Service Care Solutions Ltd
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Quantity Surveyor

Our Client based in Essex is currently recruiting for an experienced Commercial Quantity Surveyor to join their highways team as soon as possible.

This is a full time, permanent position and the ideal candidate will be an experienced QS with extensive experience in Highways and/or Structural projects.

The purpose of the role is to ensure that the financial position of the business is accurately reported and controlled effectively.

A good working knowledge of the construction industry is required as is excellent numeracy, IT, and communication skills.

Management of key contractual relationships at all levels are vital and individuals must represent business professionalism and ethical behaviours throughout.

The Key Accountability's of the role:

  • First stage commercial lead on contracts (and projects)

  • Understanding and communication of the commercial strategy across the contract

  • Responsibility for the timeous submission of applications for payments and invoices

  • Maximising value entitlement under the contract

  • Management of change control and valuation of change

  • Preparation and agreement of new rates and prices (from first principles if required)

  • Site measurement

  • Preparation and updating of works programme (Microsoft project)

  • Site health & safety audits

  • Procurement and management of subcontractors and supply chain

  • Agreement of supply chain final accounts

  • Monthly cost / value reconciliations and financial reporting

  • Cost management across the contract

  • Revenue and cash forecasting

  • Management of work in progress and debt (cash collection)

  • Management of red and green claims as required

  • Interfacing with all stakeholders


  • Relevant degree (or equivalent)

  • Ideally working to professional accreditation (or seeking opportunity to do so)

  • Experience within highways and civil engineering sector

  • Working knowledge of standard methods of measurement

  • Understanding of standard forms of contract (NEC, ICC and associated subcontracts)

  • Excellent IT skills

  • Good communication and negotiation skills

  • Current driving licence

  • Flexibility to adapt to hours necessary to perform within this role

  • Demonstrable level of commercial acumen

  • Able to work with minimal supervision and part of a wider team as required

  • Ability to work across multiple divisions and different principles of a term maintenance contract

  • Outgoing personality to deal with Clients and supply chain

  • Self-motivated

  • Responsible, focused, and methodical

  • Ability to manage more than one contract (or project) as required

The client is looking to move quickly with this role and as such are offering £60,000 per year plus car allowance.

So if this position sounds of interest, email a copy of your up to date CV to or call James at Service Care Construction on 01772 208967
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