Quantity Surveyor

Midlothian Council

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The Jobholder must be a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS), gained through a period of practical training, coupled with a degree level education or an equivalent professional study.

It is essential that the jobholder has previous experience in Building Maintenance on a large scale including project planning, tendering, procurement and estimating. Experience of the building contracting industry from the contractor and client perspective is also essential.

Experience in the post is needed to enable the jobholder to become fully familiar with Midlothian Council policy, procedures and standards, different building types, tendering and procurement options, information systems and best practice targets. The jobholder is required to maintain up to date knowledge of matters that influence building maintenance projects, such as material and construction costs, legislation and technology.

Job Vacancy

Position Title: Quantity Surveyor

Position Number: N227

Directorate: Resources

Location: Stobhill Depot

Contract Status: Permanent

Hours of Work: 36 Hours per Week

Working Pattern: Monday – Thursday: 9.00 – 17:00 Fri 09.00- 15:30

Weeks per year: 52

Closing date: Friday 07 July 2017

Please note that it is Midlothian Councils policy that successful applicants will be appointed to the first point on the salary scale.

Based on you working 36 hours over 52 weeks per year the minimum actual salary for this position is £35,991.68 per annum.


Compliance with the mandatory Cabinet Office PSN (Public Sector Network) Code of Connection requires the Council to meet a baseline personal security standard. This requires completion of a basic/standard/enhanced disclosure check for all employees who can access official information. The fee for this PSN Disclosure check is £25 and the successful candidate will be required to re-pay to the Council the fee through payroll deduction.

Additional Information

If you have difficulty applying for this post or accessing attached documents, or if you have a disability and reasonable adjustment is required, please call 0131 271 3063 to speak to a member of the Recruitment Team stating the post reference number.

Midlothian Council is currently undergoing a period of transformation, changing and improving the way it delivers services in Midlothian. As a consequence, there are a number of existing employees for whom we are committed to seeking suitable alternative employment within the Council in accordance with our legal obligations. Candidates are advised that, for some vacancies, internal candidates in this situation will be interviewed before the wider selection pool and a slightly longer delay may be experienced before application outcomes can be advised to you. Thank you for your patience in this matter.

Applications must be made online at myjobscotland.gov.uk

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