Senior Quantity Surveyor in London

80,000

95,000
Are you a Senior Quantity Surveyor with experience in demolition, basement construction and civil engineering? Are you able to run your own projects with values up to £10M?

ABOUT THE COMPANY

Our privately owned client who is based in Central London is a leading name within the enabling works industry with a group annual turnover in excess of £70M. Their services include asbestos removal, temporary works, demolition, basement construction, remediation, earthworks and concrete frames and their strong reputation for successfully finishing challenging projects has been built on delivery and trust.

All of their operational and surveying teams operate out of their newly, refurbished central London office, which offers their employees the ability to jump on the train (if not walk) to their sites within 30 minutes. The benefit of this allows complete cooperation across all departments, creating a stream lined process and team approach.

With a low staff turnover, this specialist subcontractor, who also operate as principle contractor on the majority of their projects, rarely recruits. Having met with this business and several of the leadership team, I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a polished, professional company that can offer fantastic career progression opportunities.

ABOUT THE ROLE

Due to healthy order books and company expansion, there is a need for a Senior Quantity Surveyor to oversee the successful commercial and financial management of enabling works projects in the London area from point of award through to final account, in addition to being the direct report to more junior professionals within the commercial team.

Reporting to the Managing Surveyor, as a Senior Quantity Surveyor, you will be responsible for managing costs with an end goal of maximising the project margin and ensuring delivery of payment whilst developing future client relationships. Key responsibilities will include tracking the financial performance of projects against tender budgets and providing CVR’s and forecasts to the Directors on a monthly basis; procuring sub-contractors, plant and material expenditure where possible; supporting the pre-contracts team at tender stage on projects, cost planning and negotiating terms of contract; dealing directly with clients and their team with respect to valuing their on-going accounts in terms of both measured works and any valuations which may occur; working closely with Project Manager(s) and Contracts Director(s) to ensure the commercial success of the day to day contracting activities within the region and being the direct report to members within the commercial team.

REWARDS AND BENEFITS

For this permanent opportunity, my client is targeting professionals looking to earn anywhere from £80,000 to £95,000 per annum however there may be flexibility on this as the specific salary will depend on experience and suitability. Furthermore, there will be a generous package offered in addition to the usual benefits associated with a large successful contractor.

REQUIREMENTS

In order to be considered for this opportunity, you will need to be degree qualified in Quantity Surveying, Commercial Management or similar. Additionally, you must have proven experience of working at this senior level whilst employed by a specialist subcontractor or main contractor in the South East and packages must have covered general enabling works (demolition, substructure and Superstructure), with values ranging from £500k through to £10M. Furthermore, as this is a permanent opportunity, it is essential that you are able to demonstrate longevity in the workplace, holding each previous appointment for a minimum of 2 years.

JOB DETAILS

Job Reference

LP-SQSD-CLND

Salary from

80,000

Salary to

95,000

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About this Recruiter

Laura Pyle
Senior Consultant

A bit about me

I have worked in construction recruitment for 10 years now, having joined Cityscape Recruitment back in 2013 as a resourcer for the civil engineering team. Over the years, I progressed in my role and have successfully built my own desk specialising in recruitment for the demolition and remediation sectors, which has now been established for over 7 years. With vast experience under my belt and even more to offer, I am now also recruiting back within the general civil engineering market, working with Tier 1 main contractors and specialist subcontractors within the infrastructure, utilities, and rail sectors. Outside of work, I enjoy going to the gym, taking part in park runs and holidaying in sunny destinations.
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