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Quantity Surveyor - Bury St Edmunds

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  • Location East of England
  • Type Permanent
  • Salary £50,000 - £65,000 + £7320 Car Allowance + 15% Bonus
  • Ref 12630
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Quantity Surveyor Job in Bury St Edmunds

Quantity Surveyor job in Bury St Edmunds for a reputable, privately owned housebuilder for their Eastern region. Our client is looking for a Quantity Surveyor with a housebuilder background or high-volume residential main contracting background to join their commercial team, offering a competitive basic of up to £65,000 + Car Allowance £7320 + 15% Bonus

Our client was established 50 years ago, with 10 offices across the Midlands, East Anglia, South West and North West. They are one of the UK’s largest privately owned housebuilders, they strive to deliver quality housing which is sympathetic to the individual area and community. Their Eastern Region is currently delivering 600 units per year across Suffolk, Norwich and Essex and you will be joining a busy commercial team of 11 with further scope for progression.

Role & Responsibilities

  • Typically working across two sites at one time
  • Prepare contract/supplier enquiry lists, enquiry tender packs and tender comparison sheets
  • Review returned tenders
  • Prepare detailed breakdowns of build costs including infrastructure costings
  • Drawing take-offs and production of labour only rates in liaison with the Senior Surveyor, Commercial Manager and Construction Department
  • Monthly contractor applications for payment and interim payments
  • Issuing variations and contra charges
  • Pricing of non-standard client extras
  • Update Cost of Sales in Viability Manager for client extras, after re-budgets and valuations.
  • Carry out monthly progress checklists for all sites
  • Carry out monthly valuation, CVRs and CTCs
  • Liaise/Attend site meetings with the Housing Association on invoicing and Health and Safety
  • Liaise with the Design & Technical Department over specification for Code for Sustainable Homes and produce schedules
  • Regular site visits (minimum of twice a month) to assist and support site staff and meet with sub-contractors
  • Assist in the production of the Group Rebate Form

Required Skills & Experience

  • 3+ years’ experience as a Quantity Surveyor
  • Housebuilding background preferred
  • Residential high-volume main contracting background also considered
  • Experienced in pre-contract to final accounts including tender stage
  • Own vehicle and UK Driving License

What you get back

  • Salary £50,000 – £65,000
  • Car Allowance £7320
  • Bonus 15%
  • 25 days holiday + Bank Holidays
  • Life Insurance
  • Private Medical


If you meet the criteria above, send us your CV and portfolio. We receive a large number of applications so if you do not hear back within 7 days consider your application unsuccessful this time. We will keep a copy of your details on file for future vacancies.

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Quantity Surveyor Job in Bury St Edmunds – Your Property Recruitment Specialists (Recruiter: Kelly Armour Job Ref: 12630)

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