Quantity Surveyor - Oxford

Milton Keynes, Birmingham and Oxford

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If you’re a civils Quantity Surveyor who is looking for a role and company that places client and operational partnerships at the forefront, this is an opportunity not to be missed. Careys have a reputation for delivering some of the most prestigious civil engineering, infrastructure and public realm projects in the UK.

We are well established within our core markets and have a diverse project portfolio – typically acting as specialist sub-contractor on sub and super-structure, demolition, hard & soft landscaping and enabling & infrastructure works. In joining the commercial team at Careys, you will have the support and opportunity to broaden your skills/experience and ultimately, progress your career.

The Role

Reporting to a Quantity Surveyor, you will join one of our major (£5m+) groundworks/infrastructure projects and work as part of the Midlands team who operate between Milton Keynes, Birmingham and Oxford.

With guidance and support from the Senior Quantity Surveyor your responsibilities will include;

  • Responsibility for the day-to-day administration of the commercial function of the project, i.e. cost management reporting and supporting, change management, procurement as well as sub-contract/special supplies administration.
  • A deep understanding of the project’s contractual and commercial requirements, including contractual compliance, quality and risk management.
  • A thorough understanding and competent execution of the monthly reconciled values and updated forecasts for approval by the Commercial Manager/Senior Quantity Surveyor.
  • A sound understanding around the valuations cycle and associated deadlines, prioritising and managing both your own as well as the team’s time accordingly.
  • Confidence and competency, with minimal input from the Commercial Manager/Senior Commercial Manager with dispute resolution and contractual entitlement.
  • Establish and maintain strong relationships with Careys clients to agree valuations and variations.
  • Interface with and form productive/effective relationships with the site team(s).

About You

This role is best suited to an experienced Quantity Surveyor with demonstrable skills developed with a civil engineering contractor. You will be commercially driven and astute, with a flair for building relationships with clients, contractors and the operational team. To be considered you must have:

  • Demonstrable experience with a civil engineering contractor, preferably on heavy civils/drainage/utilities/infrastructure projects.
  • Expertise in administering high value, multi-disciplinary construction project work packages/contracts utilising forms of contract such as JCT and NEC suites.
  • Degree qualified (or equivalent) in Quantity Surveying.
  • Drivers licence and vehicle (the site cannot be accessed via public transport).
  • Work well to deadlines with strong initiative and self-motivation.
  • Enthusiasm, drive and professionalism in representing Careys with clients and contractors.


  • 37.5hour week. 9am to 5.30pm, Monday-Friday.
  • Predominantly site based
  • Competitive salary and benefits.
  • 26 days holiday per annum + Bank Holidays.
  • Optional Benefits via 'My Perks': Dining Card, Gym Membership, Cycle to Work, Holiday Trading (buy or sell up to 4 days), Health Cash Plan, Dental and Critical Illness Insurance, Partner Life Assurance, Car Leasing and Discounts & Cashback.
  • Life assurance.
  • 1 paid day for volunteering activity.
  • Private, family business with a strong social purpose and respectful culture.
  • You’ll be joining a social team with a wealth of knowledge to learn from!

The Carey Group Ltd 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.

How to Apply

To apply or for further information, please contact Maddy Donaghy maddy.donaghy@careys.co

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