commercial property

senior quantity surveyor

Glasgow City
Permanent / Full Time
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Job description.

Senior Quantity Surveyor – Glasgow 
£60,000 to £70,000 + Package

Are you the senior quantity Surveyor looking to join the most active housebuilder in the UK? This forward-thinking company is looking to add to it’s established Commercial team with the addition of a senior quantity surveyor within its Glasgow office.

The business is already a well-established brand in Yorkshire and last year produced 500 + units and they want to push onto 700.

You will be an experienced quantity Surveyor looking to step up, or already a senior quantity surveyor who has a background and demonstrable history of completing cost and value analysis, providing financial forecasts, and managing your client’s requirements whilst completing accurate site valuations and contract variations, as necessary.

You will report to the Commercial Manager and will be responsible for assisting with the management and running of a team of very bright, but inexperienced surveyors.
Within this role, you will be expected to complete cost and value analysis, provide financial forecasts, and manage your client’s requirements whilst completing accurate site valuations and contract variations, as necessary.

Critically and firstly, you will be an efficient operator and have a consistent track record of effective cost management of developments.

You will also have a strong eye for detail and be proven to deliver work to a high standard.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Cost Control & Budgeting
  • Negotiation
  • Subcontract Orders
  • Valuations
  • Cost Value Reconciliation
  • Subcontracts Management
  • Variation
  • Final Accounts
  • Benchmarking & analysis of build costs
  • Cost Engineering

Key Requirements:

  • Degree (or HNC) qualified Quantity Surveyor
  • Minimum of 8 years of practical experience
  • Previous experience working as a Senior Quantity Surveyor within a Housebuilder or Main Contractor (essential)
  • Demonstrable experience of overseeing sizeable schemes for a housebuilder or main contractor.
  • Experience in Contract/Quantity Surveying and construction budgets and able to demonstrate knowledge in all areas of construction techniques and mixed tenure schemes


  • £60,000 – £70,000 Basic (depending on experience)
  • Discretionary Bonus
  • Private Health Care
  • Agile working policy

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Toby Loft

Toby Loft

Senior Consultant


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