Senior Quantity Surveyor
£55k - £75k + Benefits

Quantity Surveyor

Ref: 769| Posted: 8th Jul 2024

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

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

Senior Quantity Surveyor or Intermediate QS - Building / Construction - Trowbridge + Some Remote Work


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 office, site and Hybrid / remote working.


Initial Project:

Circa £10m, new build (greenfield site) Healthcare Facility project in Trowbridge.

2 storey building.

12 month project, starting soon.

Previous Healthcare project experience is not essential.



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



As QS or Senior Quantity Surveyor your role will include:

To ensure the successful financial completion of projects, protecting the exposure of the Company to financial risks, together with adherence to the commercial procedures of the Business.  Responsible for the commercial management of a section of a large project or on several smaller projects.


As Senior Quantity Surveyor, your duties will include:

  • Co-ordinating with, reporting to and implementing the reasonable directives of the Regional Director/Manager and the Commercial Manager (functional reporting).
  • Ensuring the timely submission of all relevant data required to monitor and analyse individual contract performance on a monthly and quarterly basis thereafter.
  • Liaising with Contracts Managers on the day-to-day commercial administration of contracts to ensure the financial success of construction operations and to keep the Commercial Manager appraised of all material events.
  • Preparing accurate draft sub-contracts and/or to approving such drafts as prepared by Commercial Team within the Region.
  • Supervising, mentoring and encouraging junior staff in their personal professional development.
  • Ensuring consultation with contracts management that all necessary notices and submissions required by the various forms of contract are given in an expedient manner.
  • Ensuring that main contract payment applications contain all necessary admeasure/additional cost claims and that the timely submission of detailed claims and final accounts is achieved.
  • Assisting Contracts Manager in the administration of sub-contractor performance so as to ensure the economic and timely completion of all sub-contractor liabilities written into the sub-contract.
  • Ensuring prompt and regular submission of main contract payment applications and subsequent cash collection together with the preparation of sub-contractor payments (strictly in accordance with specified payment terms).
  • Involvement in dispute avoidance/resolution.
  • Responsible for managing meetings.
  • Line management responsibility for members of the commercial team.



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

-Previous employment as a QS / Quantity Surveyor / Project Surveyor, 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 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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