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Senior Quantity Surveyor

Job Category:  Project Management / Controls
Contract Partner Company:  Jobs Service
Employing Company:  Balfour Beatty

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Balfour Beatty has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Quantity Surveyor to join our Major Projects team to work in Bridgwater, Somerset.

Role Purpose

To ensure commercial & contractual control and co-ordination of the efforts of all parties involved in the execution of a specified project or range of projects.

To provide guidance to other members of the Commercial/quantity surveying team and Project Directors/Managers on all aspects relating to commercial activity on a specified project or range of projects.


What you'll be doing

As a Senior Quantity Surveyor, you will have the following accountabilities:



  • Ensure all duties are carried out in accordance with standard company HSE procedures and work instructions;
  • Accountable for the activities of any directly reporting quantity surveying staff, including mentoring junior members of the team, and provide advice and guidance to other members of the team and to Project Directors/Managers, as required;
  • In conjunction with the relevant Project Management team member, be accountable for the profitability of the project(s), and develop an appropriate commercial strategy for the project(s) to ensure delivery of required margins;
  • Contribute to the management and maintenance of a contract cost reporting system, ensuring all financial information is managed and up-to-date and tracked with budget/tender allowances, commitments and deviations highlighted and managed;
  • With other members of the team, produce and provide accurate forecasts of project cost to completion and final value;
  • Continually monitor projected costs to completion in line with budget.


Who we're looking for

You will have the following qualities and experience:


  • Sound working knowledge of construction and contract law and various forms of Conditions of Contract;
  • Detailed knowledge and understanding of tendering and procurement processes;
  • Significant knowledge of construction techniques on particular projects;
  • Ability to apply the knowledge and principles of commercial management to construction projects;
  • Working knowledge of basic plant, equipment and materials;
  • Knowledge and understanding of sub-contracting principles, together with the ability to draft and administer sub contracts;
  • Ability to implement procedures to quantify and cost construction works, including the use of appropriate standard methods of measurement;
  • Understanding of the requirements to provide and obtain Insurance, Bonds and Warranties;
  • Proficiency in administration, writing, numeracy, IT and MS Office;
  • People management skills, with the ability to build effective relationships at all levels;
  • Proven ability to work as part of a team and on own initiative;
  • Enthusiasm and results focus, with an ability to work well under pressure and to tight deadlines;
  • Effective negotiation skills with both internal and external customers.


For this role you must have evidence of right to work in the UK. As a project, we do not discriminate on the grounds of age, gender, race, colour, religion, disability or sexual orientation, and we welcome applications from all sections of the community.