Derek Gough
Derek Gough

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Derek Gough Associates has an immediate vacancy for a Quantity Surveyor. If you have the right experience and qualifications you can find the application form at the bottom of this page.

Job Title: Quantity Surveyor

Location: The Old Hay Barn, Warrington Road, Mere Hall Estate, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 0PY


Context and Purpose:

Established by Derek Gough in 1993, today Derek oversees the running and management of a practice team that provides professional, timely and accurate costing advice for over 20 years.  We are proud to be a leading provider of specialist building cost analysis to clients and contractors, both personal and corporate.

The company is based in Knutsford, with an additional office in Chelsea, London. Focusing on luxury residential new builds and refurbishments. DGA also work in the commercial, educational and civils sector.

The role of the QS / Estimator is key to the company’s future development and success in delivering a continuous flow of new business and identifying future opportunities in both competitive tendering and design and build projects.

The Directors seek to attract a Quantity Surveyor with broad commercial skills and a strong background in estimating whilst understanding the commercial drivers, risk profiles and key success factors for clients procuring construction works.  The QS will ensure accurate, robust and innovative advice is delivered to clients to align with their needs and business objectives.


Pre-Contract (QS)

  • Take off quantities in line with NRM2.
  • Prepare and issue sub-contract enquiries and assessment of quotations upon return.
  • Prepare a full Bill of Quantities.
  • Have excellent construction knowledge.
  • Knowledge of current labour and material rates.
  • Complete tender documents for submission.
  • Submit tenders on behalf of clients.
  • Value Engineering and Construction design recommendations.

Post Contract (QS)

  • Liaise with client on a regular basis.
  • Submit Monthly valuations on their behalf.
  • Manage and value construction variations.
  • Agreement of final accounts.



  • Construction Related Degree.


  • Good working knowledge of NRM2.
  • Experienced in CAD Measure, Cost Ex or Conquest.
  • Experienced in Residential projects.
  • Good IT Skills – particularly Excel.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Driving Licence.

Personal Qualities:

  • High degree of personal motivation.
  • Ability to work as part of close-knit team and manage numerous activities and projects simultaneously – both short and long term.
  • Ability to work on own initiative.
  • Good negotiator.
  • Able to take responsibility.
  • Able to take a planned approach.
  • Build and maintain client relationships.

Excellent benefits:

  • Competitive Salary
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Private Healthcare
  • Gym Membership
  • Career Progression & Training



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I have used the services of Derek Gough Associates for numerous jobs and tenders over many years. They are always very professional, knowledgeable, and always meet deadlines. I have no hesitation in recommending them.

Over 125 years combined experience.

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