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Quantity Surveyor

Full Time – Midhurst, West Sussex, England (Posted 27/06/2017 – Status: Open)

  • To agree terms and conditions of subcontractors and incorporate within documentation to forward direct to subcontractor
  • To coordinate and manage the selection of subcontractors (working closely with the Project Manager) for tender enquiries ensuring that a balanced range is chosen capable of delivering the required price, quality and duration
  • To coordinate subcontractor tender responses and provide full comparisons of all quotes vs. the tender allowances, showing a best price, further negotiation to provide the best possible price and the buy-in of the operations team
  • To place and coordinate the placement by others of subcontractor orders to an agreed set of terms and actively participate in engaging the subcontractor in the pre-contract handover with the operations team
  • To produce or have produced valuation breakdowns in an agreed format to maximise cash flow and to keep the Accounts Department informed at all times
  • To be responsible for chasing valuations, certificates, invoices and cash from clients to hit the required cash flow targets
  • To ensure that all variations are produced and claimed, including other formal records for extra works and to maximise the evaluation of these
  • To ensure that all appropriate Certificates of Practical and Partial Completion are timely collected and utilised in releasing retentions
  • To present the final account as soon as possible after practical completion and present financial appraisals continually as the works progress always driving to maximise the rightful valuation of the works
  • To coordinate and produce claims for accelerations, loss and expense as required for submission when required
  • To own the project profitability whether involved directly or through a direct line report
  • Take ownership for contractual issues that may arise both directly and through direct line reports

Key Skills and Qualifications: 

  • Proven experience of quantity surveying
  • Educated to Degree level, or equivalent experience
  • Experience of both NEC3 and JCT forms of contract
  • Experience of working on frameworks or producing estimates from the national schedule of rates (or similar) would be an advantage
  • Excellent communicator both written and verbally
  • Attention to detail
  • Full confidence in accuracy of estimates/tenders produced
  • Ability to work efficiently under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Highly organised and efficient with proven time management skills
  • Holder of a Full UK Drivers Licence
  • Confident IT skills, proficient in the use of MS Office in particular Excel
  • Must be an excellent organiser with proven time management skills
  • Must be flexible in hours of work and travel

Please note the successful candidate will be subject to a DBS check and may have to undertake further checks for security clearances.

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Full Time – Midhurst, West Sussex, England (Posted 25/04/2017 – Status: Open)


The Role:

Be the main point of contact for tender management/submission/analysis.

Manage current and future tenders methodically liaising with in-house and subcontractors.

Take commercial responsibility with regards to planning work load and resources.

Work closely with the Commercial Manager in forecasting company cash flow.


The Candidate:

  • Ideally minimum of 5yrs experience in tender and bid package environments with values ranging from £100k to £5m
  • A broad knowledge of main contractor work packages (Mechanical, electrical & ventilation desirable)
  • Main contracting background
  • Able to carry out measurement, take offs and pricing in a variety of formats
  • Working knowledge of building contracts (JCT / NEC3 desirable)
  • The ability to manage multiple tenders concurrently
  • Extremely strong maths and IT skills
  • Have a practical approach when required
  • Excellent communication, presentation and negotiation skills



  • Degree qualified (industry relevant degree) is desirable
  • Member of professional body (CIOB or RICS)
  • Valid CSCS card
  • Keen desire to develop CPD


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