Quantity Surveyor (Yeovil)

We are seeking an experienced Quantity Surveyor based at our Yeovil office working in Somerset & Dorset.

It is envisaged you would have great knowledge of the local marketplace and therefore have a network of contacts and leads that you would be able to develop. 

It is expected that you will have the following: 

  • A strong background in construction working on a varied project portfolio with individual schemes to £3m
  • Have excellent negotiation and communication skills
  • Strong motivation to develop business opportunities. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Production of applications/valuations
  • Cost management
  • CVR reporting and forecasting
  • Stock Condition Surveys
  • Minimising cost, maximising value and protecting profit
  • Utilise direct labour and subcontractors to ensure works have labour targets and deliver agreed profit
  • Procurement of subcontractors, materials and plant
  • Resolve any contractual issues from our client and supply chain
  • Ensuring full delivery team is aware of our contractual & commercial requirements
  • Manage cash collection
  • Reporting progress to senior management
  • Agreement of final accounts and completion of required client documentation to facilitate client approval

Job Tasks

  • Manage financial aspects of sub-contractor packages including the procurement for Site Management
  • Manage cost control, utilising cost & value reporting & cash flow forecasting.
  • Produce monthly valuations.
  • Valuing and raising variations.
  • Attending and reviewing pre-contract meetings.
  • Review, comment and agree sub-contract orders
  • Contract costing reviews.
  • Produce labour records & budgets per contract
  • Measure drawings for contract works
  • Produce work in progress figures and schedules
  • Review and authorise supplier invoices
  • Raise sub-contractor orders
  • Agree final accounts
  • Assisting the accounts team to maintain cash flow
  • Advise on credit insurance
  • Review, comment and agree sub-contract warranties
  • Assist the estimating team

Knowledge / Experience:

  • Professional Qualification (e.g. HNC/HND/Degree/Diploma) or equivalent
  • Extensive experience in commercial management and procurement of subcontractors
  • Ability to demonstrate a good knowledge of monthly reporting
  • Excellent team player whilst also holding the ability to work independently on own initiative
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in a Quantity Surveyor role.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience working in construction industry.
  • Full UK Driving License

Personal Qualities

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Contractual knowledge and awareness.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel.


  • Competitive salary up to £45,000
  • Contributable pension scheme
  • Monday to Friday working pattern 
  • 20 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Uniform & PPE provided
  • Annual Christmas shutdown

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