Senior Quantity Surveyor

Job Title: Senior Quantity Surveyor
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: West Midlands,
Salary: Negotibale
REF: HQ00018052
Contact Name: Victoria Kenrick
Contact Email:
Job Published: over 2 years ago

Our client is a reputable global engineering and transportation consultancy, with large investment currently taking place within their rail business. As such, they are recruiting for a Senior Quantity Surveyor will have operational lead/responsibility for product/project commercial activities within Rail Electrification, this role is focussed more so on the product side and will involve working with multiple clients.

What are my responsibilities?

  • Manage/Lead Project Commercial Activities.
  • Responsible to the Senior Commercial Manager for all commercial activities pertaining to allocated projects.
  • Establishment and maintenance of the appropriate project commercial controls to deliver the business objectives e.g.:
  • Provide commercial support and advice to Project Managers.
  • Work with the Bid Managers to apply commercial acumen to tendering activity.
  • Management of the project full sub-contract cycle including preparation of flow down documentation, with the Procurement team and production of liability sheets.
  • Preparation and reporting of monthly Cost Value Reconciliation and associated information for management review.
  • Management of application and credit control processes ensuring positive cash flow.
  • Management and avoidance of disputes.
  • Identification and preparation of variations to contracts.
  • Support the management of project risk.
  • Commercial Management of the client as appropriate.
  • Attendance of Project review meetings.
  • Support the production of client and internal reports.
  • Input into the development of team spirit and trustworthiness within the project team, Client and Subcontractors.
  • Performance Management and continuous improvement of the commercial processes and controls within the business.
  • Support tender pricing activities and T&C's analysis.
  • Work in close conjunction with project managers, sales, procurement, finance, and engineering to achieve the business results.
  • Develop profitable customer commercial relationships.

Qualifications and Experience Required

  • Appropriate and relevant experience and in depth knowledge of Commercial activities.
  • BSc or HND in Quantity Surveying or other equivalent construction / commercial related subject. Preferably qualified CIOB or RICS accreditation (or working towards it).
  • Experience in dealing with a variety of contract terms and conditions.
  • Some tendering and estimating experience.
  • Knowledge and previous use of accounting systems e.g. SAP/COINS and a willingness to be trained to use the available project specific functions to help project cost control.
  • An understanding of the railway contracting environment.
  • The ability to be a good team leader.
  • Be self motivated.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Strong planning and organising skills.

We look forward to recieving your applicaton.