Senior Quantity Surveyor/ Assistant Director

2024 marks our Practice’s 150th anniversary and as part of our continued consolidation and expansion, a unique opportunity has arisen for an experienced Quantity Surveyor to join the Practice at high level, with a pre- agreed career progression to Directorship or, dependent upon qualifications and experience, to possibly become part of the Directorship immediately.

Company Description

Wood Goldstraw Yorath is North Staffordshire’s largest and longest standing Architectural Practice and was established in 1874. The Practice operates nationally and is Quality Assured to BS 9001. Operating in sectors such as private housing, social housing, commercial, industrial, health, educational, and ecclesiastical, Wood Goldstraw Yorath is a multi-diciplinary Practice whose core diciplines are Architecture, Quantity Surveying/construction cost management, CDM Consultancy/Principal Designers & Project Managers. We operate on a digital, paper-light basis utilising BIM (Building Information Modelling) across all of our projects to facilitate a fully inclusive process culminating in succesful, cost effective, high-quality solutions.

Role Description

This is a full-time role. The succesful candidate will predominantly be responsible for providing cost advice & control, ideally BOQ (Bill of Quantities), specification writing, contract advice and contract management, cost planning/estimating and cost reporting support to our core in-house Architectural dicipline, but also for providing (and hopefully expanding) stand-alone QS consultancy services to the wider sector. This is a hybrid role, with the majority of work being undertaken in our offices in Stoke-On-Trent, but also allowing for flexibility to work remotely. Currently, our workload is generally of a regional nature, although we work nationally. Accordingly, all applicants must hold a full, clean drivers licence and have their own vehicle.


  • Cost Control, Cost Management, and Cost Reporting skills
  • Ideally BOQ (Bill of Quantities) expertise but not essential.
  • Experience in cost planning/budget estimating.
  • Sound understanding of all standard forms of contract and contract administration
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Effective communication and negotiation abilities
  • Proficiency in relevant software and tools
  • A relevant professional qualification (e.g., RICS or similar) is essential.
  • Be able to demonstrate minimim 10 years post-qualification experience in similar work environments.


It is anticipated that the salary range will be @£50-£70k although the successful applicant will be rewarded with a salary/reimbursement package commensurate with their specific qualifications and experience.


Applications are to be submitted via email to before 29th June 2024. All applications will be treated in strictest confidence.