Job Details

Job Ref :
Job Title :
Senior Quantity Surveyor 
Job Category :
Posted :
9/12/2018 11:02:24 AM 
Company Name :
Forces Recruitment Services 
Location :
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England 
Benefits :
Salary :
£55k - 65k per year 
Security :
Description :

HQ5459:           Senior Quantity Surveyor
Salary:             £55,000 - £65,000

Location:          Ely
Job type:          Permanent

The Senior Quantity Surveyor will work for a Chartered Quantity Surveying practice which provides bespoke profitable support, cost management and contractual services to the building industry, and will be based in their Londonoffice. The Senior Quantity Surveyor will be qualified, preferably to degree level. Ideally you will have a RICS Professional membership along with good communication skills, strong character with a good sense of humour, be results driven and commercially astute. 

Person Specification
As a team player and a reasoned decision maker, the Senior QS should be assertive without being aggressive, proactive with a ‘can do’ attitude and able to prioritise and focus on the tasks at hand.

It is expected that you will have a high level of IT skills, good technical skills, and able to read and understand technical documents, interpret contracts.

Key Responsibilities

The main purpose of the Senior Quantity Surveyor will be to take a senior role for all aspects of Quantity Surveying / Estimating from Pre-Contract through to Post Contract services. You will prepare final accounts and claims in line with the Company’s clients’ requirements. Also, you will interact with the clients by attending meetings and supporting the directors, representing the Company in a professional manner and building strong working relationships with clients.

The key responsibilities will include:

  • Provide the lead on commercial and financial advice
  • Provide procurement and contract advice
  • Maximise value recovery, cost control and cash management on projects  
  • Commercially manage and control subcontract packages on projects  
  • Assist in the protection of the Company’s contractual position on projects  
  • Produce and agree accounts on projects  
  • Prepare financial reports as required 
  • Attendance at management meetings
  • Meeting both existing and potential new clients to promote the Company
  • Team line management responsibilities
  • Lead tender process and bids
  • Preparing clients’ service proposals and fee proposals
  • Assist with the development of the business plan

Key Tasks

Pre-Contract Services tasks:  

  • Prepare feasibility studies and cost plans
  • Provide procurement advice and implement 
  • Contract preparation and review contract conditions 
  • Provide risk management advice 
  • Prepare subcontract enquiry documents
  • Price tender submissions and manage bid submissions
  • Client review meetings

Post Contract Services tasks:


  • Prepare budgetary advice including cash flows
  • Manage contract document process including insurance and bond requirements
  • Produce procurement schedules
  • Subcontract procurement including enquiries and analysis on return 
  • Organise / attend pre-order Subcontract meetings 
  • Place subcontract orders in a way that protects the Company’s contractual position
  • Manage all other procurement as necessary 
  • Prepare consultant appointments 
  • Prepare / review valuations and issue all appropriate notices
  • Produce reports as required including Cost Value Reconciliation (CVR) information 
  • Implement the Company’s valuation and cash strategy 
  • Understand the Company’s obligations under the Contract 
  • Production of the final account
  • Aid with cash management and manage cost expenditure 
  • Assist with preparation of Extension Of Time (EOT) / Loss & Expense (L&E) claims 
  • Deal effectively with disputes 
  • Attend sites and meetings necessary in the execution of all functions
  • Prepare final accounts and claims
  • Assist in the resolution of disputes

Salary: £55,000 - £65,000

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