quantity surveyor in city of london

job type
£ 70,000 per year
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job details

city of london, london
job category
construction & property
job type
working hours
£ 70,000 per year
reference number
0203 680 0650
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job description


As a Quantity Surveyor you will be responsible for all aspects of the cost process, from tendering and procurement, through to construction phase and final account sometimes focusing on a single project, but also taking on multiple projects where required.

Duties and Responsibilities

You will be responsible for:

* Carrying out sub-contractor, materials and consultant tender enquiries, appraisals, attending pre-selection meetings and placing orders.
* Receiving and reviewing sub-contractor applications for payment and producing certificates.
* Receiving and reviewing variations and compensation events from the subcontractor, and attending meetings where necessary.
* Attending valuation meetings, progressing payments with the Client, issuing Final Account and ensuring compliance with the Construction Act.
* Attending Cost Value Report Valuation meetings, producing reports and reviewing with Commercial Manager/Director.
* Drafting all contractual letters in the event of a dispute or other issue and liaising with Commercial Manager/Director on the best course of action.
* Being the main point of contact for the client in relation to the commercial aspects of projects, and representing the interests of us with the client.
* Providing regular feedback and updates to the Commercial Manager/Director on all commercial aspects of a project.
* Assisting with the preparation and presentation of reports to the Board, when required.

Skills, Experience, Personal Qualities and Qualifications/Training

* A degree in Quantity Surveying is preferred.
* Experience of working in the high end fit-out and refurbishment sectors would be ideal, but is not essential.
* Driven to succeed and self-motivated.
* Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to build lasting, successful relationships with clients, suppliers, subcontractors and other personnel.
* Excellent planning and organisational skills.
* Excellent negotiation skills, with the ability to secure the best possible outcome for the business, whilst preserving future client relationships.
* An analytical approach to challenges and a positive approach to problem solving.
* A strong team player.
* Possesses a great attention to detail, accurate and numerate.
* Reliable, proactive and shows initiative.
* Able to keep cool under pressure and when working to demanding deadlines.

If you would like to discuss this role in more detail, please contact Colleen Murray on 0203 680 0650 or 07500 262 507. Alternatively please email

Randstad CPE values diversity and promotes equality. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate against any of the protected characteristics that fall under the Equality Act 2010. We encourage and welcome applications from all sections of society and are more than happy to discuss reasonable adjustments and/or additional arrangements as required to support your application.

Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

For the purposes of the Conduct Regulations 2003, when advertising permanent vacancies we are acting as an Employment Agency, and when advertising temporary/contract vacancies we are acting as an Employment Business.


cost reporting



educational requirements

BSc commercial management