Quantity Surveyors

Summary of Role

The Quantity Surveyor is the commercial lead working closely with the Operational team and will be responsible for the full range of pre to post contract services to maximise commercial success and profitability.  Travel will be required as part of this role.

Key Responsibilities

  • Take off quantities for tendering purposes and assist in tender preparations.
  • Appointment of subcontractors and labour only subcontractors on designated subcontract conditions.
  • Prepare and manage material procurement.
  • Oversee measures and report variances.
  • Prepare and settle interim claims.
  • Prepare supporting documentation for the client and their consultants.
  • Produce bill of quantities.
  • Identify, measure, and agree variations.
  • Cost investigations.
  • Prepare and submit weekly financial report to client and client QS.
  • Monthly cost/value reconciliations.
  • Monitor cash collection.
  • Manage several projects at different stages at any one time.
  • Provide accounts department with monthly cost/valuation information for costing purposes and quarterly for management accounts within the required time scales.
  • Advice to management on contractual matters.
  • Measurement and agreement of Project Final Accounts.
  • Ensure records and paperwork are accurate and up to date.
  • To perform any other duties as may be reasonably required from time to time.

Person Specification

To perform successfully in this role, you will need:


  • Recent and relevant surveying experience in a similar position within the construction/fit out industry.
  • Experience of working in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent IT skills especially Microsoft Office and Excel.
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively (verbal and written) to build relationships with colleagues, customers, and other stakeholders.
  • Strong Commercial Awareness and negotiation skills
  • Experience in managing and dealing with contractual issues on standard forms of contract i.e. JCT form of Contract.
  • Strong knowledge of contract documents, construction practices and techniques.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with high attention to detail.
  • Ability to work effectively both alone and in a team environment.
  • A proactive and flexible working approach with the ability to adapt to changing situations and duties.
  • Full driving licence and access to vehicle.


  • Third level qualification in Surveying or related discipline.
  • Experience of writing PQQ, Bid and Tender submissions
  • Experience of e-tendering


Edgewater Contracts and Specialist Joinery is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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