Managing Quantity Surveyor
£75k - £90k + Benefits

Managing Quantity Surveyor

Ref: 761| Posted: 8th Jul 2024

*Leading Tier 1 Building Contractor – Ideal opportunity for good work life balance and career progression*

Initial £60m Healthcare project to start (Previous healthcare projects not essential)

Managing Quantity Surveyor / Lead QS - Building / Construction - Dorchester + Some Remote Work

Senior QS seeking promotion to Managing QS also considered.


What Makes it Great?

-Opportunity to join one of the UK's leading Tier 1 main contractors.

-Long term local regional projects in the South West / South Central region.

-Diverse range of building sector projects to keep things interesting (including Education, Healthcare, Commercial, Student Accommodation, PRS and Hotels).

-Very low staff turnover, with senior management team having been with the company for many years.

-Very stable company with a reputation in particular for public sector projects, lots of repeat business on long term public sector frameworks, ideal for long term job security.

-Includes mix of site, office and Hybrid / remote working.


Initial Project:

You will lead on a Circa £60m new build healthcare project in Dorchester.

Contract type - NEC3 Option C on P22 Framework.  

Project Duration – Started onsite now (Enabling works)– Completes Dec 2026.

Previous Healthcare project experience is not essential.



Opportunity for a Managing Quantity Surveyor / Lead QS to join one of the UK's leading building contractors, working on long term local South West / South Central projects. 



 As a Managing Quantity Surveyor, you will lead and supervise project commercial teams with duties including:

  • Management of subcontract procurement by quantity surveyors
  • Commercial management of subcontractor accounts from commencement on site to negotiation and agreement of final accounts
  • Ensuring timely certification and payment of subcontractors
  • Review and management of monthly cost value reconciliation reports
  • Review of monthly cost and value to complete forecasts for projects
  • Review and negotiation of final accounts
  • Advising on procurement issues
  • Management of cost and risk
  • Provision of commercial and contractual support and advice to management teams
  • Input to customer care of all the stakeholders involved in a project
  • Promotion of positive image of the Company name to protect and promote the brand name
  • Motivation of team members to gain their commitment and support ensuring their optimum input into the project
  • Leading team development for the benefit of the individuals and the company
  • Development of supply chain relationships with suppliers and sub-contractors for the benefit of projects
  • Input to business continuity processes
  • Leading a small team of surveyors.


To be considered for this Quantity Surveyor role you must meet the following criteria:


-Previous employment as a Lead QS / Quantity Surveyor / Project Surveyor Managing QS, Commercial Manager or Senior QS.

-Previous Main contractor employment.

-Previous building sector project experience is essential.

-Previous public sector projects (Education, Health, MOD , MOJ) would be ideal but not essential.



The successful Managing Quantity Surveyor will receive:

-Competitive basic  (dependent on experience)  

-Car Allowance

-Competitive Pension (Up to 8%)

-26 days annual leave (with the opportunity to buy or sell up to 3 days holiday)

-Private medical insurance for yourself (with the option to buy family cover)

-Life Assurance

-2 days volunteering opportunities

-Employee Assistance Programme

-Professional membership fees

Flexible Benefits scheme which includes the opportunity to purchase benefits such as:

-Critical illness insurance (with option to purchase for your partner)

-Dental Insurance

-Travel insurance

-Cycle  to work scheme

-Retail vouchers/payroll giving/activity pass for top leisure attractions

To be considered for this vacancy or to find out more information please apply now.
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