Quantity Surveyor


Job Title: Quantity Surveyor

Location: Scotland

Job Summary:

We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Quantity Surveyor to join our team in Scotland. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing all aspects of the contractual and financial side of construction projects and have 5 years experience on major civils projects.This role involves ensuring that the projects are completed within budget and to the highest standards of quality and efficiency. Our client is prepared to sponsor candidates from outside of the United KIngdom.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Cost Management:

    • Prepare cost estimates and budgets.
    • Monitor and control project expenditure.
    • Conduct cost analysis and reporting.
    • Provide advice on cost-saving strategies.
  2. Contract Administration:

    • Draft and review contracts and subcontracts.
    • Ensure compliance with contractual terms and conditions.
    • Manage contractual disputes and claims.
  3. Project Management:

    • Collaborate with project managers, architects, engineers, and other stakeholders.
    • Assist in the planning and scheduling of construction projects.
    • Conduct site visits to monitor progress and ensure project specifications are being met.
  4. Tendering and Procurement:

    • Prepare tender documents and manage the tendering process.
    • Evaluate and negotiate with suppliers and subcontractors.
    • Award contracts and manage procurement activities.
  5. Valuation and Payment:

    • Prepare and agree on interim valuations and final accounts.
    • Ensure timely payments to contractors and suppliers.
    • Conduct valuations for insurance purposes.
  6. Risk Management:

    • Identify and assess project risks.
    • Develop risk mitigation strategies.
    • Ensure adherence to health and safety regulations.
  7. Reporting and Documentation:

    • Maintain accurate and detailed records of all financial transactions and project activities.
    • Prepare regular reports for senior management and stakeholders.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Education: Bachelor's degree in Quantity Surveying, Construction Management, or a related field. Membership in a professional body such as RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) is preferred.
  • Experience: Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in quantity surveying, preferably in the heavy civils enviroment.
  • Skills:
    • Strong analytical and numerical skills.
    • Excellent knowledge of construction processes and techniques.
    • Proficiency in cost management software and other relevant IT tools.
    • Strong negotiation and communication skills.
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
    • Good organizational and time management skills.
    • Attention to detail and accuracy.


Salary and Benefits:

  • Competitive salary based on experience and qualifications.
  • Comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, pension scheme, and professional development opportunities.