Quantity Surveyor

Location: Cambridge

Job Type: Commercial

Contract: Full Time/Flexible Working

Application Deadline: 07 May 2024

The Vacancy

Wates are looking for a Quantity Surveyor to join our construction team in our Northern Home Counties region focussing on high profile, technically complex projects across multiple sectors.

If you are passionate about the commercial aspects of Construction and are looking for an opportunity to challenge the norm, bring fresh new ideas and elevate yourself within the industry then join us and help to create tomorrow together.

This is a great opportunity to progress your career as part of a talented, diverse, and supportive team.


Our Quantity Surveyors are a valuable part of our business, where they take ownership for the development and implementation of all pre and post contract strategies, commercial functions and contract reporting. Quantity Surveyors will have full accountability for their own work packages or projects and continue to work collaboratively with our customers and industry specialists with a firm focus on added value, compliance, commercial viability, and best practice.

As our Quantity Surveyor you will:

  • Contribute to the project commercial strategies and take ownership for your own subcontract packages, whilst demonstrating an understanding of the implementation of internal and external tender strategies
  • Maximise project cashflow by effective management of subcontract packages
  • Contribute to relevant project procurement strategies with particular focus on the issuing of tender enquiries, package reconciliations and production of subcontract orders, whilst working with the Commercial Lead to agree main and subcontract final accounts.


  • Competitive salary & bonus
  • Flexible working
  • Car Allowance / Company Car (subject to Role/Grade)
  • Travel covered to any of our sites (subject to HMRC advisory rates)
  • Extensive corporate benefits including, Private Medical, Pension 8% employers’ contribution, Health and Wellness programme, 26 days holidays + bank holidays and much more…
  • Excellent range of learning and development activity to support your career progression.
  • Industry leading family leave benefits to included 26 weeks fully paid maternity, 8 weeks fully paid paternity.

To find out more about LIFE AT WATES please click on the following link https://www.wates.co.uk/careers/

Work for Wates

Wates Group is one of the largest, and most successful family-owned private construction, development, and property services companies in the UK. We are building a place to work where everyone belongs, by one small act of inclusion at a time. We celebrate difference and welcome diversity.

As a responsible and inclusive employer, we are committed to equality and are proud to have been recognised for this through a range of accolades including gold accreditation with Investors in People, we are also a Disability Confident employer. Being a family owned, business means we understand and value long term relationships.

The Wates Group are committed to three ambitious environmental targets for 2025: Zero Waste, and Zero Carbon, from our operations and Positive Nature Enhancement. Wates are pushing to take a leading role in reducing our industry’s environmental impact.