Quantity Surveyor

Department: Central

Main Location: Braintree

Reports to: Finance Director

Direct Reports: N/A

The Main Purpose of the Job:

To measure and value contract terms and conditions across the Telecoms and Structural divisions to ensure construction projects finish on-time and on-budget.

Duties Include:

  • Negotiation of contract terms/conditions
  • Creation, submission and agreement of interim valuations
  • Managing variation accounts up to final account agreement
  • Procurement of subcontractors including negotiating contract sum and terms & conditions
  • Monthly contract reviews and audits
  • Raising early warnings of contract risks
  • Train junior project managers in commercial best practice
  • Contribute to internal process creation and improvement
  • Managing contract disputes
  • Managing subcontract accounts including interim valuations, claims and final accounts.
  • Tender preparation including production of engineering cost plans and estimates
  • Value engineering input during project design stages


Minimum Qualifications and/or Experience Required:

  • Knowledge of commonly used construction contracts
  • Experienced in cost management of complex engineering projects
  • Ability to communicate with designers regarding costs and build options
  • Experience in one or more of the following key sectors would be an advantage; telecoms infrastructure, structural steel, facilities management
  • A highly motivated individual with excellent communication skills and ideally a member of a professional Institution or close to achieving professional status

Preferred Qualifications

  • Degree qualified in quantity surveying, or civil/structural engineering
  • Experience of mediation and adjudication processes
  • Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS), although not essential.

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