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Chief Quantity Surveyor

  • Sector: Surveying & Cost Consultancy
  • Location: Bristol
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Salary: £60,000 - £70,000

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Job description

I am working with key clients of ours a leading national house builder in Bristol who due to continued success are keen to recruit a proven Chief Quantity Surveyor into the business based from their Bristol office covering the Western region. You would report directly into the Commercial Manager.

As Chief Quantity Surveyor you will have responsibility for a team of Surveyors whose roles are to control all aspects of costs and monitor all commercial aspects of a development compared to the budget from pre-tender enquires through to Subcontractor Final Accounts. Working closely with other departments to collate and coordinate information and resources is an important aspect of the Chief Quantity Surveyor role as it is key to development start-ups being as quick and effective as possible; and to ensuring that the Surveyors are working with the most up-to-date information and contractor resources are matched with build programme requirements

On offer is a competitive basic salary £60,000 - £70,000 plus comprehensive package including bonus, car allowance/company car, pension and healthcare.

Key Responsibilities


  • Assist Quantity Surveyor in preparation of subcontract enquiry list for approval by Head of Commercial and Head of Construction.
  • Prepare budgets for the pre-tendering process for both the QS and the Buyer.
  • Analyse groundwork’s tenders with QS.
  • Ensure that QS and Buyer are achieving the full potential of the tenders.
  • Vet all subcontract orders with QS prior to authorising orders.
  • Authorise subcontract orders.
  • In conjunction with Purchasing Department input into the preparation of Bills of Quantities for non-standard designs

Post Tender

  • Create price sets to enable QS’s to make payments.
  • Check payments with QS prior to authorisation.
  • Create house bills from price sets going through with both QS and Buyer.


  • Ensure QS’s meet pre-valuation deadlines.
  • Agree with QS timetable to complete valuations and monitor progress throughout the agreed valuation period.
  • Prepare accounts for all the sundry and CTC sites.
  • Analyse and investigate valuations presented by the QS.
  • Prepare summary of monthly valuation results and go through with the Head of Commercial.
  • Prepare quarterly preliminary updates for the developments.
  • Prepare site progress accumulative figures for Financial Controller.
  • Prepare contract performance reports for Managing Regional Director and go through results.


Experience & Qualifications

  • Degree qualified preferable
  • Should ideally have worked for a regional/national house builder
  • Proven track record in commercial management.
  • Demonstrable strong account management and commercial experience.
  • Ideally experience of working and managing a commercial team.
  • Strong team player, with the entrepreneurial ability to operate and excel in a changing on site environment.
  • Well-developed analytical, oral and presentation / communication skills.

TDM Recruitment Group is committed to equality in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer.

TDM Recruitment Group is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.