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Senior Quantity Surveyor

  • Location: England
  • Salary: £60k - 65k per year
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted about 1 year ago

  • Sector: Surveying, Rail, Civil Engineering
  • Contact: Harry Sharrard
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 0121 200 5520
  • Expiry Date: 20 March 2023
  • Job Ref: 400758HS1

Anderselite are recruiting for X2 Senior Quantity Surveyors to start work in Birmingham. This role is on behalf of a tier one contractor and your role will be to lead and manage the commercial team, working on light rail projects.

Key Areas of Responsibility & Accountability
Including but not limited to
Working with the Commercial Manager you will lead, manage, develop and train the commercial teams across your portfolio of projects
Raise commercial awareness and embed commercial focus and best practice across each project team
Lead on all contractual matters from inception to close out via in depth understanding of the contract and its implications for profit delivery.
Assisting in the preparation of contract documents, including bills of quantities, specifications, drawings
Manage the Risk & Opportunities process to allow for the identification of Risk and Opportunities during the tender and construction phases and ensure the Commercial function delivers contractual solutions and strategies that balance these risk and opportunities.
Set and manage budgets ensuring all costs are correctly allocated into the relevant WBS
Establishment of robust project life cycle cost forecasts updated monthly and monitored against agreed targets
Proactively drive the recording of all contractual entitlements, ensure timely notification of events and accurate pricing and substantiation of change meet contractual imperatives
Establish and maintain rigorous cost controls including early warning systems and provide robust accurate financial data and management reports on each project through the monthly reporting cycle including cost value reconciliation and earned value management.
Provide procurement support to ensure each project is delivered safely, timely, at the least cost and to optimal quality.
Ensure all procurement expenditure has been validated by the operational delivery team and identified under the budget as necessary to deliver the project
Deliver contractually agreed cash flow and ensure all applications for payment are submitted / assessed in line with the contractual timescales.
Ensure all valid Supply Chain applications for payment are assessed and certified in a timely manner and payments are made in line with the relevant supplier agreement.
Negotiate and agree contractual disputes and final accounts within DFA levels
Management and mentoring of junior commercial staff
Undertake any other reasonable duties as requested

Person Specification

Working in a finance or commercial function within the engineering or construction sector having hands on experience working for contractors as a Commercial Manager on large civils or infrastructure projects
Working knowledge of finance systems and various forms of contracts
Cost and budget administration
Financial and commercial reporting to board level
Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office


Degree in Quantity Surveying or Commercial Management accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) or the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).
Minimum 5 years Commercial Management experience as an SQS or QS with a proven track record in major projects.

Please contact Harry Sharrard at Anderselite, via LinkedIn for more information