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Senior Quantity Surveyor (PQS)

Salary £53,274 - £64,375 + £1,560 car allowance
Location Peterborough / Home
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This is a Permanent, Full Time vacancy that will close in {x} days at {xx:xx} BST.

Full time – Permanent – 37 hours per week (Mon-Fri) – Hybrid Working

Our internal QS team is expanding due to continued growth and development of the organisation! 

We are looking for a Senior Quantity Surveyor to join us to ensure that CKH is able to deliver an effective Employer’s Agent service for the business in line with the corporate plan. The successful candidate will be responsible for undertaking financial appraisals of tenders for schemes, all pre and post contract work for projects and managing the scope of works to name but a few.

The ideal candidate will need to be MRICS qualified and have demonstrable post-qualification experience in order to help support the development of the team.  In addition, the ideal candidate must be proficient in completing valuations, payment notices and cost reports.

The role will be predominately home-based but frequent travel to our sites will be required which is usually within a 1-hour commute from Peterborough.


We are looking for someone

  • To assist the development of Apprentice Quantity Surveyors, Graduate Quantity Surveyors and Assistant Quantity Surveyors throughout the pre and post contract phases of all projects.
  • To maintain and update CKH’s reporting systems for identifying and analysing key data such as plot handover information, plot and project progress, estimated final costs and other key metrics for all of the CKH new build development programme.
  • To maintain a robust document management system for evidencing control and reporting on individual new build schemes for financial performance and quality and compliance with the contract.
  • Manage stakeholders, chairing monthly project meetings, and reporting on progress and programme.
  • To undertake pre/post tender documentation and evaluation.
  • To undertake financial appraisals of tenders for schemes and undertaking financial forecasts.
  • To advise on project procurement routes in line with standard practices.
  • To produce all contractual documentation and awarding of contracts to contractors.
  • To oversee the administration of large scale complex  building  contracts,  pro-actively  managing  and confirming the compliance of contractors/consultants to ensure contract terms and conditions are met.
  • To manage claims and mitigating costs for development schemes. 
  • To manage contract scope including  cost  variations,  schedules  of  works,  quality  of  projects, construction progress and contractors’ claims.
  • To manage the presentation of certificates for all interim payments to the contractor, issuing all instructions to the contractor. Authorising payment notices to Contractors and liaising with the Finance Team to ensure that the payment process is robust and only authorised signatories are included on Payment Notices.
  • To issue and establish monthly valuations and cost forecasts
  • To negotiate and produce final accounts for payment by the client.
  • Supporting and mentoring Assistant Quantity Surveyors and Quantity Surveyors as part of their career progression towards the RICS Assessment of Professional Competence (APC), ensuring all employees have sufficient training for the Employer’s Agent in their role as RICS Counsellor, to sign off the their record of experience.



  • BSc (Hons) in Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management or similar
  • MSc in Quantity Surveying and registered for the Assessment of Professional Competence for membership of the Royal Institution of Charted Surveyors MRICS 
  • Significant experience of employer's agent/quantity surveying role for major new build housing schemes.
  • Experience of producing reports on a monthly basis relating to project deliverables
  • Experience of programme analysis, interrogation, interpretation and client reporting.
  • Experience to include interpretation of contracts, design and implementation of change management, resolution of contractual disputes, design and implementation of project controls, contract correspondence and financial close of contracts.
  • Experience of writing contract specifications and bills of quantities and the pre and post tender documentation and procurement processes and evaluation of tenders.
  • Strong knowledge and use of document management systems to aid efficient service delivery.
  • Detailed knowledge of new build contractual arrangements and section 106 agreements working  with social landlords, developers and local authorities.
  • Strong and effective communication skills
  • Highly skilled in contract negotiation
  • Self-starter and pro-active approach
  • Excellent organisational skills and attention to detail
  • A flexible attitude to be able to respond to the needs of the business
  • Excellent financial cost control skills and ability to communicate the financial position of contract to stakeholders and clients on a monthly basis
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • A clear DBS check will be required for this role
  • A full UK driving license and access to a suitable vehicle for work purposes


A commercial business with a social heart, our vision is to create opportunities that change lives through our drive, expertise, resources and passion. 

Our dynamic approach has made us one of the region’s leading providers of affordable homes for rent and sale. Developing new homes across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, and the surrounding area, we’re committed to increasing the supply of affordable homes in the communities where they are needed most. Agility and innovation are central to our approach to adapting to change, and we’ll continue to grow our business in today’s fast-paced operating environment. 

There’s more to building communities than building houses. In addition to providing quality homes and delivering excellent landlord services, we also provide care at home and at our two extra care communities in Peterborough as well as around the clock support through our LifeLine personal alarm service. Our community investment programme sees us working with specialist partners to bring a range of employment, wellbeing and family-friendly services to the heart of our communities, with a rapidly expanding digital support offer too. 

You can find out more about us and the services we offer our residents on the CKH website.

CKH actively seeks to continue to build an inclusive environment for its employees and the communities it serves and welcomes applications from people from all backgrounds.

At CKH, everything we do is about the people who live in our homes and access our services. So, we know we need the best people to deliver the outstanding services and support our communities deserve. No matter where your career with us takes you, you’ll be part of a team that makes a difference and creates opportunities that change lives. 

As well as working to create sustainable, prosperous communities, we’re also keen to build a workplace community where you can feel supported by colleagues and enjoy your time at work. With a broad range of backgrounds and experience, our team is united by our shared values: action, commitment, excellence, integrity and teamwork. If that sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you. 

We know we need to provide a great working environment to attract the best people. Our offer includes:

  • A great pension scheme: we will double your contribution up to a maximum of 10% and include Life Cover

  • Generous holiday entitlement; 25 days plus bank holidays increasing with time

  • Flexible family friendly and carers policies that allow a range of paid and unpaid leave

  • CKH Rewards benefits platform including cashback on purchases, instant vouchers and reloadable gift cards

  • Westfield Health, giving access to a range of benefits such as 24 hour DoctorLine, Employee Assistance Programme, money back for glasses and dental treatment (after probation)

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