Senior Quantity Surveyor


Atkins Search are currently recruiting for a Senior Quantity Surveyor position to join an established, multi-disciplinary construction main contractor based in Peterborough.


Based in Peterborough, our client are a construction main contractor specialised in delivering varied schemes across the residential, commercial and industrial sectors. Due to an increased order book, they are recruiting for an Assistant Quantity Surveyor to join their established Commercial Team.

Operating for over 50 years, our client has an established, loyal client base across various sectors.

  • Dynamic, motivated team
  • Well-known, reputable construction main contractor in the Midlands
  • Commercially minded senior leadership team
  • Award-winning contractor offering varied schemes


As the Senior Quantity Surveyor, you will be working as part of a forward-thinking commercial team to deliver affordable housing, private residential, commercial and industrial schemes throughout the region.

Reporting to the Senior Commercial team, you will be responsible for managing the Commercial aspect of projects throughout the region, alongside supporting junior members of the team.


  • Cost management and contractual control of live projects
  • Managing subcontract accounts, procurement, and final accounts
  • Working with site teams to assess contract risk and manage mitigation plans
  • Collate and present monthly project reports to report to Senior team
  • Update all costs across projects on a regular basis
  • Assist the team with commercial and contractual expertise
  • Assembling of costs for forecasting in line with site budgets
  • Supporting junior members of the commercial team
  • Develop and manage mitigation plans


The ideal candidate for the Senior Quantity Surveyor job will have a proven track record in a similar role in either a construction main contracting or private residential developer environment. 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.

  • Relevant Quantity Surveying experience in a construction main contracting or residential environment
  • 5+ years as a Quantity Surveyor
  • Ambitious, career driven attitude
  • Quantity Surveying degree/qualification
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Proficiency in using Microsoft Excel


As the Senior Quantity Surveyor, you will be joining an established main contractor with excellent growth plans for the future. You will have a forum to build an established career, surrounded by like-minded individuals.

  • Competitive Salary
  • Excellent company car options
  • Fun, team-oriented atmosphere
  • Regular social events
  • 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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