Senior Quantity Surveyor

Specific Location

East Scotland

Hours of Work
8.45am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday

Barratt David Wilson

Contract Type

Closing Date
18 January 2019

Senior Quantity Surveyor

The Commercial team deals with everything to do with cost-effective building, including quantity surveying, estimating, procurement and material buying.

With a watching brief on choice of material, cost, customer satisfaction and sales, and other critical issues, our Commercial team – which comprises Estimators, Quantity Surveyors and Material Buyers - has one objective: to deliver best quality homes, at the best possible cost. Their work is fundamental to our continued viability as a business and presents a fast-moving challenge that will exercise your creativity and commercial flair to the full.


We’re looking for an imaginative and commercially focused Quantity Surveyor with the drive and initiative to make a wider contribution to our business. Taking responsibility for budget control and achieving targets in relation to site development, you’ll operate in a complex, cost critical and technically challenging environment. It calls for experience in house-building or construction, together with the relationship building skills needed to work effectively with internal and external contacts. Find out how we can build a future together. 



  • Oversee a small team of Quantity Surveyors and Assistant Quantity Surveyors.
  • Carrying out accurate build cost assessments of acquired land; maintain budget control throughout development; and manage cost overruns within tolerance levels.
  • Accurate costing and preparation of budgets for each aspect of site development.
  • Analyse and report on costs and cash flow vs budget using the technical support systems.
  • Prepare tenders and procure sub-contractors, goods and materials, using Group Tender procedures where appropriate.
  • Evaluate and agree variations and instructions.
  • Liaise with site personnel and subcontractors in order to maximise productivity.
  • Use a payments system (COINS) for the payment of sub-contractors and the supply of goods and materials in line with Group policy and procedures.
  • Promote and act in accordance with Group values, systems, policies and procedures.
  • Produce Monthly valuations using the Icoms system. 



  • Competitive Salary
  • Company Bonus Scheme
  • Company Car/Car Allowance
  • 25 Days Holiday + 9 Public Holidays
  • Money Purchase Pension Scheme
  • Choice of Flexible Benefits


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