Managing Quantity Surveyor

  • Job Reference: 00001030-1
  • Date Posted: 20 September 2022
  • Recruiter: XYZ Rail Ltd
  • Location: Penrith, Cumbria
  • Salary: £55,000 to £60,000
  • Sector: Quantity Surveying, Senior Executive Positions, Other Rail Jobs
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

An exciting opportunity has arisen to be part of our growing business, we are looking for an experienced and talented Managing Quantity Surveyor who has a wealth of knowledge in the rail infrastructure and non-rail sectors as well as experience managing and controlling the commercial aspects of a variety of projects. The successful individual will take commercial responsibility for a small team, responsible for projects from pre-construction stage through to final account

About us

We deliver design, construction, maintenance, and enhancement projects for both the rail and non-rail sectors, offering complete packages encompassing buildings and civils, structures, earthworks & geotechnical, lineside infrastructure, vegetation clearance, fencing, drainage and permanent way works.

We also manage specialist industrial and commercial schemes such as multi-model distribution warehousing, office buildings, rail to road transport interchange depot’s and maintenance facilities. We also deliver groundworks and civils and install all types of pavement including “ALL Weather” surfacing for racetracks, aircraft stands and aprons, wood storage facilities, lorry parks etc.

We have a specialist fleet of Rail and Civils Plant and Equipment which as well as servicing our contracts and is available for External Hire.

We provide Logistics and Storage (Including Major Incident Response) 24hr service individually bespoke for clients’ needs and requirements.

The Role

You will be responsible for all commercial and contractual matters across the Projects. You will have the ability to effectively manage and develop the commercial team to successfully deliver the projects, working alongside the Project teams to achieve optimum recovery and cash flow whilst also developing and maintaining excellent relationships with the Client. You will be aware of the contractual requirements of the projects, advise the site team on key requirements and ensure that all notices and other matters are actioned accordingly to protect the businesses contractual position (Main, Sub-Contracts and any consultancy agreements)

What do we need from you?


  • BSc or MSc in Quantity Surveying or experience equivalent
  • Membership of RICS, ICES or CIOB (Desirable)
  • Strategic change Management
  • Promotes organisational aims & objectives
  • Manages customer needs
  • Manages opportunities & threats


What can you expect?

You can expect a salary of up to £60K and a package that includes a car allowance, great pension scheme, 25 days’ annual leave plus Bank Holidays, and access to an Employee Assistance Programme

Our Core Values, known as the “Three C’s: Creative; Considerate and Collaborative” define who we are, how we do business, how we treat our people, clients, clients and stakeholders and the beliefs by which we will guide our actions, set direction, and plan for our future every day.

We all have the potential to shape our world, at XYZ we are innovative and are continually developing creative solutions to real challenges. and we work together to solve problems that need to be solved. We work together to make a difference, if there is a better way, we will find it together by constantly challenging ourselves and others to find smarter ways of working.

If you bring your talent and ambition to XYZ Rail you will be given the scope and opportunity to invest in your own future, to build your expertise and contribute to both our and your future.

If you are successful, we will undertake the relevant pre-employment checks after you have been offered a job. This includes taking up your references, verifying your right to work in the UK, verifying your driving licence and a health assessment. Some roles may also be subject to further pre-employment checks.

XYZ Rail & Civils is committed to equal opportunities for all, we are an accredited Disability Confident Committed employer. We provide a fully inclusive and accessible recruitment process, we accept all job applications in a variety of formats.