Quantity Surveyor

Location York
Discipline: Sales & Commercial
Salary: £60,000
Job ref: 002864
Published: 18 days ago

Quantity Surveyor


About the opportunity

Join the Portakabin culture of innovation, pushing the boundaries of what is possible to seek the best solutions for our clients.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Quantity Surveyor to join our Project Delivery team to proactively manage the financial and contractual aspects of our Sales division projects and drive continuous improvement of the commercial function within our Sales department based at our Head Office in York. 

Reporting to the Managing Surveyor, you will work closely with multi-disciplined teams and take commercial responsibility and ownership for the projects to ensure their successful delivery whilst maintaining relationships, maximising commercial returns and managing risk.


Role Responsibilities

  • Project cost and risk management and cost forecasting (internal & external reporting). 

  • Manage procurement of project subcontractors in conjunction with project buyer (where applicable). 

  • Contract administration including issuing of notices, correspondence etc as applicable. 

  • Lead on cashflow management including submission of applications for payment to clients and notification of payments to subcontractors. 

  • Develop and maintain relationships with clients and the supply chain. 

  • Maximise project revenue, minimise cost and enhance margin. 

  • Protect Sales E&W contractual position with both client & supply chain. 


Role Details

  • Salary: up to £60,000 (dependant on experience)

  • Company Car

  • Role based: York

  • Contract type: Permanent

  • Annual leave: 25 days plus bank holidays


Benefits & Opportunities

  • Option to buy 5 days of annual leave

  • Working flexibly principles

  • Contributory pension

  • Annual performance-related bonus (non-contractual)

  • A range of dedicated health and wellbeing services

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • A chance to give back to your community with an annual Volunteering Day Off

  • Fully funded professional qualifications and membership

  • Cycle to Work Scheme

There is also great opportunity for career progression within Portakabin.


Our Ideal Candidate

We are looking for someone who has: 

  • A degree in quantity surveying / commercial management / related construction degree 

  • Previous experience in a quantity surveying role within the UK construction industry 

  • Understanding of traditional construction methods 

  • Understanding of project delivery phases and associated quantity surveying actions 

  • Clear written and verbal communication skills  

  • Effective time management, organisational, interpersonal and negotiation skills 

Even if you do not match all of our ‘ideal’ criteria we would still be very keen to receive your CV as we love developing our people and may feel that you could be developed into this role.

If you’d like to discuss the role please contact heather.christmas@portakabin.com 


Why Portakabin?

Portakabin exists to bring the wonder of modular building to the world.

Creating precision-engineered buildings, we believe that our people are the key to exploring greater possibilities across our industry, thinking beyond products, to solutions and beyond customers, to the people and societies they serve.

With more than 60 years of expertise, decades of growth and a business that has more than doubled since 2012, Portakabin profitability is strong in both the UK and Europe and our future ambition is to continue this compelling track record of growth.  

We put our people at the heart of everything we do, and you will have the job security and development opportunities that are rare in the current climate, so why not join us, and be a part of our continuing growth and success? With exciting future ambitions we couldn’t think of a better time for you to join us!


Apply Now!

We’re keen to get someone started in this role as soon as possible. If you think this sounds like the ideal job for you, please apply without delay as we may close this job advert early if we receive a high number of applications.


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