Senior Quantity Surveyor

London & South East
£55,000 - £60,000 + package
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Our client is delivering the HS2 Main Civils Contracts which include both Lots S1 (Euston Tunnels & Approaches) and S2 (Northolt Tunnels). The combined value of the contracts is around £1.8billion with the works due for completion in 2025. Scope of works includes twin-bored tunnels (TBM), SCL tunnels, shaft sinking, bridge demolition and reconstruction, services diversions, earthworks and the construction of site compounds.

Job Description /Purpose

The Senior Quantity Surveyor will manage a small team of individuals, be self-motivated, disciplined and commercially astute with the ability to identify, analyse and develop responses to commercial risks. The role will require excellent communication and customer facing skills along with working as part of a team promoting our culture and values. You will consider problems as a challenge, collect information relevant to the problem, be disciplined in ascertaining the root cause, identify and develop a practical solution, communicate the findings and implement action to resolve the problem.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead and develop the efficient and effective management and issue of accurate, timely and contract compliant documentation.
  • Work closely with project management and engineering teams and liaise with Employers commercial team and client team.
  • Produce documentation / evidence to demonstrate KPI achievement.
  • Progress continuous own professional development.
  • Competent in the application of IT skills to commercial management and the production of project documentation.
  • Demonstrate and maintain commercial and technical knowledge and work closely with technical staff to develop appropriate techniques and solutions for the project.
  • Assist with preparation of periodic progress valuations and claims for work completed.
  • Produce monthly cost reports, forecasts, and contract budget reports.
  • Maintain effective, accurate cost control.
  • Ensure contractual and commercial risks and opportunities for realising efficiencies are identified to the Project and Commercial Managers.
  • Ensure risk registers and contingency are accurately maintained.
  • Review value management proposals.
  • Effective and consistent implementation of the Commercial Policy and procedures.
  • Identify and provide appropriate, timely information to support change control process.
  • Support procurement team through tenders including producing subcontract documentation.
  • Manage subcontracts from initial placement of order to final account.
  • Prepare, review and complete sub-contract documentation.
  • Prepare and agree interim applications for payment.
  • Prepare and agree final accounts with subcontractor.
  • Maintain registers of variations, delay, extension times and claims.
  • Understand the Client and Joint Venture Partners' Environment and Sustainability Policies, Processes and statutory requirements as they affect the company's operations and ensure that the requirements, as applicable within their discipline, are implemented on the project.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Desirable (but not essential) 5 years post-graduate commercial experience in the construction industry with a demonstrable track record.
  • Demonstrable subcontract management of NEC 3 Contracts in excess of £10m
  • Practical approach, logical thought process and a methodical way of working
  • A creative, strategic and innovative approach to problem-solving
  • Extensive experience of drafting effective contractual correspondence and the facilitation of collaborative solutions
  • Demonstrable financial and commercial acumen
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Demonstrable legal, contractual and construction knowledge and experience
  • Confidence and ability to assert influence


  • Holds an RICS / CICES accredited degree
  • Full Membership of RICS, CICES of other professional bodies
  • Holder of a CSCS card