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  • UK, London
  • from £65,000 to £75,000 per year
  • Permanent
  • Full time
  • Years Exp: 15

Job Title: Managing Quantity Surveyor

Location : London

Salary : £65,000 - £75,000

The role

A Managing Surveyor is responsible for all commercial and contractual matters on the site allocated to them. A Managing Surveyor should be able to effectively manage the quantity surveyors and project surveyors to successfully deliver the project and achieve optimum recovery and cash flow whilst also developing and maintaining excellent relationships with the Client.

Key accountabilities

Ensuring there is effective cost management of the project through regular and accurate forecasting and cost/value reporting.

Lead and manage the procurement process to maximise profit and ensure subcontract orders are placed on time and in accordance with the company policy. (including references taken, suitable levels of HSEQ etc)

Monitor and maximise cash flow.

Support, advise, develop and train all members of the site team on commercial matters.

Mentor and develop the surveyors within the specific project team on each project being managed.

Be aware of the contractual requirements of the project, advise the site team on key requirements and ensure that all notices and other matters are actioned accordingly to protect VFL’s contractual position (Main, Sub-Contracts and consultancy agreements)

Act and ensure others are acting in VFL’s best commercial interests at all times.

To act professionally at all times and promote the company’s best standards and practices

Monitor and chase Main Contract payments

Review and commercially assess the Main Contract conditions and advise on risk and scope areas

Review and commercially assess sub-contract packages for incorporation into the main tender when required.

Review tender information for VE opportunities

Assist the Bid team as required.

Assist and review as required by senior management.

Tender input as required

The Project team:

Ensure staff are aware of their roles and responsibilities with particular reference to VolkerFitzpatrick’s commercial interests.

Ensure staff are aware of their role within the project team

Help to maximise staff morale

Developing and mentoring junior members of staff

Ensure effective and appropriate communication between all members of staff.

Attend regular internal meetings held and ensure actions are closed out quickly.

Subcontract management:

Ensure subcontractors are procured in accordance with the commercial policy

Ensure that sub-contractor’s scope of works are clearly defined and that all appropriate information is contained within the sub-contract documentation.

Ensure that subcontracts are written so that they are inclusive of their responsibilities in terms of quality, programme, health, safety, environmental etc.

Skills & experience


An accredited course by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (ICES) or the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).

Alternatively, a degree with some numerical or technical is advantageous. Relevant HND subjects include building/construction, urban and land studies, civil engineering and structural engineering.

Adequate experience as a PQS/SQS.

  • Contact: Julian Taylor
    020 7531 5757 (Offline)
  • Date: 25.11.2021
  • Deadline: 10.12.2021
  • Quote ref: 100511/23749

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