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  • UK, London
  • from £70,000 to £75,000 per year
  • Permanent , 12 months
  • Full time
  • Eligibility to work: UK
  • Years Exp: 10

Job Title: Senor Quantity Surveyor (Water)  

Location : Victoria SW1  

Salary : £70,000 - £75,000 plus car allowance  


My client is a UK main contractor that works across the infrastructure , utilities and construction sectors. They are looking for a SQS from a water background projects in Hertfordshire / Surrey.  


candidates must have NEC 3 costs and contractor experience  


The Role:  

The Senior Quantity Surveyor (Water) is required to provide commercial support to the project team, maintaining commercial information and ensuring compliance with contractual requirements and ensure that the Company’s ‘Three Pillar’ objectives are achieved. They will liaise with customer representatives and other third parties on commercial issues including agreement of variations, claims and any additional payments.  


Key Responsibilities:  


Ensure robust, accurate and timely cost and value reporting at both project and business unit level  

Ensure accurate cash flow reporting takes place Carry out cost management including forecasting  

Update the monthly CVR, cost and commercial plans and have accountability, along with the project team for the commercial performance and strategy  



Help ensure that commercial processes are adhered to across the business unit Actively seek to improve processes and procedures  

Have a good understanding of the processes and procedures used by any JV/Alliance that we are working within, and assist in their development and improvement  


External relationships  

Ensure that any main contracts entered into have terms and conditions that are appropriate for our clients with commercial risks identified  

Ensure that the supply chain are engaged appropriately with the correct contract terms and conditions  

Ensure that good client relationships are fostered  

Be responsible for subcontract letting, negotiation and financial accounting  


Internal relationships  

Effectively assist in managing the commercial team, including cost clerks and commercial support staff  

Ensure effective interaction between the commercial team and the operational site teams Supervise and mentor Quantity Surveyors  


Key measures & targets:  

Accurate monthly forecasting  

Ability to challenge resources and costs  

Maintaining deadlines in line with monthly commercial calendar  



Person Specification:  

The successful candidate is likely to meet all of the following criteria:  



HND/degree in Quantity Surveying, or equivalent Previous experience of the civil engineering industry  

Familiarity with ICE/NEC forms of contract and knowledge of current Construction Law Extensive experience in commercial management and procurement of subcontractors, including chairing regular meetings, measurement and control cycle, certificates and accruals calculations  

Ability to demonstrate a good knowledge of monthly reporting and earned value analysis Excellent team player whilst also holding the ability to work independently on own initiative Excellent time management skills, with ability to work to tight deadlines.  

Ability to encourage and support junior members of the Commercial Team  



Member of RICS or other relevant professional body, or working towards CSCS card  




Experience: NEC3 Contracts, open cut, clean water

  • Quote ref: 513/20048

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