Quantity Surveyor

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Quantity Surveyor
Croydon, London
Interim Position

Croydon 6820-1

Posted: 27th February 2023 15:07
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  • Pay Rate:

    £263.59. per day PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    36 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 2 months

  • Croydon, London,

    CR0 1EA

What's involved with this role:

Interim Quantity Surveyor

Reference no:  Croydon 6820-1

Pay Rate: £263.59. per day PAYE

This opening assignment is for 2 months

The purpose of the role is to provide professional and cost-effective quantity surveying service both pre and post works contract across the Capital Delivery Team.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Reviewing and interrogation of contractor quotations with drawings and measured works.
  • Visiting sites to gain further understanding of the works and review contactor monthly payment applications.
  • Providing cost advice to officers across the service regarding works/projects, contract term, quotes, rates, costs, tenders, and variations.
  • Undertake cost analysis, market testing and valued engineering exercises across all work streams.
  • Review commercial submissions of tenders and complete tender analysis reports.
  • Review contractor quotations as part of the section 20 process.
  • Review and approval of complex applications/variation order against established basket rates and NHF schedule of rates, scopes of works and other pricing schedules to ensure cost control and value delivery.
  • Overseeing the contract administration process is completed in line with the contracts and construction act - processing applications / payments, raising, and issuing certificate and processing invoices for payment.
  • Monitoring of the day-to-day spend on capital contracts in Housing.
  • Provide reports to Head of Service to facilitate commercial reporting, contract and governance reporting.
  • Collates indexation calculations for programmes in January annually to submitted to the commercial lead to review and approve issue to each contractor ready for the start of the new financial year.
  • Completes the calculation of variable profit for allocated programmes for strategic review by commercial lead to issue payment assessment.
  • Undertake regular basket & schedule of rates review and annual open book review across contracts.


“Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria:



  1. Driving licence.
  2. CSR card.
  3. Working knowledge of PSA – schedule of rates.


Skills & Experience:

  1. Minimum of 12 months recent experience in a similar role, or context and ideally within a public sector organisation.
  2. Quantity Surveyor experience
  3. Good communication skills
  4. RCAS Registered - Desirable ICT Skills: Strong IT skills including Microsoft packages or equivalent (e.g. G Suite).


NB: Please feel free to apply to us direct via [email protected] by quoting the job reference and job title exactly. SEE DETAILS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS AD.

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To help speed up the process of uploading your CV to the client we would suggest that you send us your CV in Word format (or equivalent) if possible, rather than as a PDF

If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarity.

Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:

  1. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours.
  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this.
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice.
  4. Please refer to the Role Requirements section above - your CV must address the requirements listed.


Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable:

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for.


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Job Ref: Croydon 6820-1
Quantity Surveyor
Client Category: Local Authority

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Quantity Surveyor
Client Category: Local Authority

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