Quantity Surveyor

South West
£500 - £550 /Day PAYE

We are seeking a Quantity Surveyor to join a tier 1 contractor at Devonport, Plymouth to carry out heavy civil engineering construction in and around the Navy dockyard. This is a major project in Plymouth and a great opportunity for a highly collaborative and enthusiastic professional to join and support an area of the business with significant growth potential.

Your mission

As a Quantity Surveyor, you will be responsible for the following:

  • Maintain effective communication with contracts managers, project managers, managing / project QS and other associated disciplines.
  • Assist in staff matters as requested.
  • Manage, supervise and mentor your “reports” within the commercial structure.
  • Provide opportunities to junior commercial staff to aid their development under the commercial training programme. 
  • Provide input to contacts with client’s representatives. 
  • Provide commercial contact with supply chain partners through pre-contract meetings, contract vetting and input to subcontract documents. 
  • Commercial management of subcontractors including payments preparation, final account work, and inputting into dispute resolution.
  • Monitor cost of site resources.
  • Produce monthly cost and value reports, quarterly reports and present to senior management. 
  • Take part in discussions concerning project performance and provide commercial input to project strategy.
  • Understand and promote usage of Company Procedures and suggest improvements to senior management.
  • Involvement in change management including input to the programme ‘established approach’. 
  • Ensure timely production of appropriate levels of applications for payments in accordance with the provisions of the conditions of contract. 
  • Provide commercial advice to the site team, and management on all contractual issues.
  • Attend and provide input to all site commercial meetings. 
  • Assist with the production of insurance claims. 
  • Manage time and workloads for yourself and the commercial team in a structured manner. 
  • Assist in defining and delivery of commercial training to all site staff.
  • Provide input to risk management of projects. 
  • Enhanced knowledge of construction procedures and working methods. 
  • Carry out other relevant duties as required from time to time.

Who are we looking for?

The following are mandatory requirements:

  • To be a Member of CICES or RICS 
  • Successful experience at QS level 
  • Be part of the mentoring community 
  • Willing to help and assist those around you in their development


Due to the nature of work at Devonport, there will be a high level of security checking in place which means we can only consider candidates that have a passport from a NATO member country.


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