Senior M&E Quantity Surveyor

Job Description



  • The Senior Quantity Surveyor will have the responsibility to provide full financial and contractual control, co-ordination of the efforts of all parties throughout the company involved in the execution of specified projects to the budgeted cost and programme, to the customer’s satisfaction
  • Ensure commercial control of project is maintained in accordance with company policies and procedures
  • Deliver margin in project at agreed minimum levels and ensure that it is cash backed
  • Ensure variations to contract are priced and agreed at the earliest opportunity
  • Ensure all duties are carried out in accordance with standard company SHEQ procedures and work instructions
  • Handle the contract and execute such financial reviews as are deemed necessary by the Area Surveyor / Commercial Manager in relation to the contract
  • Take ownership of and be responsible for the project cost budget and provide guidance and direction on any varying circumstances
  • Manage and maintain a contract cost reporting system
  • Effectively manage the financial status of the contract, the task and the people concerned within inputting to said reporting system in order that any reports can be produced in a timely manner
  • Establish programme commitments are being met and advise on action to be taken when this is not the case, whether as a result of a company breach or otherwise
  • Have a budget covering materials and manpower and monitor expenditure with the assistance of the Finance Department to ensure accurate, up-to-date information is available and known
  • Continually monitor projected costs to complete and control the costs within budget
  • Identify potential overspend, ensuring early awareness of the exposure within the business to minimise cost overrun
  • Monitor cash flow and invoicing plans ensuring applications are paid and allocated internally
  • Ensure effective records are maintained to support claims and invoices for variations are issued in a timely manner
  • Review subcontract packages and ensure that appropriate invitations to tender are actioned and issued
  • Analyse the returned subcontract quotation and select quotations to be used, acknowledging that the cheapest price may not be the most appropriate
  • Prepare subcontract documentation and ensure that all pertinent documentation is issued to the subcontract, signed and returned
  • Prepare and issue schedule of subcontract valuation dates
  • Assess subcontractor’s submitted valuation and if necessary initiate re-measure with subcontractor’s Surveyor
  • Issue appropriate notices as determined by the contract and statute
  • Assist Project Manager in the commercial management of any subcontractor as required
  • Clearly identify where unresolved issues require high-level discussion
  • Meet the contract requirement for customer reporting
  • Provide complete, regular and timely internal reports to the Area Surveyor / Commercial Manager which covers design submissions, material management, site performance, key dates / actions, commercial situations and major issues
  • Clearly identify and report in a timely manner to meet contract needs where unresolved issues require higher level management action
  • Assist the Area Surveyor / Commercial Manager in arranging and undertaking a project review and issue of associated reports
  • To be fully aware o the requirements of the contract as a basis for controlling the operating departments within the specification, or achieving extra works orders
  • Attend site as required by the Area Surveyor / Commercial Manager
  • Act within the limits of authority as defined within company procedures
  • Ensure that contacts with clients by any company representative, or communication are conducted / presented in a professional manner, such that good relations are maintained
  • Assist in the management and development of the Trainee Quantity Surveyor and other surveying staff
The Individual:
  • A strong understanding of technical issues and trends in the construction sectors including specialist markets, with an ability to differentiate against market propositions is essential
  • Proven track record of depth of experience in given field of expertise
  • Sound working knowledge of the various forms of Conditions of Contract
  • Knowledge of construction and contract law
  • Construction techniques on particular projects
  • Working knowledge of basic plant, equipment and materials
  • Working knowledge of labour costs, employment legislation and working rule agreements