Quantity Surveyor

Horsham, West Sussex
£45,000 - £50,000 plus a car or car allowance, bonus scheme, health cover, pension
06 Feb 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Our small, bespoke and personable developer client have been established for over 10 years earning a solid reputation for bespoke developments in Surrey and Sussex.

Due to business growth we are now looking for a 2nd Surveyor to join the business to report into a Chief Surveyor managing circa 2 live developments at any one time from 5 – 30 timber frame units in size.

Ideally looking for an experienced and proactive residential Surveyor with Housebuilding experience of sites of 10 – 50 units including apartment schemes, preferably with sub contractor contacts in the Sussex and Surrey areas.

The business anticipates delivery on circa 30 units this year with 65-70 next year and target of 100 units/year the year after highlighting the exciting time to be joining the business.

Duties & Responsibilities include:

  • Prepare site budgets including liaising with finance, buying, construction, technical and sales departments.
  • Deal with subcontract enquiries including collation of information to ensure that subcontract quotations are submitted in line with all current information and health and safety requirements.
  • Carry out tender analysis of subcontractor quotations.
  • Place subcontract orders following completion of Pre-Commencement Meeting.
  • Ensure that all subcontracts hold relevant CHAS/Safemark accreditation and that insurance policies are in place for all current subcontractors.
  • Oversee valuation and payment of subcontractors’ accounts through to final account; including issue of subcontract variation orders where required.
  • Prepare periodic internal cost reports based on costs to date and forecasting future costs through to completion of the development.
  • Liaise, pre-contract and post-contract, with housing associations on social projects, including Employer’s Requirements, contract sum analysis and valuations through to final account and defects liability period and release of final retention moiety.
  • Attend meetings for design development, value engineering, site meetings etc.
  • Liaise with Estimating Department regarding current costs.
  • Liaise with site management team in respect of day to day matters.
  • Provide cost control suggestions where appropriate and advise senior managers as required.
  • Consider alternative specifications/design solutions.
  • Liaise with other developers on consortium projects in respect of shared costs etc.
  • Advise costs of sales/clients’ extras.

Please contact me to discuss further.


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