Applications Invited


Owing to continued growth, Sustainable Building Services (UK) wishes to appoint an experienced quantity surveyor / estimator as soon as possible.

Based Skelmersdale but involving site work nationwide.

Reporting to:
Operations Manager/Director

Key duties:
Carrying out and being responsible for the day to day financial and operational management of all projects under your supervision, from pre-start through to completion. Various estimating duties also required, as detailed below.


Team management:

  • Liaising with Operations Manager
  • Attending regular team briefings
  • Reviewing any subcontract absence/levels with site team
  • Reviewing site performance and output with Site Manager to ensure that the programme is met


Project management:

  • Ensuring that the project-specific order documents are fully checked prior to commencing on site
  • Working closely with the team to ensure that any external render works standards are in line with the customer's expectations and EWI system specification
  • Reviewing any potential delays to the contract and issue relevant notice correspondence to clients and subcontractors
  • Monitoring the issue of any RFI, CVI and site instructions and ensure that they are being valued accordingly


Financial management:

  • Setting project-specific budgets and issuing to operations team
  • Issuing external valuations to meet pre-agreed dates
  • Preparing any financial accounts and obtaining any agreements in writing
  • Agreement and documentation of any variations on site
  • Taking off quantities for preparation of tenders or financial management
  • Preparation and issue of any quotations or variations to meet current margins
  • Producing cost value reports for all projects under your control
  • Monitoring financial appraisals
  • Agreeing any measurement changes with the client
  • Producing prelim analysis showing spend against budget
  • Monitoring current spend on labour and producing necessary reports
  • Checking queries on invoices and reporting findings to accounts
  • Monitoring cash and chasing any outstanding monies


Health & Safety:

  • Taking reasonable care of your own H&S and that of others
  • Ensuring that your own H&S training is up to date
  • Reporting any health and safety concerns to the Operations Manager and/or Directors as soon as is practicable
  • Verifying that all subcontractor insurances are updated


Labour-only subcontractor management:

  • Monitoring labour targets to ensure that margin is maintained
  • Carrying out any on-site measurements to ensure payments are correct
  • Issuing weekly or fortnightly payment certificates to accounts with all payment information


Subcontractor management:

  • Assessing subcontractors prior to issuing any sub-order
  • Producing financial summary sheet for Operations Manager, indicating budget against costs, before any sub-order is placed
  • Checking that all items have been priced in accordance with specification
  • Issuing subcontract orders detailing all agreed rates
  • Issuing any site instruction to subcontractors and monitoring any cost variation
  • Monitoring monthly subcontract applications and issuing liability/payment dates to Accounts
  • Issuing any contractual notices to subcontractors


The above lists of roles and responsibilities are not exhaustive and may be subject to change as the requirements of the position dictate, and as the experience of the post-holder increases.

Your Application:

Please send a written application that demonstrates your experience with respect to the roles and responsibilities described above. Please supply all your appropriate contact details and feel free to provide additional information about your personal strengths and other relevant experience / qualifications. Completed applications should be sent by email to enquiries (at) or by post to the company's Skelmersdale office, marked for the attention of the Commercial Manager.

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