Macdonald and Company

Recruiter: Macdonald and Company

Quantity Surveyor

£40,000 to £65,000 per annum | South East | Date posted 07 Jan 2019

My client is looking for a Quantity Surveyor or Estimator with at least 2 to 3 years' experience to join their multi-disciplined practice based in Kent to work in their Cost Consultancy Team.

The Candidate must have experience in Developer or a Contractor background, and must be able to produce bills of quantities from drawings and estimate building costs of town centre high-rise mixed use schemes.

Duties will include:

  • Estimating from RIBA stage 0 initial concepts through to RIBA stage 5,
  • Client liaison and attending design team meetings
  • Supply chain package procurement
  • Reviewing and analysing Main Contractors Tender submissions
  • Cost exercises for clients.
  • Value Engineering
  • Package Procurement and tendering

Key Skills required:

  • Preparation of Cost / Benefit analysis of design options.
  • Work closely with the Project Managers & Directors
  • Ensuring all costs are tracked & validated
  • Supporting bid team by producing accurate and competitive cost estimates
  • Cost comparison and main contractor selection
  • Tendering of large subcontract packages
  • Cost control and preparation of periodic financial reconciliation's, reports and forecasts
  • Deal with correspondence in relation to commercial and contractual issues
  • Understanding of JCT Design and Build contracts
  • Negotiation with contractors


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Salary range:

£50,000 - £74,999

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South East

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Job ref: 36135
Application deadline:
04 Feb 2019