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Managing Quantity Surveyor

SSA Recruitment
Posted 18 days ago, valid for 17 days

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB21NT, England


£65,000 - £90,000 per annum

Contract type

Full Time

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  • About the Client: My client is a Bluechip Civil Engineering Contractor who operate nationally as an integrated highways service provider. Working with a variety of both local authority and private sector clients, they utilise the expertise of their dedicated staff to maintain and improve British highways.
  • Role: They are seeking to appoint a Project Quantity Surveyor to join their existing Highways team in their Berkshire Project Office. Reporting to the Senior Quantity Surveyor the role will involve duties on 5 year Highways Framework Contract involving routine and responsive highway works, along with high value improvement works that include; carriageway surfacing, drainage, footway construction, micro asphalting and bridge maintenance.
  • Successful candidates will be degree qualified and possess a minimum of 3 years experience with a Main Contractor and either come from a Highways or general Civil Engineering background.
  • The role will suit an Assistant Quantity Surveyor with 3 to 4 years experience who is looking for a step up. Candidates will be familiar with NEC3 forms of contract. Previous experience on Highways projects would be an advantage.
  • Qualifications include: Surveying Degree. Previous Highways experience. This is an excellent opportunity to join a rapidly expanding market leading company with advance orders and scope for career progression.

About the Client:

The Group we represent is a lean and agile organisation with a family ethos. They recognise the need to be adaptable to customers` needs in a complex world. They respond by investing in a total in-house solution to ensure flexibility, control and above all quality and safety. The clients UK and wider global activities are supported by a structured management approach that performs with seamless efficiency. They operate with integrity and transparency to deliver multi-disciplined projects on time and to the highest standards. They currently turnover in Excess of £250m between the UK & Europe. 

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  • Responsible for all commercial and financial management activities undertaken on the project
  • Ensure that they uphold the company values and promote the company as an all-round company.
  • To perform the role of one of the company representatives.
  • To work with the other board members to ensure that the company objectives and obligations are met.
  • To manage all commercial aspects of the the company Projects.
  • Provide Senior Management and the Operations Team with commercial advice and reports
  • Ensure systems are in place to adequately monitor, review and control costs, risks and commercial process.
  • Oversee the sub-contract procurement programme to ensure that sub-contractors are procured in accordance with procedures and on the best commercial terms where appropriate.
  • Oversee the change control and variation process procedures to ensure they are adhered to. Oversee the risk management function to ensure compliance with policy and procedures.
  • Oversee the Procurement function to ensure that goods and services are obtained in accordance with the contract requirements on the best commercial terms.
  • Supervise management of forecasting, budgeting and cost reporting in liaison with the finance department such that audit records are established and applications for payment submitted by the required period end dates.
  • Liaise with the company Commercial Managers to identify problems of matters requiring resolution in order to establish common Commercial policy
  • Manage Implementation and review sub-contract procurement programme to ensure sub-contractors are procured as required.
  • Maintain overview of sub contract accounts to ensure they are being progressed to a satisfactory conclusion. In the event that any disputes arise provide advices to commercial staff and where required become actively involved in the resolution of the dispute to ensure its rapid and efficient conclusion.
  • Ensure the procedures for change control and variation processes include identification, pricing and negotiation of the value of changes with the company and are adhered to.
  • Ensure that all reports are prepared as required including line management of reports within the commercial team.


  • A disciplined, organised hard task master would have drive and autonomy.
  • A minimum HNC/HND qualification within Commercial Manager / Civil Engineering / Quantity Surveying.
  • Previous commercial management experience in a construction environment.
  • Professional training or a graduate with evidence of ongoing professional development.
  • Understanding of Contract Terms and Conditions

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