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Senior Quantity Surveyor

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    Quantity Surveying & Commercial

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    £65,000 - £75,000

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    Jade Stevenson

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  • Published:

    19 days ago

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​​Senior Quantity Surveyor – Civils

Atkins Search are working in partnership with one of the UK’s leading, multi-disciplinary main contractors to recruit a Senior Quantity Surveyor for the Civils Engineering Division of their business.


The Client

My client are a leading multi-disciplinary main contractor who specialise in delivering complex, multi-phase civil engineering works for a range of high value, complex Design and Build schemes. This will include all the general Civil’s packages, to include earthworks, drainage, piling, and highway works on a national basis.


The Role

You will be required to provide commercial support to the project team, maintaining commercial information and ensuring compliance with contractual requirements and ensure that the Company’s objectives are achieved. The function of the Senior Quantity Surveyor will be to manage all the commercial aspects of schemes under your remit and ensure the project runs on time and to budget. Working very closely with the operational team, you will be responsible for all project reporting, CVR reconciliation, management of sub-contractors and payments. The ideal candidate will be based in the East Midlands, West Midlands or South Yorkshire.


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

Ensure that any contracts entered into have terms and conditions that are appropriate with commercial risks identified

Ensure that the supply chain are engaged appropriately with the correct contract terms and conditions

Develop a good client relationships

Be responsible for subcontract letting, negotiation and financial accounting

Effectively assist in managing the commercial team, including cost clerks and commercial support staff

Ensure effective interaction between the commercial team and the operational site teams Supervise and mentor Quantity Surveyor


The Person

 You will need to be able demonstrate a proven track record of working as a Senior Quantity Surveyor within the Civil Engineering sector

Self-motivated and able to work autonomously to thrive in a fast faced environment.

Experience of delivering high value and complex civils schemes

Excellent understanding of NEC forms of contract

Experience in S278 works, Earthworks, groundworks, civil engineering and/or infrastructure works

Demonstrate excellent negotiation skills and build strong relationships with clients, consultants, supply chain and team members

Capable of delivering projects on time and to budget

Excellent man management skills




Competitive salary, package and bonus scheme on offer and the opportunity for new team members who are looking to develop a long term, rewarding career with one of the sectors leading contractors.


Atkins Search act as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for the supply of temporary workers. We specialise in Construction, Consultancy, Residential and Infrastructure recruitment and service the East and West Midlands, South Yorkshire, Staffordshire, Lincolnshire, Peterborough and Northern Home Counties regions.