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Quantity Surveyor

Camden London Borough Council
Camden, London (Greater)
Closing date
16 Jan 2022

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Housing, Management and Maintenance
Job role
Contract Type
Full time
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Job Details

Alternative flexible working options available / open to discussion 

About us
In Camden we are committed to working together to make our borough the best place to live, work, study and visit. Partnership with our communities is central to the way we work, so that everyone can access opportunities, and nobody gets left behind.

The role

As a Quantity Surveyor, you’ll be an integral part of our team. Working within our extensive capital investment programme, you’ll contribute to a range of residential, commercial, corporate, and educational building projects. The investment includes the building fabric as well as M&E schemes, with a total value circa £150M per annum. You’ll help us spend wisely, managing financial procurement issues and applying cost control.

In this role, you will manage the procurement and delivery related to the programme, through applying cost control procedures i.e. supply chain management, cost/valuation reports and managing financial issues. You will provide professional advice on appropriate procurement routes to obtain the best value and manage contractual issues.

The post attracts significant financial responsibility with a requirement to report on the day-to-day financial aspects of capital projects as directed; ensure proper financial monitoring of contractors’ cost/price structures as they relate to capital and revenue provisions.

To succeed, you will collate, analyse, and contrast cost information and develop this into meaningful data to inform target costs on all elements within the cost structure. You will audit financial outcomes and monitor these against industry norms.

The ideal candidate will have an awareness of standard methods of measurement relating to fabric works and mechanical and electrical installations, as well as various methods of cost control.

Ideally, degree-educated in a relevant and appropriate discipline (or equivalent), Membership of RICS or a relevant professional body would also be desirable. you’ll also have a firm grasp of housing legislation, building pathology and construction contract issues. You will have strong communication skills and be able to confidently represent the Council and speak at public meetings.

Working for Camden

We’re ready to welcome your ideas, your views, and your rebellious spirit. Help us redefine how we’re supporting our communities, and we’ll redefine what a career can be. If that sounds good to you, we’d love to talk.

At Camden, you’ll receive a host of benefits as well as joining a flexible working employer. Click HERE to see full details of our benefits.

Additional information

To view the Job Profile, please click HERE

To apply for this job please follow the "Apply" link. In the ‘Why you?’ section of the application you will be required to demonstrate how you meet the essential criteria listed in the Job Profile.

To discover more about Camden and our commitment towards diversity, equality and safeguarding, please visit our recruitment website

Asking for Adjustments

Camden is committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and as accessible as possible for everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for disabled people, neurodiverse people or people with long-term health conditions. If you would like us to do anything differently during the application, interview or assessment process, including providing information in an alternative format, please contact us on 020 7974 6655, at or post to 5 Pancras Square, London, N1C 4AG.


Camden: A diverse and vibrant borough
What makes us different?

Camden London Borough Council offers the opportunity to create a place for everyone. The council is committed to excellence and aims to recruit vibrant and talented people to develop and cultivate highly competent work teams. 
Camden Council promotes culture, innovation and excellence by celebrating awards such as the Camden Business Awards, Community Support Awards and Camden Design Awards. 

Great values

Based in the heart of the capital, Camden has much to offer its dedicated staff. The council is committed to excellence, and dedicated to safeguard and support the welfare of vulnerable adults, young people and children. Camden aims to work hand to hand with the communities it serves to find new and better ways to increase quality of life.
Why work for Camden?

  • Camden is committed to providing high quality services
  • Competent and skilled work teams.
  • A trusting, supportive working environment
  • Strong focus on innovation
  • Competitive salary.
  • Free season ticket / travelcard loan scheme. 

Would you like to work in an innovative, multicultural, vibrant and transforming environment?

Camden may offer the opportunity you are looking for.

Find Us
020 7974 4444
Town Hall
Judd Street
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