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senior quantity surveyor/commercial manager

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Job description.

Commercial Manager – Northampton

£60,000 – £75,000 + Package

Are you a dynamic and driven professional with experience in quantity surveying and commercial management? Do you thrive in a fast-paced environment and have a passion for delivering high-quality housing developments? If so, we have the perfect opportunity for you!

This forward-thinking privately-owned developer specialising in the higher end of the market are seeking a Commercial Manager to join their successful team in Northampton.

The role would suit an experienced Senior Quantity Surveyor who is looking to step up, or an established Commercial Manager who comes with experience working for a housebuilder or established developer.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage all commercial aspects of assigned housing developments, including cost control, budget management, and subcontractor management.
  • Conduct accurate and detailed cost estimates, procurement, and tender processes.
  • Collaborate with project teams to ensure the timely and cost-effective delivery of projects.
  • Identify and mitigate commercial risks while maximizing project profitability.
  • Review and negotiate contracts with subcontractors and suppliers.
  • Monitor project financial performance and provide regular reports to senior management.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with stakeholders, including subcontractors, suppliers, and consultants.
  • Mentor and support junior members of the commercial team.

Key Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Quantity Surveying or a related field (RICS or CIOB membership preferred).
  • Proven experience in a similar role within the residential construction industry.
  • Strong understanding of construction contracts and relevant regulations.
  • Excellent negotiation and communication skills.
  • Proficiency in cost estimation and financial analysis.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Strong organizational and problem-solving abilities.
  • Computer literacy, including proficiency in Microsoft Office and relevant software.


  • £60,000 – £75,000 Basic + Package (Depending on Experience)
  • Company Car/Car Allowance
  • Discretionary Bonus & Incentives
  • Opportunities for career development and progression within a growing company.
  • A collaborative and supportive work environment.

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Toby Loft

Toby Loft

Senior Consultant


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