Quantity Surveyor

Are you looking to advance your career with the opportunity for fast progression? Do you have a degree in quantity surveying and experience in working in the residential sector? If so, please read on…

Following continued growth, the company is looking to recruit a Quantity Surveyor with a 2:1 or above, with considerable experience in the residential sector. 

The company is based in West London, with most of their residential projects within Zone 2 in Central London.

You will work closely with the Managing Director in the selection, tendering and managing all financial aspects of the projects and there is scope to rapidly progress your career towards Financial Director.

It is currently a small business with an incredibly good reputation and client base, a strong dedicated team of tradesmen and the potential to rapidly expand.

The successful candidate will have the ability to think clearly and analytically in terms of how they price tenders, as well as how they financially control the running of projects.

They will need to be up to speed with current CDM and H&S regulations and be committed to helping the company pursue their Green Agenda.

QS Job Requirements:

  • Degree in Quantity Surveying/Technical Qualification
  • Membership or working towards MCIOB or RICS
  • Experience working on residential projects is essential, and you must have a good understanding of construction contracts
  • Solid experience of financial management and cost control

Key Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Pricing of Tenders ranging from £100k to 2 million
  • Preparation of estimates and cost plans
  • Ability to take off and schedule projects from construction drawings
  • Provide commercial expertise and be responsible for the financial delivery on various projects
  • Be pro-active in identifying the existence of all variations (changes) to the works in conjunction with other project team members
  • Valuing site instructions and day works
  • Price and agree all project variations
  • Submit external valuations, making sure they meet the conditions of the main contract
  • Full responsibility for the projects cash position
  • Be pro-active in identifying the existence of any "claim" and "extension of time" situations in conjunction with other project team members
  • Sub-contractor procurement
  • Attend site meetings regularly, prepare project reports and be involved in post contract activities

General Skills:

  • Able to build relationships quickly, have strong IT skills (particularly Microsoft Word/Excel) and have a commercial mind-set
  • A desire to quickly develop their role and become an essential asset to the Company
  • An ability to build and improve systems to streamline the tendering and cost management processes
  • Attention to detail
  • The skillset to work independently, both from home and remotely as the role will not be exclusively office based
  • Willingness to travel around London during the day to carry out site inspections and meet with clients


  • Basic Salary £45-50k – Subject to experience
  • Permanent position after 6 - month probation period
  • Business travel expenses
  • Mobile Phone
  • Pension Contribution
  • 20 days Annual Leave + Bank Holidays

About the Company

Charles Alexander B&C Services Limited is a privately-owned high-end building company which specialises in quality residential refurbishment and remodelling projects, alongside exciting commercial contracts.

The Companies vision is to continue achieving quality finishes for clients, whilst helping them reduce the environmental impact of their projects and ensure the finished product meets the highest standards of energy efficiency.

Charles Alexander want to be in the vanguard of this hugely vital growth sector of reducing the environmental impact of the existing housing stock.

How to Apply

If this role is of interest and you would like to learn more, please attach your CV to the link provided and the hiring company will be in direct contact.

  • Start: ASAP
  • Duration: Perm
  • Rate: £45k - 50k per year + Benefits
  • Location: London
  • Type: Permanent
  • Industry: Construction
  • Recruiter: Hiring People
  • Contact: Hiring People
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  • Reference: CHA02
  • Posted: 2021-11-04 12:31:48 -

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