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Quantity Surveyor - Exeter, Devon

  • Location South West England
  • Type Permanent
  • Salary £50,000 - £65,000 + Car Allowance £8.2k + Bonus + 25 Days Holiday
  • Ref 14388
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Quantity Surveyor Job in Exeter, Devon

Quantity Surveyor job in Exeter, Devon for a reputable and growing housebuilder, joining their 9th region in Exeter. Offering a salary range of £50,000 – £65,000 + Car Allowance £8.2k + Bonus + 25 days holiday.

Our client has been established for 50 years, with 10 offices across the Midlands, East Anglia, South West and North West. They are a family-run regional developer that strives to deliver quality housing that is sympathetic to the individual area and community. They are number 1 for NHBC customer satisfaction at 8 and 9-week survey stages and currently delivering 4000 units per year across all regions. Their Exeter team are looking to grow to 1 500 unit delivery business in the next few years, so this role will offer further progression as the commercial team grows.

Role & Responsibilities

  • Assist in the preparation of the sub-contract / supplier enquiry lists for approval
  • Tender preparation, management and analysis
  • Prepare detailed breakdowns of build costs including infrastructure costings
  • Ensure new sub-contractors are on the database and that the certification is up to date
  • Carry out drawing take-offs and produce labour-only rates in liaison with the Senior Surveyor, Commercial Manager and Construction Department
  • Ensure sub-contractor weekly and monthly applications for payment are analysed, checked and interim payments are prepared for approval
  • Issue variation instructions and contra charges
  • Price non-standard client extras as required and liaising with the Commercial Manager and Construction Department to ensure costings are correct
  • Update Cost of Sales in Viability Manager for client extras, after re-budgets and valuations
  • Carrying out monthly progress checklists for all sites and inputting on to the valuation system including MOS.
  • Carrying out monthly valuation including production of Cost Value Reconciliation (CVR) and Cost to Complete Sheet (CTC) including attending Valuation Meetings
  • Liaise with the Housing Association and attend site meetings where necessary.

Required Skills & Experience

  • Ideally Degree in Quantity Surveying or similar
  • Experience as a Quantity Surveyor with a housebuilder
  • Pre-contact to final accounts
  • UK Driving Licence.

What you get back

  • Salary £50,000 – £65,000
  • Discretionary Bonus 15%
  • Car Allowance £8.2k or Company Car
  • 25 days holiday + Bank Holidays
  • Support with industry-relevant qualifications
  • Up to 12% Contributory Pension
  • 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 Exeter, Devon – Your Property Recruitment Specialists (Recruiter: Kelly Armour Job Ref:14388) #LI-KA1

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