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Quantity Surveyor - Exeter

  • Location South West
  • Type Permanent
  • Salary £40,000 - £45,000 + Car Allowance + Bonus
  • Ref 11369

Hunter Dunning is proud to be working with one of the Top 5 House Builders in the UK, due to ever-increasing developments in the South West they now need a Quantity Surveyor to join their commercial team in Exeter. The role offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits package.

The group aims to deliver 12,000 private and affordable homes every year which has earned their place in the Top 5 House Builder in the UK. They deliver housing from the North down to the South West, delivering quality housing with sustainability and community at the forefront of their minds. They operate as both contractor and developer and offer a variety of mixed tenure developments.

Role & Responsibilities

  • Strive to optimise the profitability of the Contracts/Developments
  • Ensure that the Contracts achieve the optimum cash flow position
  • Completion and compliance with required contract documentation including Performance Bonds, Parent Company Guarantees and Warranties
  • Ensure that all contract documentation and sub-contract documentation is completed and forwarded to the Department Head / MQS for authorisation and storage
  • Compliance with Commercial and Company procedures through the Business Management System
  • Presenting and agreeing the external valuation with the Client’s Representative
  • Pricing and agreeing variations with the Client’s Representative
  • Prepare and manage key and large risk subcontract accounts from inception to final accounts
  • Subcontract procurement strategy and implementation
  • Ensure the procurement of sub-contractors is in line with the Business Management System and that the packages cover the scope of the works.
  • Check and ensure compliance and issuing of timely Payment and Pay less notices to Subcontractors.
  • Control, monitor and improve commercial processes and deliver the objectives and targets for the Contract teams
  • Preparing monthly CVR & VCA reports for presentation to the Business Unit Management
  • Monitoring risk and opportunity schedules and managing risk from Commencement to Completion
  • Provide input and cost and value engineering advice throughout the design life of the scheme and attend design team meetings
  • Ensure a proactive approach to dispute avoidance
  • Ensure company health and safety standards and procedures are followed throughout the team

Required Skills & Experience

  • 5 + years with a main contractor or developer
  • Experience in residential developments for either a main contractor or developer
  • Demonstrable strong account management and commercial experience
  • Experienced in managing multiple contracts and complex partnerships
  • Strong team player, with the entrepreneurial ability to operate and excel in a changing on- site environment
  • Well-developed analytical, oral and presentation/communication skills
  • Degree qualified preferable
  • MCIOB or RICS preferable or working towards

What You Get Back

  • Salary £35,000 – £45,000 + car allowance + bonus
  • 28 days holiday plus the option to buy or sell up to 5 days
  • Private Healthcare
  • Sharesave scheme
  • Company car, car allowance or travel allowance (role and geographic dependant)
  • Support with a professional membership
  • As a fast-paced and growing business, all employees are offered multiple opportunities to learn, develop and nurture successful careers


If you meet the criteria above, send us your CV. We receive a large number of applications so if you do not hear back within 7 days consider your application unsuccessful this time. We will keep a copy of your details on file for future vacancies.

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Terms: A candidate is deemed to have been successfully placed once they have started a new job as a result of an introduction made by Hunter Dunning and when they’ve successfully completed the probation period.

Quantity Surveyor job in Exeter – Your Property Recruitment Specialists (Recruiter: Kelly Armour Job Ref: 11369)

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