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Senior QS | Main Contractor | East London | Up to £70k

Senior QS | Main Contractor | East London | Up to £70k

  • Permanent
  • East London, UK
  • £70,000 + Package GBP / Year

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Senior Quantity Surveyor

Main Contractor

East London

Up to £70,000

We are working with a a family owned main contractor, with a team based management structure and long serving members of staff retaining knowledge and expertise within the company.

As a medium sized contractor, the company is big enough to offer a comprehensive range of services, but not so large as to lose touch with clients’ needs and aspirations.

Quality and personal service are the twin foundations of the business. Like to build long term relationships with clients, who return again and again to work with on prestigious and successful projects.

Operating across a range of sectors: – Commercial (light industrial), Community, Education (state owned and private owned schools / facilities), Health, Heritage, Residential (private and public), Leisure and the Performing Arts.

Contract values typically range from £1,000,000 – £20,000,000 and will take place in Central, Greater London and the North and Eastern Home Counties.

The successful candidate will be joining a strong existing team, with the objective being to further strengthen the quantity surveying department and to financially control part of the future construction workload.


  • Exposure to the full project lifecycle with involvement across pre-construction through to project delivery
  • Managing the commercial aspects of subcontract accounts from procurement to interim and final account agreement and client final account negotiation to ensure the best possible outcome
  • Attending monthly CVR meetings for presentation of current financial situation on project as well as producing accurate cashflow
  • Commercial administration and management on several live projects or projects at pre-construction phase
  • Management and control of subcontract orders, accounts and variation accounts in line with the main contract and sub-contract database
  • Post-tender internal and external pricing analysis/assessment for sign-off whilst ensuring within budget
  • Manage subcontractor and professional services selection for schemes, ensure the chosen contractor has the appropriate order and information to carry out their work, and helping to prepare procurement schedules liaising with legal counsel as required regarding contractual information
  • Develop an understanding of all designated contracts, specification and pricing ensuring compliance with conditions throughout the contracts
  • Reviewing of contact conditions prior to contract commencement

Candidate Profile

  • Possession of HNC or above in Quantity Surveying or a similar discipline
  • Having a strong history of work experience as a QS
  • Previous experience of managing a team
  • Strong commercial acumen
  • Being able to remeasure accounts on all trades
  • Being able to produce a bill of quantities from drawings (regardless of the method of measurement)
  • Excellent negotiation skills with the supply chain and / or external clients to ensure the business maximises profit throughout
  • Excellent level of numeracy and verbal communication skills
  • IT skills in MS Excel and Word
  • Experience of and willing to train junior staff

Employment benefits

Travel allowance

26 days annual leave (+ public holidays)

Private health care (after qualifying period)

Company pension contributions @ 6% (after qualifying period)

Annual professional membership covered by company

Further education supported by the company

CPD opportunities throughout the year

Cycle to work scheme

On-site parking

Family friendly policies

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Job Overview
Offered Salary
GBP£70,000 + Package Per YEAR
Job Location
East London, UK
Job Type

Ross Henderson

Manading Director + Headhunter

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