Senior Quantity Surveyor


​Atkins Search are currently recruiting for a Senior Quantity Surveyor to join an award winning, highly reputable Construction Consultancy based in Reading.

Priding themselves on their collaborative culture, my client is offering an aspiring or experienced Senior Quantity Surveyor the chance to become an integral part of their business, giving you the chance to truly shine!


Our client is a market-leading Chartered Quantity Surveying Practice based in Reading, delivering a range of quantity surveying and project management services on a wide variety of projects across the UK.

With an abundance of skillsets and decades of experience, our client has successfully delivered exciting schemes & projects across several industry sectors such as residential, healthcare, industrial, commercial and conservation.

Forward-thinking and employee-focused, our client is dedicated to their people and their culture. They provide an inclusive and supportive atmosphere which promotes development, support and tailored career progression pathways for all.


As a Senior Quantity Surveyor, you will be responsible for the following responsibilities:

  • Taking the lead on a range of construction projects and supervising the work of the quantity surveyors, assistants and apprentices in your team and helping them to fulfil their potential.
  • Acting as the principal point of contact with the project client and the other consultants on the design team pre and post contract.
  • Taking responsibility for allocated Key Client Accounts, building a relationship with the Key Client(s), ensuring complete satisfaction with internal services, and nurturing new work opportunities.
  • Training and assisting others, including the preparation and presentation of in-house CPD events.
  • Actively seeking new project opportunities and promoting the services of the practice at every opportunity including attendance and involvement at appropriate networking and marketing events.
  • Following the company Quality Management System in the delivery of all services.
  • Managing multiple projects simultaneously and developing excellent time management strategies.
  • Treating all clients to exceptional level of service.


The successful candidate for the Senior Quantity Surveying role will be able to demonstrate the following attributes:

  • Degree in Quantity Surveying, Construction Cost Management or a related field.
  • Ideally, a Chartered member of the RICS, or a commitment to achieve Chartered status within 2 years.
  • Extensive experience in running own projects quantity surveying and / or employer’s agent or project management for either a Private Practice, Construction Consultancy or related organisation.
  • Proficiency in measurement, ideally using CostX Measurement Software.
  • Experience in running large, complex projects independently
  • Strategically minded with strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent organisational and managerial skills.
  • Attention to detail and commitment to quality.
  • Skilled negotiator.
  • Driving licence and own car.
  • Willingness to travel to sites across the UK as required.


Their priority is to keep employees happy and safe. Some exciting benefits and perks that the Senior Quantity Surveyor will receive are:

  • Highly competitive salary
  • Development and progression opportunities
  • Bonus schemes
  • Car allowance & mileage
  • 25 days holiday increasing to a maximum of 30 days based upon time served, plus Public and Bank Holidays.
  • Generous pension contribution
  • Annual Corporate Social Responsibility Day.
  • 24hr GP and Well-being
  • 3 x Annual Salary – Life Assurance.
  • Sharesave Scheme.
  • Hybrid working (2 days from home) following successful completion of probation.

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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