Senior Quantity Surveyor - London


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About The Opportunity

As a Senior Quantity Surveyor, you will support the commercial management of a high-profile multi-million-pound civils and structures project in London.

If you are experienced in civil engineering projects and are looking for an opportunity to demonstrate your management and senior surveying skills, this could be just the role for you.

Responsibilities Include:

Stakeholder Management

  • Manage and build collaborative relationships with suppliers, monitor and reporting on their performance and compliance
  • Provide dispute resolution support and advice
  • Ensure the Commercial Director and/or the Commercial Manager is up to date on all internal and external communications

Cost Management, Reporting and Supporting

  • Provide post-contract award commercial services for 'goods' and 'services' up to and including Final Account.
  • Preparing and agreeing on budgets for projects at commencement
  • Ensure Commercial budgets are managed accurately by QS
  • Assist with cost and expenditure planning/benchmarking
  • Support cost management, trending estimating and forecasting
  • Analyse cost performance data and provide accurate input for monthly performance reports
  • Support management of budget and spend profiles by continually identifying ways to improve cost performance
  • Carry out cost impact analysis of proposed changes to scope/schedule
  • Prepare cost reports and analysis, identifying areas of learning and any recommendations for improvement

Change Management

  • Oversee monthly management and monitoring of budget/ v/o’s change control process
  • Maintain financial impact assessments for instructed change
  • Maintain project data sets for consistency, accuracy, and alignment


  • Work with the Procurement Team to ensure a robust and optimal procurement strategy
  • Oversee Sub-Contract and Special Supplies procurement and administration/payments
  • Approve Subcontract orders

About You

The successful candidate will be a confident, experienced Surveyor with a strong construction background, ideally from a civils/ RC Frame contracting background. You will be commercially astute, with a flair for building relationships with clients, contractors and peers alike.

  • Demonstrates a sound understanding of the valuations cycle and associated deadlines, prioritising and managing both their own and the team’s time accordingly
  • Successfully interpreting information obtained from the site team(s) for incorporation into the account
  • Demonstrate inspirational leadership of the Commercial team around supporting, mentoring, and coaching Graduates, Trainees and AQS’s, proactively assisting with their role-specific training and development
  • Expertise in administering a range of contract values for multi-disciplinary construction project work packages/contracts
  • Demonstrable track record in managing complex, high value and varied contracts from a quantity surveying perspective.
  • Knowledge of all relevant forms of contract
  • Expert analytical skills to make informed, balanced business decisions and report findings back to Clients and Internal Stakeholders.

Unique Benefits

26 days holiday per annum plus 8 Bank Holidays.

Flexi-care benefits: Tastecard, Gym Membership, Cycle2Work, Holiday Trading (buy or sell up to 4 days per annum), Health cash plan.

You’ll be joining a brilliant team who are lots of fun, have a wealth of knowledge to learn from and will always keep you challenged!

About Us

Careys is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, transgender status, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

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