Quantity Surveyor - Kent

£60,000 - £70,000

UK / South East

Construction, House Building & Development



David Weaving
020 3962 9900

David is an Associate Director at MRG and joined the business in 2011. He is responsible for the main contractor division in the Twickenham office covering South & West London, the South Home Counties and the Thames Valley. He spent eight years in sales before his move int


Job Description

REF: 13696
Posted: 06 June 2018
Closes: 30 September 2018

Our Client is a new specialist housebuilder, combining quality and attention to detail with thoughtful design, value for money and a passion for making every home owner proud of their new purchase. They are now seeking to appoint a Quantity Surveyor / Senior Quantity Surveyor to work in their Commercial team.

The business based in North Kent are ideally seeking someone from either a Main Contracting residential background or someone from a Residential background, albeit they must be able to demonstrate the ability of working on nonstandard house types.

The Role:

Scheduling and quantifying materials and labour:

  • Ensure that Commercial Department procedures comply with company Financial Control Procedures
  • Negotiate and place orders for labour and material sub-contractors, labour only contractors on a competitive tender basis to ensure the business output is delivered within budget.
  • Work alongside other departments to ensure project viability and improve cost effectiveness.
  • Ensure all specifications are complied with and that quality is not compromised.
  • Monitor invoicing procedures and resolve any issues
  • ‘Take off’ Brickwork quantities and keep up to date with any changes within the current portfolio.

Commercial Management:

  • Involvement in negotiating and placing of subcontract orders on a competitive tender basis.
  • Assist in WIP and cash flow forecasting.
  • Involvement in Groundworks reviews and design strategies at the Pre-Acquisition stage through to Pre Start.
  • Monitor, reconcile and recharge any costs, which relate to shared cost items with either other businesses within the Group or external Companies.
  • Calculate all the prime costs on developments within the business, reporting any movements in the costs since the preparation of the land purchase exercise. Prime costs to include but not restricted to dwelling structures, professional fees, site overheads, site abnormal and infrastructure costs.
  • Preparation of Site Budgets
  • Maintain the development budget both in Coins and Excel
  • Manage Housing Association Contracts including specifications, valuations and attending meetings on site.

Monitor and report costs:

  • Monitor and explain all cost movements within the site valuation.
  • Have responsibility for processing all Contractor, subcontractor and consultant orders and payments, variation orders and day works.
  • Undertake site valuations of production at budgeted cost on a bi-monthly basis.
  • Report on savings and excesses against budget costs
  • Carry out full CVR process and prepare and present information for bi-monthly Profit & Loss meetings.
  • Forecast final accounts and prepare and present cost to complete reports.


  • Monitor, reconcile and recharge any costs which relate to shared cost items with either other businesses within the group or external Companies.
  • Attend pre start, specification and any other relevant meetings as required
  • Input and maintain any computer based databases or systems
  • Any other duties as required

The Person:

  • Good knowledge of Building Regulations, NHBC and Health and Safety requirements.
  • Industry related business qualification.
  • Manage internal and external clients.
  • IT literate (COINS system preferred).

On offer is a basic salary of up to £70,000 per annum, car allowance, 25 days annual leave and bonus scheme.

Apply for this position below or alternatively for further information please contact David Weaving on 020 3962 9900 or david.weaving@mrgpeople.co.uk

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