Senior QS

Job Location


Published By

BPIC Network

Type of Job

Full Time

Published Date

17 November 2021, 16:00:00

About the job

Tilbury Douglas Construction is a leading UK building, infrastructure, engineering and fit-out company. We deliver vital projects across a range of sectors including health, education, highways, justice, defence, aviation, water and environment.  We are headquartered in the UK and have a workforce of circa 1,200 highly experienced colleagues.

It is our people that make Tilbury Douglas Construction a success.  We believe that our inclusive culture encourages new ways of thinking, enabling us to innovate whilst maintaining our resilience. We value and celebrate all individual differences and look forward to receiving your application.

Summary of Role

To ensure the successful financial completion of projects, protecting the exposure of the Company to financial risks, together with adherence to the commercial procedures of the Business.  Responsible for the commercial management of a section of a large project or on a number of smaller projects.


Key Tasks

  • To co-operate with, report to and implement the reasonable directives of the Regional Director/Manager and the Commercial Manager (functional reporting).

  • To ensure the timely submission of all relevant data required to monitor and analyse individual contract performance on a monthly and quarterly basis thereafter.

  • To liaise with contracts management in the day to day commercial administration of contracts to ensure the financial success of construction operations and to keep the Commercial Manager appraised of all material events.

  • To ensure the full and proper implementation of the Group’s Commercial Procedures where delegated authority so requires.

  • To prepare accurate draft sub-contracts and/or to approve such drafts as prepared by subordinates within the Region to the level of responsibility dictated by the Group’s Commercial Procedures.

  • To ensure that a high personal standard of professionalism is evident to all external clients, peers and subordinates in the day to day management of the Regions activities.

  • To supervise, mentor and encourage all junior staff in their personal professional development.

  • To ensure in consultation with contracts management that all necessary notices and submissions required by the various forms of contract are given in an expedient manner so as to protect the Group’s position in its trading activities.

  • To ensure in consultation with contracts management that main contract payment applications contain all necessary admeasure/additional cost claims and that the timely submission of detailed claims and final accounts is achieved.

  • To assist contracts management in the administration of sub-contractor performance so as to ensure the economic and timely completion of all sub-contractor liabilities written into the sub-contract.

  • To ensure the prompt and regular submission of main contract payment applications and subsequent cash collection together with the preparation of sub-contractor payments (strictly in accordance with specified payment terms).

  • Involvement in dispute avoidance/resolution.

  • Responsible for managing meetings.

  • Line management responsibility for members of the commercial team.


Key skills

  • Sound & comprehensive understanding of construction industry and the parties to it.

  • Proficient knowledge of measurement and valuation.

  • Good knowledge of NEC and JCT forms of contract.

  • Proficient in reading drawings, specifications and knowledge of construction process.

  • Ability to negotiate with clients/sub contractors.

  • Ability to draft sub contracts and design appointments.

  • Knowledge of CIS.

  • Experience of undertaking risk assessments and valuation of them in conjunction with other project team members.

  • Ability to produce accurate monthly cost and value reports and outturn financial forecasts.

  • Ability to work in a team environment.

  • Awareness of dispute procedures.

  • Experience of value engineering.

  • Professional membership of recognised institute e.g. RICS (desirable)

  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft packages e.g. Excel, Word & PowerPoint


  • Extensive experience of working on live projects and final accounts.

  • Experience of developing second stage tender submissions working under pre construction services agreement

  • Exposure to resolving disputes.

  • Successfully completed a number of final accounts.

  • Experience of procuring major works sub contracts.

  • Experience of managing, mentoring and developing staff.

  • Experience of working on health, education, mixed use and commercial projects highly desirable.


In return for your valued contribution we offer the following benefits packages:

  • Competitive salary

  • 26 days annual leave (with the opportunity to buy or sell up to 3 days holiday)

  • Private medical insurance for yourself (with the option to buy family cover)

  • Life Assurance

  • Defined contribution pension scheme matched up to 8%

  • 2 days volunteering opportunities

  • Flexible and Agile working (dependent on your role)

  • Employee Assistance Programme

  • Professional membership fees

  • Flexible Benefits scheme which includes the opportunity to purchase benefits such as: Critical illness insurance (with option to purchase for your partner)
    Dental Insurance
    Travel insurance
    Bike to work scheme
    Retail vouchers/payroll giving/activity pass for top leisure attractions

About us

BPIC working on behalf of our client. Our mission is to increase the participation of black and ethnic individuals in the industry whilst also empowering and educating individuals along the way. We champion the importance of diversity within the industry by directly providing solutions for organisations to create inclusive work environments and attract a diverse workforce. The network is dedicated to delivering solutions for participants that work in all areas of the industry from major infrastructure projects, fit-outs, SMEs to specialist professions that support our industry such as tech, law & finance.