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Project Quantity Surveyor

  • Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester
  • Sector: Building
  • Position: Quantity Surveyor
  • Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Package
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job reference: CMR005_1565177564
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Job description

My client has been in business for over 20 years, they turn over nearly £100M from their Regional office in Greater Manchester. They have become one of the largest and most successful Construction Businesses in the North West. They specialise in commercial offices, residential, retail, leisure, high-rise developments, student accommodation and hotel schemes both New Build and refurbishments. Due to the expertise within the business they have recently won a number of projects and are recruiting for a Project Quantity Surveyor to join their team.

The initial project could either be a £30M Grade II listed building refurbishment, a £10M industrial scheme or a commercial refurbishment in Manchester.


Reporting to the Senior Quantity Surveyor, the main purpose of this role is to assist the Senior Quantity Surveyor and undertake your own minor contracts and specific tasks to other contracts. Your duties will include;

  • Measure every material/quantities required for site by analysing drawings.
  • Liaise with subcontractors for quotations.
  • Compare prices from different costs.
  • Liaise with subcontractors for prices.
  • Prepare Subcontract orders for approval by Senior QS.
  • Prepare subcontract payments with current contracts and final accounts/ check retention value.
  • Pass quotation costs to Senior Quantity Surveyor for authorisation, approval or feedback.
  • Adhere to budgets and source quotations which provide best value and best quality.
  • Pass procurement information to relevant Quantity Surveyor for approval.
  • Input cost data for subcontractors.
  • Monitor and review quotations and costs and where necessary negotiate with subcontractors to secure best value and best quality.
  • Liaise with subcontractors on site work issues.
  • Visit site to observe progress of works including recording any subcontract issues.
  • Attend progress meetings.
  • To consult with Quantity Surveyor for continuous mentoring support including discussing good practice and work-related issues on a daily basis.
  • Progress own minor contracts from commencement through to completion including undertaking all roles as done by a Quantity Surveyor requesting assistance where required.
  • Providing monthly budgets frequently for own contracts.
  • Develop writing correspondence to subcontractors on site issues including ensuring specific outcomes in discussion with Quantity Surveyor.
  • Develop knowledge of filing system for subcontractor's correspondence for site.
  • Control the drawings issued from the office rack and ensure other Assistant Quantity Surveyors/ Trainee Quantity Surveyors comply with their duties for placing and sorting of the drawings as required.


  • You will already be experienced in working for a main contractor,
  • You will be qualified to level of NVQ 3, Degree or equivalent qualifications or equivalent experience
  • Good knowledge of IT including; Microsoft Office packages (Outlook, word, excel and PowerPoint)
  • Excellent communication skills both verbally and written
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • You will be ambitious, have the passion to succeed and be hungry for your next challenge

This company offers an excellent remuneration package, with their development plans on offer an outstanding opportunity to progress.