Managing Quantity Surveyor: Property Developer

  • Vertical Recruitment
Company: Vertical Recruitment
Salary: £65000 - £80000 + Package
Location: liverpool
Contact Name: Kevin Bratherton
Telephone: 01616694716
  • Anywhere

We are delighted to be working with a leading developer which operates an in-house construction management division in the search for an experienced Managing Quantity Surveyor. The operate across the mix-use, residential and student accommodation sectors and have an impressive order book of work.

Role Outline

  • Provision of commercial, contractual and financial management service to projects and the business to ensure profit objectives and targets are met.
  • To maximise the financial effectiveness and profitability of the business through diligent application of proper contractual and commercial practices and with the careful management of risk

Key Responsibilities


  • Assist the Construction Team with the preparation of the Project Master programme
  • Assist in the preparation of co-ordinated design programmes and schedules of drawings/information required to allow cost planning and tendering
  • Instigate cost control procedures during design development by means of a Cost Appraisal.
  • Attend regular design meeting with the consultants as appropriate. Influence the design process and ensure that cost and ease of construction are always taken into account in the design process
  • Undertake regular reviews of the cost appraisal to ensure that design is developing within its parameters
  • Prepare and submit regular reports comparing actual estimates against the cost appraisal. Identify problem areas and variances
  • Identify areas of risk and uncertainty and review levels of contingency allowance appropriate to the design stage
  • Assist the Employer’s Agent in preparing a suitable list of tenderers and advise on procurement strategy, tendering procedures and contract arrangements


  • Attend progress meetings with consultants and the construction team
  • Identify requirements for Sub-Contract Warranties and ensure that documentation is properly issued, agreed and executed
  • Oversee the management of Project Cost Plans
  • Monitor the procurement process throughout the duration of the works
  • Oversee the preparation of a list of suitable Sub-Contractors for each work package
  • Oversee the preparation of detailed Sub-Contract tender packages
  • Oversee the placing of orders with Sub-Contractors/Suppliers
  • Oversee the management of Sub-Contract Packages
  • Oversee the preparation of monthly reports (CVRs)


  • To support contracts throughout the country as required.  We envisage 1-2 nights away from home per week.
  • The instigation and monitoring of standard reporting procedures for use by the Commercial Team
  • Recruitment and deployment of staff within the commercial team to provide an effective service for the business
  • Identify and communicate training and other requirements to allow development and retention of staff.
  • Provide staff with support and guidance on their job responsibilities
  • Provide contractual and commercial support to other departments within the group and advise on commercial risk
  • Encourage others to adopt new ways of working with enthusiasm
  • Seek to minimise waste in resources/processes
  • Be flexible and be willing to be involved in other activities to achieve the company objective

Person Specification

  • Holds the relevant qualifications (e.g. degree qualification in Quantity Surveying or Construction Management)
  • Working knowledge of the construction industry, commercial and procurement processes and procedures
  • Experience within a similar role
  • To have strong people and leadership skills
  • To be able to work as part of a team
  • Good communication and delegation skills




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