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Senior Quantity Surveyor

  • Location: London
  • Salary: £70k - 75k per year
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 5 months ago

  • Sector: Surveying, Construction, Civil Engineering
  • Contact: Claudia Dodd
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 02077437527
  • Expiry Date: 21 February 2024
  • Job Ref: 405905CDD

Anderselite are recruiting on behalf of a principal contractor for a Senior Quantity Surveyor with NEC3 Option C contract experience as well as previous experience in water, utilities or heavy civils. The role is covering various Thames Water projects within North, West and Central London.

Senior Quantity Surveyor
Location: St Albans (AL4) and site
Salary: £75K + benefits

Desirable: Degree-qualified or equivalent, but with appropriate experience and knowledge.
Wide experience of the civil engineering industry
Ideally water industry experience
CSCS card will be needed

The Role:

The Senior Quantity Surveyor is required to provide commercial support to the project team, maintaining commercial information ensuring compliance with contractual requirements and ensuring that the Company’s ‘Three Pillar’ objectives are achieved. They will liaise with customer representatives and other third parties on commercial issues including agreement of variations, claims and any additional payments.

Key Responsibilities:


Ensure robust, accurate and timely cost and value reporting at both project and business unit level.
Ensure accurate cash flow reporting takes place.
Carry out cost management including forecasting.
Update the monthly CVR, cost and commercial plans and have accountability, along with the project team for the commercial performance and strategy.


Help ensure that commercial processes are adhered to across the business unit.
Actively seek to improve processes and procedures.
Have a good understanding of the processes and procedures used by any JV/Alliance that we are working within and assist in their development and improvement.

External relationships

Ensure that any main contracts entered have terms and conditions that are appropriate with commercial risks identified.
Ensure that the supply chain is engaged appropriately with the correct contract terms and conditions.
Ensure those good client relationships are fostered
Be responsible for subcontract letting, negotiation and financial accounting.

Internal relationships

Effectively assist in managing the commercial team, including cost clerks and commercial support staffEnsure effective interaction between the commercial team and the operational site teams.
Supervise and mentor Quantity Surveyors

Key measures & targets:

Accurate monthly forecasting
Ability to challenge resources and costs.
Maintaining deadlines in line with the monthly commercial calendar

Key relationships:

Commercial Manager/Managing Quantity Surveyor and rest of the commercial team.
Business Development and Bid Managers

Person Specification:

The successful candidate is likely to meet all the following criteria:


HND/degree in Quantity Surveying, or equivalent
Previous experience in the civil engineering industry
Familiarity with ICE/NEC forms of contract NEC3 or NEC4 and knowledge of current Construction Law
Extensive experience in commercial management and procurement of subcontractors, including chairing regular meetings, measurement and control cycles, certificates, and accruals calculations.
Ability to demonstrate a good knowledge of monthly reporting and earned value analysis.
Excellent team player whilst also holding the ability to work independently on their initiative
Excellent time management skills, with the ability to work to tight deadlines.
Ability to encourage and support junior members of the Commercial Team
Experience working for Contractors, Water experience, able to deal with large amounts of data for open book forms of contract.


Member of RICS or other relevant professional body, or working towards
CSCS card

As well as offering a competitive salary, remuneration for this role includes flexible benefits,
which provide a range of guaranteed benefits including but not limited to:
▪ Company car/car allowance
▪ 5% Company pension contribution
▪ Life Assurance at 2 x notional salary
▪ Single person’s private medical cover
▪ Permanent Health Cove