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Quantity Surveyor / Cost Consultant - Southampton

Tetra Tech
Southampton, Hampshire
Closing date
4 May 2021
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Are you ready to take the next step in your career? Do you want to do meaningful work that improves quality of life? At Tetra Tech, you will work with high-performing teams who are passionate about using their expertise to find solutions to complex problems in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, defence, energy, and international development.

Tetra Tech's Cost Consultancy provides clients with high quality, high value advisory services in support of the strategic development, creation and management of sustainable assets. Due to continued success within the practice we are looking to further increase our capacity and capability with the appointment of a Lead Quantity Surveyor with a strong consultancy or client in-house team background.

Based in our Southampton office this is an opportunity to develop the Cost Consultancy team, ensuring that we remain market leaders in the delivery of contemporary construction consultancy in our chosen markets.

Your Role

You will lead our Southampton Cost Consultancy team, working closely with the rest of our Southampton team and with other Tetra Tech regional offices, forging strong working relationships internally and externally with our clients and becoming part of their integrated project teams.  Involved in a large portfolio of exciting development opportunities ranging from private to public sector, small scale to in excess of £100m and from feasibility and assessment stage through to completion you will have the opportunity to work autonomously and as part of a wider thriving team, enhancing your existing skill set and ensuring your role and responsibilities remain diverse.

You will be responsible for leading and supporting business development for your own team and for our multi-disciplinary teams and will be expected to develop client contacts and opportunities. 


Experience of the residential and/or defence sectors would be advantageous.

About You

-  Able to deliver a contemporary quantity surveying and employer's agent service for complex projects focused on client satisfaction at all levels

-  Highly developed communication and interpersonal skills, with the capacity and confidence to build strong working relationships at all levels

-  Sound knowledge and proven successful experience in delivering, guiding and developing quantity surveying, employer's agent best practice and innovation

-  Full membership of a recognised professional body, (eg RICS) 

-  Able to provide an efficient, collaborative, well governed service using modern management techniques to prepare and present complex Project Cost Plans and deliver our projects successfully

-  Experience working on major projects with a demonstrable track record of a high standard of technical delivery

-  Experience managing both internal and external project teams

-  A strategic thinker, able to convey ideas both verbally and in report form to clients, external stakeholders and the design team

-  Able to adapt strategies in line with changing priorities

-  Experience in managing a team and individuals.

About Tetra Tech: 
Tetra Tech is a leading provider of high-end consulting and engineering services for projects worldwide. We combine the resources of a global, multibillion dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in more than 400 locations around the world. We are Leading with Science® to provide sustainable and resilient solutions for our clients.

At Tetra Tech, we provide a collaborative environment that supports individual performance, innovation, and creativity. We are proud to offer competitive compensation and benefits. Learn more by visiting

For more information on our company, please visit our website at To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter on the Careers portion of our website at Tetra Tech Europe Careers - Jobs (

We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Tetra Tech is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We invite resumes from all interested parties including women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities.

We are very happy to discuss flexible working for this role, including the possibility of reduced hours, flexible start and finish times, or compressed hours.  We can offer a range of solutions to help you to get the most out of your work / life balance.

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