Published: 3rd Dec 2019

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Located in the West Midlands, Sandwell is a metropolitan borough in the Black Country, which is made up of six towns – Oldbury, Rowley Regis, Smethwick, Tipton, Wednesbury and West Bromwich. The borough is full of opportunity and investment potential having excellent access to the national motorway network with five junctions feeding in to the M5 and M6 motorways serving the South West, South East and North West regions of the UK.

The Urban Design & Building Services Department within the Strategic Assets and Land service area is one of the fastest growing departments within Sandwell Council. Due to this exciting and structured growth, a fantastic permanent opportunity exists for a Lead Principal Quantity Surveyor to join the service and spearhead targeting this expanding work area. You will be working within a diverse team made up of highly skilled and self-motivated individuals.

As the Lead Principal Quantity Surveyor, you will be responsible for running a team, maintaining full commercial and management responsibility for construction services and projects to multiple areas of the council. The team deliver a full range of advice and construction services on a variety of new build, re-modelling and refurbishment projects on behalf of the council’s internal and external clients, including housing, education and leisure schemes ranging from £10k to £15m.

You will also play a key strategic role in identifying and developing new opportunities and ensuring best value through innovation to enable the Council to realise exciting new development and large scale regeneration opportunities focused on rejuvenating Town Centres and realising ambitious housing delivery targets. This is all part of Sandwell’s drive to the Council’s ‘Vision 2030 Sandwell’ commitments.

Your team will comprise of one Chartered QS, Two part qualified QS’s, one Trainee QS, Three Clerks of Works, Two Finance Officers and two FM Management Officers.

Candidates will either be a Chartered Quantity Surveyor (MRICS or FRICS) or will be educated to degree level in a relevant subject, with a minimum of five years’ relevant post qualification experience. Candidates that are not yet MRICS or FRICS will be committed to obtaining chartered status within a reasonable period of time after appointment, with the full support of Sandwell Council.

Our Values: TrustUnity and Progress make the Council unique. These principles define how we work and are reflected in the way we behave. They are important to us, guiding and shaping our organisational culture. Our values are key in achieving Sandwell’s Vision 2030 and also guide us when we recruit new members of the team.  It is key that applicants are committed to these behaviours.


37 hours per week

Sandwell Borough Council is committed to wellbeing and work life balance for all its employees. Thus, the council offer and promote agile working.

For an informal conversation about Sandwell Council and this exciting opportunity please contact our retained Recruitment Consultant:

Joe Murphy at Hays Construction & Property on T: 0121 236 6160 or E: [email protected]

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