Senior Quantity Surveyor in London




My client is a mid-size Main Contractor who specialises within the super prime residential sector. Established in 2012 this contractor has established itself as one of the main players within the super prime world, with much of their work coming through from repeat clients and recommendations. The business aims to continue growing and to hit their business goal “to be the Main Contractor of choice for super-prime residential projects in London, recognised for delivering quality and innovation on challenging projects.“


About the role

The Senior Quantity Surveyor will manage all commercial elements and profitability.

Key Responsibilities

  • Cost Estimation: Accurately estimate project costs, considering materials, labour, and other relevant factors, ensuring that estimates are in line with the project’s budget.
  • Budget Management: Develop and manage project budgets, monitoring expenditures, and making adjustments as necessary to ensure cost control.
  • Contract Management: Administer construction contracts, including reviewing and negotiating terms, change orders, and ensuring contractual compliance.
  • Tendering and Procurement: Lead the tendering process, evaluate bids, and make recommendations for contractor and supplier selection to optimize project value.
  • Financial Reporting: Prepare and present regular financial reports, cost forecasts, and variance analysis to senior management for informed decision-making.
  • Risk Assessment: Identify potential risks associated with projects and develop strategies to mitigate and manage these risks effectively.
  • Quality Control: Oversee and ensure the quality of work, materials, and compliance with relevant regulations, taking corrective actions when needed.
  • Variation Management: Manage changes in project scope, costs, and schedules, maintaining comprehensive documentation of all variations.
  • Stakeholder Communication: Maintain effective communication with clients, contractors, and project teams, addressing issues and fostering positive relationships.
  • Dispute Resolution: Assist in resolving disputes, claims, or contractual issues that may arise during project execution.

Skills & Requirements

  • RICS Qualification: Ideally, you will be a chartered member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
  • Construction Expertise: Strong knowledge of construction processes, materials, and construction industry best practices.
  • Minimum, five years’ experience in High End Residential Market is desirable / preferred.
  • Contractual Proficiency: In-depth understanding of various construction contracts, such as JCT and NEC, and their administration.
  • Cost Estimation Skills: Proficiency in cost estimation, including the use of industry-standard software and tools.
  • Analytical Abilities: Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills for data analysis and solutions.
  • Financial Acumen: Sound financial management and budgeting skills.
  • Communication: Strong communication and negotiation skills to effectively interact with clients, suppliers, and project stakeholders.
  • Attention to Detail: Meticulous attention to detail in documentation and reporting.
  • IT Proficiency: Familiarity with relevant software, including Procore & Bluebeam.
  • Team Leadership: Ability to lead and work collaboratively within project teams.
  • Regulatory Knowledge: Keep up-to-date with UK construction laws, regulations, and industry standards.



Company Benefits

  • Salary expectations £85,000 – £90,000
  • 23 Days Holidays
  • Birthday Leave – 1 day additional leave to be taken to celebrate your birthday.
  • Length of Service Leave – You will receive 1 day holiday on top of your entitlement for every year that you have worked. (Maximum of 5 additional days)
  • Company events and parties.
  • Private Health Care
  • GymPass (Silver Plan Subsidised)
  • NEST Pension scheme – contribution of 3%.


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.

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.


Clients we work for

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.

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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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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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