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Conservation Quantity Surveyor

Summary Information for vacancy - reference HSC/10/033


Historic Scotland


28707 - 33697


EH9 1SH , City of Edinburgh, Scotland

Closing Date

09 April 2010

Interviews start

Not specified





Pay frequency


Appointment Terms


Working Arrangement

Full time

Travel required


No of vacancies


Field of work

Operational Delivery

Brief Description

As a Chartered Quantity Surveyor, you will provide the full range of pre and post-contract quantity surveying services for conservation projects and construction contracts, ranging from initial estimates through to settlement of final accounts.

Financial management is key, including budget estimating and cost control for conservation projects, and checking and approving payments. You will prepare cost reports and outturn forecasts for ongoing projects, and assist with monthly variance reports and outturn forecasts for financial year-end.

Vacancy description

You will be responsible for the management and monitoring of two term commissions with consultant quantity surveying firms. From time to time you will be required to assist in the selection and appointment of building professional consultants for larger conservation projects.

On an ad-hoc basis, you will be asked to provide general cost and contractual advice on Historic Building Repair Grant casework, and surveying advice to Historic Scotland's Historic Building Inspectors on Planning issues. Occasionally more detailed analyses will be required, such as option appraisals or life cycle costing for larger conservation projects.

Further information

CRB check required - Yes

Regulated by OCSC - No

Reserved for existing civil servants - No

Reserved for UK nationals - No

How to apply

Apply on-line by visiting our website at

For a hard copy Job Description/Person Specification and Application Pack please contact Human Resources by email at or telephone 0131 668 8641/8080 or write to Historic Scotland Human Resources, Longmore House, Salisbury Place, Edinburgh, EH9 1SH quoting reference number. Closing date for completed applications is Friday 9th April 2010.

For further details on the post contact Robin Johnston, Tel: 0131-668-8784.

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