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Date Added: Thu 19/01/2023

Senior Surveyor

Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1, UK
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Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Salary: £55000 - £65000/annum

The Company

Our client is a dynamic global construction contractor with 30 years within the industry specialising in retail, fit out, refurb and cut and carve. They provide construction solutions to some of the world's most successful and enduring businesses and have a vast portfolio of high-profile projects across the UK with values in excess of £20m. They have worked on banking frameworks, retail outlets and healthcare frameworks to name a few. They uphold a healthy track record of success and are continuing to grow as a business - shown by their array of awards, such as; Contractor of the Year.

The Project

As a highly experienced Senior Quantity Surveyor you will be working closely with the Site Manager and Project Manager on the financial aspects of various banking, retail and healthcare framework schemes across Newcastle. You will be Involved in the projects from tenders, pre-con through to site delivery.


For this role it is essential that you carry the following professional qualifications as a minimum;

Degree qualified or NVQ, BTEC or Higher National equivalent

It is also essential that you hold the experience below;

Good verbal and written communication skills
Good knowledge of Word and Excel packages
Good understanding of JCT forms of contract & Contract law
Extensive experience in a surveying role (Preferably with projects with a value of around £10m, but not essential)The Role

Job Title: Senior Surveyor
Project: Various banking, retail and healthcare framework schemes
Job Type: Permanent
Location: Newcastle


Approve project insurance arrangements
Organise financial section of project report
Advise on the selection of trade contractors
Close out financial account and retention releases
Settle second stage lump sum tenders and GMP's
Provide feedback to trade contractors on completion
Advise client on contract procurement routes existing
Attend design team meetings and trade contractor meetings
Internal reporting via billing monitors, MCR's and interim CVR's
Create 'rolling' final account throughout project and agree at PC
Manage change orders in unification with the Site/Project Manager
Instruct accounts to invoice clients and to pay subcontractors and suppliers
Advise on product selection, specifications and assist with the value engineering
Attend tender presentations for new projects, contribute, lead commercially and present
Take care of receipt and distribution of drawings and other relevant information and maintain control
Prepare and observe bid package tender schedule and report against the cost plan where required
Prepare monthly cost reports including any relevant information provided by Project/Assistant surveyors
During proposal stage, prepare the budget and prelims build up, obtain and vet trade contractor bids, compile the clients company information section for the proposal document and collate the overall document
Prepare final account reconciliation (CVR), create regular budget and price updates, update computerised cost control system and prepare the monthly cost and progress report for the clients Directors responsible
Develop and maintain close relationships with customers, consultants and subcontractors to continuously improve the customer experience and support future repeat and negotiated business
To ensure our HSQE and quality standards, operating processes, company policies, ISO accreditations and all legislative requirements are understood, implemented and adhered to at all times
Prepare and monitor Subcontract Procurement Schedule, compile trade contract bid documents and carry out tender analysis and issue purchase orders
Prepare, submit and agree monthly costs reports, collating information from other Project/Assistant surveyors as necessary
Place orders and instruct trade contractors. (Including compiling subcontracts/works contacts/trade contracts)
Prepare trade contractor bid list in conjunction with the Project Manager and obtain approval via team meetings
Develop an initial concept budget and prepare a detailed cost plan for the Project Manager to agree with the client
Prepare, submit and agree periodic valuations for work completed to date with trade contractors and the clientThis is a permanent position with a competitive salary on offer for the successful candidate. For more information or to apply please contact Sam Hunter - Principal Consultant or Cameron Lally - Technical Resourcer at Caval on (phone number removed)
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