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Quantity Surveyor - Clean rooms

  • Location: England
  • Salary: £40k - 43k per year
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 28 days ago

  • Sector: Construction
  • Contact: Alex Smith
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 0161 832 7577
  • Expiry Date: 17 October 2023
  • Job Ref: 404041ASM

Job Description

Title of Position:

Quantity Surveyor

Title Position Reports to:

Commercial Manager / Director


Clean rooms

Job Purpose

·      To be responsible for managing all costs relating to building engineering projects, from the initial calculations to the final figures, in order to minimise costs and enhance value for money, while ensuring the required standards and quality are maintained.

·       You will have an awareness of the commercial market with the ability to demonstrate successful relationship building between company, clients and subcontractors in engineering construction industry. 

Aims and Objectives

·      To support the operational team in the commercial processes to ensure achievement of turnover and profit targets, profitable contracts and sound cash flow performance

·      Managing risk to improve cost predictability

·      To ensure all work at every stage of a project is completed on time, within budget and to the correct standard.

·      To maximise project margin and add value to the construction process by proactive involvement in procurement, cost management and reporting.

·      To drive best value from suppliers and subcontractors

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

·       To provide effective commercial and contractual support to operations on a number of major projects in accordance with procedures

·       To assist in establishing clients’ requirements and undertaking feasibility studies

·       To prepare tender and contract documents, including bills of quantities

·      To eliminate commercial risks in tenders during contract negotiations

·      To liaise with clients’ surveyors on financial matters in order to provide an accurate forecast of final accounts

·      To maintain sub-contractor accounts and advising the project team with up to date financial information

·      To provide assistance and advice to the commercial team on all contractual, financial and commercial activities on specified projects

·      To ensure timely submission and agreement of applications, cost plans, variation details, claims and other documentation

·      To liaise with clients on the production and agreement of account details and securing final payment without undue penalty

·      To maintain sub-contractor control ensuring close administration of accounts and reporting to the Commercial team on all significant debtors

·      To maintain costs analysis for repair and maintenance project work

·      To review the sales ledger ensure accurate posting of the transactions.

·      To preform risk and value management and cost control

·      To carry out monthly valuations of work in progress, including forecasting of final costs and sales

·      Prepare and monitor project cash flow forecasts.

·      To manage and produce accurate formal reports in accordance with business timetable

·      Monitor all commercial information in relation to project including labour, material and sub-contractor cost forecasting

·      To assist the operational teams with a range of other duties as may be required from time to time.

·      To maintain sub-contractor accounts and advising the project team with up to date financial information

Health & Safety

·      All employees are required to fulfil their legal duty to take reasonable care for the health and safety of themselves and others who may be affected by their acts and omissions, and to follow all guidance and instructions given in this respect.  Further details regarding Health & Safety responsibilities are set out in the Health & Safety Policy.

Working Relationships


Interface with Project Managers, Project Engineers, Surveyors, Designers, Buyers, Estimators, Safety Health & Environmental (HSE) Department, Central Engineering Design Department (CEDD), Continuous Process Improvement (CPI) Department.


Interface with Clients, Suppliers, Sub-contractors, Utility Companies, Local Authorities

Person Specification

Qualifications, Experience, Knowledge and Skills

The knowledge, skills, qualifications and experience relevant to the position are:


·      Educated to HND or Degree level in quantity or building surveying or a construction-related subject

·      Demonstrable commercial experience.

·       Mechanical & Electrical quantity surveying experience in a building services background.

·      Commercially astute, numerate, risk averse & able to accurately forecast cost & sales.

·      Multi-tasking, self-motivated, energetic team player with a flexible and adaptable approach to work.

·      IT Literacy and ability to use Microsoft Office and Microsoft Project.

·      Ability to demonstrate successful relationship building between company, clients and subcontractors in engineering construction industry. 

·      Sound understanding of the implications of Health and Safety regulations


The core support team competency framework for the position are:

·       Teamwork - actively contributes to the team and strives to improve teams’ effectiveness through personal commitment.

·       Planning, Organising & Executing – able to understand the priorities, plan and organise the work and manage own time to deliver within the expected timescales.

·       Communication – communicates clearly and concisely, impressing others and ensuring understanding of all relevant information in all circumstances.

·       Commercial Awareness – understands the importance for managing costs and expense, applying the necessary controls.

·       Risk Management – is aware on the impact on risk to the business and applies the necessary controls.

·       Adaptability – is responsive and open to changing circumstance.

·       Drive for Excellence – aims to deliver a high standard of work.

·       Self-Motivation and Development– is confident in own ability and is motivated to deliver, using opportunities to further develop.  

·       Customer Awareness – responsive to the needs of the customer and aims to deliver customer satisfaction.

 Office location

Manchester. Travel across sites will be required. Some working from home depending on workload / site visits and meetings.

Type of role



Full time- 37.5 hours


£40k- £43k DOE

Car allowance

£350 per month

If you have any questions, please give me a call 07980 006 436

The above list of job duties is not exclusive or exhaustive and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks as may reasonably be expected within the scope and grading of the post. Job descriptions should be regularly reviewed to ensure they are an accurate representation of the post