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Quantity Surveyor - Edinburgh And The Lothians

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  • Location North West England
  • Type Permanent
  • Salary £45,000 - £50,000 + Benefits
  • Ref 11381
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Quantity Surveyor required for a leading UK property group working for their development arm on new build and regeneration projects for communities in Edinburgh and The Lothians. The role offers a salary of up to £50k + benefits package.

Our client is one of the UK’s largest residential development, regeneration and property management businesses, they have around 12,000 employees, an annual turnover in excess of £800 million and over £4 billion in assets. Established for over 50 years the Group provide sustainable communities nationwide.
The Group has a diverse portfolio of development opportunities ranging from smaller regional sites to large scale placemaking projects across the UK, they are place makers, providing spaces for the retirement living sector, leisure, supported homes, independent living, and student accommodation. This role is varied and fast-paced working on multiple sites at one time and working closely with the Senior Quantity Surveyor and Commercial Director.

Role & Responsibilities

  • Review / adapt trade ‘Scope of Works’ prior to inclusion within subcontract enquiry
  • Negotiate with subcontractors to establish best price; select subcontractors, agree the scope
    of services and allocate work; ensure timely subcontract procurement to achieve programme
  • Prepare monthly applications for payment and submission of associated invoice to
  • Chair and lead pre-package meetings; attend monthly client meetings and provide commercial
  • Manage S/C packages from enquiry to final accounts
  • Prepare site preliminary resource levels in conjunction with the Site / Project Manager
  • Prepare monthly CVR’s and present at monthly meetings
  • Draft E.O.T. notices and prepare loss & expense accounts
  • Factor in the implications of health and safety regulations
  • Identify commercial risks and help develop suitable responses, escalating where necessary
  • Monitor and control costs throughout the project, adhering to the budget
  • Liaise between site managers, project managers, site engineers and the client
  • Prepare summary reports for the client and other relevant stakeholders

Required Skills & Experience

  • 3 + years’ experience as a Quantity Surveyor within residential construction
  • Relevant qualification in the built environment
  • Commercial acumen
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at one time as part of a team
  • Ability to build rapport quickly with relevant internal and external stakeholders
  • Strong influencing and negotiation skills at all levels
  • Outline knowledge of forms of contract currently used within the construction industry
  • Computer Literate
  • Analytical skills with the ability to interpret data; An understanding of market research methods and analysis

    What you get back

  • Salary of £45,000 – £50,000 + Benefits

  • 24 days holiday + 3 concessionary days + bank holidays
  • 6% contributory pension scheme


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 Edinburgh – Your Property Recruitment Specialists (Recruiter: Kelly Armour Job Ref: 11381)

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