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Quantity Surveyor

Pilon Limited
Two roles available, one based in Waltham Abbey and one in Hemel Hempstead
£50,000-£70,000 depending on experience
Closing date
29 Mar 2024

We are currently seeking two experienced Quantity Surveyors to join our team. As a Quantity Surveyor, your main responsibility will be to evaluate and bill our clients' work, using either NHF or customised Schedule of Rates. You will be expected to convert Work in Progress (WIP) into invoices promptly while adopting a strategic approach to maximize value and margins on assigned contracts.


If you have experience in repairs/disrepair contracts, we have a position available in Waltham Abbey.

If you have experience in kitchen and bathroom refurbishment, we have a role available in Hemel Hempstead.


We welcome applicants who are passionate about delivering excellence in the social housing sector. If you meet the qualifications and have a desire to work in a dynamic professional role, please apply.


Main Objectives of the Quantity Surveyor role are:

Providing support to the Divisional Manager and project team throughout the duration of the projects, ensuring they are delivered on time, in full and within the agreed budget. The ideal candidate will achieve this through:  

  • maximising the successful running and commercial control of each project to achieve optimum commercial return through the submission of monthly applications  
  • managing projects through accurate forecasting and controlling project costs   
  • commercial reporting: take responsibility for commercial reporting on assigned contracts, including forecasting and Cost Value Reconciliations (CVRs), where applicable
  • ensuring that projects meet the legal and quality standards required in line with contract documents  
  • meeting clients to determine their needs and discuss any areas that need revising for price or feasibility, as well as securing any farming opportunities  
  • responsible for producing and presenting monthly commercial reports, Works in Progress (WIP) review meetings, to senior stakeholders 
  • support the management team: provide commercial details and information to support the Divisional and Contract Manager as required
  • supply chain management


Do you have what it takes?

  • demonstrated experience with a main contractor, working in a commercial role on repairs/ disrepairs contracts in the social housing sector
  • knowledge and understanding of measurement and valuation, including the use of Schedules of Rates
  • strong commercial skills to maximise value recovery and control costs
  • excellent communication and time management skills
  • strong IT skills, including internal cost systems and advanced proficiency in Excel
  • experience in managing and improving internal and external customer relationships, with conflict-resolution skills
  • ability to work effectively under pressure
  • strong organisational skills with meticulous attention to detail, proactive and positive, with a 'can-do' attitude


What's on offer? 

  • 23 days of holiday per year, excluding Bank Holidays (+ get more days with length of service)
  • Up to £2,000 reward for successful recommendations as part of our referral scheme
  • Significant savings on daily shopping through our benefits portal
  • A welcoming office, snacks, beverages, friendly colleagues and team socials throughout the year
  • A supportive culture and a great team with exceptional talent and experience
  • Trained Mental Health First Aiders support
  • Annual training budget so you can focus on your personal and professional development and much more… 


About us:

At PiLON, we're more than just a business. We are a trusted name in construction, known for our reliability and dedication to quality of works. 


Our customers come from all walks of life and so do we. We hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it makes our company stronger. If you share our values, are driven and reliable and you aspire to make a meaningful impact, we want to hear from you. In return, you can expect support in achieving both your personal and career aspirations and you'll work with a team that has a strong sense of pride, accomplishment and motivation.


Specialising in planned maintenance and refurbishments within the dynamic social housing sector, we're excited to welcome you to our rapidly growing team. Apply today for an opportunity to create lasting legacies together!


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