Managing Quantity Surveyor


Atkins Search are currently recruiting for a Managing Quantity Surveyor vacancy to join an award-winning, regional construction main contractor based in Nottingham.

If you are Senior Quantity Surveyor looking to progress into a Managing Surveyor role, your application will also be considered.


Based in Nottingham, our client has an enviable reputation as one of the leading construction main contractors delivering varied projects across the public and private sectors.

As one of the most established construction main contractors across the East Midlands, our client is a family-owned main contractor with a people-focussed approach. They champion their team members to develop their careers, positively promoting development and progression.

  • Operating across various local frameworks, providing a full order book
  • Profitable, long-standing construction main contractor
  • Varied, interesting projects ranging from £1m to £30m in value
  • Award-winning main contractor with solid reputation
  • Exciting growth plans to increase turnover and expand regionally
  • Well-connected, accessible senior leadership team
  • Transparent, team-oriented culture
  • Local, regionally based projects across the East Midlands


As the Managing Surveyor reporting into the Commercial Manager, you will be responsible for the delivery of multiple projects throughout the region across the education, healthcare, commercial, industrial and residential sectors with values ranging from £1m to £30m. These projects will be across the public and private sectors including local frameworks, so both NEC and JCT experience is desirable.

Working alongside another Managing Quantity Surveyor, you will be managing and mentoring a commercial team of Quantity Surveyors at various points in their career ranging from Trainee Surveyor to Senior Surveyor levels.

The successful Managing Surveyor will be operating in a trusted environment, managing your own diary to be on site or in the office as you see fit for the good of the team and wider business.


  • Financial reporting to senior management
  • Monitoring commercial progress of projects
  • Mentoring members of the commercial team at various levels
  • Implement and manage processes and structure to manage projects and team members
  • Work closely with Contracts Managers to contribute at programming and design stages
  • Produce CVRs and manage the team for applications for payment from sub-contractors, variations and preparation of final accounts
  • Contribute ideas and impart experience to help the business improve and develop


The ideal candidate for the Managing Quantity Surveyor job will have an established Surveying career working in a Tier 1 or regional construction main contracting environment. You will be operating in an autonomous manger, whilst working closely with your team to ensure projects are delivered on time and to budget whilst identifying opportunities to maximise profit.

You will also need to be proactive, positive, and confident communicating at all levels and able to work as part of a close-knit team. As a key member of the Senior team, you will need to be knowledgeable and can find answers to achieve the best possible outcomes for your team and the wider business.

  • Degree in Quantity Surveying or Construction Management or comparable qualification
  • Excellent JCT and NEC knowledge
  • Experience working for a construction main contractor on D&B projects
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent management and mentoring abilities
  • Positive, driven and team oriented attitude
  • Ability to operate autonomously and as part of wider teams across the business
  • Framework experience desirable but not essential
  • Current or previous Roles: Senior Quantity Surveyor OR Managing QS OR Lead Quantity Surveyor


As the Managing Surveyor, you will be joining an established construction main contractor with excellent growth plans. You will have the opportunity to progress your career as the business continues to expand into new sectors, regions and workstreams.

  • Competitive Salary
  • Company car and car allowance (including electric cars)
  • Regional projects, working locally across Nottingham and surrounding
  • Autonomous, trusting and flexible working environment
  • Generous holiday allowance and pension contributions

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.

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