Senior Quantity SurveyorFlooring

Senior Quantity Surveyor - Flooring - £60k to £80k - Bedfordshire. Tired Of Commuting Into London? Senior Quantity Surveyor With Main Contracting Experience Required For Bedfordshire Based Contractor.

About the Client:

Established leading flooring contractor are looking to take on and Senior Quantity Surveyor. My client specialises in all flooring times both soft and hard, covering sectors such as Airports, Banks, Government, Healthcare and public sectors.  The successful Senior Quantity Surveyor will have been currently working for a Main Contractor, or have had previous exposure to working with them as they will be able to foresee how issues may arise with the client. Projects sizes can vary from £200K up to £8M and are nationwide.

About the Role:

  • Work alongside the Procurement Department, offering constant support and guidance.
  • Liaise with Procurement team to price any additional works deriving from the issue of Contract Issue Drawings and Finishes.
  • Price any variations or extra works once contract works have begun, liasing with Contract Managers concerning labour allowances to be made
  • Attend site with Contracts Managers to assess variations or cost associated matters, meet builder's Quantity Surveyor etc.
  • Produce adds and omits schedule for Lump Sum Projects.
  • Compile Interim Valuations, Draft and Final Accounts.
  • To provide a monthly cost value reconciliation for each project to establish current profitability.
  • Report overspends incurred to the Group FD
  • Information and/or supportive evidence to commercial queries raised by contractor/client
  • Report any costing discrepancies not already reported by the Procurement
  • Department i.e. Labour allowances, sundry purchases etc
  • Compile contractual correspondence required on a job by job basis.
  • Attend final account meetings.
  • Agree Accounts to achieve the best possible profit margin whilst maintaining a good customer relationship.
  • Attend a Debtors Meeting once a month to discuss any outstanding monies causing concern and a course of action to resolve.
  • Work closely with the Accounts Department to offer assistance in chasing outstanding monies on agreed accounts.
  • Price and invoice supply only projects when required
  • Check Subcontract Docs for onerous terms and conditions.
  • Update Valuation Schedule to prompt the update and issue of Applications and Invoices by their required dates and note the value applied for each month.
  • Compile Financial Report regularly to show current financial state of play of all completed projects
  • Assist Financial Director with monthly Profit Taking.
  • Provide commercial support and training to any member of staff when required.
  • Overall responsibility for all commercial aspects of the Projects allocated including cash flow maximisation, debtor mitigation, proactive cost control, profits maximisation etc.
  • Support the Operations Director in "day to day" running of department, deputising for him when required.
  • Effectively manage and motivate the procurement department.
  • Become instrumental in motivating all of the operational team.
  • Ensure standards are set and maintained by all team members.
  • Be proactively involved in the "day to day" trouble shooting on contracts.
  • Develop and maintain crucial relationships with Clients at site and HQ level.
  • Mentor junior members of the team including development of training programmes where required.
  • Update forward work programme on a weekly basis.
  • Submit monthly commercial report for board meeting. Content to be agreed.
  • Continually strive to reduce costs within procurement department.
  • Continue to instigate a culture of challenging costs and maximising profit opportunities.
  • Support the sales and estimating teams in terms of advice on contract terms, quantification strategy and rate formulation where appropriate.
  • Provide feedback to sales team of potential leads and future work opportunities generated from relationships created on site.
  • Reconcile labour spend to progress on site.

About the Candidate:

  • Must have Main Contracting experience on projects into the millions
  • Proven experience working within as a Senior Quantity Surveyor position
  • Solid working history
  • Must live a commutable distance to Bedfordshire (only UK residents will be considered)
  • Travel to site as this is split between office and site
  • Motivated with a positive 'can do' attitude
  • Professional approach and high level of discretion.
  • Team player, willing to learn and get involved with a wide range of tasks, including support role to other members of the team
  • Ability to work on own initiative and generate solutions.
  • Highly IT literate, including advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel
  • Valid Driving Licence
  • Appropriate CSCS card

Points of Appeal:

  • Strategically growing company
  • Prestigious projects
  • Support and help from team
  • Interesting jobs
  • Great career prospects
  • Low staff T/O


If you are interested in the above vacancy or wish to discuss any other opportunities please contact Luke Kelly on 020 3640 8989 or email