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Date Added: Thu 28/04/2022

Quantity Surveyor

Bristol, UK
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Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

My client is part of a leading multi-disciplined contracting group, working across utilities and civil infrastructure within the UK. Due to continuous expansion across the South West of England, they require X2 Senior Quantity Surveyors to support a Commercial team, ensuring the commercial position of the business is protected and maximized at all times. Maintain an appropriate level of control and governance across a suite of multi-million-pound contracts.

Assessing, managing and reporting upon commercial risk and cost / value whilst ensuring compliance with company procedures, parameters, systems and standards.


* Assess and manage cash flow, commercial risk and contractual protection at an individual contract level.

* Drive down WIP weeks and maximise cash inflows.

* Support and manage tender opportunities for new contract acquisition. Prepare pre tender agreements, commercial tender documents and evaluate tender results.

* Conduct / support new contract acquisition review and negotiation.

* Review and valuation of change, interfacing with Operational Managers as required including associated contract administration.

* Ensure any variations to the contract are fully recorded and documented.

* Ensure upstream and downstream Compensation Events / DFE's are captured and managed to successful outcomes.

* Undertaking and managing valuations and applications for payment with the client including interim Applications, Variations, Final Accounts and Claims.

* Cost value reconciliation and ongoing commercial status reports, reconciliations and forecasts.

* Manage and negotiate contractual disputes with clients and subcontractors.

* Manage subcontract relationships from initial procurement including fixing terms and conditions and on-going control and assessment.

* Work with operational teams to ensure required risk management / record keeping procedures are fully complied with.

* Monitor, review and develop Commercial staff together with assessing future requirements and sourcing any additional resources.

* Liaise and develop relationships with both clients and their consultant teams.

* Report upon key issues to Senior Management and support the Senior Management team in strategic decision making.

* Liaise with Finance team as appropriate to ensure transparency of trading position.

* Ensure that those involved in the Commercial & Controlling function comply with Company procedures, systems and standards and work within the parameters given.

* Continuous improvement in the development of reporting systems and processes to improve efficiency and the accuracy of reported figures through learning and understanding the different contracts and clients.

* Be able to demonstrate excellent leadership and management skills.

* Be able to drive efficiency throughout a commercial team.

* Reporting and undertaking ad-hoc duties under the instruction of the Commercial Director / Head of Commercial & Controlling as appropriate.



BSc (Hons) in a related discipline

Experience working in the utilities / telecoms / relevant main contracting experience.

Managing monthly commercial / financial reporting.

Experience of working with a variety of framework contracts and in particular NEC 3 and/or NEC 4 required.

Negotiations with clients and subcontractors on contractual T&C's ensuring commercial risk is minimised and benefit maximised.

Estimating experience and the production of a contract schedule of rates.

Knowledge of NRSWA

Advanced level MS Excel skills.


ARICS or MRICS membership


Experience working in the utilities / telecoms sector.

Civil Engineering Method of Measurement

CEMAR contract management platform
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