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Senior M&E Quantity Surveyor (Rail)

  • Location: Cardiff
  • Salary: Negotiable + Car/Allowance & Package
  • Contract hours: FullTime

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About the job

Due to recent contract awards and increased future work, our client is looking for Senior Quantity Surveyors for varying sized M&E Rail projects.


The Senior Quantity Surveyor will have the responsibility to provide full financial and contractual control, co-ordination of the efforts of all parties throughout the company involved in the execution of specified projects to the budgeted cost and programme, to the customer's satisfaction
Ensure commercial control of project is maintained in accordance with company policies and procedures
Deliver margin in project at agreed minimum levels and ensure that it is cash backed
Ensure variations to contract are priced and agreed at the earliest opportunity


Ensure all duties are carried out in accordance with standard company SHEQ procedures and work instructions
Handle the contract and execute such financial reviews as are deemed necessary by the Area Surveyor / Commercial Manager in relation to the contract
Take ownership of and be responsible for the project cost budget and provide guidance and direction on any varying circumstances
Manage and maintain a contract cost reporting system
Effectively manage the financial status of the contract, the task and the people concerned within inputting to said reporting system in order that any reports can be produced in a timely manner
Establish programme commitments are being met and advise on action to be taken when this is not the case, whether as a result of a company breach or otherwise
Have a budget covering materials and manpower and monitor expenditure with the assistance of the Finance Department to ensure accurate, up-to-date information is available and known
Continually monitor projected costs to complete and control the costs within budget
Identify potential overspend, ensuring early awareness of the exposure within the business to minimise cost overrun
Monitor cash flow and invoicing plans ensuring applications are paid and allocated internally
Ensure effective records are maintained to support claims and invoices for variations are issued in a timely manner
Review subcontract packages and ensure that appropriate invitations to tender are actioned and issued
Analyse the returned subcontract quotation and select quotations to be used, acknowledging that the cheapest price may not be the most appropriate
Prepare subcontract documentation and ensure that all pertinent documentation is issued to the subcontract, signed and returned
Prepare and issue schedule of subcontract valuation dates
Assess subcontractor's submitted valuation and if necessary initiate re-measure with subcontractor's Surveyor
Issue appropriate notices as determined by the contract and statute
Assist Project Manager in the commercial management of any subcontractor as required
Clearly identify where unresolved issues require high-level discussion
Meet the contract requirement for customer reporting
Provide complete, regular and timely internal reports to the Area Surveyor / Commercial Manager which covers design submissions, material management, site performance, key dates / actions, commercial situations and major issues
Clearly identify and report in a timely manner to meet contract needs where unresolved issues require higher level management action
Assist the Area Surveyor / Commercial Manager in arranging and undertaking a project review and issue of associated reports
To be fully aware o the requirements of the contract as a basis for controlling the operating departments within the specification, or achieving extra works orders
Attend site as required by the Area Surveyor / Commercial Manager
Act within the limits of authority as defined within company procedures
Ensure that contacts with clients by any company representative, or communication are conducted / presented in a professional manner, such that good relations are maintained
Assist in the management and development of the Trainee Quantity Surveyor and other surveying staff

The above outlines the main duties and responsibilities of the position, however, this cannot be comprehensive and other duties, as directed by the company and within the job holder's capabilities may be required. The duties will evolve and be modified by changes within the company.

The Individual:

A strong understanding of technical issues and trends in the construction sectors including specialist markets, with an ability to differentiate against market propositions is essential
Proven track record of depth of experience in given field of expertise
Sound working knowledge of the various forms of Conditions of Contract
Knowledge of construction and contract law
Construction techniques on particular projects
Working knowledge of basic plant, equipment and materials
Working knowledge of labour costs, employment legislation and working rule agreements



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