Senior Quantity Surveyor


TSR are currently recruiting for a Senior Quantity Surveyor for a top 10 UK Housebuilding company. The main purpose of the role is to produce, manage and forecast build costs for allotted sites. Procure all necessary subcontract trades and manage the payment process and subsequent contractual obligations. Work in partnership with all other departments to achieve company objectives.



  • Responsible for managing the tendering process and liaising with other members of the commercial and wider team on the production of information for this
  • Provide cost reports and key date updates to deadline
  • Create and monitor budgets for sub-contractors and materials (information for materials provided by the buying team)
  • Monitor prelim budgets and assist Construction team with managing these
  • Monitor sales & marketing budgets and assist Sales team with managing these
  • Monitor fees budgets and assist Technical team with managing these
  • Subcontract ordering
  • Order & pay variations
  • Liaise with the buying function and order & control materials required for projects
  • Work with the Commercial Director/Estimator regarding on-going work on viabilities for future developments and land bids
  • Work with Departmental Manager’s (Land/Technical/Construction/Sales) plus estimator to gather data required for land bid process through to PTP process



  • Surveying degree or equivalent
  • Knowledge of flatted and house building schemes
  • Good technical knowledge
  • Knowledge of standard forms of contract is desirable
  • Attention to detail
  • Organisational and time management skills with the ability to adapt to change and prioritise accordingly
  • IT literate, particularly with Microsoft Office and Sitestream or similar software
  • Excellent verbal, written and listening communication skills
  • Have a willingness to understand and appreciate the wider aims of the business
  • Experience in a similar role within a national house builder
  • Previous experience working with Housing Association building contracts
  • Experience of working with procedures and producing accurate reports and presentations