Senior Quantity Surveyor
Balfour Beatty
Manchester, North West, UK
3d ago

About the role

Balfour Beatty has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Quantity Surveyor to join our Regional team to work in Crewe and Lichfield.


  • A Senior Quantity Surveyor is an experienced QS who has a track record in managing all costs relating to building and civil engineering projects, from the initial calculations to the final figures.
  • Seek to minimise the costs of a project and enhance value for money, while still achieving the required standards and quality.
  • Typically will be a Chartered Member of the RICS, ICES or CIOB.
  • Experience of managing a small team of less experienced commercial staff as well as mentoring others on their journey to becoming professionally qualified.
  • What you'll be doing

    As a Senior Quantity Surveyor, you will have the following accountabilities :

    Analytical Thinking & Decision Making

  • Orders information and systematically checks data;
  • Cost Engineering

  • Prepares Activity Schedules, Resource Schedules & analyses tender documents;
  • Estimating

  • Critically appraises, estimates and negotiates the above with 3rd parties
  • Planning

  • Reviews complex contract programmes such as Time-Location;
  • Assists with the preparation of delay and disruption programmes;
  • Project Management

  • Monitors subcontract activities, measure and respond appropriately;
  • Analyses the commercial progress and report to senior project staff;
  • Procurement

  • Undertakes constructability analyses using construction programmes;
  • Prepares procurement programme and helps develop the strategy;
  • Commercial Management

  • Analyses rates & prices, agreement of variations and or compensation events;
  • Prepares, submits and negotiates claims;
  • Prepares Internal reports, commercial progress and financial reconciliation;
  • Development, Recruitment and Retention

  • Maintains own Personal Development Plan;
  • Actively supports the development of others;
  • Produces plans for team to achieve goals / aspirations;
  • Supports recruitment of lower grades
  • Who we're looking for

    You will have the following qualities and experience :

  • BSc or MSc in Quantity Surveying or experience equivalent;
  • Membership of RICS, ICES or CIOB (or working towards);
  • The following qualities / experience are desirable :

  • Communication;
  • Teamwork / Role Model;
  • Leadership;
  • Achievement Focus (Achieving Results);
  • Business and Customer Awareness;
  • Applies organisational aims & objectives;
  • Identifies with the customer needs;
  • Recognises opportunities & threats.
  • Why work for us

    Day in, day out, our teams deliver amazing projects in challenging conditions; developing, managing and maintaining the vital infrastructure and public spaces that modern economies, societies and communities rely on.

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