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Quantity Surveyor

  • Sector: Surveying & Cost Consultancy
  • Location: Yorkshire
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Salary: £50 - £60k + Bonus and Benefits
Job description

A fantastic opportunity has arisen with a 5 star housebuilder based in Yorkshire. We are looking for an experienced residential QS to join an expanding division. 


As part of a surveying team, Quantity Surveyors control all aspects of costs and monitoring all commercial aspects of a development compared to the budget from pre-tender enquires through to Subcontractor Final Accounts.

Depending on the specific requirements of their team, they may have responsibility for assisting in procurement, with payments and valuations and the administration of Health and Safety procedures.


Key Responsibilities


  • With assistance from Chief QS prepare subcontract Enquiry List for approval by Head of Commercial and Head of Construction.

  • Prepare full enquiry pack, collating all tender information, ensuring fully compliant tender packs are issued.

  • Analyse tenders upon return to ensure compliant bids are received.

  • Prepare detailed breakdown of build cost included within land acquisition pack.

  • Prepare tender analysis comparing individual tenders against each other and against build cost within land acquisition pack.

  • Prepare tender authority sheet including recommendation to Head of Commercial for placing sub-contract order.

  • For new contractors, ensure Health and Safety Contractor Competency Questionnaires are issued; analyse and action returned questionnaires.

  • Assemble Health and Safety Policies, Method Statements and Risk Assessments.

  • Ensure all health and safety information is signed off prior to placing Order.

  • Compile sub-contract Order, issue for contractor to sign and ensure Order is returned prior to work commencing.

  • Attend pre-start meeting, handover completed procurement pack to site team.

  • Draft Customer Extras Sheet for Chief  QS to agree with Sales Director.  Price agreed customer extras list with final sub-contractors.  Issue Customer Extras List at pre-start meeting.


  • Ensure sub-contractor weekly and monthly applications for payment are analysed and checked.

  • Prepare interim payments for approval by Head of Commercial.

  • Draft Budget estimate summary for approval by the Head of Commercial.

  • Issue contra-charges as appropriate.

  • Keep Payment Record Sheets up to date following completion of each weekly and monthly payment run.

  • Highlight claims for additional works outside Budget Estimate Summary and report to Chief Quantity Surveyor.

  • Settle all Final Accounts expediently after works complete.


  • Carry out monthly progress checklist on site for all sites.

  • Input progress on valuation system.

  • Prepare sub-contract accruals.

  • Produce Valuation Breakdown Reconciliation (VBR).

  • Carry out cost and value reconciliation on all items in VBR and agree final VBR with Head of Commercial/Chief Surveyor.

  • Agree costs with the Accounts Department.

  • Prepare Cost Value Comparison (Profit & Loss) notes.


  • Follow change control procedure.

  • Issue Variation Orders as appropriate.

  • Attend sites regularly and frequently to provide assistance and support to site staff.

  • Ensure familiarity with Group’s Health, Safety and Environmental policies and comply with employee responsibilities.

  • At all times comply with company policies, procedures and instructions.

Contribute to improving the business, protecting and enhancing the reputation of the company, by putting forward new ideas and, when requested to do so, implementing change.

Please contact Mike Hardy at

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.