Senior Quantity Surveyor

  • Reading, United Kingdom

Job Description

We are looking for a Senior Quantity Surveyor to work for a Tier 1 contractor on a Highway project (between J3-12 SMP), project office based near Reading. The estimated time for completion is 3-4 years. The job description is as follows:


As a Senior Quantity Surveyor, you'll need to:

  • Provide commercial support to tendering process when required.
  • Understand the impact of commercial and technical changes at strategic level within the customer’s business industry / sector.
  • Demonstrates and maintains a high level of commercial and technical knowledge and works closely with the delivery team to develop techniques and solutions to meet business and customer needs.
  • Has a high degree of understanding and working knowledge of project start up procedures and is actively involved in the implementation of those procedures when required
  • Prepare and advise on a procurement strategy
  • Applications for Payment and Invoicing. perform risk, value management and cost control
  • Develops a strategy for concluding client negotiations.
  • assist in establishing a client's requirements and undertake feasibility studies
  • Senior Quantity Surveyor will identify, analyse and develop responses to commercial risks
  • Early identification of project risks and opportunities, prepare and analyse costings for tenders
  • Senior Quantity Surveyor will carry out early value engineering activities as part of the project team, ensuring all associated costs of change are included within the evaluation.
  • Assists and provides advice on programmes regarding contractual and commercial requirements to mitigate risk, and maximize opportunity.
  • Senior Quantity Surveyor will ensures that all necessary contractual notices are put in place, timely and accurately
  • Subcontract Administration, provide advice on contractual claims
  • Close out project efficiently using a high degree of understanding and working knowledge of project close out processes
  • Ensuring appropriate records and information are kept and archived
  • Senior Quantity Surveyor willanalyse outcomes and write detailed progress reports, value completed work and arrange payments

Salary for Senior Quantity Surveyor:

Best package for the right candidate + benefits including car etc.Eligible candidates would be provided with lodging allowance, if required.

Desirable work experience and Qualifications :

  • Senior Quantity Surveyor must have previous similar experience in Highways and Motorways.
  • Relevant degree in Quantity Surveying is essential
  • The RICS accredited postgraduate courses is beneficial.
  • Further study related to chartership and membership of RICS. 


As a Senior Quantity Surveyor, you'll need to show:

  • a practical and logical mind and a methodical way of thinking
  • a creative and innovative approach to problem solving
  • strong numeracy and financial management skills
  • the ability to learn sophisticated design and costing IT packages
  • the ability to write clear and precise reports and to relate complex information in a simple way to a diverse range of people
  • negotiation and team work skills, the ability to motivate and lead those on site