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Senior Quantity Surveyor - Highways

England, Somerset, Taunton
£60000 - £75000 per annum + £6,000 Car Allowance, 26 days holiday
Closing date
26 Jul 2024

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Senior Quantity Surveyor with experience of the NEC4 contract within a highways environment required for a permanent opportunity in Taunton.

This is an excellent opportunity Quantity Surveyor who is looking to make their next career move or, for a Senior Quantity Surveyor who would be interested in joining an employee focused organisation with a very large order book.

As Senior Quantity Surveyor you will be responsible for the commercial delivery of a number of local highways projects across Somerset.


  • Oversee projects' financial performance, ensuring profit target and efficiency savings
  • are achieved and our cash position is maximised.
  • Adhere to contractual timescales and administer change control appropriately.
  • Identify and manage risks and opportunities effectively.
  • Deliver a compliant procurement process and selection, in line with our procedures
  • Deal with commercial queries and advise on legal matters, including risks and dispute
  • resolution.
  • Conduct internal and external audits as and when required
  • Ensure all suppliers are fully compliant before any orders are issue d.
  • Manage subcontracts effectively, including preparation and negotiation of claims,
  • payments of subcontractors in accordance with contractual timescales and dispute
  • resolution.
  • Resolve queries and disputes related to subcontracts
  • Attend weekly project meetings and carry out site visits to ensure deadlines are
  • reached.
  • Maintain accurate and up to date financial logs, cost plans and project forecasts.
  • Undertake monthly reporting, including Monthly Progress Reports (MPR), Cost Value
  • Reconciliation (CRV) and commentaries, in line with requirements.
  • Prepare for and attend monthly cost review meetings with customer, identifying Prepare for and attend monthly cost review meetings with customer, identifying variations and remedial actions. Variations and remedial actions.

To be considered for the role:

  • Experience working for main contractors in a Quantity Surveying role
  • Experience of working on highways projects
  • Experience of the NEC4 form of contract
  • Ability to work independently without supervision
  • Thorough knowledge of monitoring cost performance of projects and contract
  • administration
  • Evidence of building effective relationships with teams
  • Demonstrable experience of coaching, mentoring and managing people.
  • Track record in successfully managing and delivering against deadlines

In return you will be offered a salary of between £60,000 - £75,000 (dependant on experience), Company Car or Car Allowance (£6,000), 26 days holiday, Pension and other attractive benefits

For more info contact Oli or just simply apply online


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