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Senior Quantity Surveyor job in Berkshire

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Job Ref:  204632671
Employer:  cv-library.co.uk
Industry:  Construction
Job Type:  Permanent
Country:  United Kingdom
County/State:  Berkshire
City:  Berkshire
Post Code:  OX14
Salary:  £68000/annum Up to £68k dependant on experience
07/10/2016 03:00
About this Role:

Our client is a well-known, quality National housebuilder who have recently opened a new office and are recruiting for various roles, adhering to scheduled growth plans.

Due to these plans an opportunity has arisen for a Senior Quantity Surveyor to join the team, working alongside the Commercial lead. This may also suit a Quantity Surveyor ready to take the next step up the ladder

Progression opportunities are strong as the region grows rapidly.

This demanding, challenging yet highly rewarding role will be responsible for ensuring timely & accurate cost management, dealing with contractual issues & procurement & payment of sub-contractors for complex large volume development projects from pre-operational stage through to final account settlement.

The post holder will be representing the Commercial Department in a Surveying capacity and such must develop a good working relationship with the Divisions other disciplines & Departments & Head Office personnel.

In addition to working alongside Divisional based colleagues on a daily basis the post holder will be required to develop a good rapport with staff in the operating business & external consultants and have the ability to manage confidential & sometimes sensitive information in an appropriate and professional manner at all times.

Be commercially aware with analytical & proactive approach towards problem solving and be capable of working in a team orientated environment.

The ideal candidate must be capable of taking ownership of their continued learning & development with regard to matters that effect the performance of the post holder ie IT, contract & statutory legislation, etc both within the internal & external environment.

Degree qualified is preferred but not essential with directly relevant experience being the defining factor.

You will be able to demonstrate a proven track record of your successes.

Communication & Professional Development

Ensure you keep up to date with legislation changes and attend training and technical training as when require by the Company.

Attend departmental meetings as required.

Deal with queries from site managers.

Maintain open lines of communication with colleagues in other regions.

Ensure all relevant stakeholders are informed of key departmental developments.

Health and Safety

Ensure you have read the Company`s health and safety policies and procedures observe them at all times.

Reporting any accidents or near misses immediately to your Manager and record them in the accident book.

Ensure your workplace is kept tidy and any hazards are eliminated or reported to your line manager.

Wear appropriate protective clothing on site at all times.

Attends all health and safety training as required by the Company.

About the Company/Client/Project:

Our client has a name that has been associated with build and design quality for more than a century now have regional offices across the UK, including Midlands, the South West and the South East, becoming a PLC during the 90`s and members of the FTSE250 and FTSE4Good indices.

With around 900 members of staff nationwide and expertise across a wide range of professions, they ensure the highest possible quality in every area of design, construction and customer service.

There are huge opportunities to learn and develop your career with our client. You will be given the support you need to make your career aspirations a reality. Some of the training and development initiatives include:

NVQ programmes

Health and safety training for all employees

Skills training for our customer-facing employees

Management training programmes for all levels of managers and supervisors

Educational sponsorship for recognised professional qualifications

Personal development plans to develop your capability and build the skills you need for the future career

Requirements including certificates and qualifications:


HNC / ONC qualification in Construction or similar

Experience maybe gained from a similar position or promotion

A good understanding or building regulations and legal obligations

A good knowledge or construction methods

Strong mathematical and IT ability

Ability to assess and analyse information

Good business sense

Good understanding of budget management

Negotiating and networking skills

Excellent communications skills

Able to work under pressure, and accept criticism of work

Good team working skills

Accurate with an eye for detail

Willing to work extra to meet deadlines as and when the business needs require it


Degree in Construction or similar, or,

HNC / ONC qualification in Construction or similar

Member of the Chartered Institute of Building, or working towards full membership, or,

Understanding of changes to regulations and legislation

You will be able to demonstrate a proven track record of your successes.

Candidates must be able to prove their eligibility to work in the UK
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