Quantity Surveyor - Reading, Berkshire

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Date Posted:
22 August 2017
£50,000 to £60,000
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Job Description

Fantastic opportunity to join a Tier 1 Main Contractor. They are looking to recruit a talented Quantity Surveyor to join their team in the Thames Valley region, based out of their office near Reading.

Your role will be predominately site based with occasional visits to the Reading office required. Works typically are in the Thames Valley corridor. Reporting to the Managing Surveyor, you will comfortable working on building projects up to £15 million. Someone who can demonstrate a stable career and be looking to drive increased levels of profit and cost savings on every project. The fact you are commercially astute is a given. Ideally you will show you have the potential of leading your own team and readily implement new procedures/processes.  

The role will be to provide commercial expertise on behalf of the Main Contractor, reporting on contract commercial performance to the Commercial Director. Ideally you would be coming from or have experience of working with a Top 200 Main Contractor.

About The Role 

  • Managing all commercial aspects of the project, reporting directly to the operations & commercial directors.
  • Producing monthly valuations and applications.
  • Managing monthly commercial reporting.
  • All aspects relating to bulk material procurement.
  • Sub-contract procurement.
  • Managing “variation to contract” accounts.
  • Producing & managing direct labour payments


  • Good communication skills and presentable appearance.
  • Ability to communicate with all levels of staff and management, including direct contact with our clients.
  • Ability to work to programmes and deadlines, and be flexible to adapt to change.
  • Ability to read and understand drawings.
  • Experienced in managing direct and sub-contract labour.
  • Sound technical building knowledge.
  • Must be computer literate in most Microsoft programmes, including Excel, Word, Outlook, and Project.

On offer for the Quantity Surveyor position is a basic salary in the region of £60,000 circa p.a. depending on experience, plus package and car allowance. This is an excellent opportunity with a sought after company who continue to expand. 

Apply for this position below or alternatively for further information please contact Mark Seckerson on 07896 079493 or email. 

If you are seeking a career move but this position is not right for you please browse the other vacancies on our website. We are specialists in Construction Recruitment and have a range of posts available. We also welcome speculative applications.

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