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Senior Quantity Surveyor

Willmott Dixon
bonus + benefits
Closing date
23 Feb 2024

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Willmott Dixon are currently recruiting for an additional Senior Quantity Surveyor to work on exciting new projects with our London & East construction business. With offices in Hitchin, Hertfordshire, and Chelmsford (Essex), we deliver projects across multiple sectors within north London, the northern home counties and East Anglia.

The main role of a Senior Quantity 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 Quantity 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.

As a 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 Criteria

* A high level of organisation and achieving deadlines

* Quantity surveying technical knowledge and understanding

* Understanding of JCT forms of contract

* Being able to manage and report on more than one project at a time

* Providing feedback for new and effective systems and controls for the business

* Positively reacting to change and assisting in its implementation in the business

* A track record of successful procurement

* Extensive knowledge of relevant computer software such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Microsoft Project

* NEC contract experience would be desirable

* Appropriate CSCS card

Desirable Criteria

* Construction related degree

* Membership or working towards MCIOB or RICS

Additional Information

Willmott Dixon embraces diversity in the workplace and will consider flexible and agile working. We are a disability confident employer.

Benefits: 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.

About Us

With 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.

Willmott Dixon was awarded No 1 in the Best "Big" Companies (2022) to work for and already holds the Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2022 and is the first major contractor and developer to win a Queen's Award for Enterprise in the category of sustainable development.


Willmott Dixon is the 2nd largest capital works, regeneration and support services. We pride ourselves on our long history, and in being a sustainable company which respects and care for people in the wider environment.

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