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Quantity Surveyor

Job Description

A Local Housing Association based in North East is currently recruiting for a Quantity Surveyor to join their team as soon as possible.

This is a full time, permanent position and the ideal candidate will an individual who is commercially focused, degree or HNC qualified that has quantity surveying experience, preferably within a housing or commercial background.

The purpose of the Quantity Surveying role is to report directly to the Quantity Surveying manager, evaluate all levels of commercial risk associated with their allocated projects.

You will ensure that projects are delivered on time and to budget, protecting Thirteens commercial and contractual interests throughout the Partnership Framework. This role will underpin the operational delivery, enhance commercial awareness within the team and deliver a great customer experience along the way.

You will act as a source of professional advice to operational managers, lead the commercial aspect of your allocated schemes, certify payments to contractors, predict final outcomes/cash flows and report on your findings periodically.

The main responsibilities:

  • Commercially manage schemes within the Asset investment programme, providing good accounting and accurate budget predictability.
  • Accountable for financial forecast and cash flow of allocated schemes.
  • Negotiate and resolve complex disputed issues to consensus. Agree final accounts including scrutiny of payments, variations and invoices for QSM approval.
  • Provide professional contractual advice for colleagues.
  • Carry out contractor appointments in accordance with Thirteen Groups procurement processes.
  • Audit expenditure and contractor accounts, including those of supply chains to ensure accuracy of valuations and invoices, ensuring that we receive value for money.
  • Undertake feasibility studies, investigations, scope and prepare cost plans and estimates.
  • Produce contract specifications, bills of quantities, Scope of works and resource schedules


  • HNC qualified (or equivalent/or degree/Chartered) with Quantity surveying experience within housing sector or commercial background.
  • JCT framework experience and a solid understanding of Partnering Contracts and management.
  • Demonstrable experience of managing commercially and contractually numerous projects concurrently.
  • Knowledge and awareness of legislation and contractual obligations.

The client is looking to move quickly with this role and as such are offering £50936 per year. So if this position sounds of interest, email a copy of your up to date CV to or call James at Service Care Construction on 01772 208967
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