Senior Quantity Surveyor

Job Location


Published By

BPIC Network

Type of Job

Full Time

Published Date

11 May 2021, 21:00:00

About the job

Provide commercial expertise to aid with the delivery of the contracted work by taking the commercial lead in a geographical focused team. The provision of accurate and timely commercial reports and advice to the to the management team whilst ensuring the contract achieves the appropriate commercial targets.


  • Ensure that all reporting is accurate and completed to agreed timescales

  • Ensure the project and programme contract, cost, quality and time targets are met

  • Ensure prompt and regular submission of main contract payment applications and ensure that subcontractor payments are dealt with fairly and in accordance with subcontract terms

  • Supervise, mentor and encourage all subordinate staff in their personal professional development including PDP, welfare, safety competency and disciplinary matters

  • Build a close relationship with delivery manager to ensure the goals for the distribution area are fully met, assisting the operations team with their customer relationship

  • Maintain and coordinate all commercial reports required for the successful commercial management of the contract

  • Ensure compliance with the business delaps and contract process maps

  • Preparation of the forecasting and reporting of costs against value to ensure that it is in line with the contract profitability forecast

  • Ensure all subcontract issues are resolved, deferring to the commercial manager where appropriate

  • Coordination of track sheet accuracy and inputting through to invoicing. Ensure payment is made within both WIP and cash targets

  • Ensure the accuracy of the commercial data generated within the Sphere project management software

  • Ensures compliance with all contractual requirements, provide support and training on both the contract and the schedule of rates to maximise value recovery

  • Management of subcontract accounts including interrogation, procurement, payments, variations and final accounts

  • Preparation of all subcontracts to meet the company standards

  • Ensures all subcontractor commercial issues are resolved and payments are timely and correct

  • Identifying, raising and pricing of variation in line with the change control process including identification, measurement claims and rogue rates

  • Obtain maximum recovery through accurate measurement of the works completed

  • Provide key information across the contract team

  • Liaise with the office manager to ensure accuracy of costs, and best practise in material buying

  • Liaise and assist with the performance analyst in the preparation of run rate data, including the preparation of weekly gang profit / loss, plant spend, KPI and prefect delivery requirements

  • As part of the overall management team take responsibility regarding health, safety and the environment providing commercial support

  • Management, training and advise of direct reports


  • BSc in Quantity Surveying (or other equivalent commercially related discipline)

  • CSCS compliance, Working towards professional membership of an appropriate organisation (for example, RICS/CIOB). 

  • Commercial and financial (Commercial Manager / COINS / Sphere

  • Procurement

  • Risk management

  • Personnel management

  • Commercial and contractual knowledge, in various forms of contract

  • A working knowledge of current legislation

  • Proven experience of managing quantity surveyors on a large contract

  • Negotiation and settlement of disputes and accounts relating both to customers and suppliers

  • People management experience, such as managing performance, development and disciplinary procedures

  • Experience working with a variety of schedule of rates contracts

  • Ability to work in a team environment contributing across a business unit or area

  • Good management skills, with the ability to motivate self and colleagues to achieve high standards of compliance

  • Good operational planning and time management skills; able to manage projects simultaneously without compromising on standards and quality

  • Ability to ensure standards and specifications are met

  • Ability to work with colleagues to deliver project and operational performance

  • Sound knowledge of construction practices and standards

  • Specialist knowledge in chosen field


Competitive salary plus excellent company benefits

About us

BPIC working on behalf of our client. Our mission is to increase the participation of BAME 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.