• RK Signature Living

Join our team

Updated: Nov 4, 2019

We are recruiting for an experienced Contracts Manager and Estimator / Quantity Surveyor to join our expanding team.


Both roles will support the company’s growth within the high-end residential construction sector. The successful candidates will be working very closely with the Company Directors & Project Teams to deliver residential construction projects in Essex, Surrey and West London.


These are empowered positions requiring strong commercial and people skills. Responsible for all project-related commercial activities, these positions will play a vital role in the continued expansion of RK Signature Living.



Contracts Manager

Location: Richmond, Surrey (Office) and West London and Surrey (Sites)

Salary: £competitive per annum

Employment: Full Time, Contract


The candidate must have experience in New Build, Refurbishment, Cut & Carve, Fit Out and Restoration with contract values from £300k to £2m. The successful candidate will undertake the following duties across multiple sites with responsibility for:


  • Health & Safety

  • Programme delivery

  • Sub-Contractors

  • Procurement scheduling

  • Commercial awareness

  • Contract awareness

  • Protecting our company risk - upstream and downstream

  • Lead and chair site meetings (with the client team and also with subcontractors)


In addition, the following criteria need to be met:

  • At least 5 years’ experience working as a contract’s manager or senior site manager in the London residential construction market

  • Must be professional, confident and have excellent communication skills as this role is client-facing

  • Hold a full clean driving licence

  • Advanced computer literacy skills. (experience using Builder Trend an advantage but not essential)

  • Ability to work under pressure and to deadlines

  • Demonstrable project delivery track record


The successful candidate will exhibit the following skillsets and attributes:

  • Highly motivated.

  • Ability to work as a team and under their own steam.

  • High levels of organisation

  • Proactivity

  • Attention to detail

Quantity Surveyor

Location: Loughton, Essex Salary: £competitive per annum Employment: Full-Time, Permanent

Working on projects ranging from £300k to £2m the successful candidate will undertake the following duties:


  • Management of all project-related commercials

  • Producing accurately priced tender returns to deadlines

  • Preparation of subcontractor packages

  • Preparation of trade specifications

  • Subcontractor quotation analysis and negotiation

  • Conduct benchmarking on tenders received

  • Placing subcontractor orders

  • Client valuations

  • Change order management

  • Budget creation

  • Production of weekly, monthly and quarterly reports

  • Management of RK Signature Living’s contractual obligations (JCT/RIBA Standard Contracts.

  • Value engineering

  • Chair pre-start meetings with Subcontractors, Site Management and Contracts Manager


In addition, the following criteria need to be met:

  • At least 5 years’ experience working as an estimator/quantity surveyor in the London residential construction market

  • Must be professional, confident and have excellent communication skills as this role is client-facing

  • Hold a full clean driving licence

  • Advanced computer literacy skills (experience using Builder Trend an advantage but not essential)

  • Ability to work under pressure and to deadlines

  • Demonstrable project delivery track record

The successful candidate will exhibit the following skillsets and attributes:

  • Highly motivated

  • Ability to work as a team and under their own steam

  • High levels of organisation

  • Proactivity

  • Attention to detail


If you believe that you are a good fit for either of these exciting positions, then please send your CV to Info@rksignatureliving.com with a covering e-mail detailing why you believe you are the perfect fit for our team!