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Senior Quantity Surveyor

£55000.0 - £65000.0 per annum + £55k / £65k DOE
Closing date
6 Oct 2023

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Contract Type
Full Time
Job Function
Senior Management

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Role: Senior Quantity Surveyor
Location: Coventry & Warwickshire
Salary: £55k / £65k – Also considered freelance or part-time
Job Opportunity: Senior Quantity Surveyor - Prestigious Residential Homes

Are you an experienced Senior Quantity Surveyor seeking a new and exciting opportunity within the realm of high-end residential construction? Are you wanting to move away from uniform PLC house builders and deliver projects that are truly unique? If so we are working with a leading property development company specialising in crafting bespoke houses and flats in some of the most sought-after and affluent areas across Coventry and Warwickshire. As their chosen recruitment partner, Hays is thrilled to invite applications for a Quantity Surveyor to join their dynamic team on a permanent basis.

About the Company:

An ambitious player in the residential construction sector, focusses on delivering exceptional bespoke projects in coveted and upscale locales. Projects range from high-end flats, multi-million-pound homes to small housing developments. They have a highly experienced and established site team, and are looking to build out their commercial department, allowing the right sharp individual plenty of growth within the company. Their commitment to quality, innovation, and meticulous attention to detail has earned them a solid reputation as industry leaders, and they are looking for someone with those same traits to join their team.


  • Flexible working options, including remote work.
  • Competitive compensation package depending on experience: £55k / £62k
  • Opportunity for career advancement within a dynamic and growing company.
  • The chance to contribute to the creation of exceptional bespoke projects.
  • Engage with an established network of reliable subcontractors and experienced site managers.

This position suits a highly motivated Senior Quantity Surveyor seeking an opportunity to shape outstanding residential projects in the most prestigious and affluent areas, while enjoying flexible working arrangements and long-term career progression.

Position Overview:

As a Senior Quantity Surveyor, you will be an integral part of the construction team, contributing to the success of beautiful bespoke projects while ensuring adherence to budgetary constraints and timelines. This role offers a blend of flexible working options, including the possibility of working remotely, coupled with on-site presence to oversee local projects.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Pricing: Skilfully evaluate and determine project pricing, considering market rates, supplier costs, and project specifications.
  • Bills of Quantities: Create comprehensive bills of quantities to accurately estimate project costs, contributing to effective budget planning and procurement decisions.
  • Valuing Jobs: Regularly assess and value project progress, aligning valuations with actual work completed and collaborating with site managers for accurate reporting.
  • Material Procurement: Efficiently manage the ordering and procurement of materials, ensuring timely deliveries and maintaining cost-effective practices.
  • Project Cost Management: Monitor project costs, identify potential discrepancies, and take proactive measures to maintain cost efficiency.
  • Project Timeline Management: Collaborate with monitoring surveyors, site managers, and subcontractors to ensure projects remain on schedule and within budget.
  • Collaborative Approach: Work directly with monitoring surveyors to facilitate seamless project execution and maintain clear communication channels with relevant stakeholders.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Proven experience as a Senior Quantity Surveyor in residential construction projects.
  • Preferably a degree in Quantity Surveying or a related field.
  • Solid understanding of bills of quantities, cost estimation, and project valuation.
  • Strong negotiation skills for effective supplier and subcontractor engagement.
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills to ensure projects are completed on schedule.
  • Proficiency in relevant software tools and applications.
  • Strong communication skills to collaborate effectively within a dynamic team environment.

Application Process:

To apply for this position, please submit your updated CV along with a cover letter detailing your relevant experience and how it aligns with the role's responsibilities and requirements. We will be conducting interviews immediately, so please do get in touch as soon as possible to ensure that interview slots are available for you.

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