Drayton Fox Recruitment is delighted to partner with a leading construction group to offer an exceptional career opportunity for a Planned Works Quantity Surveyor. This role represents a fantastic chance to join an established, yet dynamic company known for its commitment to quality service and a friendly, collaborative work environment.

About the Company:

Our client, a respected name in the construction industry, started in Bristol and has expanded to six offices, covering the South and South West. With nearly £50m in turnover and a steady flow of work from Housing Associations and Councils, they prioritise delivering excellence over chasing growth. Their team, known for long service tenures, values a culture of support, autonomy, and direct access to decision-makers, including one of the hands-on owners.

The Role:

This role, based in the Bristol office, is pivotal for someone who thrives on independence, capable of making confident decisions and taking initiative. The successful candidate will be integral to the commercial management of planned works contracts, overseeing everything from pre-start inspections to final account settlements. Supported by an Assistant QS, you will manage subcontractors, liaise with operations teams, and ensure accurate financial forecasting and reporting.

This opportunity arises from organic growth, driven by word of mouth and th exemplary work done with current clients. It’s a chance to step into a new role without filling anyone’s shoes, offering the freedom to shape and own your success within the company.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Commercial management of assigned contracts
  • Conduct pre and post-inspections, manage variations, and subcontractor allocations
  • Ensure timely production of applications, invoices, and final accounts
  • Monthly commercial reporting and cost control within target margins
  • Build and maintain relationships with clients, subcontractors, and internal teams


  • Proven experience in Quantity Surveying
  • Understanding of SOR, Open Book, and Cost Plus pricing models
  • Excellent time management and prioritisation skills
  • Experience in procurement, contract management, and dispute resolution
  • NHF experience is desirable

We understand that not everyone may meet all the above criteria. If you believe you’re a good fit for this role, demonstrating a keen aptitude to learn and the right attitude, we encourage you to apply. Your ability to grow into the role and align with our client’s culture could make you the perfect candidate, even if you don’t meet every requirement.

What’s On Offer:

  • Up to £55,000 salary
  • £5,000 car allowance
  • A supportive and inclusive team culture
  • Clear path for career progression, including potential for an MQS position

Next Steps:

If you’re looking to make a meaningful impact in a company that values quality and community, we want to hear from you.