Quantity Surveyor (PQS)

Stuart Hackett
Waterloo, London
£40k - £50k + package
Job Posted

A unique and exclusive opportunity has arisen for an entrepreneurial Chartered Quantity Surveyor / Cost Manager to join a fantastic construction consultancy in their Waterloo office. This position would suit an ambitious Quantity Surveyor with sound business acumen that wants to work in a role where they can really feel like they are making a difference and their hard work is rewarded both financially and through job satisfaction.

The hiring company seek an outstanding individual who is hungry for success and willing to work hard to learn the business and be moulded into a Partner of over the next 5 - 7 years. 

Project Details

You will be a Quantity Surveyor on projects in the retail, entertainment, and health sectors, on projects between £1m and £40m. Projects will be nationally based in London, South East, Midlands and the North as far as Manchester, however travel to site isn’t regular and you will be office based in Waterloo for the majority of your time.

Responsibilities and Duties

In this role, you will be responsible for a full range of duties including pre and post contract work as well as generally assisting the business unit to steadily grow the business. Some typical duties will include:


  •        Contract advice & selection
  •        Budgets
  •        Cost Planning
  •        Value Engineering
  •        Procurement
  •        Risk Management


Post Contract

  •        Contract Administration
  •        Variations
  •        Cost monitoring and Cost Reporting
  •        Earned Value Analysis
  •        Interim Payments
  •        Provisional sums and Prime Costs
  •        Claims
  •        Final account
  •        Dispute resolution


Business unit (with back up from admin and marketing team)

  •        Business unit administration
  •        Marketing and client relations
  •        Costing for new service appointments
  •        Reporting on Business Unit performance
  •        Staff recruitment and management

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Shown experience as a Quantity Surveyor in the building sector

  • Entrepreneurial attitude and desire to grow within a growing business 

  • Cost Planning Experience

  •  Pre and Post Contract Quantity Surveying experience

  •  Self-Motivated and proactive attitude

  •  Good organization skills, ability to multi-task, and be a team player 

  •  Experience with computer based estimating software is desirable

  •  Main Contractor background is considered for those with Pre-Contract experience

Qualifications/Educational Requirements

  •  Degree or equivalent in Quantity Surveying or similar discipline is desired
  •  Chartered status (MRICS) is preferred however we would welcome candidates who are on route to complete this

Employing Company Overview and Profile

The company are a small but established consultancy that have been in operation for 25 years, and are part of a wider group of consultancies that provide programme management, project management and cost management services to the most exciting clients in their sector. They are growth focussed and have plans in place to increase an already £multi-million turnover through organic growth and acquisitions.

Additional Benefits Package and Incentives

The company offer a competitive salary, health scheme, travel paid for (car usage), and a discretionary bonus.

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