Senior Quantity Surveyor

  • South West
  • Permanent
£65000 - £70000 per annum + Package
Job ref: VqsRG_1650462686

Senior Quantity Surveyor sought, Bristol / Reading. Girling Jones require a Senior Quantity Surveyor to oversee delivery of a large, MoD scheme in the Salisbury region. We require a Senior Quantity Surveyor ideally with MEP experience; however we would consider main building contractor backgrounds too. The Salisbury scheme has circa 6 months remaining on site, as such the appointed SQS will be absorbed into the businesses Bristol or Reading offices.

Day to day,

  • The Senior Quantity Surveyor will be responsible for implementing best commercial practices to maintain and maximise the profitability and financial performance of the project by; minimising costs, managing cash-flow, mitigating risks, managing variations and claims all to provide a smooth transition into agreement of the business and their supply chains final accounts. All to be presented back to the business through accurate and timely reporting.


  • Ensure that our safety first and foremost message is visible and alive through all activities on the project
  • Where relevant, manage and coach any Quantity Surveyors or Assistant Quantity Surveyors
  • Review and interpret contract terms and conditions, identifying and mitigating risks and enhancing opportunities
  • Ensure compliance with all aspects of the contract, liaise with the project teams on project status
  • Identify, qualify and management the agreement process of any changes to contractual obligations
  • Take responsibility for the cash flow forecasting, submission and receipt of payments
  • Monitor and forecast costs and revenue through project life cycle
  • Assist with procurement and management of sub contractors
  • Provide accurate reporting of costs, projections, contingency, liabilities, sales and margins
  • Develop and maintain positive long term relationships with all stakeholders, ensuring customer satisfaction
  • Working alongside the project team and Commercial manager, negotiate the settlement of the final account and facilitate sign off
  • Ensure all necessary records and reports are generated and maintained
  • Assist in any dispute resolution process.

What you’ll need to succeed,

  • Significant experience of responsibility for the commercial aspects of MEP / building services or main build projects
  • Relevant BSC / degree / equivalent commercial management / quantity surveying qualification
  • Due to the nature of work on this project you will need to be able to obtain security clearance once in the role, therefore you will need to be a British citizen, and not have worked outside the UK for the last 5 years.

What you’ll get in return,

  • Competitive salary (circa £68,000 +), Car allowance (£5,300), competitive pension,25 days annual leave, medical, 9-day fortnight. We are able to offer flexible working too with the option to work remotely two days a week.

If this sounds like the right opportunity for you, please APPLY now with a full CV and salary expectations and contact Vic Bekker @ Girling Jones for a confidential discussion.

Girling Jones Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

Job Information

Job Reference: VqsRG_1650462686
Salary From: £65000
Salary To: £70000
Job Industries: Construction
Job Locations: South West
Job Types: Permanent

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