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Senior Quantity Surveyor

Ref no. BHN543094
Location Havant, England
Start date ASAP
Job type Permanent
Job status Closed

Job summary

Our Water sector construction client is seeking a Senior Quantity Surveyor to join their reservoir build project based out of Havant.

Key skills required for this role

Quantity Surveying, NEC, Costing, Risk, Finance, Construction, Water, Wastewater


NEC contract/water industry experience is desirable

Job description

Our Water sector construction client is seeking a Senior Quantity Surveyor to join their reservoir build project based out of Havant.

The candidate will continually monitor projects ensuring they are managed effectively and that the business objectives in terms of health and safety, profitability and customer focus are achieved or exceeded. They will manage the commercial aspect of sub-contract accounts, from procurement through to final account agreement. Manage the Cost Value Reconciliation process within the business.


  • Work to and within our clients' Integrated Management System, company policies & procedures.
  • Establish and maintain the Operations/Commercial partnership required to meet the needs of each project.
  • Monitor manage risk & associated budgets
  • Monitor performance standards & quality.
  • Procure subcontractors at lower than Tender sums whenever possible. Seek to negotiate the best price for the company.
  • Build strong relationships with clients & their representatives.
  • Establish & actively promote working relationships between the department, through effective communication & ensuring Company procedures are followed.
  • Fully understand the Contract and scope of work and advise/communicate to relevant project team members.
  • Discuss and develop procurement strategy with team members & in accordance with the contract programme. Monitor & update as necessary
  • Submit timely applications for payments to ensure cash can be collected in accordance with the Contract.
  • Recover retentions in accordance with the Contract.
  • Recognise opportunity & potential for increased value. Evaluate & submit prices in a timely fashion to achieve optimum outcome. Wherever possible pre price variations to maximise returns.
  • Review costs & value in conjunction with the site time to ensure timely & accurate forecasting.
  • Manage subcontractors effectively & in accordance with their terms & conditions.
  • Provide support & development to other members of the project team.
  • Assist with the day to day running of the commercial department & deputising for the Manager QS during their absence


  • Finance Management - CVR's & Financial reporting
  • Negotiating
  • QHSE legislation
  • Contract awareness - NEC3,4, ECC, ICE & JCT
  • Understanding of Tendering & Procurement processes
  • Supervising people
  • Understanding of the certified management systems ISO 9001 -2015, ISO 14001- 2015 & ISO 45001, - 2018
  • Proven experience as a Quantity Surveyor in Civil Engineering environment
  • Understanding of CVR's & financial reports
  • Experience of Dispute resolution (desirable)
  • IT Microsoft Office skills -Evision, Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Business Collaborator
  • Understanding of company computer based cost recording systems
  • Full driving licence
  • NEC3,4, ECC, ICE & JCT full contract awareness
  • Preferably Degree educated in Quantity Surveying or Construction Management
  • Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors membership (RICS) (desirable)


  • Salary dependent on experience - market rates considered
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Company pension
  • Life Assurance
  • Car or car allowance

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