Project QS (leading to Senior QS role) with Tier 1 Main Contractor for £30m New Build Office

NW London
£50k-£65k & package
28 Sep 2016
26 Oct 2016

Project Quantity Surveyor - Tier 1 Main Contractor - London

Intermediate Quantity Surveyor required for a £30m D&B New Build Commercial Office in North West London

About the Client: SSA are recruiting on behalf a Tier 1 Main Contractor who are operating throughout London and the South East which works across health, education, defence and commercial markets, with a well-balanced spread of both public and private sector clients.

About the Role: The Company requires a Project QS (leading to Senior QS role) to support the Commercial and provides the site team with the means to identify costs and accurately control them.

About the Responsibilities;

  • You will be working within a small commercial team and embrace the full range of Quantity Surveying responsibilities.
  • Commercial Administration
  • Your role will involve administration works in maintaining the commercial systems in operation on the Project.
  • Attend and take an active part in site progress meetings.
  • Keeping a record of Sub-contract documents/drawings, updating the procurement schedule as and when required
  • Keep a record of material wastage & contra charge sub-contractors as necessary.
  • Assisting with Client Valuations,
  • Maximise income / profitability.
  • Ensure Applications for Payment are submitted promptly and accurately.
  • Re-measurement & Evaluation of additional works.
  • Compilation of Contract Final Accounts.
  • Managing Sub- Contractors
  • Compile robust enquiries and analyse quotations / tenders for review with the Commercial Team to select sub-contractors.
  • Attend pre-let meetings with sub-contractors.
  • Draft orders (terms and conditions).
  • Inform the site team of sub-contractor attendances & inclusions / exclusions with the sub contract. Management of sub-contract accounts through to completion including valuations, payments, variations, forecast of final accounts, and contractual correspondence.
  • Forecast
  • Assist with cost control and forecast of site expenditure to completion.
  • Check site costs and highlight errors / anomalies.


  • Excellent organization & planning skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to apply a diverse range of communication techniques
  • Sound analytical and problem solving skills
  • Evidence of ability to effectively prioritize and manage work
  • Evidence of strong negotiation skills
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Can demonstrate aptitude to learn the use of new software systems
  • Can demonstrate good general knowledge of construction products and practices.
  • Competent in the use of COINS.
  • Ability to develop and refine commercial and administrative systems.

About the Requirements: The ideal candidate will have Quantity Surveying experience and will currently be working as an Assistant or Project/Intermediate Quantity Surveyor. They may have a degree, A-Levels or HNC in a construction related discipline and will have a keen interest in the construction industry, be confident, able to build relationships quickly, have strong IT skills (particularly Microsoft Word/Excel) and have a commercial mind-set.

About the Benefits: Competitive salary + transport + pension / healthcare.

If you are interested in this role, please contact