Quantity Surveyor

R W Armstrong & Sons
Various Locations
Closing date
11 Feb 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time
Quantity Surveyor
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Due to Company expansion, we are looking for Quantity Surveyors to join our Basingstoke, Chichester and Blandford teams.

R W Armstrong is a family business with over 60 years’ experience working on some of the finest properties in the South of England.

You will be joining a highly experienced team to complete projects of high value and complexity, from contemporary new builds to period refurbishments. No two of our projects are the same and there will be plenty of opportunity for challenge and development in this role.


To be responsible for managing all commercial aspects of a project. Working in coordination with the site team to maintain high standards of quality and profit.



  • Have a good understanding of traditional building methods and products associated with the refurbishment of listed buildings and up-market period house
  • Be confident in dealing directly with Architects, Quantity Surveyors, Clients and Subcontractors
  • Manage multiple projects
  • Be able to keep a tight control on potentially high numbers of variations on a large number of on-going projects, assisting site managers and contracts managers in recording all variations, pricing them and accurately recording their effect on final accounts and ensure that AI’s are received for all variations
  • Take a lead in the calculation and preparation of all company valuations and final accounts
  • Prepare and present monthly job cost analysis data
  • Analyse current methods and procedures and develop improved methods of working
  • Assume full control of subcontract orders, applications and assist with subcontract enquiries and management. Overall responsibility for ensuring that all subcontract/supplier orders placed are within budget
  • Pay regular visits to site, as well as liaising directly with Contracts Managers and Site Managers to ensure that all variations are recorded on CVIs and copied to all interested parties
  • Ensure that reminders are sent to Contracts Managers at the appropriate time and that retentions are collected in full without delay
  • Try to ensure that PQS's cost reports to clients are up to date
  • Report to line manager as soon as any individual budget is exceeded or likely to be exceeded
  • Communicate also on all matters affecting the performance of projects, employees, associates, and the commercial interests of the company
  • Ensure that no deposits are paid to third parties without equivalent sums first being paid to ourselves
  • Ensure that valuations and final account for each contract are formatted / presented to suit the exact requirements of the individual PQS/architect/client, in order to speed up the certification process
  • Responsibility for ensuring that VAT assessments/calculations are correct


  • HNC in Construction or relevant Degree level qualification
  • Detailed knowledge private residential building contracting
  • Awareness of property taxation matters and contractual law
  • Have a good technical understanding of traditional and modern building methods and products associated with refurbishment and new build projects of both traditional and contemporary design in the prime and super prime residential sector


  • Have a good working knowledge MS Office – Intermediate level of Excel
  • To be able to write clear and precise communications which might include detailed and complex figures, calculations and specific building information
  • Strong numeracy and financial management skills and the ability to learn construction management IT packages


  • Competitive salary
  • 23 days holiday plus Bank Holidays
  • 5 days Company Sick Pay
  • Individual Private Medical Insurance
  • Workplace pension
  • Free on-site parking
  • 4pm finish on a Friday

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