Quantity Surveyor in Essex




About the company:

My client is a leading construction company based in Essex, UK. They specialize in a wide range of construction projects, including commercial, residential, and educational buildings. The company prides itself on its commitment to delivering high-quality projects on time and within budget.

My client has an impressive portfolio of completed projects, including the following:

  • The Campus, Chelmsford – This was a £12 million project to construct a new student accommodation facility for Anglia Ruskin University. The project involved the construction of a five-story building with 561 rooms and communal areas.
  • The New Hall School – Horizon Construction was appointed as the main contractor for a £3.5 million project to construct a new sports center at the New Hall School in Chelmsford. The project included the construction of a sports hall, changing rooms, fitness suite, and other ancillary facilities.
  • Waterside Student Village, Colchester – This was a £20 million project to construct a new student accommodation facility for the University of Essex. The project involved the construction of six buildings with 648 rooms and communal areas.
  • Epping Forest District Museum – Horizon Construction was appointed as the main contractor for a £2.4 million project to refurbish and extend the Epping Forest District Museum. The project included the construction of new exhibition spaces, a café, and other ancillary facilities.

In addition to these projects, they have also worked on a range of smaller-scale projects, including the refurbishment of residential properties and the construction of new residential buildings.

The project values for this company vary depending on the size and complexity of the project. As shown in their portfolio, they have worked on projects ranging from £2.4 million to £20 million. However, they also take on smaller-scale projects, and their project values can be as low as a few thousand pounds.


Role and Responsibilities would include:

  • Cost management: The Quantity Surveyor is responsible for managing the costs of construction projects. This involves preparing cost estimates, monitoring project costs, and identifying cost-saving opportunities.
  • Procurement: The Quantity Surveyor is responsible for procuring materials, equipment, and services for construction projects. This involves negotiating contracts and agreements with suppliers and vendors to ensure that materials are delivered on time and within budget.
  • Contract administration: The Quantity Surveyor is responsible for administering construction contracts. This involves preparing and reviewing contract documents, monitoring compliance with contract terms, and resolving disputes that may arise.
  • Risk management: The Quantity Surveyor is responsible for identifying and mitigating risks associated with construction projects. This involves conducting risk assessments and developing risk management plans to minimize the impact of potential risks on the project.
  • Valuation: The Quantity Surveyor is responsible for valuing construction work. This involves measuring and pricing work completed by contractors and subcontractors, reviewing payment applications, and preparing payment certificates.
  • Cost reporting: The Quantity Surveyor is responsible for preparing cost reports for construction projects. This involves analyzing project costs and providing regular reports to project managers to ensure that projects are on track financially.
  • Quality control: The Quantity Surveyor is responsible for ensuring that construction work meets quality standards. This involves monitoring work completed by contractors and subcontractors to ensure that it meets project specifications and quality requirements.
  • Contract negotiation: The Quantity Surveyor is responsible for negotiating contracts with contractors and subcontractors. This involves reviewing and negotiating contract terms, ensuring that contracts are legally compliant, and identifying cost-saving opportunities.


The company offers excellent opportunities and offers a basic salary in the region of £60,000 to £75,000.

In addition to the basic salary there will be benefits including car allowance, pension, health and travel allowance.  As well as long term career prospects and progression, you will also work closely with the Commercial Manager and Commercial Director who can offer support should you need it.


The successful candidate needs to have extensive experience in managing a range of projects ideally including residential, commercial and healthcare, with projects ranging in value from £1m to £20m. The ideal candidate should also have a balance of working on new build, refurbishment and fit out projects.

My client is looking for candidates who can show stability of employment throughout their career keeping each appointment for a minimum of 3 years per employer.


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About this Recruiter

Ellis Abbott

A bit about me

I have worked at Cityscape Recruitment for the past two years, joining the team from a high-level sporting background. I have recently been promoted from Trainee Consultant to Recruitment Consultant and specialise in the Main Contracting sector. The type of roles I usually recruit for are Commercial, Operational and Design. Outside recruitment, I enjoy playing golf and going to the gym. I am also a huge Leeds United fan and will watch as many games as possible.
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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.

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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

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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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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.

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

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