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Quantity Surveyor

Ref no. BHN571337
Salary £40,000 - £45,000/annum
Location Lancashire, England
Start date ASAP
Job type Permanent
Job status Open

Job summary

Our client who has a key presence in the Highways & Civil Engineering sector is on the look for a Quantity Surveyor in Preston, Lancashire.

Key skills required for this role

Quantity Surveyor


Quantity Surveyor Highways and Civils

Job description

Job Purpose
Carnell have an exciting position for a Quantity Surveyor to join our commercial team. We are looking for someone with minimum 3 years' experience within a similar role with good knowledge of Civil Engineering and Highways.
Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

Responsibilities - but not limited to

  • Price and submission of quotations for works on maintenance contracts.
  • Liaise with operational staff including clients and subcontractors.
  • Ensure scheme costs are correct on cost system (Nav13) and raise and queries where necessary.
  • Attend internal / external meetings (both electronically and face to face)
  • Manage subcontract supply chain, issuing orders assessing Subcontract AFPs and the processing of payments.
  • Carry out reconciliation of cost and value through a monthly CVR process.
  • Preparing Payment Applications
  • Preparing forecast cost to complete
  • Carrying our CVRs
  • Manage contractual communication through CEMAR

  • Assessment and submission of quotations / compensation events


  • Surveying Degree or equivalent qualification / experience
  • Experience of NEC3/4 and working on frameworks
  • Experience of digital systems, particularly Microsoft
  • Demonstrable record of supporting the commercial team managing complex, high value contracts
  • Experience of commercially managing civil engineering and drainage projects, ideally in a highway's environment.
  • Experience of administering NEC Option C contracts

Person Specification

  • Excellent ability to work independently and within a team
  • Enthusiastic and willingness to take ownership of contracts/frameworks
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Must be an excellent organiser with proven time management skills
  • High levels of numeracy, written language, and communication
  • Good knowledge of MS Excel and Word
  • Good commercial awareness
  • Full UK clean driving licence
  • An awareness of NEC 4 contracts and options would be desirable
  • High standard of interpersonal and relationship building skills
  • Adaptability to changing situations and condition
  • High level of attention to detail and a methodical approach to work
  • Ability to analyse data with a view to developing skills to provide detailed reports

Carnell Benefits

  • Pension Scheme
  • Generous Holiday Allowance
  • Referral Scheme
  • Death In Service
  • Access to Online Rewards Platform
  • Group income protection
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Company Recognition scheme.


  • To undertake other miscellaneous activities/project work deemed appropriate for the role of Quantity Surveyor support to assist with the efficient operation of the business.
  • Deal with sensitive information with discretion, always maintaining confidentiality.

Personal attributes
  • Professional
  • Responsible
  • Reliable
Specific job skills
  • NEC3/4 and working on frameworks
  • Digital systems, particularly Microsoft
  • 3 years' experience in a similar role
Education and/or qualifications
  • Surveying Degree or equivalent qualification / experience

George Bladon manages this role

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