Senior Quantity Surveyor

North West London
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Job Description: Senior Quantity Surveyor - St Albans

Position Overview: We are looking for a dedicated and proactive Senior Quantity Surveyor to take a leadership role in managing the cost aspects of  construction projects. The successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing cost management, procurement, contract administration, and providing expert guidance to our project teams. The role requires strong analytical skills, excellent communication, and the ability to collaborate effectively with various stakeholders. The successful candidate must be able to travel to the office in St Albans as well as visit operational sites in Reading, Aylesbury, Swindon and Oxford, Previous water experience would be ideal but not essential.


  • Cost Management: Lead all aspects of cost management, including estimating, budgeting, and cost forecasting for assigned projects. Monitor and manage project costs to ensure they align with budgeted amounts.

  • Procurement: Take the lead in procurement activities, including tendering, negotiating contracts, and selecting subcontractors and suppliers. Ensure that procurement processes adhere to company policies and regulations.

  • Contract Administration: Administer contracts, including the preparation of contract documents, variations, and claims. Ensure compliance with contractual obligations and manage any disputes or changes that arise.

  • Risk Management: Identify and assess potential risks related to cost, contracts, and project delivery. Develop strategies to mitigate risks and maintain project profitability.

  • Team Collaboration: Collaborate with project managers, engineers, architects, and other stakeholders to provide accurate cost advice and support throughout the project lifecycle. Act as a point of contact for cost-related queries.

  • Reporting: Generate regular and ad hoc reports on project cost status, including cost variances, potential impacts, and cost-to-complete projections. Present these reports to management and other relevant parties.

  • Mentorship: Provide guidance and mentorship to junior members of the quantity surveying team, assisting in their professional development and knowledge enhancement.

  • Continuous Improvement: Contribute to the improvement of cost management processes, tools, and methodologies within the company. Identify opportunities for efficiency gains and implement best practices.


  • Bachelor's degree in Quantity Surveying, Construction Management, or a related field. A relevant professional qualification  such as RICS, CIOB or at least working towards them
  • Proven experience as a Quantity Surveyor within the construction industry, with a strong track record of managing costs on medium to large-scale projects.
  • Familiar with ICE/NEC forms of contract, NEC3 or NEC4
  • CSCS card
  • UK drivers licence
  • Knowledge of construction law
  • Proficiency in using quantity surveying software and tools.
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication and negotiation abilities.
  • Leadership qualities and the ability to work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Problem-solving skills and the ability to make informed decisions under pressure.
  • Prior experience in mentoring or supervising junior staff is a plus.


  • 5% company pension contribution
  • Life assurance at 2 x notional salary
  • Single person private medical cover
  • Permanent health cover