Quantity Surveyor

  • Job Reference: KU05
  • Date Posted: 6 March 2023
  • Recruiter: Coyle Personnel
  • Website: http://www.coyles.co.uk
  • Location: Chippenham, Wiltshire
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Engineering & Design, Quantity Surveying
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Duration: 6 Months

Job Description

Quantity Surveyor

We have an exciting opportunity for you to join us as a Quantity Surveyor within our Rail Infrastructure business. This is a unique opportunity to join a first in class programme for the railway sector - digitalizing and modernising the railway.

You will be responsible for providing a dedicated and professional pre and post contract commercial management service supporting the Wales and West portfolio. Reporting into the Senior Commercial Manager.

The role.

• Provide post contract commercial support for designated packages of work, including subcontract, materials, and direct labour

• Ensure projects are successfully delivered within cost and time constraints

• Assist with commercial management of various work packages as directed. These may include Design, Installation, Test & Commission, Materials, Telecoms, Electrification, Power, Plant, Professional Services, Civil Engineering and Permanent Way

• Be responsible for work package change control and management

• Provide key commercial interface for responsible work package manager

• Provide contractual and commercial support to Project Managers and Engineering

• Be responsible for work package cost management, including forecasting, budget management and control

• Monitor and actively manage and mitigate work package risks

• Provide input to internal and external commercial reports as required by Commercial Delivery Strategy

• Ensure processes and document control align with the appropriate company standards

• Work with and collaborate with key partners, e.g.: finance, project management, engineering, sub-contractors, suppliers, and client

• Be responsible for maintaining auditable records for responsible work packages in accordance with contractual requirements

• Act as a primary interface to work package managers, key partners and suppliers

What do you need to qualify for this role?

• Substantial Quantity Surveyor / Contracts Administrator experience working within a contractor side project environment. Experience ideally gained in a similar or related industry e.g., rail, engineering, defence, construction, IT etc.

• Degree qualified or equivalent and/or hold or working towards professional qualification (RICS, IACCM or similar)

• Strong track record in a contractor side, project environment

• Able to manage both direct labour and subcontract costs

• Ability to estimate change / variations using various methods

• Able to forecast cost and measure cost of work complete

• Good negotiation skills with ability to manage expectations

• Ability to manage commercial strategies

• Strong communicator with excellent written and oral communications skills

• Good financial and commercial acumen

• Ability to work under own initiative with limited supervision and under cost or time critical conditions

• Good contractual knowledge and experience

• Confident and able to deal externally and internally at all levels


• Ability to operate effectively within a team environment

• Strong computing skills in MS word, excel, project and MS Outlook