Quantity Surveyor

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Quantity Surveyor

Job title and location:
Quantity Surveyor (Midlands – Wolverhampton office)


Reporting to:
Divisional Commercial Lead


Key responsibilities (including but not limited to):

The Quantity Surveyor role will commercially manage projects as designated within our Construction division, to ensure they are procured and delivered to required outcomes. Duties include:


  • Liaising with the team to support the placing of robust subcontractor trade orders in a timely manner and that the main contract risks are passed on;
  • Provide support to preconstruction where necessary including feedback from live projects;
  • To ensure that the company’s procedures and documentation are being adhered to;
  • Lead in the preparation of the PEP and continual review of the document;
  • Ensure all subcontractor payments are made in a timely manner and in accordance with order agreements and the Construction Act;
  • Ensure all notices to subcontractors are issued in the required time frames;
  • Prepare cost value reports and cost forecasts for monthly review with the commercial manager and leadership teams;
  • Manage the production of accurate and timely project financial forecasts;
  • Maintain a positive project cashflow;
  • Monitor and evaluate the value of works packages through physical re-measure of works carried out on site, notifying any potential issues to the commercial lead;
  • Manage and minimise non-recoverable costs on a project;
  • Review and ensure all contract final accounts are submitted and agreed in a timely manner;
  • Ensure that all contractual correspondence is produced in an acceptable format and in a timely manner;
  • Close liaison with the client and client’s cost control representative to provide proactive advice on project costs;
  • Ensure all valuations are submitted and received in accordance with agreed valuation schedules;
  • Mentor and train assistant and trainee surveyors;
  • Proactively contribute to the project team;
  • Identify disputes in a timely manner to the divisional commercial lead;
  • Take part in H&S initiatives;
  • Perform other duties from time to time, outside the normal sphere of work as may reasonably be requested.


To hit the ground running you’ll need:

  • Commercially driven;
  • Ability to work as part of a team;
  • Confidence and ability to communicate;
  • Ability to mediate conflicting points of view;
  • Good understanding of construction contracts and construction law;
  • Good technical knowledge of construction;
  • Awareness of health safety and environmental issues.



If you are interested in this role, please forward your CV to careers@spellermetcalfe.com.

A bit about us:

Speller Metcalfe is one of the UK’s leading regional contractors, working across the Midlands and South West regions. With offices  in Malvern and Wolverhampton, we deliver a range of public and private sector projects from £250k up to £30 million, and have grown to an annual turnover of £130 million.

Established in 1995 by Steve Speller and Andy Metcalfe, their vision was to develop a business at the cutting edge of construction, built upon an ethos of family values which are reflected in everything we do:

Family   |    Safety   |    Honesty   |    Collaboration   |   Forward-thinking  |    Sustainability

Our mission has always been to encourage, develop and combine the individual skills of our staff, and we welcome and encourage staff from all backgrounds and abilities. Those who join the Speller Metcalfe team will have access to a wide range of benefits as part of your employment package: