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Quantity Surveyor – Taunton, SW England – Brickwork Contractor

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  • Salary: £45000 - £55000
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  • Job ID: 00933
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Job Description

My client are looking to recruit a Quantity Surveyor to join our expanding team. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in surveying and be willing to contribute towards the future development and continued success of the company.



Established in 2007, we are a rapidly growing professional building contractor who undertake a range of housing and commercial projects across the South West. They work closely with large national housing developers, maintaining good relationships and forming a renowned reputation by encouraging their core values of quality and assurance.



  • Degree in Quantity Surveying, or equivalent
  • Good understanding of construction methods, specifications and the ability to read, understand and measure drawings
  • Display high capability of extracting quantities from drawings and ensure accurate pricing is delivered with specific timeframes
  • Excellent organisation and time management skills with ability to manage multiple priorities/projects and meet tight deadlines
  • Literate and highly numerate with excellent attention to detail; able to gather, interpret and present data to facilitate preparation of budgets
  • Computer literate and ability to use a range of IT packages including Microsoft Office, Excel, Dropbox, AutoCAD (or equivalent) and bespoke packages
  • Excellent communication skills in English
  • Team player who can work flexibly and with people from a broad range of backgrounds and experience while using own initiative.
  • Self-starter and ability to organise the workday around assigned activities and priorities with minimum supervision and to contribute to the organisation’s reputation and success
  • Confidence in negotiating with contractors and suppliers
  • Must have a firm understanding of the building specifications to ensure all works undertaken by our in-house contractors, or sub-contractors comply with up to date Building specifications
  • Able to contribute towards the resolution of disputes, problems and cost issues
  • Clean Driver’s Licence
  • Some experience in the industry (preferred)



  • Liaise with the site teams and take the lead with contract administration and issues, including record keeping.
  • Deal with a constant stream of incoming calls from site which will need a quick and re-active response.
  • Liaise with site supervisors about on-going works on site
  • Liaise with the operational management team and advise on all matters relating to Contract and Commercial issues
  • Visit sites to carry out valuations and record information where required
  • Attend pre-and post-tender interviews and client’s meetings
  • Maintain good relationships with potential clients and professionals to promote further tender invitations
  • Liaise with the customer on an ongoing basis to determine progress of tenders
  • Develop tender strategy and continuously monitor
  • Review and assess tender documentation ensuring all documents are received and are correct
  • Compile letter of offer, tender schedules, programmers and other items required by the tender
  • Once tender has been successful, coordinate and arrange for contract exchange
  • Prepare handover material of tender for the project team
  • Once job has been won, request final drawings and work through them to ensure any changes/extra quotes are actioned.
  • Receive and action orders
  • Obtain the most competitive quotes by understanding current market trends
  • Review contract details relevant to the company’s ability to deliver under the contract
  • At all times to represent the company in the best possible way, be courteous and professional, working to the highest ethical standards
  • Ad hoc duties assigned by your line manager in connection with operational requirements, ensuring works are completed within required time frames.
  • Constantly look at ways to maximise profitability
  • Continually seek and identify new and/or alternative business opportunities or initiatives which may impact on the overall competitiveness, profitability and growth of the business
  • Measuring and quantity take-off from drawings
  • Producing bills of quantities
  • Sourcing pre-project information
  • The candidate will be required to survey defected works and buildings and give options for solutions and remedies.
Agency: UCA Consulting
Contact Name: Russell Roberts
Contact Email:
Telephone: 07826613230
Industry: Construction
Job Type: Permanent
Location: Taunton
Salary: £45,000 – £55,000 PA + Package



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