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Vacancy title
Senior Quantity Surveyor
Commercial, Quantity Surveying
Contract type
Full time permanent
Salisbury, Wiltshire
Ludgershall, Wiltshire


We are looking for a hardworking and committed Senior Quantity Surveyor to work on our prestigious scheme at the Army rebasing SFA scheme at Salisbury Plain, based at our Ludgershall Office.

Working closely and reporting to the Commercial Manager and the wider delivery team, the role will ensure the Lovell carries out the day to day financial and cost control on one of three sites forming the SFA scheme. The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate competency and experience of Quantity Surveying on housing or a contracting background.

The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate a proactive attitude towards achieving successful outcomes in the following areas:

  • Procurement of subcontractors including full analysis and comparison, negotiating fixed price and terms and conditions, preparing recommendations and issuing subcontract documentation.
  • Effective commercial control of all allocated projects/developments including provision of timely and accurate documentation in accordance with the Surveying timetable, in particular PPR’s (CVR’S), all elemental reconciliations, cash flow forecasts, etc.
  • Effective cash management, including the pursuit of timely Applications/Certification/Invoices/internal notices and receipts, careful administration of subcontractor accounts, at all times being cognisant of the need to cultivate effective/longstanding relationships and promote dispute avoidance.
  • Keeping the Commercial Manager informed of the progress of all accounts both Client and Sub-contract through to finalisation.
  • Ensuring, in conjunction with the Commercial Manager that payments/notices are effected in accordance with the Sub-Contract and Construction Act and in particular, ensure any commercial concerns to the project are identified swiftly and communicated.
  • Effective materials control, pricing, reconciliations and accruals.
  • Contract Administration – attending project (and client meetings) and ensuring that surveying information and cost advice is provided in an accurate and proficient manner.
  • Timely production of the main Subcontract final accounts, including re-measurement as necessary to facilitate the optimum result, evaluation of all variations and loss or expense issues.
  • Management and control of consultant appointment and accounts.
  • Detail-oriented, dependable, trustworthy and a keen eye for attention to detail.
  • Adhere to all Health, Safety and Environment requirements.
  • Form and develop relationships with the client, their agent, our design team and consultants.
  • Assist with compliance of contractual obligations.
  • Effective communication with project team.
  • Full Driving Licence is essential.
  • Adhering to the Lovell Service First principles and LIMS. (Lovell Integrated Management System)

Skills and experience required:

  • BSc Quantity Surveying, RICS & CIOB accredited degree.
  • Proven ability of working in a fast-paced and deadline-driven environment.
  • Self-directed and highly motivated.
  • Excellent negotiation skills.
  • Excellent communicator with all internal and external customers.
  • Excellent all round IT skills.

Contact details:

Robert Evans, Lovell Partnerships Ltd, Tidworth Road, Ludgershall, Wiltshire, SP11 9RP



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