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097 – Quantity Surveyor

Job Title: Quantity Surveyor
Department: Commercial Refurb
Location: Beeston/Canwell
Contract: Permanent
Salary: Competitive
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J Tomlinson is an established, privately-owned company with a substantial heritage and wealth of experience in delivering integrated building solutions tailored to public and private sector clients. Due to our continued success and on-going commitment to providing a world-class service to our customers, we are looking to recruit a Quantity Surveyor.

Our extensive portfolio of services includes the provision of Care, Commercial Refurbishment, Repairs and Maintenance, Engineering Services, Regeneration Programmes, Energy Efficiency and Renewables, and Facilities Management. We offer a totally integrated building solution.

Job Description

Objectives / Purpose of Role
To minimise commercial risk by ensuring correct contract administration, project financial reporting, and the financial management of projects.


Specific Responsibilities
·       Administer and enforce business commercial procedures;

·       Produce monthly contract cost value reports;

·       Production and negotiation of monthly and final applications for payment;

·       Placing and subsequent financial management of sub-contract agreements;

·       Provide assistance, guidance and support to the operational teams in the areas of:  Contract Compliance, The financial impact of decisions; Value maximisation/cost saving techniques; Procurement strategy

·       Work with operational and technical teams to establish, monitor and update benchmark and target delivery rates;

·       Ensure that works’ contractual risks are: (a) highlighted prior to signing, and (b) communicated effectively to both senior managers and the project team;

·       Ensure all contractual notifications and procedures are correctly in place and adhered to by the project team;

·       Accurately monitor, forecast and report project cost and value;

·       Ensure all contractual notifications are correctly in place;

·       Assist senior managers in the production of the monthly management accounts;

·       Produce, submit and negotiate both interim and final applications for payment;

·       Ensure additional works are notified, measured and valued in line with contractual, industry and business requirements;

·       Assessment and payment of sub-contract valuations and invoices in line with contractual, industry and business requirements (including the issuing of notifications);

·       Place all sub-contract orders in line with main contract, industry standards and business requirements;

·       Maximise works profitability;

·       Minimise commercial risks.

Thread Level
A full outline of the Competency Framework for each thread level is available on the Company Intranet. This framework should be read alongside this job description as key expectations of employees within the role.

Green Thread level employees should be able to display the competencies across Blue levels as well display the below:


  • Stakeholder Relations – Be able to meet stakeholder needs, develop strong and trusting relations and be able to plan exchanges for positive outcomes. Proactively manage your relations and know what stakeholders hold strong impact on your operation
  • Targets and Deadlines – Be able to manage and delegate tasks effectively alongside managing and meeting contract KPIs and SLAs within your team. Ensure sufficient resource and tools to meet goals and produce in depth analytical reports, forecasts and implement improvement plans
  • Company Compliance – Understands, monitors and manages teams and subcontractor adherence to all legal and company compliance, policies and procedures. Ensure all the team are competent and skilled to conduct their job role efficiently and safely
  • Business and Commercial FocusInterprets contractual information including SLAs, budgets, services and identifies opportunities to improve financial performance and streamline processes. Can adapt to the changing needs of clients and you implement change within the team successfully

 People Management

  • Onboarding – Follows internal processes for interviewing and offers. Has user guides and objectives in place for new starters and you coach and mentor them to successfully integrate them into the team
  • Employee Development and Compliance – Understand your teams’ strengths and areas for growth and work with them to grow within their role through development plans and adaptive styles. You can give constructive feedback and display a positive attitude toward self-development. Supports and reviews Apprentices. Manages the compliance of your teams training and licences
  • Leadership and Management – Creates the ‘buzz’ and acts as role model for the team. Integrates and displays the One Team wheel values. Adaptative and flexible management style. Manages issues without need for escalation and promote teamwork and strong team relationships


  • Self-Development – Understand your own strengths and growth areas as a person and leader and strive to improve and develop your knowledge constantly. Seeks networks in peer groups and across other departments and 360-degree feedback to build upon
  • Owning the Role – You know what is expected of you and take accountability for your actions, you display the Values and Behaviours and adhere to the One Team Wheel in all aspects of work. You take responsibility for your own physical and mental wellbeing and strive to be the best you can be in the role
Applicant Requirements
·       Degree in Quantity Surveying (E)

·       Professional / chartered membership of RICS or CIOB (D)

·       At least 5 years’ experience within the construction industry (D)

·       Full UK driving licence (E)

What We Offer

In return we offer a competitive salary depending on experience and qualifications. We also offer attractive benefits that include pension, holiday purchasing scheme and life assurance.

How to Apply

To apply for this role please ensure that you fit the eligibility criteria above. Send your cv and a covering letter using the form below. We look forward to hearing from you.

Due to a high volume of applications we receive we regret that we cannot respond to each one and may only contact you if your application is successful.

J Tomlinson is proud to be recognised as a Disability Confident Committed employer. We are an equal opportunities employer and positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

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