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Quantity Surveyor

£35,000 - £45,000 pa

Birmingham, UK


Ref: QS/BIRM/0805

car/travel allowance and benefits

Date Advertised:8th May 2018

Start Date:7th June 2018

Quantity Surveyor wanted initially working as part of the Quantity Surveying team on a large new city centre high rise residential development in Birmingham, reporting to a resident Senior Quantity Surveyor.

Responsible for all financial aspects of projects working closely with the Project Team to control all commercial & contractual matters. Deliver desired margin return utilising high standards of commercial acumen.

Key Responsibilities

  • Attend tender presentations for new projects, contribute, lead commercially and present
  • During proposal stage, prepare the budget and prelims build up, obtain and vet trade contractor bids, compile the company information section for the proposal document and collate the overall document
  • Prepare trade contractor bid list in conjunction with the Project Manager and obtain approval via team meetings
  • Confirm project insurance arrangements
  • Prepare and monitor bid package tender schedule and report against the cost plan where required and advise on selection of trade contractors
  • Advise client on contract procurement routes available
  • Prepare and monitor Subcontract Procurement Schedule, compile trade contract bid documents and carry out tender analysis and issue purchase orders
  • Place orders and instruct / manage trade contractors. (Including compiling subcontracts/works contacts/trade contracts)
  • Advise on product selection, specifications and assist with the value engineering
  • Manage change orders in conjunction with the Site/Project Manager
  • Prepare, submit and agree monthly costs reports, collating information from other Project/Assistant surveyors as necessary
  • Prepare, submit and agree periodic valuations for work completed to date with trade contractors and the client incl preparation of rolling final account & subsequent final account agreement.
  • Prepare Cost/Value Reconciliation (CVR), create regular budget and price updates, update computerised cost control system and prepare the monthly cost and progress report for Directors responsible.
  • Risk & Cash Management.
  • Involvement in BD / developing relationships with key clients & design teams


  • Competitive salary
  • Car/Travel Allowance
  • Competitive Family Friendly Policies
  • Private medical cover
  • Pension matching scheme
  • Discount on selected retailers and gyms
  • Voluntary benefits such as; cycle to work, child care vouchers


McGinley CEP Ltd is a company registered in England and Wales. Registered number: 7216155. Registered office: 56 Clarendon Road, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD17 1DB.

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