Quantity Surveyor - Civils/Structures

Anna Maguire
£60,000 - 90,000 depending on experience
16 Oct 2016
15 Nov 2016
Contract Type
JOB TITLE: Quantity Surveyor - Ideally have Structures experience

Based: London

Salary: £60 - £90K depending on experience plus benefits inc car/car allowance, bonus, travel, pension etc

RESPONSIBLE TO: Commercial Manager

JOB PURPOSE: The Quantity Surveyor will take responsibility for all commercial aspects on projects especially income and expenditure to maximise profitmargins and oversee labour schedules, variations, evaluations.


- Attend formal handover meetings between pre and post contract teams
- Preparation of Tender Summary identifying any savings or additional costs

- Measurement of project to check quantities against tender allowances

- Preparation of LVI sheets and issuing copies to Accounts Department

- Preparation of material quantities and schedules, which should be forwarded to the Purchasing Department and construction personnel

- Preparation of site/project management files

- Preparation of tender documents for any subcontract works

- Preparation of H&S documents for construction authorisation

- Monitor all site correspondence including letters, emails, progress reports, notice of delay, CVl's RFl's to ensure any additions to omissions to the contract sum are valued and recovered

- Respond to any contractual correspondence to ensure they are protected as far as possible from contra charges or damages and highlight to others where necessary

- Ensure any delay notices required to be issued under the contract are drafted and discussed with Line Manager prior submission

- Sub-Contractor/Trade Contractors Payment

- Checking of subcontractor payment sheets from approved booking in forms (incl. preparation where required)

- Monitoring payments against LVI and variation budgets

- Discuss and agree payments for all variations and non­ recoverable over and above the letting rate schedule with the construction team prior to items being paid

- Value and notify Trade Contractor of their monthly certification of payment

- Prepare Trade Contractors certification payment for approval

Commercial Management -Valuations/Payments

- Prepare and submit the interim application for payment each month in line with our contractual agreement

- Ensure we are properly valuing preliminaries, measured work, variations including recovery of additional preliminary costs/associated overheads and materials on site

- Ensure rolling final accounts are maintained and submitted monthly to client teams, where required

- Discuss and agree client's certification to ensure fair payment

- Ensure payments are received on time in accordance with the contractual payment terms

- Ensure retention monies are released when due and that any performance/retention bonds are recovered to release our obligations

Commercial Management - Final Accounts

- Prepare and discuss the final account for projects with Line Manager prior to submission to clients

- Ensure final accounts are submitted with full substantiation in line with contract requirements

- Negotiate and agree final accounts with parameters set by Line Manager

Commercial Management -Costs

- To ensure that the costs on each project are regularly checked on DEMA and reconciled with the CVR each month

- Highlight and resolve any discrepancies in costs prior to the monthly CVR sign off

- Ensure labouring costs are monitored against tender/agreed allowances

- Analysing LNR costs and liaising with the site team to prevent occurrence

- Monitor all cost against the budget and advise if cost overruns become apparent

Commercial Management - Reports

- Prepare monthly CVR Report including an accurate internal valuation and materials on site at the months end

- Prepare Income Forecast on monthly basis

- Prepare Costs To Complete and keep updated throughout the project

- Prepare Preliminary Cost Analysis on monthly basis

- Prepare 3 Monthly Workload Forecast and CashFlow Forecast

- Prepare financial section of monthly JPR Report, where required

- Prepare and maintain a Valuation/Payment Reconciliation Summary resolving any underpayments

- Prepare and maintain a Schedule of Payments

Company Procedures

- Have access to and review relevant sections of Company Procedures


- Attend monthly internal meetings and take on active role to ensure a commercial influence in decisions

- Attend regular meetings with client's commercial team

- Attend site progress meetings where required

Experience Required:

Previous experience

If this position is of interest and you possess the skills and experience outlined above, please attach your CV for the attention of Anna Maguire