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Quantity Surveyor (Team Lead / Dept Head)

Job Title: Quantity Surveyor (Team Lead / Dept Head)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Southampton/South Coast
Salary: 56000 - 65000
Contact Name: Lorna Dane
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Job Published: about 3 years ago

Job Description

Quantity Surveyor – Team Leader / Department Head

Permanent Role

Salary £55-65k, generous bonus, car/car allowance, healthcare, pension and more…..


Currently recruiting an experienced Quantity Surveyor – Team Leader/Department Head to enhance and lead a busy established team.  This role will appeal to those with ambition, ready to make their mark in an long standing construction business with a coveted reputation and exemplary track record.


The Employer

Recognized as the market leader, experts in our sector, we are a specialist Leisure Design & Build fit out, refurbishment and construction company, delivering work of the highest quality to new and repeat customers.  We focus on the delivery of bespoke environments, predominantly in the local authority, trust, education and private sectors. We have achieved consistent growth, and by undertaking larger more complex projects, and our growth continues.  We promote a positive and open culture, a high customer focus, and the desire to be the ‘best in class’ in what we do.


The Role

Reporting to the Operations Director, this role will be predominantly office based but regular site visits will be expected, we are recruiting a Quantity Surveyor, Team Leader / Department Head to carry out the following tasks:-

QS Team Leader specific

  • Manage, assist and advise a small team of Quantity Surveyors

  • Producing budgets, monitoring against expenditure and reporting on profitability

  • Ensuring procurement is in accordance with the required delivery programmes

  • Reviewing incoming projects with the pre-construction team & Ops Director at handover stage

  • Allocating internal resources for each project

  • Agreement and uploading of budgets onto financial accounting software package

  • Supporting QS team as required on site for larger meetings

  • Signatory to sign off larger invoices and purchase orders

  • Preparation and presentation of cost control CVRs and cash flow forecasts (weekly)

  • Attending weekly management meetings

And, QS specific

  • Responsible for the financial success and cost control of concurrently running projects from handover meeting to include attending team and site meetings

  • Production of budgets, monitoring against expenditure and associated reporting

  • Requests for quotes from suppliers and sub-contractors, assessing tenders, placing orders and achieving the best possible terms

  • Completion of design value engineering exercises

  • Efficient procurement of materials and sub-contractors

  • Authorising sub-contractor procurement

  • Liaison with site managers, clients and sub-contractors; managing variations, producing cost reports

  • Production of cash flow forecasts, assessing drawings and measurements, take offs etc

  • Resolving financial issues, negotiating final accounts, costing for defects


Experience, Skills and Qualifications required by the Quantity Surveyor, Team Lead:

  • HNC/HND or Degree in Quantity Surveying essential

  • A proven background in construction and a clear understanding of architectural drawings, specification documents and relevant terminology

  • Proven experience of managing multiple projects and teams

  • Buying exposure, preferably in development

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, organized, practical and diplomatic