Senior Quantity Surveyor


To provide Senior-level support and services to public and sector clients whilst collaborating across our multi-disciplinary environment and supporting junior colleagues.


Business Delivery:

  • Prepare feasibility studies, preliminary estimates, cost plans, data bases, tender and other analysis and provide advice on the economics of design at each stage of a project. Provide advice on and use of whole life costing techniques
  • Prepare high quality tender documentation including prelims and pricing documents such as Bills of Quantities (SMM7 and NRM) and Schedules of Works. Utilise industry software and guidance information such as BCIS and cost publications
  • Undertake Contract Sum Analysis and negotiation of contract sums as necessary including preparing cost breakdowns against initial cost profile
  • Control all post contract procedures, make valuations for payments, producing monthly financial reports and monitoring actual and anticipated expenditure against profile
  • Assisting Contract administrators and the like in the preparation of CAI’s, evaluation of claims for extensions of time, etc
  • Prepare and agree final accounts with contractor including verifying claims, dealing with audit procedures.
  • Advise on contractual procedures and financial regulations
  • Apply and report on the principles of risk management
  • Contribute to and lead on the delivery of quality assured, client focused products and services to meet the agreed requirements of the customer
  • Lead the operation and development of the Business Management System to ensure the continuous improvement of quality assured services/products for clients
  • Carry out professional research projects. Assisting in the investigation, reporting and recommending the implementation of new procedures and techniques. Taking responsibility for the delivery of an initiative, commission or groups of commissions
  • Ensure the implementation and compliance of all Concertus policies, procedures and guidelines including the Concertus Health and Safety Policy
  • To carry out any other duties that may reasonably be required by a Senior Quantity Surveyor
  • Carry out other duties appropriate to the level and character of the post


Team Work:

  • Participate as a Senior member of the Concertus team supporting colleagues and working collaboratively to develop the business
  • Work flexibly to support delivery across the service
  • Support the Principal Quantity Surveyor and the leadership team, linking effectively and proactively with other teams in Concertus
  • Be proactive in mentoring junior members of the team


Customer Service:

  • Provide an efficient and business-like point of contact. This includes responding to internal and external enquiries and (via face to face, telephone, email)
  • To liaise with and give advice to clients. Liaison with all external agencies, private consultants, housing associations, etc. Dealing with Local and Government Departments, funding agencies and senior management of contracting organisations of all categories


It’s essential you have:

  • A relevant degree or proven experience in Quantity Surveying
  • An up to date knowledge of relevant Building Contracts
  • A clear understanding and experience of Cost Reporting
  • Experience managing Contractors works and packages
  • Cost interrogation experience
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Effective communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure


It’s preferable you have:

  • Public Sector experience including Education, Community Use, Refurbishment and mixed developments
  • Experience working as a Consultancy QS
  • Understanding of BIM Roles and Responsibilities including supporting the design team to integrate and co-ordinate information, assure delivery of information exchanges, direct the production of task information and confirming the Contractor’s ability to deliver information requirements
  • Experience using measurement software



  • Create a positive and professional first impression of Concertus
  • Deal with all contacts professionally
  • Communicate with all staff efficiently
  • Knowledge of the complaints handling procedure


How you act:

  • Professional, friendly and honest – builds good relationships with colleagues, understands the importance of confidentiality
  • Attention to detail – able to deliver clear and accurate information
  • Team worker – you work collaboratively with your team to achieve better outcomes for customers
  • Service deliverer – You focus on delivering a service that provides great outcomes for our customers
  • Customer focused – you put the customer first
  • Shows initiative – you come up with ways of improving how we do things
  • Well organised – you plan and prioritise your work to ensure that deadlines are met. You have the ability to plan and multi-task and can work to strict deadlines
  • Willing to learn – you want to acquire new skills that will support you in your role
  • Flexible attitude – you are prepared to work flexibly to deliver the service


Measures of success:

  • Feedback from team members/line manager as well as colleagues across the business.
  • Contribution to service delivery
  • Team performance
  • Accuracy and timeliness of support
  • Efficiency of system and process
  • Feedback from stakeholders
  • Business delivered within budget and to agreed targets
  • Effective delivery of agreed outcomes

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