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Commercial Quantity Surveyor

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Job Overview

  • Salary Offer DOE
  • Postal Code TN37 6LW
  • Job Location Sussex
  • Region South East

Company background

We are currently seeking a Commercial Quantity Surveyor. Based in Hastings, East Sussex, ESL was established in 1993 and specialises in soft landscape construction mainly for commercial customers in the South East of England. The Company operates across the south east of England, from Cambridgeshire to the south coast and Hampshire across to Kent. ESL has gone through a period of significant growth in the past two years, with further controlled growth intended in the next five years.


ESL Landscape Contractors has a need and ongoing requirement for robust governance surrounding every step of its commercial processes.

In introducing the Commercial Quantity Surveyor post, ESL needs to keep up the momentum on engaging with clients via BDMs, estimating and winning profitable work, that can be delivered appropriately on site in accordance with the specification, but need the assurance that every job sold is commercially viable and we have identified the risks involved. None of what is suggested in this job specification should be a reason to slow up the process of growth. It should however be a significant step towards increasing profitability, enhancing reputation (with clients and suppliers) and negating risk.

The role of Commercial QS is key to the company’s future development and success, in delivering successful outcomes to all stakeholders on our (growing) projects portfolio.

The successful person, who will report to the CEO, needs to have a keen commercial acumen and an eye for detail. They need to be able to support our projects from pre-contract to final account.

Commercial Quantity Surveyor role spec

Key tasks:

Liaise with BDMs, estimating team, operations and procurement (in time there may be cause/opportunity to amalgamate lead on procurement into this role)

Carry out pre and post tender/pricing negotiations to take a bid to contract status

Maintain contract documentation and advise on pre-tender and post contract matters

Prepare and issue contractual letters to clients and/or sub-contractors (including negotiating back to back terms with sub-contractors)

Carry out post contract liaison with clients

Ensure best practice in carrying out take offs for material procurement

Sub-contractor negotiation and letting of sub-contracts

Preparation and submission of interim valuations, liaising with operational managers

Management and valuing of variations, liaising with operational managers

Agreement and certification of sub-contractors interim valuations and final accounts

Preparation and submission of final account

Agreement of final accounts

Cost value reconciliation and ongoing project reporting

Supply regular analysis and reports as required

Suggest improvements to procedures and behaviour

Personal Qualities

Has an understanding of contractual formation and various (appropriate) methods of measurement (preferably within the landscape construction industry – but not essential)

Has excellent communication skills

Has a high degree of personal motivation

Has commercial acumen

Has the ability to work as part of a team supporting both the operational team and peer group

Can manage numerous activities across a number of projects simultaneously

Has an outgoing personality essential for dealing directly with clients

Is a good negotiator

Is flexible with regard to working across all areas of the business and hours to meet the requirements of the job.

Has an enterprising and commercial approach

Has a planned, systematic approach

Takes Responsibility

Has a full driving licence

Has an ability to add value to the role and the company as a whole.


The Commercial Quantity Surveyor role is based in East Sussex operating across the south east of England


Degree in quantity surveying/commercial management and/or 5 years’ experience in a similar role



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ESL Landscape Contractors

Turning outdoor spaces into glorious places
Company Information
  • Total Jobs 1 Jobs
  • Slogan Turning outdoor spaces into glorious places
  • Category BALI, Grounds Maintenance, Landscaping
  • Full Address Ocean House, 87-89, London Road, Saint Leonards-on-sea TN37 6LW, UK
  • Company Location Sussex
  • Region South East
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