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Senior Quantity Surveyor

  • Location: Manchester
  • Salary: £60k - 70k per year
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 25 days ago

  • Sector: Construction
  • Contact: Leon Moulton
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 0161 641 6175
  • Expiry Date: 21 April 2023
  • Job Ref: 400918LMO

Senior Quantity Surveyor – Manchester Office – Construction – Up to £70,000 salary

Job Summary
My client are looking for a Quantity Surveyor to lead projects on large sized purpose built facilities and industrial units. Projects can be valued up to £80-£90Million pounds.
The Senior Quantity Surveyor will take responsibility of the successful management and control of all aspects of the commercial/financial and contractual elements of the project in order to control and maximise the company’s profitability,

You will also protect the company’s legal and contractual obligations under the contract and to manage proactively the control of all commercial issues.

Duties & Responsibilities
• Compliance and achievement of project, procedures, personal targets and initiatives.
• Maintain key relationships with supply chain, consultants and clients.
• Ensure the project team achieve or exceed budgeted targets.
• Identify potential disputes in a timely manner.
• Place high quality subcontract orders in accordance with the procurement schedule.
• Ensure subcontract orders accurately reflect the main contract requirements and scope of works.
• Accurately value, certify and issue any relevant payment notices for the subcontract works in accordance with the conditions of their subcontract.
• Ensure that external valuations are submitted in accordance with conditions of the main contract and that payments are received by the due date
• Complete CVR/Forecast reports, ensuring they accurately reflect the current position on site and the final profit projection.
• Final accounts.
• Provide early warning of future financial problems and ensure accurate real time reporting.
• Manage and minimise non recoverable costs on projects.
• Manage, train and develop junior surveying staff.
• Price and effectively agree project variations.
• Creatively consider value engineering and improved buildability solutions.
• Correctly identify and prepare contractual notices for all events and administering the main contract conditions accordingly.
• Any other duties consistent with the role of Senior Quantity Surveyor as may be required from time to time.


• Degree in Quantity Surveying or appropriate alternative.
• Experience within a Senior Management position.
• Valid driving licence.

Proven experience of
• Wide experiment in a relevant Main Contracting Senior Commercial Role.
• Extensive knowledge of relevant computer software such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Microsoft Project.
• A detailed knowledge of relevant contract conditions, including JCT/NEC.
• Up to date relevant knowledge of building legislation and construction industry.
• A full successful track record in leading financial management and cost control on projects..
• 8 years of working experience in the construction industry..
• Dealing with a variety of forms of construction such as Concrete Frame, Steel Frame etc.
• Reporting on a number of simultaneous projects..
• Understanding of contract law.
• Excellent verbal communication and numerical skills.
• Excellent negotiation/influencing skills.

• Working towards professional membership of MCIOB or RICS.
• Appropriate CSCS card.