Senior Quantity Surveyor

Thames Valley (Beaconsfield)

Are you an experienced Quantity Surveyor who excels at contract negotiation and value engineering?

Shanly Homes - the privately-owned, award-winning regional housebuilder - is looking for a Senior Quantity Surveyor to join their Thames Valley region and be part of a successful team developing bespoke, high-end properties in and around the Thames Valley and Southern Home Counties.

What you'll be doing:

As Senior Quantity Surveyor, you will:

  • Place contracts for all relevant elements of subcontractor work on our developments-

    - Prepare subcontract enquiries, send out for pricing and ensure that contracts are placed in line with the build programme

    - Produce a detailed trade specific scope of works and qualification notes for all enquiry documentation

    - Analyse subcontractor quotes and form a recommendation on who to appoint

    - Ensure standard terms and conditions are agreed with all orders/contracts placed
  • Manage subcontractor payments

    - Process stage payments to subcontractors when due

    - Ensure all contra charges are managed

    - Carry out checks for UTR status of subcontractors

    - Review and process variations in accordance with terms and conditions
  • Work in partnership with other teams to ensure key dates for the build programme are achieved

    - Check drawings to ensure the proposals are practical and commercially viable

    - Regularly attend project meetings on site

    - Provide cost advice for the sales team
  • Produce regular reporting

    - Compile full cost reports for each development, to include services, materials, sub-contract and prelim costs

About you

  • Strong experience in a similar surveying role within a residential house builder
  • Excellent numerical skills with strong attention to detail
  • Great team player
  • Good communication skills
  • Organised and able to work well in a busy team

What we offer in return

  • Friendly, supportive team and a welcoming culture
  • Impressive, modern office space (only just renovated) providing an enjoyable space to work from
  • Located in beautiful Beaconsfield Old Town, close to many cafés, restaurants and a Tesco Express
  • Easy to commute to with great road connections being just off the M40 and within a 10 minutes' walk to Beaconsfield train station
  • A privately-owned business with all the benefits of a financially strong company that has stood the test of time
  • Competitive salary
  • Discretionary annual and long-term bonus schemes (up to 15% of annual salary)
  • Annual leave starting at 25 days to a max of 30 days
  • BUPA cover
  • Enhanced pension scheme through salary exchange
  • Free life assurance
  • Many wellbeing benefits - a cycle to work scheme, access to an Employee Assistance Programme, free weekly fitness sessions
  • Discount scheme with savings across a range of sectors
  • Social events throughout the year.



Shanly Group is an equal opportunities employer.


We will always try to fill our roles directly where we can.

When we need some extra help, we work with selected recruitment agencies who we have agreed fees and terms and conditions in place with. A member of our HR team will directly engage with the recruitment agency, discussing the role requirements and process fully. Candidates should only be put forward to a member of our HR team following this specific instruction.

We will not pay any fee to agencies who submit a speculative and unsolicited CV to any of our employees and without the agency having received a specific instruction from the HR team. In this instance, we reserve the right to contact the candidate directly without incurring any agency fee.

Speculative or unsolicited candidate and/or CV submission to Shanly Homes Limited, Sorbon Estates Limited and all associated, subsidiary, holding, related or connected companies will be seen as evidence of full acceptance of this policy.



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Grow with us

Shanly Group is passionate about investing in young people.

Be it via the support we provide through our charitable arm, the Shanly Foundation, or via our employment and training initiatives, we remain committed to attracting youngsters to the various professions within the construction industry.

We facilitate work experience opportunities and engage with our local schools through attendance at careers fairs and we work with schools to deliver on-site visits.

We also provide careers support to local children by taking part in mock interviews and giving advice on how to write an effective CV.

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