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Managing Quantity Surveyor

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  • Salary: £75000 - £80000
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  • Job ID: 00823
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Job Description


Job Title: Managing Quantity Surveyor

Location: Project Based- Based in Slough

Salary: £75k-£80k

Job Type: Full Time, Perm


Our client is rapidly expanding and takes charge in services include highways term maintenance, street lighting and electrical services, surfacing, traffic management and public realm infrastructure projects.



Due to continued growth and expansion, they are looking for Managing Quantity Surveyors to join their well-established team. This role will be project based and they are looking for candidates to be based in Slough, covering projects in Berkshire, Wiltshire and Suffolk.


The Managing Surveyor is responsible for all commercial and contractual matters on the sites allocated to them. A Managing Surveyor should be able to effectively manage the quantity surveyors and project surveyors to successfully deliver the project.


Role Requirements


  • Ensure there is effective cost management of the project through regular and accurate forecasting and cost/value reporting.
  • Lead and manage the procurement process to maximise profit and ensure subcontract orders are placed on time and in accordance with the company policy (Including references taken, suitable levels of HSEQ etc.)
  • Monitor and maximise cash flow.
  • Support, advise, develop, and train all members of the site team on commercial matters.
  • Mentor and develop the surveyors within the specific project team on each project being managed.
  • Be aware of the contractual requirements of the project, advise the site team on key requirements and ensure that all notices and other matters are actioned accordingly to protect the contractual position (Main, Sub-Contracts and consultancy agreements).
  • Act and ensure others are always acting in the company’s best commercial interests.
  • To always act professionally and promote the company’s best standards and practices
  • Monitor and chase Main Contract payments.
  • Review and commercially assess the Main Contract conditions and advise on risk and scope areas
  • Review and commercially assess sub-contract packages for incorporation into the main tender when required.
  • Review tender information
  • Assist the Bid team as required.
  • Assist and review as required by senior management.
  • Tender input as required
  • Ensure staff are aware of their roles and responsibilities
  • Ensure staff are aware of their role within the project team
  • Help to maximise staff morale
  • Develop and mentoring junior members of staff
  • Ensure effective and appropriate communication between all members of staff.
  • Attend regular internal meetings held and ensure actions are closed out quickly.
    Ensure subcontractors are procured in accordance with the commercial policy
  • Ensure that sub-contractor’s scope of works are clearly defined and that all appropriate information is contained within the sub-contract documentation.
  • Ensure that subcontracts are written so that they are inclusive of their responsibilities in terms of quality, programme, health, safety, environmental etc.

Skills & experience


  • An accredited course by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (ICES) or the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).
  • Alternatively, a degree with some numerical or technical is advantageous. Relevant HND subjects include building/construction, urban and land studies, civil engineering and structural engineering.
  • Experienced as a PQS/SQS.