Estimating Quantity SurveyorDrylining/Met Sec SFS

Estimating Quantity Surveyor - Drylining/Met Sec SFS - £40k to £60k - Kent. An excellent opportunity for an ambitious Quantity Surveyor who is able to price work to join a progressive and exciting sub-contractor who specialise in Drylining, Ceilings, Met Sec SFS Framing, Cladding plus other packages. You will be predominantly based out of an office close to Sevenoaks, Kent with visits to sites across the South East.

About the Client:

Established around 10 years ago my client have gone from strength to strength which is typically down to their reputation for professionalism and highly competitive rates. As a specialist sub-contractor they offer Drylining, Ceilings, Met Sec SFS Framing, Cladding plus other packages valued up to £1m and work with leading principle contractors. My client operate mainly within Greater London however with 100 operatives and over ten different suppliers they have the ability to serve clients outside London on occasions. My client is looking for an experienced Estimating Quantity Surveyor in and around Kent.

About the Role:

  • Preparation of project budgets, checking projects contracts, administering projects Contracts
  • Measurement of project to check quantities against tender allowances
  • Preparation of tender documents for any sub contract works and specialist suppliers
  • Set budgets for, and raise payments, for direct/subcontract labour; manage variations as they occur; producing fortnight cost reports to their clients
  • Ensure an awareness of their key responsibilities under the contract; ensure regular agreement of site instructions with the client.
  • Ensure payments are received on time in accordance with the contractual payment terms; ensure retention monies are released when due
  • Prepare and discuss the final account for projects.
  • Negotiate and agree final accounts within the set parameters
  • Prepare monthly Cost Value Reports

About the Candidate:

  • Proven experience within a Quantity Surveying position within Drylining Sub-Contracting for at least 3 years
  • Commercially astute, numerate, risk averse & able to accurately forecast cost & sales
  • Multi-tasking, self-motivated, energetic team player with a flexible and adaptable approach to work
  • Have good practical organisation skills, planning of resources and programme scheduling
  • Be able to provide both summarised and detailed reports, on current activities. Priorities and organise, taking a methodical approach
  • Self-motivated, enthusiastic with a high standard of personal performance
  • Flexible and reliable
  • Ability to use own initiative
  • Present information clearly, concisely and professionally
  • Attention to detail
  • Customer focused
  • Communicator & motivator with ability to communicate across all levels of seniority from the workface through to Senior Management level
  • ‘Can do’ attitude to work
  • Team player
  • Must live a commutable distance to Sevenoaks, Kent (PLEASE DO NOT APPLY IF YOU ARE NOT LIVING IN THE UK)

Points of Appeal:

  • Competitive salary/package reflective of industry level if not more
  • Working closely with and reporting to the company director
  • An opportunity to join a progressive contractor where you will have the chance to take the company to the next level
  • Autonomous environment
  • Working alongside large reputable principle contractors on prestigious projects


If you are interested in the above vacancy or wish to discuss any other opportunities please contact Grace Murphy on 0203 640 8989 or email