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Quantity Surveyor

Quantity Surveyor


Closing Date: 21/08/19

Salary: Competitive annual salary and benefit package

Position Type: Permanent

  • An exciting opportunity for a Quantity Surveyor
  • Competitive annual salary and attractive benefits package

About Our Client

Westminster City Council is an organisation like no other - a flagship local authority in the heart of a global city. Westminster is home to a quarter of a million people and it is also an international centre for government, business, tourism and culture that welcomes more than a million visitors each day.

This is an exciting time to join Westminster City Council's Development team. The development programme is in place to deliver 1,850 new affordable homes over the next 4 years and we are on track to meet this challenging target. Beyond this, a pipeline of additional sites has been identified for a further potential 2,000 new homes.

Westminster City Council has committed to the most ambitious affordable housing initiative for a generation, with plans to deliver high quality affordable housing across the city. The programme is running more than 50 live projects. These range from some of the largest and most comprehensive regeneration schemes seen in central London, where we are investing to make a lasting difference to the lives of our communities, to the smaller infill sites that transform unused space into homes for Westminster's residents.

If you are passionate about delivering high quality projects and world class design, then we want to hear from you. In return, we offer you the opportunity to work in some of the most historic and high-profile neighbourhoods in the country.

Job Description

This is an exciting opportunity for a Quantity Surveyor to join the Development team. You will create value for the council through the application of commercial knowledge and experience, to ensure that the Council's development projects achieve best value.

Day-to-day, you'll provide cost input and validate cost advice from external consultants through the project life cycle, and lead on the commercial valuation of tenders. You will also provide technical advice to the wider development team, through all stages of the development process.

You will produce monthly cost reports using data provided by external consultants and will also interpret cost information, assess risk and create concise reports of the commercial position on the projects. Working with the Head of Development Delivery and Senior Development Delivery Managers you will develop the knowledge of the wider team in respect of commercial and contractual matters.

As a Quantity Surveyor, you will be integral in reviewing specifications and scopes of service to ensure that the council can maximise the value of projects and assets, working with the wider team to drive effective value engineering.

The Successful Applicant

To succeed, you will be commercially astute and will have the ability to interrogate information from a number of different sources to ascertain the true commercial position. You will have successfully led the commercial management of building projects, either as a client's commercial representative or as a contractor's surveyor, working with little or no direct, commercial supervision.

You will be adept at report writing, in particular you will be able to convey complex financial and commercial information in a manner which can be quickly understood by stakeholders outside of the construction industry.

The Council and its partners are committed to achieving diverse shortlists for all vacancies at Band 4 or above to support our desire to increase the number of staff from underrepresented groups in our workforce. If you are from a black, Asian and minority ethnic background (BAME) and would like to self-declare this to the hiring manager as part of our positive action commitments, please do so.

What's on Offer

  • A competitive annual salary
  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • 30 days Annual Leave per year plus bank holidays (plus an extra day for your birthday)
  • Agile Working
  • A range of other benefits including On-site Occupational Health Service, Occupational Parental Pay and an inclusive Employee Benefits Platform

Where specific UK qualifications are required we will take into account overseas equivalents. All third party applications will be forwarded to Michael Page.

Ref Code: MPCQ14026155Z 





Quantity Surveyor

Westminster City Council
Brixton, London, UK

Published on 26 Jul 2019