Quantity Surveyor


As a Chartered Quantity Surveyor, you will play a vital role in supporting Watts in the next stage of growth working with and supporting the Cost Management team. The role involves delivering high quality core cost management services and contributing to the overall team success. 

You will work closely with cross functional teams, stakeholders, and management to drive success & achieve organisational objectives, contributing to the development of the business. 

It is not expected that you will be expert in all areas and training and support will be given to develop your knowledge. 

The role

Main duties will include but are not limited to, the following:

  • To deliver cost planning and cost management services in relation to construction projects and in support of the wider building consultancy team in London.
  • To help deliver and support the growth of the cost consultancy service line in London and expand the existing offer to key commercial investor clients within office, retail, residential, leisure, industrial and commercial office portfolios.
  • Pre and post contract stages including feasibility studies, cost planning, reporting on tenders and agreeing final accounts.
  • Work to support the growth and expansion of cost consultancy services at Watts Group. Performance criteria.
  • Sound knowledge of building contracts including JCT.
  • Independent delivery of procurement; single and two stage tendering.
  • Cost consultancy experience in the commercial, residential and leisure sector. Ability to demonstrate experience of good client relationship management.
  • Proven track record of delivering end to end commercial cost consultancy. Strong experience of working on project values ranging from £1m to £30m. Experience of using a variety of forms of contract.
  • Strong commercial experience with a proven ability to meet and exceed fee target. Skills and behaviour.
  • Deliver services with autonomy and engender confidence in clients. Diligent in experience with complex projects.
  • Commercially focussed: Develop client relationships so you become a key point of contact & willing to attend events/seminars.
  • Be involved in creating successful new and existing client relationships through networking and business development.

About you

You have a degree qualification in a relevant discipline and ideally will be a member of a professional body such as RICS or CIOB. A strategic thinker with commitment to maintaining high standards of practice. As well as being digitally savvy, driven to build lasting client relationships and work well as part of a team, whilst being self-reliant but willing to learn and develop.

You will have experience in delivering work in a consultancy environment, keen to grow your career and enjoy the opportunities working at Watts can offer.

  • Excellent understanding of commercial property, the wider market and sector drivers.
  • Excellent technical knowledge.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills for effective interaction with team members, stakeholders, and senior management.
  • Ability to develop junior colleagues, providing clear direction, and possessing the ability to motivate team members to achieve common goals.
  • Enthusiastic, proactive, and self-motivated.
  • Excellent time management and general organisational skills.
  • Understanding of budgeting, financial management, and cost control to ensure projects stay within budget constraints.
  • The ability to adapt to changing project requirements and priorities in a dynamic work environment.
  • Willing to “go the extra mile” to deliver high quality services to our clients.

Watts is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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