Senior Quantity Surveyor
Water (Non - Infrastructure)
£60k - £75k

Senior Quantity Surveyor

Ref: 730| Posted: 10th May 2024

Senior Quantity Surveyor – Water / Waste Water (Treatment Plants / Pumping Stations / Water Assets) - Exeter + some remote

*Senior Quantity Surveyor / QS candidates also considered transferring experience over from Highways or other Heavy Civil Engineering projects*.

Ideal opportunity for an already experienced Senior QS or a QS ready for promotion.


What Makes It GREAT?

-Leading UK Tier 1 Main Contractor

-Stable pipeline of work on long term water frameworks local in the South West.


As Senior Quantity Surveyor you will 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 Senior Quantity Surveyor role you must meet the following criteria:


-Previous employment as a Senior QS / Quantity Surveyor / Project Surveyor or a QS ready for promotion.

-Previous Main contractor employment.

- Knowledge of Civil Engineering Sector.
- Previous experience ideally in Water sector or other heavy Civil Engineering projects.
- High level of communication skills.
- Relevant industry qualification (Degree / HND / HNC etc).


The successful Senior Quantity Surveyor will receive:

*Competitive Basic (Dependent on experience)
*Car Allowance
*Pension (up to 8% matched)

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

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