Building & Construction
Manchester City Centre
Employment type
£65,000 - £75,000
Closing date

We are commercial property specialists operating across the UK. At Bruntwood, we're committed to offering more than just outstanding office, coworking, retail and lab spaces. Everything we do is tied into our vision of building vibrant communities, whilst providing businesses with the support and expertise they need to grow. 

Some examples of our varied portfolio include: Bloc, Alderley Park, Circle Square and Ev0

You’ll be based at our Union office in Manchester City Centre. 

Have a look at these videos to give an insight into who we are: 

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You can find the full job description as an attachment at the bottom of our website advert.

Job purpose: 

The Senior Quantity Surveyor drives high quality solutions for our colleagues and customers, resolves complex issues and uses comprehensive technical knowledge to implement improvements to our processes. You’ll work closely with another Senior Quantity Surveyor, managing a team of Quantity Surveyors and Apprentices. Reporting to the Director of Building Consultancy. 

What you’ll be doing: 

  • Contribute to the Portfolio Budget setting process by advising on data, insight, and live benchmark costs
  • Deliver a high quality service for QS activity to internal and external customers and own communication to colleagues and stakeholders on progress
  • Implement improvements and updates of Bruntwood standard contracts, documentation and live benchmark data and manage suggestions and recommendations to keep these updated
  • Commercially manage projects across the divisional portfolios using your technical expertise of internal and external QS best practice.
  • Drive and support the wider project team to ensures all schemes are delivered successfully
  • Own the contractual administration and cost control of projects from medium to high value and complexity, using innovative and progressive solutions.
  • Advise the Building Consultancy team on budgets and costs, driving best possible value.
  • Proactively build supplier relationships by staying connected
  • Complete monthly cash flow forecasts to support the team to stay on track and commercially focused.
  • Manage project handover from delivery to operations post PC to deliver a seamless experience.
  • Manage risk and statutory compliance for your own area in line with the company policies and practices.
  • Proactively use your work to contribute to achieving Bruntwood’s sustainability goals.

What we’re looking for: 

  • You’’ll be a subject matter expert with post MRICS experience within quantity surveying, with the ability to display technical and detailed knowledge 
  • You’ll enjoy improving systems and processes, with proven experience in driving efficiencies.
  • Ideally you’ll have experience within private practice or a similar client facing environment - where you’ve had to collaborate closely with external stakeholders.
  • Management experience would be beneficial but not essential, what is important to us is that you enjoy mentoring and supporting more inexperienced colleagues with their development 
  • You’ll enjoy building trusted key relationships internally and externally, driving works collaboratively and managing conflicting priorities whilst building on our brand reputation
  • You’ll be able to negotiate, both internally and externally to reach a win-win outcome for all.
  • You’ll have a detailed understanding of commercial property, in terms of contracts and procurement

We really believe that if you’re brilliant to work with, you deserve brilliant things in return:

  • 28 days holiday plus you get your Birthday off work - and if that’s not enough you can also buy & sell holidays too
  • 24 hours a year volunteer time - there are endless opportunities for you to get involved in supporting the causes that matter most to you
  • Sabbatical of up to 12 months so you can take a career break after five years with us
  • Free Healthcare cash plan for all colleagues, so you can claim back medical expenses like optical, dentist & physiotherapy. We also offer free private healthcare cover on an opt in basis too
  • Life assurance cover for all colleagues
  • Up to 8% matched pension scheme
  • Discounts & cashback at leading retailers
  • Enhanced maternity - 26 weeks fully paid leave
  • Interest free loans to pursue your passions and apply for up to £2000 towards learning a new skill

In addition to what to expect within the role and your benefits, it’s good to know that you’ll be working for a business that gives back - The Oglesby Charitable Trust has donated more than £30m since it started out in 2001. Supporting charities across Arts and Culture, Education, Environment, Medical Research and Social & Health Inequality.

We have a two stage interview process here at Bruntwood. It’ll be an opportunity for you to meet your potential work colleagues/manager and ascertain reciprocally whether the role is a good match. Our recruitment team will be on hand throughout the process to answer any questions with as much transparency as possible.