Building Surveyor - High End Fitout/Joinery

Location London, Greater London, England
Discipline: Construction
Job type: Permanent
Salary: ££30000 - £70000 per annum
Contact name: Callum McGoldrick

Contact email:
Job ref: CMC34_1624892624
Published: about 1 month ago

An exciting opportunity has arisen to work for a to join a leading Bespoke Joinery/ SUB CONTRACTOR based in South London on a permanent basis. Our client is looking for a career-minded Quantity Surveyor to join their team, to assist with commercial and project coordination duties on a number of projects from point of award through to final account.


Prior experience in fit out/joinery also required - trade background may be considered.

Our client operates in the commercial, residential and leisure sectors.

Commercial Responsibilities

  • Review proposed contract terms and conditions, employer's requirements, drawings, warranties, bonds and all other contractual documentation and provide commercial advice and contractual / commercial solutions to facilitate amenable resolution.
  • Provide ongoing commercial and contractual advice during the life cycle of the project
  • Attend all pre-contract and post contract meetings
  • Monitor, record, value and agree instructions and variations with the client, ensuring compliance with contractual requirements in relation to change order procedures.
  • Prepare, submit and agree monthly external valuations with the client and track / oversee settlement of monthly interim payments.
  • Ensure timely agreement of final account with the client.
  • Accurately monitor costs on each project and prepare cost value reconciliation in accordance with accounting timetable
  • Where required, have an active and constructive involvement with dispute resolution.
  • Prepare and issue tender enquiry packages to sub-contact trade contractors
  • Draft and agree sub-contact terms and conditions, place sub-contact orders and administrate sub-contact trade contractors.
  • Check and verify all sub-contact applications for payment and invoices and authorise payment at appropriate intervals.
  • Negotiate and agree sub-contact final accounts

Project Coordination Responsibilities

  • Liaise with the client and/or their representatives to ensure that appropriate permissions, notifications and associated paperwork are in place prior to commencement of works on site.
  • Liaise with the client/others to ensure compliance with specification and statutory requirements.
  • Attendance at all pre-commencement and post contract meetings
  • Prepare, agree and update contract programme of works
  • Where required timely preparation and submission of S80 Demolition Notification to the appropriate Local Authorities, and secure S81 return prior to commencement on site.
  • Liaise with the appropriate relevant statutory providers to procure the disconnection / diversion of existing services prior to commencement of works
  • Administration of pre-commencement information, including H&S paperwork, collation of appropriate notifications, and identification of remaining services and/or service disconnection confirmation and preparation of site pack drawings etc.
  • Prepare, sign off and issue site pack information to the contracts department prior to commencement of works
  • Continual liaison with the contract's director and larger project team throughout the duration of each project to ensure all alterations and changes in information are communicated in a timely manner.
  • Provide assistance with the preparation and updating of the SWMP for each project.

Essential Requirements

  • Applicants will have a Degree in Quantity Surveying or a Construction related subject.
  • Be able to communicate effectively at all levels within the business.
  • Be able to understand, interpret and communicate the content of technical reports and papers
  • Be able to use wide variety of computer databases and programs including: Excel, Word, Sage Construct, ASTA
  • Have a high level of numeracy skills and be able to apply these skills to their role within the business
  • Be able to analyse the projects and identify all tasks to be undertaken
  • Plan how best each task can be completed
  • Review and evaluate the outcomes of each task and where appropriate implement changes in the future
  • Work closely with colleagues as part of a team to achieve the required outcomes
  • Take personal responsibility for own tasks
  • Negotiate and allocate tasks
  • Full clean drivers licence essential

If this role is of interest or you would like to find out please apply directly or call us directly and ask for Callum McGoldrick.

At Novax we are a specialist in the Engineering and Construction Sectors. If you feel this role may not be directly suited to yourself but find yourself looking. We have a range of vacancies across these sectors please do register a CV.

Key words

Quantity Surveyor, commercial, joinery, fit out, construction