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Quantity Surveyor

Job description

Job Title: Quantity Surveyor

Thorn Baker's historic and heritage specialist client is looking for a Quantity Surveyor to join their commercial team.Committed to the highest standards of preserving original materials, this is an opportunity to work with an incredibly successful company which offers innovative solutions for internal and external conservation, refurbishment, and decoration across the UK.

Reporting to the Commercial Director, you will be responsible for pro-actively managing the production of commercial information throughout the duration of a project and/or roll out program, ensuring that sufficient funds are allowed to deliver the project on time, safely, profitably and to customer satisfaction, and identifying and driving opportunities for improvement in customer service, safety, quality, and profitability.


What's in it for you:

  • Competitive Salary + Generous Bonus scheme
  • Car allowance
  • Contributory pension
  • Continual investment in professional development


About you:

  • Strong Communicator
  • Ability to focus on multiple projects at different stages of development.
  • Exceptional project and time management skills
  • Organised and Proactive


Your Responsibilities:

  • Fully understand the terms and implications of project contracts or framework agreements and ensure that project costs reflect these.
  • Prepare project costs using agreed Schedules of Rates, built up net costs, sub-contractors quotes and agreed mark-up for general overhead, indirect overhead, direct overhead, riskand profit.
  • Ensure that sub-contract and purchase orders are issued accurately, on time and to reflect that nature of the project contract.
  • Maintain a full understanding of the developing project and amend costs to reflect this, ensure that variation information is issued and approved to timescales that facilitate successful project delivery.
  • Pro-actively monitor and negotiate sub-contract variations to agreement.
  • Identify and highlight risk and work with the project team to eliminate / reduce this.
  • Prepare accurate project Cost Value Reconciliations and report these at staged valuations and final account.
  • Attend site meetings as required.

Required Skills:

  • Minimum qualification HND in Quantity Surveying / Construction Management.
  • At least 3 years'relevant experience (fit out and refurbishment of retail, offices, hotels, schools, care-homes, healthcare) within the last 8 years.
  • Fully conversant with Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Full UK driving licence.


For further information relating to the role, please contact Becky Bagley of Thorn Baker on 07442 709 347 or email

Key Skills: Renovation, Refurbishment, Fit-out, Heritage, Maintenance, Construction, QS, Quantity Surveyor, Management, HND, RICS