Quantity Surveyor

  • FT Perm
  • S43 4WP
  • £40k-£50k depending on experience USD / Year
  • Salary: £40k-£50k depending on experience
  • Hours: 37.5 hrs per week – Flexible

Andy File Associates Limited is working as a Recruitment Agency on behalf of our client with regards this permanent position


Purpose of Role:

This is an exciting opportunity to join an expanding company that specialises in commercial property design & fit out, refurbishment, civil work and office furniture supply. You  will be required to provide support to a fast moving and busy Project Team maintaining relationships with clients, contractors and other suppliers on an on-going basis. The position will be mainly office based in the office with site visits where necessary.


Key Duties:

To provide budgeting, costing/estimating, cost management, purchasing, project support and supply chain management for large and small projects.


The role will include, but not be limited to:


  • Analysis of client tender and specification documents
  • Costing of work of all sizes fit out, construction and specialist services
  • Breakdown of key joinery and building packages
  • Packaging, tendering and analysis of sub-contractor packages
  • Supplier negotiation
  • Materials research, procurement and supply
  • Attend client tender meetings
  • Prepare budgets
  • Prepare and finalise tender documents and presentations with the Commercial Team
  • Produce project programmes for tender submissions
  • Contract management
  • Variation management



  • Site visits to monitor progress, valuations and small works
  • Liaison with Architects & Designers to obtain full design information for costing
  • Liaison with the Project Manager to ensure “Total Project Management”
  • Liaison with the Accounts in regards to financial forecasting
  • Any other reasonable duties
  • Management of supply chain and supplier performance in conjunction with Project Manager


Person Specification:

  • Professional in appearance and manner
  • Articulate, professional and able to communicate at all levels
  • Confident communicator (both written & verbal)
  • Precise Organiser
  • Able to demonstrate outstanding initiative, excellent organisational skills of self and others, within a demanding and ever-changing environment
  • Excellence in the use of all MS Office applications and ICT infrastructure
  • Demonstrates flexibility and adaptability
  • A highly self-motivated and hard-working individual
  • Trust-worthy and reliable
  • High levels of attention to detail are essential
  • An excellent standard of numerical ability and financial management is essential
  • Willing and confident in making decisions in order to progress work in the interests of the business and its clients
  • Able to organise and prioritise workload
  • Have a “self-start” mentality and work on initiative is essential
  • Forthright attitude and able to speak one’s mind
  • Ability to challenge procedure
  • Initiative to investigate alternative ways of working


Essential/Desirable Experience:

  • Experience in estimating of fit out work and construction
  • Proven track record in a similar role and environment
  • Sound knowledge of construction techniques and materials
  • Experience in reading technical drawings and specification
  • Experience in working on complicated multi-faceted projects
  • Have knowledge of CDM regulations and the responsibilities on the contractor
  • The post would suit someone willing to take the next step in their career to lead the costing function within a fit out & construction business


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