Managing Quantity Surveyor

London & South East
£75,000 + Package
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Carmichael are recruiting for a Managing QS to join a talented Commercial team on the HS2 project. Reporting into our Commercial Manager, you will be responsible for the commercial management for a section of works across the project.
The role
Contract administration  

  • Efficient management of all commercial functions of the packages of work you are responsible for.
  • Provide commercial support to the Project Director, Commercial Director and the Commercial Team in managing the delivery of the project.

Subcontractors / Procurement  

  • Negotiating terms and conditions with subcontractors and suppliers that apportion risk to those best placed to manage that risk.
  • Ensuring subcontractors and suppliers are managed, within the terms and conditions of subcontractors.
  • Reviewing, approving and ensuring payment of interim and final accounts (including final account sign-off.
  • Reviewing and agreeing costs to complete / forecasts.

Cost Management  

  • Ensuring costs/value are collected, collated and reported in accordance with requirements.
  • Supporting Align’s programme of audits to verify records of Defined Cost.
  • Preparation and submission of interim applications for payment and agreement of final account.

Change management  

  • Notification of early warnings, compensation events and submission of quotations in compliance with the conditions of contract.
  • Preparing, submitting and agreeing early warnings and compensation events.

Risk / Opportunities  

  • Reviewing and advising on newly identified risks and opportunities for best project return.
  • Identification and implementation of mitigation measures.

People management  

  • Effectively managing a commercial team to ensure delivery of the above items along with personal development and support or the team.
  • Providing support and training for site staff on commercial issues.

About you

  •  Demonstable expereince as a managing QS 
  • Experience working within civil enigneering 
  • Strong stakeholder engagement
  • ability to juggle multiple prioroities to meed tight deadlines 
  • Knowledge on NEC contracts
  • Experience working with tier 1 contractors is desirable


Salary up to £75k depending on experience, and a generous benefit package on top