Construction - Quantity Surveyor

5 months ago(17/07/2017 11:12)
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Commercial & Quantity Surveying


Robertson is one of the largest independently owned construction, infrastructure and support services companies in the UK. We have reached our 50th year of trading in better shape than ever, with a strong confirmed order book, diverse income streams and a dedicated, expert workforce.


Covering the entire built environment lifecycle, we operate throughout the UK, with offices across Scotland and the North and Midlands of England.  Robertson comprises 21 businesses, directly employing over 2000 people. A strong entrepreneurial culture – built on the foundations of innovation, productivity and sustainability – permeates the group. Although we encompass a variety of separate businesses and capabilities, we are one group with a common goal: working together to transform communities.


This role will be working for Robertson Construction Eastern.

Your new role

  • Setting up Contract Insurances with our insurers.
  • Ensuring Contract Guarantee Bond is provided via Commercial Manager.
  • Awarding Sub-Contract agreements with Sub-Contracts, at this time maximising profit via price betterment/Main Contractor discounts.
  • Attending, contributing to and minuting Project Team Meetings.
  • Attend and contributing to Clients’ site meetings.
  • Keeping master files of correspondence on contract.
  • Preparing Interim Valuations with Client’s Surveyor and agreeing amounts for payment.  This involves valuing work executed and materials on site.
  • Paying Sub-Contractors their appropriate monthly payments.
  • Re-measuring work using site measurement, measurement from drawings, information from Site Agents/Bonus Department.
  • Informing Sub-Contractors of Contract variations.
  • Valuing variations.
  • Pricing Dayworks.
  • Dealing with contractual problems.
  • Provision of cost advice to Design Consultants e.g. quotations.
  • Reporting to Chief Surveyor on job performance via cost/value comparisons.
  • Preparing Cash Flow Forecasts for the Commercial Manager.
  • Preparing Surveying Reports for Commercial Manager.
  • Trying to incorporate specification changes which make us money.
  • Pricing insurance claims.
  • Agreeing Sub-Contractor Final Accounts
  • Agreeing Contract Final Account with Clients’ Surveyor following final appraisal
  • of Contract correspondence, i.e. each Surveyor should read through all
  • correspondences, purchase order files and invoice files to ensure that nothing has slipped without the appropriate financial reimbursement having been made.
  •  Ensuring that retention monies/additional monies are released and correspondence is boxed for 5 year loft storage.
  • Ad Hoc contract management duties as and when required.

What's in it for me

  • Ideally applicants will hold a BSc in Quantity Surveying or equivalent
  • Experience in a similar role working for a main contractor
  • Broad understanding of standard forms of building contracts
  • Motivated, enthusiastic individual
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven negotiating skills
  • Accurate budget reporting skills
  • Valid CSCS card (desirable)
  • Valid driving licence

The working hours for this role are 38.75 hours per week


Robertson Group are an equal opportunities employer


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