Quantity Surveyor

Devonshire Homes are seeking to recruit a Quantity Surveyor. This is a full time position and would be based at our head office in Tiverton reporting directly to the Head of Commercial.

The primary task of this role is to manage the commercial aspects of the development sites to maximise profitability and cost control. Must have the ability to deliver clearly detailed commercial reports to the Board of Directors to enable key decisions regarding site strategy to be made with confidence.

The Quantity Surveyor has the responsibility for achieving the company's objectives of maximising the profitability of the sites through competitive tendering, seeking best value through negotiation/value engineering and closely monitored budget control by regular cost monitoring.

We are looking to employ a candidate who is self motivated; has the ability to prioritise workloads ensuring deadlines are met; but equally has the ability to work as part of the commercial team, strives for continuous improvement for the benefit of the company and have a professional aptitude and appearance at all times.

As the Quantity Surveyor you are responsible for monitoring the actual financial performance of the company against development budgets to ensure viabilities and reports are accurate and reflect current market conditions. This includes producing accurate monthly commercial reporting, bank and Affordable Homes valuations; procurement of subcontract trades, services and utilities ; negotiating best price; processing of payments; managing Bonds and ensuring these are reduced. (This gives an overview of the role but is not exhaustive)


  • Maximising profitability / budgetary control of all sites.
  • Review, monitor and obtain best commercial value at all times.
  • Tendering subcontract packages, placing subcontract orders, processing payments, agreeing final accounts and always maintain the best and appropriate contractual position for the company.
  • Submission of bank and affordable contract valuations to secure relevant incoming cashflow.
  • Production of monthly commercial reports and presenting to the site team and senior management.
  • Work collaboratively with the site team, other departments and external consultants to achieve the required commercial and quality targets.
  • Manage the process to ensure all deadlines are met.
  • Management Reporting
  • Prepare reports and updates for the Managing Surveyor as and when required.
  • Attend regularly organised Design, technical or commercial meetings, update and action points raised.
  • Organise, Chair and minute regular site project meetings.
  • Keep the Managing Surveyor regularly updated of your progress in all aspects of your role.

Candidate Profile


- Construction/Building related HNC or higher qualification (Or equivalent)
- New build experience
- Excellent communication skills in both written and verbal form.
- Produce accurate commercial reports.
- Ability to use a range of IT packages including Microsoft Office.
- Good time management
- Ability to make decisions within authority.
- Able to read, understand and measure from Working Drawings.


5 years experience within the industry with a proven track record.

Competitive salary and package.

Applications including a full CV should be sent to mail@devonshirehomes.co.uk and addressed to: Mr N Bowditch, Head of Commercial.

Closing date: 13.10.23