Quantity Surveyor                             Luton                               £40-50k

Company Overview

My Client is a leading & dynamic ground engineering solutions Company with considerable expertise in the complex fields of foundations, underpinning and piling.
The company has over 25 years’ experience in its field with a renowned reputation for outstanding quality and service throughout the UK.
Over the years they have worked with some of the UK’s leading house builders, developers, and major construction companies to meet the growing demands of the industry and is looking to grow over the next 3 years.

Role Overview
The role is responsible for the cost management and cash collection on all assigned projects.  Overall commercial responsibility for the projects assigned, working closely with the operations team on the cost-effective delivery of projects and management of the cash flow through concise record keeping, and constant dialogue with and management of the both the contracts delivery team and client.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Responsibility for the delivery of targeted margin.
  • Attending pre-contract meetings where appropriate and dealing with any letters or correspondence that reference commercial issues, confirming agreement to clients.
  • Managing risk by reviewing letters of intent, orders, terms of contract and ensuring company’s position is protected.
  • Reviewing and recommendation on client credit checks and negotiating / agreeing payment terms.
  • At tender stage assisting proposals department by reviewing tenders, advising on tender qualifications and assisting the proposals and procurement team on the preparation of subcontract packages.
  • Managing risk by reviewing our subcontract orders, assistance in agreeing terms of contract, and ensuring company’s position is protected in all instances.
  • Dealing with all commercial administration, letters and correspondence relating to contracts on an individual basis to bring a successful conclusion to the contract, liaising and working with external consultants or representatives as and when necessary.
  • Where appropriate, carry out post contract review on contract finances.
  • Weekly / monthly reporting – managing WIP monthly reporting process and job costing reviews.
  • Ensuring that weekly sales forecasts are issued to accounts, variations are tracked, and payment terms are strictly followed.
  • Liaising with accounts department including assisting the Credit Controller in debt control/ collection.
  • To continually seek improvement in the following areas: Performance of our products and services; Customer satisfaction; Development or our staff where applicable; The standards of our suppliers and sub-contractors; Our financial performance.
  • Work alongside the Project Cost Accountant to ensure overall commercial efficiency and project performance.

  Experience and Qualification

  • Degree qualified surveyor
  • Experienced Quantity Surveyor
  • Management experience of junior surveyors advantageous.
  • Experience with any form of piling or ground engineering.
  • Experience in Civils works, and groundworks and drainage would be an advantage.
  • Experience within a similar role.
  • Commercially astute – working knowledge of standard forms of contract particularly JCT, and standard methods of measurement
  • Highly ambitious, driven and self-motivated.
  • Prioritise own workload to meet deadlines and targets and are expected to work closely together and well within the team.
  • IT skills and highly proficient with Excel spreadsheets including pivots and numerically literate

Personal Attributes

  • Honest and trustworthy within the confines of confidentiality.
  • Accountable – Able to take ownership and responsibility for your actions and decisions.
  • Respectful- treat others as they would want to be treated.
  • Positive attitude – Act and speak with a positive intention to deliver successful outcomes for your actions and decisions.


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