Wates have an opportunity for a Site Quantity Surveyor to join our Wates team within our Planned Works division. You will be working out of our Brent office on various contracts. The focus of this role will be to complete internal and external refurbishment of a residential high rise building. You will be required to produce the commercial outputs and effectively monitor/exercise cost control, as well as to liaise with client representative/s to ensure compliance with contractual service standards, to ensure the company operates efficiently and profitably.

Key Accountabilities will include:

  • Develop and encourage project team performance encouraging and ensuring that Wates’ main contractual obligations and or strategies are executed and regularly reviewed
  • Complete and submit monthly Cost Value Reconciliations (CVR) and progress reports
  • Demonstrate understanding of internal and external tender strategies / build up and work to the profit plan
  • Agree external valuations / cash flow to maximise project value
  • Work with the Commercial Manager to agree and produce main and subcontract final accounts
  • Ensure all Wates subcontract management / process obligations are complete with particular reference to Procurement, Measurement and valuation, Contractual instructions / notices / orders as well as Health and Safety


We are looking for someone with financial and commercial awareness with a clear commitment to a customer-centres service.

To be successful in the role you will already have relevant commercial skills and experience including the ability to maximise value recovery, cost control and cash management as well as effectively use / understand financial reports and software.

Alongside this you will be a confident communicator, able to demonstrate the ability to form and develop relationships with the client, Project Surveyors, internal team and supply chain. The role would be based between office and site, with some home working.

Work for Wates

Wates is one of the UK’s leading family-owned development, building and property maintenance companies.  Founded over 125 years ago, we have a proud legacy in the built environment.

We are driven by our purpose, ‘reimagining places for people to thrive’ and our three promises:

  • Thriving places – working with customers, partners and communities to create places that are more sustainable, inclusive, and full of opportunity.
  • Thriving planet – protecting nature and taking action on climate change by collaborating and innovating with our partners.
  • Thriving people – creating opportunities and relationships so that everyone who works for and with us feels included, invested in and treated with care.

We are proud to be recognised as Gold Investors in People and as a Disability Confident employer.  We also ensure that our recruitment processes do not treat anyone less favourably due to an offending background.

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