Protech Site Services are currently recruiting for a Quantity Surveyor to join the team of one of the UK’s largest residential developers

The Quantity Surveyor will be responsible for managing the expenditure for each site and ensuring that targets are met by managing and controlling the budgets and valuations. Sites may be complex due to the type of construction, programme, phases and use.

The Quantity Surveyor reports to the Senior Quantity Surveyor and Commercial Director.


  • Scheduling and quantifying materials and labour.
  • Negotiate and place orders for labour and material sub-contractors, labour only contractors and material suppliers on a competitive tender basis to ensure the business output is delivered on programme and within budget
  • Work alongside other departments to ensure project viability and improve cost-effectiveness.
  • Commercial Management
  • Assist in WIP and cash flow forecasting.
  • Complete Land Purchases exercises hopefully seeing the site from cradle to grave.
  • Calculate all the prime costs on developments within the business, reporting any movements in the costs since the preparation of the land purchase exercise. Prime costs to include but not restricted to dwelling structures, professional fees, site abnormal and infrastructure costs.
  • Preparation of Site Budgets for authorisation by the Business Unit Management Team at the appropriate time.
  • Monitor and explain all cost movements within the site valuation.
  • Have responsibility for processing all Contractor, subcontractor and consultant orders and payments, variation orders and day works.
  • Undertake site valuations of production at budgeted cost on a monthly basis.
  • Carry out full CVR process and prepare and present information for monthly Profit & Loss meetings.
  • Attend Project Meetings, Pre-Start, Pre-Tender, specification, and any other relevant meetings as required under the Company’s Operating Framework.
  • Input and maintain any computer-based databases or systems including Coins and Excel.

Experience and Qualifications and Skill

  • Previous experience in a similar role 
  • A strong knowledge and appreciation of UK building regulations, NHBC and health and safety requirements within the industry
  • Experience managing both internal and external clients in a commercial environment and an ability to build lasting and meaningful relationships with a variety of stakeholders
  • Industry related business qualifications.
  • Strong knowledge and experience of relevant IT systems and experience with MS Office
  • A valid driving license.

Salary – Competitive, depending on experience.

Benefits include:

  • Agile Working
  • Healthcare
  • House purchase discounts
  • Competitive Pension
  • Employee share ownership
  • Time off for charity work
Job Location: Devon Exeter

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