Job title: Quantity Surveyor
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Industry: Building and Construction
Salary type: Annual
Salary: Negotiable
Location: Exeter, UK
Job published: 08-02-2024
Job ID: 33649

Job Description

We are working with a leading and well-established housing Developer with a proven track record of delivering high-quality residential developments. They are seeking a Quantity Surveyor to join their team and take the lead on a brand new traditional build development of upto 400 units.

As a Quantity Surveyor, you will be responsible for:

  • Preparation of reports as required
  • Identifying risks and opportunities
  • Understanding the approved Budget and package breakdowns
  • Liaising with the technical team and design consultants so as to ensure design concepts and proposals are developed in line with the approved budgets and procurement tracker
  • Monitoring changes so as to continuously identify the status of costs
  • Liaising with all members of the project team, including but not limited to construction, technical, sales, finance, customer service and estate management colleagues
  • To establish subcontract sources early in the programme so that they can contribute to the design in terms of value engineering and alternative solutions (early supply chain engagement)
  • Ensure procurement of all subcontract elements of the development are completed in accordance with the company requirements and sustainability objectives
  • Preparing scope of works and trade packages
  • Preparing selected tender list for approval
  • Subcontract tendering
  • Holding and taking minutes of Subcontract Post-Tender and Pre-Order Meetings
  • Preparing subcontract documentation
  • Raising subcontractor payments and ensuring associated notices and documentation are issued in a timely manner
  • Sending agreed number of copies of all Contract Drawings and any revised drawings as issued to subcontractors
  • Forecasting value of design variations
  • Agreeing variations with subcontractor
  • Countersigning site instructions
  • Producing subcontractor instruction/variation reports
  • Agreeing final account with subcontractors
  • Fully completing monthly cost reports for approval


  • Proven experience as a Quantity Surveyor within the housebuilding industry.
  • Strong knowledge of construction materials, processes, and regulations.
  • Proficiency in relevant software tools, including Excel, cost estimating software, and project management systems.
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively across teams.
  • A results-driven mindset with a keen eye for detail and accuracy.

Why Join Us? By joining our team, you'll benefit from:

  • A supportive and collaborative work environment that values your contributions.
  • Exciting opportunities for professional growth and career advancement.
  • Involvement in innovative and impactful projects that make a difference in people's lives.
  • Competitive compensation package and comprehensive benefits

This is an outstanding opportunity for someone to progress within a Private Housing Developer with unrivalled staff retention levels.