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Quantity Surveyor

Engineering Professionals
Job Type:
£35,000 to £45,000 per annum
08 Nov 2023
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Purpose of the job:

To manage all commercial aspects of projects, from assisting the tendering process to the settlement of accounts. Seek to minimise costs and enhance value, while still achieving the required standards and quality.

Key Objectives

Maintain contract documentation e.g. applications for payment, quotations, variations, notifications and ensure such is provided in accordance with the terms and conditions of contracts

Monitor and control income and expenditure on contracts e.g. interim/final applications for payment/final accounts/payments for late monies etc. liaising where necessary with the relevant people e.g. clients, Project Managers, senior management etc.

Produce relevant monthly reports for the Commercial Manager e.g. cost and value reports, cashflow forecasts, cost to completes, turnover forecasts, WIP reports, risk and opportunity registers, earned value

analysis etc. ensuring information is complete and accurate

Maintain compliance of contracts in accordance with corporate procedures quietened

Main Responsibilities

Undertake programme monitoring to ensure identification of delays and entitlement to time

Administer effective potential and actual contract change control ensuring timely submission of correct notices and prompt agreement/implementation with client and subcontractors

Build positive relationships with subcontractors and ensure subcontracts are properly let. Ensure financial and contractual control of subcontractors accounts in accordance with legislation and corporate procedures

Develop proactive and appropriate relationships with both internal and external stakeholders; to provide the appropriate guidance to make good business decisions

Work with Project Managers to support the efficient and effective execution of projects ensuring contractual arrangements for cost, quality and delivery are achieved

• Ensure all commercial activates are in line with the Commercial Strategy and meet all operational, financial, commercial, legislative standards and targets

To attend contract handover meetings, start up meetings, progress meetings and contract review meetings as necessary

Provide support to Sales and Estimating for all commercial activities

To ensure that Contracts are set up according to Project and Company requirements including the use of

WBS codes were relevant and that all associated paperwork and accurate records are collated and filed appropriately

Ensure that any potential issues are raised with the relevant personnel at the earliest opportunity

Responsible for open and adequate communication with peers, line management, senior management, project delivery teams and with clients as necessary

To undertake the administration of the sub-contracts to ensure that the Sales contracts are appropriately supported

Contributing positively to the effectiveness of project team commercial performance to include priming project managers and their teams on key risks/opportunities in customer contracts, effectively participating as necessary in validation of projects won and interrogating and reporting periodic reviews of lessons learnt

Preparation and submission of Interim application for payment, analysing payment notices and monitoring cash receipts. Progress recovery of outstanding debts and resolution of financial exceptions

Any other ad hoc duties as may be required and as are commensurate with the grade of the post.

Qualifications, Knowledge, Experience and Skills


Candidates to have a minimum of 5 years’ experience from a main contracting or project delivery background

HND/degree (or equivalent) in Quantity Surveying

Previous experience of commercial management and procurement of subcontractors, including chairing regular meetings, measurement and control cycle, certificates and accruals calculations

Good contractual and commercial understanding of JCT/NEC/ICHEME forms of contract and knowledge and understanding of Construction Law

Ability to demonstrate a good knowledge of monthly reporting and earned value analysis

Have knowledge and experience in estimation and cost analysis

Excellent communication, numeric and computer literacy skills, proficient in Microsoft Office

Excellent organisation and time management skills, with the ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines

Ability to work effectively in a team and delegate, but also able to work on own initiative and build relationships with clients’ surveyor

Wide exposure to applications, claims process, placing sub-contracts, negotiation of contracts and agreeing final accounts.

Be a problem solver/critical thinker with good attention to detail and good negotiation skills

Takes ownership and accountability and demonstrates a professional approach to self and others


Building productive business relationships at all stakeholder levels

Results driven self-starter

Member of RICS or other relevant professional body, or working towards

CSCS card


• Performance based KPI’s

• Routine appraisals

• Feedback from peers

Salary: £35K - £45K Dependant on experience.

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Core Values

Taking OWNERSHIP and full ACCOUNTABILITY of our actions


Giving 110% to every task we undertake and being PASSIONATE


Admitting when we have been WRONG and doing our utmost to put it RIGHT

When you TALK we stop and LISTEN

TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT - Knowledge is endless

Always ACCESSIBLE - Day or Night, if you need us we will be there

SELF MANAGEMENT - We operate a flat line structure where everyone has a role to play from the Administrator to the MD

HONESTY and INTEGRITY at ALL times - Even when you may not want to hear what we say

PEOPLE are ASSETS not NUMBERS - Every person has a skill, we do our best to understand these skills and match them to the best environment

What Candidates Say

I'd also like to take the chance to thank you for all your help during my time with Ambitek. I have always been paid on time and any worries I had were sorted out incredibly quickly either by yourself or your colleagues. Thank you for making my time as a contractor as painless as possible. I would certainly have no qualms about being employed by your agency again sometime in the future. Although obviously not any time soon!!!!

I contacted Ambitek last year about employment. They quickly responded and helped me get a job! I now have a full time job thanks to Ambitek and their staff. They have always paid me on time and have always been there to help me if I needed any advice! Now me and my family are doing great all thanks to Ambitek.

"Hi, hope your all set for Xmas just wanted to say thanks to you and all the staff at Ambitek. You have all been ace this year sorting out my wages and holiday pay and the rest, it's been a real pleasure working for you this year and can't thank you enough for getting me the job in the first place it really pulled me out of it when I was down and to say I appreciate it is an understatement

Hi, thank you for having me work for Ambitek, it’s been a pleasure

Hi, just wanted to say thank you for all your help placing me, as today I signed a permanent contract. The agency have been fantastic and in the future I wouldn't hesitate in contacting you if I need a job or recommending you to others. Once again, thank you and I would like to wish you all the best for the future. (One happy customer!)

Hi, don't know if they informed you but I got a full time contract this week, thanks to you and your team for everything mate I'd be nowhere without Ambitek.

Wish everyone looked after us like you.

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