Senior Quantity Surveyor

Location Portsmouth
Discipline: Civil Engineering
Job type: Permanent
Salary: ££50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Contact name: Tony Croxford

Contact email: tony.croxford@hsqrecruitment.com
Job ref: BBBH9381_1650635750
Published: about 1 month ago


This major UK civil engineering contractor has now become a dominant force in Wales, The Midlands and South West England. With an experienced team at its core they are able to undertake a variety of projects from water, rail, highways and infrastructure. To continue on their successful growth programme and meet their loyal client's needs they are needing to recruit a Senior Quantity Surveyor to the already successful team. The successful candidate can expect excellent career opportunities, not just in the regional business, but also in the national group company as well
As a Senior Quantity Surveyor, you will have worked in the construction industry, preferably on civil engineering projects, but wouldn't be excluded for consideration if you haven't. Reporting directly to the Managing Quantity Surveyor, you will be required to prepare and articulate competent plans for any scale of project that comply with Company and functional procedures and standards. Key responsibilities for this role will include:

  • Overseeing the measurement and preparation of valuations
  • Preparing and agreeing interim valuations and final accounts
  • Recording, monitoring and reviewing the financial performance of contracts
  • Managing financial accounts and report to senior management on the project performance
  • Liaising and presenting to the client on the project performance
  • Securing payments from customers within the specified contract terms
  • Subcontract procurement and management of subcontractor accounts
  • Pre-contract pricing and agreement project costs.
  • Mentor and manage subordinate staff



The Ideal Candidate
It is preferred that the successful candidate is:

  • Educated to degree level in Quantity Surveying, although other equivalent qualifications may be accepted (HNC/HND)
  • Members or working towards being a member of a relevant professional body e.g. CICES, RICS
  • Experienced in working on general Civil Engineering projects


The ideal candidate will also possess:

  • A passion for safety
  • Experience of using the NEC forms of contract
  • Drive and ambition to succeed
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Good problem-solving skills
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Numeracy and analytical ability
  • Good negotiation skills
  • Commercial awareness
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Organisational ability
  • Customer focus and the ability to build relationships.
  • Good IT skills specifically on spreadsheets, databases and the ability to adapt to bespoke software packages