Senior Quantity Surveyor
Building Services
£50k - £70k

Senior Quantity Surveyor - MEP

Ref: 408| Posted: 10th May 2024

Senior Quantity Surveyor – MEP / Building Services – Construction – Clevedon – South West / South Wales projects.

What Makes it Great?

-Opportunity to play a key role in the MEP division.

-Stable company with growing workload.

-Long term local South West / South Wales regional projects.


Opportunity to join one of the UK's leading tier 1 building contractors, with an in-house Mechanical and Electrical engineering division.


Supporting the Commercial Team to provide regular contractual and financial information to monitor the achievement of project objectives, to assist with the vetting of sub-contract documents prior to execution and generally to maximise the financial return in respect of each project, as described herein.



  • Vetting and negotiation in connection with the proposed sub-contract documentation to achieve the best deal for the company;
  • Production and submission of cash flow forecast (Internal/External);
  • Assist the project contract engineer in the preparation of the sub-sub-contractor enquiry document, collate and prepare sub-sub-contract documents and agree with sub-sub-contractor;
  • Provide advice on suppliers/sub-sub-contractors quotations;
  • Produce monthly WIP’s reports to agreed deadlines;
  • Obtain written agreement on suppliers/sub-sub-contractors final accounts, in conjunction with the project contracts engineer;
  • Collate and prepare in agreed format, variation measurement details for submission to the Main Contractor/P.Q.S;
  • Preparation of final account including agreement of variation account;
  • Analysis of the sub-contract tender to prepare format for valuation applications.

Internal Communication

  • Co-ordinate fully with all other disciplines/departments;
  • Attend project support meetings as and when required;
  • Liaise closely with the site project team on all project issues;
  • Communicate with Regional Managers on potential problem areas;
  • Prepare schedule of attendance’s to be provided by the Main Contractor and circulate for internal and external domestic use.

External Communication

  • Regular communication is required with main Contractors, suppliers and sub-contractors;
  • Attend meetings with the above as and when required;
  • Prepare, maximise and agree Interim valuation applications.

Planning and Control

  • Monitor performance against project cost/value making recommendations and implementing agreed action;
  • Assist in the monitoring of project progress relative to agreed sub-contract programme and if necessary issue of appropriate ‘formal’ notices. Preparation of contractual claims under the main contract and domestic sub-sub-contracts.


  • Administer and maintain Surveying internal filing system;
  • Production and receipt of project correspondence;
  • Follow and maintain the company’s procedure on quality assurance.


  • Assess in conjunction with engineering, drawings produced in order to assist in the identification of variations.

Problem Solving

  • Define, evaluate, discuss, decide, produce action plans for and implement resolutions to any problems that may arise during work.

Health and Safety

  • Implement the company’s policy on Health and Safety in conjunction with the H&S Department.


  • Be flexible and adaptable to change and experimentation;
  • Encourage new ideas, i.e. organisational and systems developments;
  • Adapt and develop to new specialised areas of work, when necessary.

Self Development

  • Encourage opportunities for self-development, i.e. Training courses, college courses, promotional interests, etc.



  • Examination and payment of sub-sub-contractor accounts including settlement of variation accounts, and issue of sub-contract notices as required.


  • To develop and maintain the ‘Key Responsibilities’/systems and procedures;
  • Identify areas of risk and opportunity;
  • Undertake other duties as may be reasonably requested by the Regional Manager;
  • Comply with all latest company policies and internal control procedures.


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

  • Comprehensive and proven experience in MEP industry.
  • Extensive experience of working on live projects and concluding final accounts.
  • Experience of procuring major works sub contracts.
  • Experience in managing, mentoring and developing staff.
  • Commercially managing the MEP element of building projects.
  • Exposure to resolving disputes.
  • Technical knowledge of the construction industry (MEP).
  • Sound knowledge of all industry standard forms of contract.
  • Extensive experience of commercial processes associated with live projects.
  • Understanding risk within the construction process.
  • Understanding of the relevance of the construction programme / critical path.
  • Operating both JCT and NEC contracts, including Target Cost projects.
  • Appreciation of NEDO price indices and formula.

Qualifications and Specialist Training

  • Degree (or equivalent) in appropriate discipline Quantity Surveying and/or Commercial Management, or from appropriate MEP trade and converted to a QS.
  • Professional Qualification (desirable)
  • Appropriate CSCS Card.


-£50k - £70k basic  (dependent on experience)  

-Car Allowance

-Pension (up to 8%)

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