Senior Quantity Surveyor

Alltek Recruitment
15 Apr 2018
20 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
About this Role:

A leading International Civil Engineering Contractor is looking to engage a Rail and Civil Engineering biased Senior Quantity Surveyor.

Initially, the successful candidate will be working on a £45m Rail Depot contract in Exeter which will increase rolling stock capacity in the region.

They have been awarded the detailed design and construct contract for the works comprising:

Site clearance

A 3-road maintenance building with workshops and stores

3 storey office and welfare facilities for depot engineering and train crew operations personnel

Automatic train-wash with associated buildings, plant and infrastructure

All new and modified Permanent Way including switches, crossings, turntables in shed and buffers

Fluids storage and delivery/disposal systems, associated plant buildings and bunding.


Carry out tasks as instructed by various members of the Commercial/Quantity surveying team, such as measurement for valuations

Ensure all duties are carried out in accordance with standard company HSE procedures and work instructions

Assist in the management and maintenance of the contract cost reporting system as directed by the line manager

Prepare cash flows for payments in and out

Assist in the preparation of accurate forecasts of project cost to completion and final value • Assist with sub-contract tender process and support the preparation of sub-contract documentation • Prepare payment certificates for sub-contract work

Assist with the preparation of interim applications for payment

Assist with the valuation of variations

Assist with the preparation of valuations and claims, ensuring that they are supported by relevant records

Assist in the preparation of accurate monthly reporting of cost and value on the project(s) in line with the Company’s reporting process

Identify potential risk and opportunities and escalate these as appropriate

Carry out allocated tasks so as to comply with BMS and Group Minimum Commercial Expectations

Where appropriate and where used on the specified project, assist with the utilisation of BIM to support progress monitoring, provide commercial reporting and incorporate information to support change management, variations orders and encourage

The Requirements

You will have a very strong Commercial background and are likely to have obtained a minimum of a HNC in Quantity Surveying.

Membership of a relevant professional body and/or working towards a relevant professional qualification is desirable, such as RICS/CIOB/RIBA/ICE/CIBSE. A valid CSCS card is required. Individuals will require:

Awareness of the tendering process

Awareness of the various forms of contract used in the construction industry

Knowledge and understanding of commercial management of Construction projects and the construction process in general

Knowledge and understanding of sub-contracting principles

Awareness of the requirements to provide and obtain Insurance, Bonds and Warranties

Proficiency in administration, writing, numeracy, IT and MS Office

Proven ability to work as part of a team and on own initiative

Enthusiasm and results focus, together with an ability to work well under pressure and to tight deadlines

Effective negotiation skills with both internal and external customers

The Benefits

As part of their excellent benefits package, they offer:

Competitive basic salary

Flexible benefit scheme

Company car or generous car allowance

Private healthcare

Excellent pension scheme

About the Company/Client/Project:

A World Leading Civil Engineering Contractor.

Requirements including certificates and qualifications:

A minimum of a HNC in Quantity Surveying or equivalent, with recent and relevant experience in a similar role.

Candidates must be able to prove their eligibility to work in the UK

Alltek specialise in civil engineering vacancies and is a leading recruitment consultancy in Southampton

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