Quantity Surveyor

Palmers Group
Feltham, London (Greater) (GB)
12 Feb 2018
18 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Position

Region: London

Location: Airport Branch, Feltham Middlesex

Company car: Yes

Bonuses: (TBA) 

Reports to: Divisional Manager 

Company Overview:
Palmers Scaffolding UK Limited is one of the UK’s leading access, scaffolding and multi service companies providing leading edge innovative solutions for “blue chip” clients across the country.

Position:  An opportunity has arisen in connection with our Heathrow and Gatwick Airport operations.  The role is based at our Heathrow servicing office in Feltham, Middlesex.

Mission and Purpose of Role:
Managing the commercial aspects of various projects incorporating, temporary access.

Achieving effective measurement and customer acceptance of all contract valuation within the operational area assigned.

Key Objectives of the Role:

  • Reconciliation of monthly management accounts
  • Preparation of quarterly & other rolling forecasts
  • Preparation of area annual budgets
  • Liaising with budget holders, reviewing overheads and forecasts
  • Willingness to adapt to changing circumstances to achieve business objectives
  • Ensure work entered into is consistent with either the Company/Project pre-determined commercial terms or conditions, or on other approved acceptable terms, and that these are adhered to.
  • Oversee & ensure all valuations are prepared accurately, agreed and invoiced appropriately.
  • Ensure reconciliation of claims and contra claims, queries on overdue accounts and the settlement of final accounts.

Job Level Overview and Accountabilities:

  • Ensures compliance to contractual arrangements. 
  • Measure and quantify the work to be undertaken.


  • Manage and control costs within the projects budget & rolling forecasts. 
  • Monitor project costs and performance for early identification of differences to the budget to avert problems.
  • Assist in the recovery of debts that are referred to Credit Control.


  • Effectively communicate with internal technical and operations staff to establish a clear understanding of the contract delivery requirements.
  • Effectively communicate with client representatives to develop relationships and to negotiate and settle contractual and financial disputes.

Knowledge and Applied Skills:

  • Applicants will have a wealth of experience as a quantity surveyor gained with main contractor or larger subcontractor. 
  • A high degree of expertise with relevant software packages (esp. MS-Excel) is required.  Knowledge of CASE is advantageous.


  • Preference will be given to applicants with a relevant university degree (e.g. Commercial Management, Surveying, etc.) and / professional membership of RICS.

Behavioural Competencies:
Analytical thinking; Business awareness; Team working; Problem solving; Relationship management; Attention to detail.

Note: This is a key elements summarised description and not a complete representation of the activities of the role.  Other elements, tasks and activities may be added as the Company business requires.

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