Senior Quantity Surevyor

  • West Midlands
  • Permanent / Full Time
Building & Construction
£50000 - £53000 per year
Job ref: 429508

Girling Jones are currently looking for a Senior Quantity Surveyor at MOD Donnington & surrounding areas for the Defence FM and housing maintenance framework contracts
Key Accountabilities:

  • Comply with all Health and Safety and Sustainability policies and procedures
  • Develop and maintain an excellent working relationship with Client personnel involved directly or indirectly with the contract
  • Provide business support to the Commercial Group. This will involve proactively facilitating our relationship with both internal and external customers by ensuring the completion of necessary commercial reports and documentation
  • Deal directly with internal and external customers and where appropriate direct them to the appropriate contact or department to solve their queries
  • Liaise with all staff including Area Managers, Site Managers, Project Managers and the Commercial Team
  • Provide cost advice and support to Core Services and Billable Works
  • Ensure contract processes and procedures are adhered to at all times, advising and supporting as required
  • Attend Risk Meetings, review risk registers and follow risk management processes
  • Identify business priorities and to plan work effectively, by building controls and milestones into plans and programmes
  • Comply with business policy and procedures, supporting continual improvement
  • Support Service Delivery and Billable Works to incorporate sustainable solutions and support the Sustainability programme incorporating the reduction of the carbon footprint and the reduction of utility consumption across the MoD estate
  • Explore future possibilities and opportunities for improvement, support change initiatives and identify alternative solutions
  • Ensure compliance with health, safety, sustainability, quality and other statutory requirements
  • Support Area Relationship Improvement Plan with DIO and area specific supply chain, in line with
  • BS11000 Collaborative Business Relationships
  • Support Health and Safety best practice and safety excellence

What you’ll need to do the role:

  • Commercial experience in construction, property maintenance or related field including:
  • Developing cost models
  • Risk Analysis & Management
  • Preparation of work proposals/tenders
  • Dispute resolution
  • Excellent working knowledge of commercial processes
  • Strong communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills
  • Fraud prevention
  • Ability to build and maintain excellent working relationships and a collaborative working environment


  • Qualified to HND/Foundation Degree level in Quantity Surveying or significant equivalent experience to include;
  • Job related experience providing the necessary knowledge, skill and abilities to be able to perform the function of the position of QS
  • Experience in the commercial element of facilities management and/or commercial construction/refurbishments, either of large projects (£500k to £4.5m) or many smaller projects (£20k to £500k) running concurrently
  • Work experience duration in the FM / Construction sector to be not less than 4 years, unless specific MOD experience exists, in which case 3 year minimum.
  • Health & Safety Awareness Training    
  • Familiarity of FDIS contracting requirements
  • Evidence of CPD

Nice To Have:

  • Experience of operating in a military environment
  • Experience of working on complex, multi- site operations
  • Knowledge of BS11000 Collaborative
  • Business Relationship
  • Understanding of how to reduce utility consumption
  • Familiarity of FDIS contracting requirements
  • Evidence of CPD
  • Membership of Professional Body
  • Utility & Carbon Reduction Training
  • Salary – £50,000 – £53,000

Please note, in order to be considered for this position, you must be able to pass BPSS security clearance. 
Location will be flexible, there will be requirements for travel within the UK to support the teams and activities of the business.

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