Quantity SurveyorDrylining/Ceilings

Quantity Surveyor – Drylining / Ceilings / Partitions Required - £55k to £60k - London.

About the Client:

Medium size contractor with a £15 million turnover specialising in the installation of Ceilings & Partitioning to clients across the South East. The successful Quantity Surveyor will have a proven history in Drylining/Ceilings/Partitions and or Construction.

About the Role:

  • Where required and under the direction of the relevant Commercial Manager, be involved in or take a lead in closing out contractual negotiations with Clients, including collateral warranties, guarantees & bonds; with the objective of optimising contract conditions and mitigating the company’s exposure to risk
  • Provide assistance to operations staff in validating tenders and preparing cost plans
  • Prepare and arrange internal project start-up meetings and provide strong commercial support & advice to the Project Manager, the wider Project Delivery Team and Managers & Directors of the company
  • Provide effective commercial management of subcontractors and where appropriate key suppliers, supporting the enquiry & procurement process as well as on-site management
  • As part of the Project Delivery Team, ensure good contract administration & change management in line with project-specific contracts with its Client and any Subcontractors
  • Ensure accurate monthly valuations (including of all variations & claims) & final account projections are submitted and followed up with Clients, to optimise revenue and cash-flow
  • Provide accurate & comprehensive monthly financial reporting and forecasting on specific projects in compliance with company procedures and timescales
  • Administer & manage the swift finalisation of accounts with Clients & any Subcontractors, including the provision of information required to support this
  • Support business-to-business relationship with key Clients, key Suppliers and Subcontractors alike
  • You will be required to travel to site and head office
  • Provide commercial support to the Preconstruction activities of the business, for selected tenders. For specific projects, take a pro-active part in the effective Handover of projects from Preconstruction to the Project Delivery Team.
  • As part of the Project Delivery Team for specific projects, obtain a thorough understanding of the contractual and commercial aspects of each tender & project, including but not limited to terms & conditions of contract, scope, pricing, programme, risks and opportunities

About the Candidate:

  • Proven experience within a Quantity Surveying role
  • Have knowledge of Drylining/Ceilings/Partitons/Flooring and or construction
  • Minimum 3 years in a similar position
  • A team player, with drive: able to build & encourage the team and to get the best out of others
  • Fully familiar with the MSOffice suite, with excellent Excel skills & good general keyboard skills
  • Highly Nurmerate with an ability to read, understand and if necessary draft amendments to contract documents
  • Proven contractual & commercial skills & experience, including effective management of project change
  • Valid driving licence
  • Basic knowledge & understanding of common UK construction & engineering contracts : notably Interior Fit Out
  • A natural communicator & proven negotiator
  • Degree qualified preferred however other qualification will be considered

Points of Appeal:

  • Fantastic salary
  • Stable company
  • Fantastic working environment


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 g.murphy@humres.co.uk