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Quantity Surveyor

  • Salary: £40000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + car, pension, package negotiable
  • Location: Warrington, Cheshire
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Construction
  • Job reference: BBBH368287_1503316886

Job description

Quantity Surveyor or Senior Quantity Surveyor

Reporting to: Commercial Manager/Operations Executive

Location: North West (office in Warrington with possibly some site based work in the North west Region)

Salary 40- 60k dependent on experience

My client is a market leader in the design and implementation of ground and water remediation solutions for land restoration. Their applied technologies for contaminated soil and water treatment, together with an expert waste management capability, delivers measurable, cost and programme benefits for all their clients.

Job Purpose Statement

The purpose of this role will be to work as part of a growing team in the commercial department and to carry out all duties in relation to cost management including cost mitigation, vetting client contracts, preparing sub-contracts, to undertake valuations in accordance with the contract, agree and process relevant sub-contractor payments. You will also need experience in cost analysis and cost forecasting. You will also be required to visit sites and offer commercial advice as well as identify and correctly notify variations, extensions of time, etc.

Primary responsibilities;

  • Vetting of the client's main contract and terms and conditions
  • Ongoing cost analysis of projects including forecast cost to completion
  • Perform risk and value management
  • In conjunction with the Contracts Manager prepare sub-contracts and scope documents
  • Agree interim payments with the clients and final accounts
  • Prepare monthly project costs and value reports
  • Agree interim payments with the sub-contractors and final accounts
  • Manage retention payments
  • Prepare a monthly financial report for the board of directors

Secondary responsibilities;

  • Reconcile tipping schedules for projects for payment reconciliation with the supplier and for valuation purposes
  • Liaise with the site and collect and then compile day works sheets and review contract extra works and submit in valuations
  • Deal with any claims to the clients (with the help of payments)
  • Agree any extra works and day works with client
  • Monitor payments and shortfalls and action for all projects in table to include - contract sum, extras, value to date, % complete, budgeted cost, actual costs, variance, accruals, retention, payment terms, valuation dates etc.
  • Prepare cost to complete budgets
  • Regular meetings with the client PQS
  • Assisting the estimating team with commercial input

Skills and Aptitude

  • Strong numeracy and financial management skills
  • Strong communication and negotiation skills
  • Team worker with good interpersonal skills
  • Motivated and hardworking
  • Be proficient in using a wide variety of computer programmes.
  • Ability to prioritise and to meet demanding deadlines.
  • Be a problem solver

Experience and Knowledge

  • Be well versed with all forms of contract
  • Have negotiating experience
  • Must have between 3 and 5 years` experience as a Quantity Surveyor preferably with an earthworks/remediation contractor but not essential.
  • Sound building and construction knowledge.
  • The candidate will be very hands-on with a sound knowledge of the civil engineering sector.


If you feel you are an ideal candidate for this role please contact Daniel Lewis on 07454 736 363 or email

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