does not have a sales-driven environment, instead, we reward quality over quantity.

We use our specialist industry knowledge to help introduce and guide construction professionals into companies that best suit their desired career aspirations and personal goals. From Quantity Surveyors to Site Managers to Civil Engineers, we work to the same objective of helping to enhance their careers.

And our relationships don’t end on day one of a new role – we pride ourselves on our ability to build long-lasting relationships with both clients and construction professionals. And we are fortunate enough to work with many leading construction companies and professionals in London and throughout the rest of the UK.

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Our clients range from small, privately owned specialist contractors right up to top-tier PLCs responsible for shaping our country’s landscape.

What our clients say

We have worked with Alex Wallace and the Cityscape Recruitment team for a number of years now and find their service excellent.

They supply well matched and vetted candidates and very quickly understood all our requirements. They have always demonstrated good market knowledge and an ability to deliver to our requirements.

Commercial Director,
Main Contractor

I have used Cityscape Recruitment multiple times over the last 5 years. Very pleasant to deal with and all candidates put forward for interview are well suited to the position and well vetted by the team, so there is no time wasted with unsuitable applicants. I would highly recommend Cityscape. I intend to use them again in the future should any vacancies become available.

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The Cityscape Recruitment team has always been great to deal with. Always ready to listen to our needs and requirements, a quality some recruiters do not appreciate or have, then advising where they can assist in our staff procurement. We look forward to working with Laura and Cityscape in the coming years.

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Construction Recruitment FAQs

Here are answers to some questions that you may have.

At Cityscape Recruitment we have teams of consultants who find opportunities for construction professionals in the following sectors:

  • Main Contractor – Build
  • Fit Out and Refurbishment
  • Residential Development
  • Specialist Contract
  • Civil Engineering
  • Consultancy

Read more about our company here.

Our Residential Development team recruits for the very broad range of roles available in the Construction and Civil Engineering industries. From Quantity Surveyor to Technical Coordinator to Project Manager.

They can also recruit for the complete range of seniorities within these specialist areas. From Graduate roles, up to Heads of Departments and Managing Directors

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Our clients range from small, privately owned specialist contractors right up to top-tier PLCs responsible for shaping our country’s landscape. 

Some of our key clients are Statom Group, 8Build, AJ Morrisroe and Sons, VolkerFitzpatrick, Troy Group and Bellway Homes. 

Whatever your career aspirations may be, we will have the opportunities and the industry knowledge to share with you.

Our office is in Rickmansworth, West Hertfordshire. We are, therefore, best placed to provide recruitment services for London, the Home Counties, and the Southern Region of the country. However, we can and do recruit for the whole of the UK and have made many successful placements for construction professionals in the Midlands and the North and West regions of the country. 

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When you first contact us, be that through direct contact, responding to an advert or applying through our website, we will connect you with a consultant who works in your specialist area. 

Initially, they will arrange a meeting to talk through your CV and career history. They will encourage you to go into detail about your background and experiences, capabilities and responsibilities, personal circumstances and any other factors they feel are relevant to help them build up a well-rounded profile of you. 

We take extraordinary care in matching professionals to an opportunity – one that will help enhance their careers and a clients’ team. We therefore also use this meeting to empower you in your career. Using our extensive knowledge of the construction industry, we would provide in-depth overviews of businesses, projects and available roles, and guidance on where your strengths will add the most value and career potential. 

After this meeting, the consultant will speak to a number of their clients about you and your CV. Who they speak to can be either jointly agreed upon or you can trust the judgement and expertise of the consultant to contact clients they feel are the best fit for your experience and goals.

If any clients are interested in meeting with you, the consultant will manage the interview process, coaching you before any interviews if required. (Further guidance can be found here.)

If you are successful in receiving an offer(s), our consultant will communicate this with you and help to negotiate the offer(s) and any other terms of employment. 

Finally, we will support you in resigning from your current role, navigating potential counter offers and starting your new role.

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