About the Client: My client is one of the UK’s premium housebuilder, comprising fifteen divisions and operating across much of England and Wales.

The company carefully selects locations and design-and-build developments that match the demands and aspirations of today’s lifestyles. Wherever possible, local experienced tradesmen and local quality materials are used. The company is prepared to take a longer-term view of land through an experienced forward land team.

About the Role: They are currently seeking a Quantity Surveyor to work on the next phase of works – with over 2000 homes still to build. The development in North West London, consists of 1, 2 & 3 luxury bedroom apartments and located close to a Tube Station which is 25 mins into Central London.  They are also a stone’s throw away from the 4 acre park, and the development includes a residents only gym and concierge.

About the Responsibilities:  Control of costs, from procurement to Final Account for all aspects of cost. Administration of Sub-Contracts. Production of internal valuations. The Surveying Department in an Operating Division is responsible for monitoring and controlling expenditure on all the company’s developments by controlling the “cost of sales”, as well as ensuring that all Group Commercial policies and procedures are adhered to within the company. The job holder is responsible for Procurement, Payments, Valuations and administration of Health and Safety procedures.


  • With assistance from Commercial Manager prepare subcontract Enquiry List for approval by Head of Commercial and Head of Construction.
  • Prepare full enquiry pack, collating all tender information, ensuring fully compliant tender packs are issued.
  • Analyse tenders upon return to ensure compliant bids are received.
  • Prepare detailed breakdown of build cost included within land acquisition pack.
  • Prepare tender analysis comparing individual tenders against each other and against build cost within land
  • acquisition pack.
  • Prepare tender authority sheet including recommendation to Commercial Lead for placing sub-contract order.
  • For new contractors, ensure they are SMAS approved.
  • Attend pre-start meeting, handover completed procurement pack to site team.
  • Draft Customer Extras Sheet for Commercial Lead to agree with Sales Lead. Price agreed

customer extras list with final sub-contractors. Issue Customer Extras List at pre-start meeting

  • Ensure sub-contractor weekly and monthly applications for payment are analysed and checked.
  • Issue payless notices for differences between applied and certified amounts within the relevant timelines.
  • Prepare interim payments for approval by Commercial Lead.
  • Draft Budget estimate summary for approval by Commercial Lead
  • Issue contra-charges as appropriate.

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