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Chartered Quantity Surveyor

  • Job
    Junior Level
  • Construction & Surveying
  • Oxford

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  • You must have cost consultancy experience, knowledge of benchmarking metrics, competency in 3D digital tools, contract negotiation skills, RICS accredited degree, MRICS status or APC pathway, strong Excel skills, financial management abilities, and a positive, organized attitude.
  • You will lead cost management services for construction projects, managing a team, attending meetings, evaluating tenders, valuations, risk management, maintaining client relationships, and contributing to bids and internal activities.


  • Your latest roles have been with a cost consultancy
  • Understanding of key benchmarking metrics (EUQs and EURs) for use in the preparation of cost plans and client budgets.
  • Competent in measurement using 3D digital tools e.g. iTwo Cost X or similar
  • Preparing ‘robust’ comprehensive sets of tender documents, managing procurement process and administering construction contracts: NEC, JCT etc.
  • Experience of negotiating contracts with Tier 1 main contractors is highly desirable.
  • Educated to degree standard in a cost management related degree (ideally accredited by RICS)
  • Ideally you will have already obtained MRICS status or equivalent or you will already be on your APC pathway.
  • Highly proficient in the use of Microsoft Excel and able to manipulate data accurately and quickly with the use of various formulas. Competent with Microsoft Word and Outlook
  • Managing internal project finances (revenue vs costs) and delivering profitable projects whilst mitigating exposure to risk
  • Holder of UK driving licence
  • Personal Attributes:
  • Awareness and understanding of market conditions and the impact this has on cost plan forecasts
  • A positive 'can do' attitude with an approach that is motivating to others
  • Methodical and organised
  • Attentive to detail


  • You will be responsible for delivering cost management services on several projects each at various stages of the construction life cycle from business case through design stages, procurement and into construction.
  • Pre-contract cost planning and post-contract cost reporting
  • Attending design and progress meeting
  • Reviewing design drawings, documents, and specification
  • preparation and evaluation of tendering and procurement activities
  • Valuations
  • Risk management
  • Conflict avoidance
  • Developing and maintaining positive internal and external relationships with clients and the contracting supply chain
  • Ultimately, you be responsible for running your projects and providing reliable, accurate and relevant cost management advice to our clients
  • Managing a team of cost managers and providing day-to-day guidance and support. You will be reporting to and working closely with the team Partner to ensure consistent high standards of service quality This will include, amongst other tasks, resource planning, team timesheets, invoicing and debt management, updating fee forecasts
  • Contribute to the preparation and submission of bids
  • Update internal database of project case studies and benchmark library
  • Support planning, preparation and attendance of internal and external social events, CPD sessions, thought leadership activities and the like
  • Assist with filing of project documentation and ensuring compliance with QA requirements


What kind of projects will I be working on as a Chartered Quantity Surveyor?

You will be working on a diverse range of projects including sports stadia, healthcare facilities, university buildings, local authority regeneration schemes, logistics and warehousing projects, pharmaceutical projects, sustainability-focused projects, motor racing organizations, commercial developments, and defense projects.

What are the benefits of working as a Chartered Quantity Surveyor at this company?

You will have the opportunity for career progression, a flexible approach to hybrid working, a competitive salary, 25 days of holiday, volunteering days, a comprehensive wellbeing package including private medical insurance and mental health support, and a supportive and inclusive work environment.

What are the responsibilities of a Chartered Quantity Surveyor in this role?

Your responsibilities will include delivering cost management services on various projects, pre-contract cost planning, post-contract cost reporting, attending meetings, reviewing design documentation, procurement activities, valuations, risk management, developing positive relationships with clients and suppliers, managing a team of cost managers, contributing to bids, and maintaining compliance with QA requirements.

What experience and skills are required for a Chartered Quantity Surveyor in this role?

You should have experience in cost consultancy, knowledge of benchmarking metrics, proficiency in 3D digital tools, experience in contract negotiation, a degree in a related field, MRICS status or working towards it, proficiency in Microsoft Excel, financial management skills, and a UK driving license.

What personal attributes are important for a Chartered Quantity Surveyor in this role?

Important personal attributes include awareness of market conditions, a positive attitude, motivation to others, methodical and organized approach, and attention to detail.

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