Quantity Surveyor/Commercial Lead

This is an exciting opportunity to join the commercial team as an experienced Quantity Surveyor/Commercial Lead:

You will be working for a company that prides itself on the quality of its work.

  • Hours: 8:30-17:00 Monday-Friday
  • Salary: Negotiable

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • prepare tender and contract documents, including bills of quantities with the architect and/or the client
  • undertake cost analysis for repair and maintenance project work
  • assist in establishing a client’s requirements and undertake feasibility studies
  • perform risk, value management and cost control
  • advise on a procurement strategy
  • identify, analyse and develop responses to commercial risks
  • prepare and analyse costings for tenders
  • allocate work to subcontractors
  • provide advice on contractual claims
  • analyse outcomes and write detailed progress reports
  • value completed work and arrange payments
  • maintain awareness of the different building contracts in current use
  • understand the implications of health and safety regulations.
  • assist Commercial Manager & Operations Manager in pricing works requested
  • price/forecast the cost of the different materials needed for the project
  • prepare tender documents, contracts, budgets, bills of quantities and other documentation
  • track changes to the design and/or construction work and adjust budget projections accordingly
  • procure or agree the services of contractor and/or sub-contractors who work on the construction project
  • measure and value the work done on site
  • pay sub-contractors
  • liaise with the client and other construction professionals, such as site managers, project managers or site engineers
  • write reports
  • lead and manage live and upcoming contracts (NEC & JCT)


  • 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
  • detailed knowledge of past and current building and construction technology, processes, materials, business and legal matters
  • strong understanding of NEC3/4 & JCT contracts

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

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