Site Quantity Surveyor

  • Canbury construction Ltd
  • Various
  • Dec 18, 2020
Full time Construction Construction & Engineering Quantity Surveyor

Job Description

Site Quantity Surveyors 

Canbury Construction are recruiting for site based Quantity Surveyors and Junior / Assistant Quantity Surveyor roles on secured projects commencing early 2021 through to 2023.

Company Profile

Canbury Construction Ltd is a building contractor providing main contractor and design & build services.  We have a valued construction management team with extensive experience in all sectors of the construction industry including student accommodation, multi storey apartment buildings & mixed use residential / commercial schemes for a strong, longstanding client base.


Epsom – 98 residential units – new build and conversion of existing mansion house

Wood Green – 121 new build residential units with commercial shell and core

Earlsfield – 129 new build residential units with commercial shell and core

Canterbury – 163 and 212 bedroom student accommodation and associated communal spaces


Due to strong growth in the company, there is a requirement for a site based QSs dealing with procurement, day to day commercial running of the project, a negotiator, eye for detail, good communication skills and well presented.


  • Work alongside the Project Manager and Accounts team to deliver the commercial aspects of the project
  • Provide a hands on, detail oriented approach to managing supplier and subcontractor packages, direct orders and site prelims
  • Measuring and taking off builder’s quants for the supply of materials and subcontract packages of works.  Preparation of subcontract packages
  • Obtaining quotations and placing formal subcontractor orders
  • Processing supplier and subcontractor payment request (Review and scrutiny of subcontractor applications, variations, take-offs and check measures, reconciling order values and instructed works and updating and forecast final accounts)
  • Achieving best value and companywide buying
  • Developing and maintaining good relationships with the site management team, suppliers, and subcontractors
  • Maintaining accurate records on projects, ensuring communication is maintained with all concerned parties.
  • Providing cost updates tracked against budgets and cash forecasts for the project
  • Preparation of supporting information for monthly valuations to the client
  • Any other duties to support the business and project team



  • Must have 3-year prior experience within the construction industry
  • We are considering both RICS qualified candidates and those working towards RICS qualifications
  • This position would suit someone from a contracting background who is a confident negotiator and communicator.



  • Salary dependent on experience and qualifications (Typical range £40,000 – 65,000)
  • Career progression opportunities
  • Travel expenses

 Please send us a CV and if successful someone will be in contact with you about the role



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