Willmott Dixon

Senior Quantity Surveyor

Barking and Dagenham
bonus + benefits
25 May 2021
24 Jun 2021
Full Time
Contract Type

Senior Quantity Surveyor

Willmott Dixon are currently looking to recruit a Senior Quantity Surveyor, ideally with residential experience, to work on a large residential scheme in Barking.

This role is with our London & East business who deliver projects across multiple sectors within north London, the northern home counties and East Anglia.

The Senior Quantity Surveyor will be working on the Gascoigne regeneration scheme in Barking, which is a multi-million pound phased estate regeneration project to replace the existing housing stock with 11 new blocks comprised of up to 14 storey buildings.

The main role of a Senior Project Surveyor at Willmott Dixon is to provide commercial expertise and be responsible for the financial delivery of one or a number of projects including the management of relevant surveying staff to ensure that projects are procured and delivered within budget and to the highest quality whilst exceeding our customers' expectations.

You will accurately value, certify and issue any relevant payment notices for the subcontract works in accordance with the conditions of their subcontract. Ensure that external valuations are submitted in accordance with conditions of the main contract and that payments are received by the due date, taking full responsibility for the project's cash position. Complete CVC reports, ensuring they accurately reflect the current position on site and the final profit projection.

A Senior Project Surveyor will also play a part in managing, training and developing junior surveying staff. You will correctly identify and prepare contractual notices for all events and administer the main contract conditions accordingly. You will also promote strong teamwork between all disciplines within the business.

We strive to build and establish excellent working relationships with our supply chain, consultants and clients where appropriate, this will enable you to identify any potential disputes in a timely manner to your line manager and then implement effective resolutions.

You will work closely with the project team and commercial manager to achieve or exceed budgeted targets for your project.

Essential and Desirable Criteria

Essential Criteria

* Extensive knowledge of relevant computer software including MS Excel, Word and Project
* A track record of successful procurement.
* Re-measurement of high risk packages and key trades.
* A detailed knowledge of relevant contract conditions.
* A full successful track record in leading financial management and cost control on projects.
* A high level of organisation and achieving deadlines.
* Technical knowledge and understanding.
* Appropriate CSCS card.
* Valid driving licence.

Desirable Criteria

* Construction related degree
* Membership or working towards MCIOB or RICS

Personal Qualities

At Willmott Dixon we look for a balance of skills and experience but just as important to us are your values and behaviours. This role would be suitable to a person who:

  • Is a team player
  • Is able to influence and inspire
  • Has a growth mindset
  • Has excellent listening skills
  • Is able to Problem solve
  • Is positive & proactive
  • Has excellent presentations skills both written and verbal
  • Is innovative/creative/open minded
  • Displays model behaviour that shows respect, helpfulness and co-operation
  • Reflects regularly on experiences and performances and constantly seeks to improve
  • Is personable, friendly, approachable, motivated and flexible
  • Has the ability to communicate with all levels of staff
  • Is people focused
  • Is driven/motivated
  • Is organised/detailed

Additional Information

Willmott Dixon embraces diversity in the workplace and will consider flexible and agile working. We are a proud member of the Disability Confident Scheme.


In return we reward our people generously with a competitive package that gives you flexible benefits to fit your lifestyle and priorities. This includes but is not limited to, an enhanced pension scheme, full / heavily discounted private medical, life assurance, incentive bonus and a car scheme which will make us a market leader in sustainable company travel. Applicable roles will benefit from a motoring expenditure allowance (MEA) and everyone can access a new generation of low carbon and electric cars via the Willmott Dixon run car leasing scheme.

No recruitment agencies please.

About Us

With nearly 170 years of rich history, Willmott Dixon's purpose beyond profit is to deliver brilliant buildings, transform lives, strengthen communities, and enhance the environment so our world is fit for future generations. Ensuring that we add lasting value to the neighbourhoods we work in; our values, people, innovation, partnerships and focus on sustainability has allowed us to build a successful and trusted privately owned business where our people can thrive.

Construction is changing and we are at the forefront of that change. Pioneering new ways to build, innovating the way construction is viewed and establishing ourselves as one of the top employers in any industry. It truly is an amazing company in one of the most exciting industries with a vast array of professional career paths.

We hold two Queen's Awards for Enterprise (for Sustainable Development and Social Mobility) and hold numerous people awards, we understand everyone has a unique potential and ability to make a difference and succeed; if you want your skills developed and talent recognised, why not join our business!

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