Senior Quantity Surveyor - Cumbria

Job Title: Senior Quantity Surveyor - Cumbria
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Cumbria
Reference: RTG-SQS/Har-2403-PS
Contact Name: Patrick
Contact Email:
Job Published: March 24, 2017 14:53

Job Description

Russell Taylor Group are currently recruiting a Senior Quantity Surveyor for a Nuclear role based in Cumbria.

Should you be degree qualified and have experience working within the UK as a Quantity Surveyor please do get in touch with Patrick today for further discussion. –


The Company

Our client is a leading provider of air movement and ventilation solutions, delivering projects throughout the UK. These projects range from Nuclear and Industrial Processes, to Healthcare, Retail, Commercial and Leisure. A dedicated provider of the highest level of quality and service for all its customers.

The delivery teams have gained considerable experience through working with a wide range of clients, encountering the most complex of ductwork designs and installations. We pride ourselves on being a proactive solution provider working with all disciplines, from concept to completion

The Package

  • Competitive salary
  • Progression Opportunities
  • Private Healthcare
  • Car allowance & Fuel Card
  • Lodge and Salary Uplift if working away

The Role

Responsible for the overall day to day management of the commercial and surveying aspects of new-build/install, refurbishment and design and build/install projects.

  •  Manage/monitor/report on all commercial aspects of projects
  •  Attend handover meeting to receive project from estimating/sales dept.
  •  Manage and produce/take off Bill of Quants (BoQ)
  •  Produce cost control document using information from final agreed contract pricing documents
  •  Identify areas of risk/scope and develop/monitor with the project team
  •  Produce valuations/applications/claims in line with contract requirements
  •  Identify and secure reimbursement of variations to the contracted scope of works
  •  Maintain positive cash flow and maximise profitability on project
  •  Develop and maintain accurate cost reporting/monitoring/forecasting for:
  • o Preliminaries vs. budget
  • o Manufacturing cost vs. budget
  • o Installation works vs. budget
  • o Design cost vs. performance
  • o Increased cost/market trends


  •  Produce monthly status report (CVR) including items listed above
  •  Produce accurate internal cash flows for projects in line with published timetable
  •  Produce accurate external cash flows for projects in line with contract requirements
  •  Formulate a working relationship with all members of client team
  •  Review with project team, and select/agree subcontractor & materials supplier enquiry list
  •  Register and acknowledge receipt of all project enquiries from potential subcontractors and suppliers
  •  Lead procurement of subcontract works packages and any material/equipment ‘supply only’ packages
  •  Produce subcontract tender documentation for bidding process
  •  Organise and chair subcontract/supplier clarification, negotiation and settlement meetings
  •  Draft subcontracts in conjunction with legal dept.
  •  Raise subcontracts/purchase orders to project schedule and ensure subcontract documents are executed
  •  Provide support in respect to legal/contract issues associated with the project
  •  Operate all commercial and contractual aspects of subcontract packages through to final account closure
  •  Ensure payments to subcontractors are made within the framework of the Construction Act
  •  Attend site meetings as necessary (internal, client and subcontractor meetings)

The Person

  •  BSc in Quantity Surveying or construction related subject
  •  Post qualification construction experience with an established sub-contractor or main contractor
  •  Strong track record on commercial projects under varying forms of main contract/subcontract
  •  Experience of package negotiation
  •  Computer literate with good working knowledge of MS Office packages
  •  Clear and concise verbal and written communication skills
  •  Strong analytical and logical skills
  •  Able to work accurately with figures
  •  Ability to work at various locations in NW Europe
  •  Full UK/EU driving licence

To find out more call Patrick from Russell Taylor on 0151 737 5560. Alternatively, email