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Quantity Surveyor:

Kingston Joinery are seeking to attract a Quantity Surveyor to join our team at our Melton Office, East Yorkshire.

Reporting directly to the Commercial Manager, the suitable candidate will have a broad range of commercial skills including estimating experience. A joinery related background is preferred but not essential.


  • Produce estimates/ quotations for s/c joinery packages ranging from £100k - £2.5m
  • Assess tender documentation to ensure sufficient information has been provided to prepare a tender
  • Take off quantities (if required)
  • Prepare and issue sub-contract enquiries and assessment of quotations upon receipt
  • Prepare and issue material supply enquiries and assessment of quotations upon receipt
  • Produce tender documents for submission
  • Submit tenders and follow up
  • Post tender negotiations

Post Contract (QS)

  • Maintain contract documentation and advise on pre tender and post contract matters
  • Preparation and issue of contractual letters to clients and / or sub-contractors
  • Post contract liaison with clients
  • Sub-contract negotiation and letting
  • Preparation and submission of interim valuations
  • Site measurement
  • Manage and value variations
  • Agreement of final accounts
  • Management and of contract costs including payments to sub-contractors
  • Preparation of monthly cost and value reconciliation reports
  • Analysis and management of contractual matters and potential claims


  • Degree qualified
  • RICS (not essential)


  • Good working knowledge of forms of contract currently used within the Construction Industry
  • Good working knowledge of SMM7
  • Driving licence
  • Good IT skills - particularly Word and Excel
  • Excellent communication skills

Personal Qualities:

  • High degree of personal motivation
  • Commercial acumen
  • Ability to work as part of a close knit management team and manage numerous activities / projects simultaneously – both short and long term
  • Ability to work on own initiative and with the minimum of supervision
  • Outgoing personality essential for dealing directly with clients
  • Good negotiator
  • Flexibility with regard to working across all areas of the business, and hours to meet the requirements of the position


  • Leadership
  • Enterprising and Commercial Approach
  • A Planned Approach
  • Taking Responsibility
  • Customer Focus
  • Building and Maintaining Relationships

Apply by post

Sarah Rawlings
Unit 4B, Redcliff Road
Melton Business Park, Melton
Hull, East Yorkshire
HU14 3RS

or by email


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