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Mid Level Quantity Surveyor / Employers Agent


PW Construction are working on behalf of a privately owned Construction Consultancy, recruiting for a Quantity Surveyor/Employers Agent to join their team.

They are seeking a qualified construction professional with a minimum of 5 years' post-qualification experience in the cost management of construction projects in one or more of the following sectors;

Retail, Commercial, Distribution and Residential / Mixed Use sectors.

The ideal candidate

will be self motivated with a strong commitment to the construction industry.

Have a good knowledge of the development process from inception of the project through to the successful delivery and commercial close out, with a particular focus on the requirements of cost managements over the duration of the project.

You should have an excellent technical knowledge and a good track record for cost managing & successfully delivering small-medium sized construction projects

Core skills/knowledge/attributes:

  • Must be able to demonstrate commitment, energy, drive and the ability to work under pressure on multiple projects / client accounts.
  • Demonstrate a good understanding and use of key cost management processes including;

-Estimating and associated benchmarking together with the progression of estimates through the design development process.

-Procurement recommendations and implementation.

-Value Engineering processes both from a management and technical input perspective.

-Contractual awareness and understanding of risk transfer through procurement.

-Robust change management and cost reporting (forecasting) processes.

-Understanding of the contractual obligations on each party dependent upon procurement route.

-Ability to successfully negotiate and substantiate all aspects of the commercial management of construction projects and programmes.

-Microsoft Word and Excel systems.

-Microsoft PowerPoint or similar Project Presentation systems and software.

  • Have a good knowledge of JCT and similar industry standard forms of building contracts and demonstrate competence and professionalism in the implementation of the role of the QS / EA / CA
  • Ability to identify commercial risks and opportunities and implement measures to mitigate cost overspend risks.
  • Excellent organizational, planning and time management skills.
  • Ability to work to and meet agreed deadlines, plans accordingly and communicates progress effectively.
  • Good influencing and negotiating skills.
  • Ability to work with Clients at all levels and establish long term relationships built on trust and confidence in delivery.
  • A good team member contributing to clear project direction in a confident manner, setting and understanding the importance of clear project goals and objectives within the team.
  • Conduct business with the integrity and professionalism expected of one of the cost management team.
  • Demonstrate a desire to succeed and increase knowledge and expertise.
  • Be prepared to work as team for the common good of the company.


  • Degree level and ideally membership of a professional body e.g. MRICS
  • Or by other relevant experience.

What will you get in return?

  • 25 days holiday + bank holiday
  • Car allowance (there is potential for this but it would be discussed at interview)
  • Company pension contributions

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