​Senior Quantity Surveyor

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North West - Greater Manchester Permanent August 18th 2022 £60k - £70k plus car or allowance, pension, healthcare, 25 days holiday BTC/FP/2022/1808SQS Brian Colton

Senior Quantity Surveyor


£60k - £70k plus car or allowance, pension, healthcare, 25 days holiday


The successful Senior Quantity Surveyor will be site based on various sites under the direct supervision of the Commercial Manager.

The Senior Quantity Surveyor will need to demonstrate a proven track record in financial and commercial management of projects ranging in value between £5m and £11m. The candidate may also work on projects up to the value of £5m as dictated by current workload.

The Senior Quantity Surveyor will need to be responsible for any staff under their direct supervision offering them support and mentoring.

The candidate will be expected to work on at least two project concurrently.

The candidate will be site based on various sites in the north west of England within the following boundaries Carlisle in the north, Blackpool in the west, Oldham in the east and Telford in the South. However, there may be occasions when the candidate will have to work outside of these geographical boundaries.

The successful candidate will be in possession of a BSc in Quantity Surveying.

They need to be willing and keen to undertake further training applicable to the career development programme.

Key Deliverables:

The candidate will need to demonstrate the following key deliverables.

Practical Skills:

  • IT Skills: Have a good knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Work and Outlook.
  • Time management; be able to work to tight deadlines under pressure.
  • Teamwork; be able to work with a team environment.
  • Initiative: Need to be able to work on their own initiative in accordance with predetermined guidelines.
  • Driving license: They will need a current clean dull driving license.
  • Budgets: They will need to prepare and review budgets.
  • Financial control: Advise and ensure the site team are working within the budget constraints. Altering the contracts manager if budgets are being exceeded.
  • Subcontract procurement: Recommend most competitive subcontractors to contacts manager/site manager.
  • Subcontract documentation: They will need to prepare, issue and check subcontract documentation.
  • Interim valuations: must be able to produce and issue on time monthly applications and ensure that payment is received on time from the employer.
  • Contracts administration: Deal with all commercial aspects of the contract with the employer.
  • Claims: Preparing and producing claims documentation in respect of extensions of time and loss and expense.
  • Cost reports: Provide accurate cost/value reports each moth including accurate margin forecasts at completion.
  • Subcontractor payments: Review subcontract applications and make payments in accordance with agreed dates.
  • Disputes: Resolve disputes with subcontractors and PQS/EA
  • Seek advice in respect of any adjudications or legal actions.
  • Measurement: Produce detail measures of all works.
  • Final accounts: Agree final accounts with subcontractors and Employer.

Personal Attributes:

The candidate will need to demonstrate the following personal attributes.

  • Attitude: characterised by commitment to personal and company success.
  • Proactive, diligent, able and willing to think ahead.
  • Values: the person must understand the values of the company and respond positively
  • Ability to communicate positively and effectively
  • Structured approach: focused, thorough, high level of attention to detail
  • Adaptable to the future demands of the industry
  • High enthusiastic and be committed