Chief Quantity Surveyor

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Redrow Homes West Country
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West Country

A Chief QS at Redrow has responsibility for a team of Surveyors whose roles are to control all aspects of costs and monitor all commercial aspects of a development compared to the budget from pre-tender enquires through to Subcontractor Final Accounts.

Working closely with other departments to collate and coordinate information and resources is an important aspect of the Chief QS role as it is key to development start-ups being as quick and effective as possible; and to ensuring that the Surveyors are working with the most up-to-date information and contractor resources are matched with build programme requirements.


Key Responsibilities


  • Assist Quantity Surveyor in preparation of subcontract enquiry list for approval by Head of Commercial and Head of Construction.

  • Prepare budgets for the pre-tendering process for both the QS and the Buyer.

  • Analyse groundwork’s tenders with QS.

  • Ensure that QS and Buyer are achieving the full potential of the tenders.

  • Vet all subcontract orders with QS prior to authorising orders.

  • Authorise subcontract orders.

  • In conjunction with Purchasing Department input into the preparation of Bills of Quantities for non-standard designs

Post Tender

  • Create price sets to enable QS’s to make payments.

  • Check payments with QS prior to authorisation.

  • Create house bills from price sets going through with both QS and Buyer.

  • Prepare and evaluate site works budgets.

  • Prepare full site budget and present to the Head of Commercial.

  • Assemble draft budget estimate for review with the Head of Commercial.

  • Liase with QS’s with regards to payment times/runs.


  • Initiate accrual cycle.

  • Ensure QS’s meet pre-valuation deadlines.

  • Agree with QS timetable to complete valuations and monitor progress throughout the agreed valuation period.

  • Prepare accounts for all the sundry and CTC sites.

  • Analyse and investigate valuations presented by the QS.

  • Prepare summary of monthly valuation results and go through with the Head of Commercial.

  • Agree final results with Commercial Manager and prepare valuation board pack for Group Commercial.

  • Prepare quarterly preliminary updates for the developments.

  • Prepare site progress accumulative figures for Financial Controller.

  • Prepare contract performance reports for ManagingRegional Director and go through results.


  • Ensure the right calibre of staff are recruited; and in accordance with company policy and procedures.

  • Lead, motivate, communicate with, develop, appraise and performance manage staff to ensure staff are fully motivated to achieve best performance to meet the company’s needs.

  • Ensure the Department runs in accordance with Company Policies and Procedures

  • Ensure compliance with the Group’s Health, Safety and Environment Policy within the functions.

  • Implement new ideas and methods and continue to seek ways of both improving contribution to the organisation’s goals and enhancing the reputation of the company.


  • Attend weekly Build and Sales meeting and report on any issues that may arise.

  • Liase with Contract Manager’s with regards to any preliminary issues or any re-occurring subcontractor problems.

  • Visit sites with both QS and Contract Manager’s and establish ‘their problems’ and provide assistance and support to site staff.  Attend monthly site meetings and present the Commercial report with QS.

  • Liase with Technical Department with regards to company information systems set-up for new sites.

  • Liase with Sales Director with regards to Bonus 2 and Customer Extra queries.

  • Where applicable provide information and knowledge with regards to any new land appraisal.

  • Preparation of regional price sets / house bills.

  • As ‘deputy’ to the Head of Commercial play active part in general management and direction of the Department.

Closing Date

This vacancy has now expired, and is not accepting any new applications.

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