Quantity Surveyor

£50000 - £60000 per annum Benefits

Job description

We have a current opportunity for a QS / Project QS on a permanent basis. The position will be based in Aberdeen. For further information about this position please apply.

Are you interested in a Quantity Surveying, or Project Quantity Surveying job within the construction industry located in Aberdeen? You will have the opportunity to be working for a Scottish based Main Contractor who are hiring a Quantity Surveyor / Project Quantity Surveyor on a permanent basis for work on a mix of projects in the Aberdeen area. Apply today!

Job Title: Quantity Surveyor / Project Quantity Surveyor

Job Type: Permanent

Location: Aberdeen

Industry: Construction

The organisation

This is an excellent opportunity to join a construction business who have been established for over 60 years. You will be joining a company who believes they are true experts within key industry sectors. Sectors include community, education, hotels and leisure, residential and student accommodation.

They are a multiskilled organisation, offering design and delivery to a wide range of clients who they have had repeated business from throughout many years. They have the skills, ability, and local knowledge to deliver a standard of work that delivers projects in a safe and professional manner.

With four projects on site in Aberdeen with the combined value sitting at circa £80m.

This is an exciting time to join the business. They are currently tendering for various other works (commercial and residential) as they look to expand in the North East.

Key responsibilities

In this Senior Quantity Surveyor / Project Surveyor job role, you will report to the Commercial Manager. You will join a team of Contract Surveyors managing commercial aspects of the projects. You will control and manage costs, identify opportunities for increasing profit margins and promote the core values of the business.

Duties will include:

  • To undertake the day to day commercial/surveying activities of allocated projects.
  • Continuous liaison with the Project Manager to ensure understanding of commercial matters relating to the project and support successful operational delivery.
  • Development of project cost plans and working closely with the design team and operational colleagues through the pre-construction process.
  • Procurement of subcontract work packages, issuing detailed tender reports in advance of subcontractor appointments.
  • Measuring and valuing works carried out on site.
  • Formulation of Monthly Valuations, Commercial reporting, the identification and valuation of variations and the control of expenditure.
  • Recognise health and safety, risk and margin when carrying out all works
  • Ensure adherence to Sub-Contracts and assist with sub-contractor payments.

Skills & experience

  • Ideally possess an Honours Degree in Quantity Surveying.
  • Strong IT skills.
  • Numerate and accurate in your work.
  • Effective written and verbal communication.
  • Preferably have at least 5 years construction experience in a Contracting QS role.
  • The initial projects will be the delivery of affordable housing, therefore prior experience working on similar types of projects would be an advantage, but not essential.

It is anticipated that their growing business will provide the opportunity for you to develop into a role with more responsibility and with a significant amount of upcoming work in Aberdeen over the coming years; the business is keen to build a local team to successfully deliver these projects. The company can also assist successful candidates in achieving their RICS APC.


An attractive package is on offer dependent on experience. Benefits include £/attractive salary, profit share scheme, generous holidays, a fully expenses paid company car, or car allowance and excellent contributory Pension Scheme. Hours of work are 8am to 5pm.

If you are interested in the position of Quantity Surveyor / Project Quantity Surveyor in Aberdeen, please apply with your up-to-date CV. No cover letter is required.

Morgan Hunt is a multi-award-winning recruitment business for interim, contract and temporary recruitment and acts as an Employment Agency in relation to permanent vacancies. Morgan Hunt is an equal opportunities employer. Job suitability is assessed on merit in accordance with the individual's skills, qualifications and abilities to perform the relevant duties required in a particular role.


Louise Rees
Senior Manager
Property & Construction Team
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