230239 Requisition #

Kier Places are recruiting now for a Senior Quantity Surveyor to join our Housing Maintenance Commercial team in London, to uphold and maintain the commercial wellbeing of our housing maintenance contracts, which deliver essential fire safety and key compliance planned maintenance works as well as responsive repairs maintenance works across a variety of clients, and to reduce cost, increase value, drive revenue/profits and mitigate against risk in a safe and ethical manner.

Location: Flexible working available, where you will be based out of our Loughton office with home working available and some travel to other offices and sites in London, Sheffield, Midlands & South East England

Business Area: Kier Places - Housing Maintenance - Responsive Repairs contracts

Contract & hours: Permanent, full time 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday



As a Senior Quantity Surveyor, you’ll provide expert commercial input, alongside delivering financial and contractual performance forecasts to the senior management team which will help to ensure that business targets and KPIs are exceeded.

Your day to day will include:

  • Accountability for pricing of additional works,
  • Resolving any contractual issues from our client and supply chain, whilst identifying any areas of risk and mitigation,
  • Taking ownership of Value Cost Reconciliation, forecasts, financial reports and contract reviews, to produce the required Commercial Plans in line with our Business Plan. 

These contracts include works for maintaining & upgrading fire safety systems (i.e. fire stopping works, fire alarms, doors & sprinkler systems), kitchen & bathroom replacements, refurbishment of voids & occupied properties, and day-to-day repairs such as gas, boiler, plumbing & heating systems, carpentry, fabric & decorative repairs, and other general home repairs.


What are we looking for?

This role of Senior Quantity Surveyor, is great for you if:


  • You are commercially focused & self-motivated, who can manage, lead and execute our vision, with management & mentoring experience to lead a team through responsive repairs, planned maintenance and Decent Homes projects.


  • You should have strong experience with building & maintaining relationships with clients and subcontractors; strong, demonstrable knowledge of the VCR/CVR & overall QS process; good knowledge of Joint Contracts Tribunal (JCT) and/or National Housing Federation (NHF) schedule of rates; the ability to give reliable forecasting & valuations; and the ability to give value for money without compromising Health & Safety and customer satisfaction across the contracts.


  • You have experience within the housing maintenance sector to be successful in this role, on projects providing planned and/or repairs maintenance works, with experience of building effective working relationships with senior management, directors, and clients.


Who are we?

Kier Housing Maintenance is a home-from-home for people with top housing maintenance and repairs skills. Thousands of homes across the country rely on us to maintain the place they live day-in-day-out. Join us to play a valued role in the success of the wider Kier Places team.


At Kier, we’re proud to be able to offer our fantastic employees a wide variety of benefits that you can tailor to your needs.

You can expect a competitive salary and an outstanding package that includes a company car or allowance, private healthcare, matched pension scheme up to 7.5%, 26 days’ annual leave plus bank holidays together with two employee Share Scheme options (Sharesave and Share Incentive Plan).

Some of our other benefits include:

  • New and enhanced family friendly policies with 8 weeks paternity leave, 26 weeks maternity leave, pregnancy loss leave, surrogacy leave, and important guidance on the menopause and the support we can offer
  • Kier’s Green Car Scheme
  • 24/7 virtual GP service for you and your family, as well as 4x Life Assurance as standard, with the option for Partner Life Assurance cover
  • A huge range of deals and discounts at many of your favourite brands

Find out more here about the great rewards and benefits we offer our employees.


Be great in a company built on doing good. Join us today as a Senior Quantity Surveyor.


Due to the nature of this role, you will also be required to complete a Basic Disclosure and Barring Service Check (applicants with criminal convictions will be treated on a case-by-case basis. We do not discriminate based on an applicant’s criminal record or the details of any offences disclosed to us). Some roles may also be subject to further pre-employment checks.


Kier is committed to creating supportive and inclusive opportunities for all our applicants and employees. We appreciate applicants from all backgrounds and we specifically encourage those from underrepresented communities to apply. Take a look here to learn more about our commitments to diversity and inclusion. If you require any reasonable adjustments during any part of the application process, please let us know so we can discuss and arrange these by emailing InclusiveRecruitment@kier.co.uk.


Closing Date: 20th February 2023


Please note, interviews may take place before the closing date, and we reserve the right to close applications early.


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