Quantity Surveyor - Exeter

Business Area: Commercial, Quantity Surveying & Project Management

Vacancy Base: Exeter

County: Devon

Contract Type: Permanent

Hours: 40

Taylor Woodrow is committed to delivering the infrastructure that will support the UK’s Net Zero environmental transition, improving the highways network, and enhancing rail infrastructure.

Whether we are delivering small scale improvements or a major project, our success is founded on the teams we build, the relationships we develop, and the engineering solutions that we provide. We have a strong regional presence across the UK, where local people bring local solutions across a range of infrastructure and civil engineering projects as part of long-term frameworks. This is complimented by our ability to deliver major infrastructure projects requiring complex engineering solutions.

Sustainability is at the heart of our approach and we are committed to respecting and protecting the environment in everything that we do. Taking the time to understand and make a positive difference to each community that we work within is an integral part of our work to ensure that our projects leave a lasting legacy.

Activities of the team/department that this role will operate in;

Business Leadership

  • Become aware of the impact of commercial and technical changes at strategic level within the customer’s business industry / sector
  • Be aware of the requirements to plan change in commercial resource within a project.
  • Assist the business/project in achieving the objectives/targets set in the Taylor Woodrow Carbon Strategy within your specific work activitites

    Start Up of New Projects

  • Develop understanding and working knowledge of project start up and close out procedures.


  • Carry out subcontract procurement in accordance with the procurement schedule timetable, in accordance with the Vinci
    procurement process and policy.
  • Procure materials and off-site services in an efficient manner with organisations in accordance with VINCI procurement policy and procedures and ensure appropriate records are kept.
  • Prepare work package content sheets as part of the project team.
  • Prepare subcontract invitations to tender and evaluate tender returns (time, cost, quality and SHE) and make recommendations to appoint.
  • Understand the importance of the supply chain to deliver continuous improvement in terms of time, cost, quality and learning of all

    Applications for Payment and Invoicing

  • Maximise cash flow through timely preparation of valuations, submission of invoices and receipt of payment.
  • Assist in the prompt preparation and settlement of final accounts, including variations.

    Cost Control

  • Use a knowledge and understanding of principle costs of resource (labour, plant and materials) to identify, manage, reduce and eliminate unnecessary costs and inefficient activities.
  • Prepare material wastage reconciliations.
  • Monitor resources and costs to ensure that projects meet and / or exceed targets, including but not limited to the scheduling of labour resources.
  • Review plant and equipment schedules to ensure efficiency of use.
Formal qualifications required;
  • Formal Commercial/QS qualification or equivalent
  • Rail / Highways / Civils experience
Fairness, Inclusion and Respect (FIR) at Taylor Woodrow is about recognising and celebrating each other’s differences and what they bring to the team. Harnessing this diversity and applying the experiences, abilities and unique qualities of individuals will enhance our business; therefore, we commit to equity of opportunity and fair treatment of all current and potential employees and encourage job applications from all.
Should you require any reasonable adjustments to be made as part of the application process please contact us directly.
Taylor Woodrow recognises the importance of helping our employees balance their work and home life by offering flexible working arrangements across many of our roles, which include working from home, to enable employees to balance their working life with other priorities.
Awarded Investors in People Silver, a member of the 5% Club and recognised as an Investor in Diversity. Providing opportunity and growth for all our employees is the bedrock of our business, ensuring a safe, happy and productive workforce.
Read more about working for Taylor Woodrow on our website
We have a dedicated recruitment team and politely request that agencies refrain from contacting anyone across our businesses with regards to speculative CV’s or offering to assist with our vacancies, thank you.

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