Senior Quantity Surveyor
ARCADIS Belgium nv
Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
6d ago


At Arcadis, we never lose sight of what is most important. Because we look beyond our projects and programmes you’ll see it’s about human stories.

From remaking public spaces that bring people together, to making cities easier to navigate, we’re focused on making an impact where it matters most and improving quality of life.

It’s a shared goal amongst 27,000 Arcadians and one we can only achieve by working together and applying our skills and expertise across design, consultancy, engineering, project and management services.

It’s how we’ll find solutions to our clients’ most complex challenges and how we’ll deliver exceptional results, today and tomorrow.

Job Description

Our Resilience (Energy) team is looking for an experienced Senior Quantity Surveyor to work as part of the commercial team supporting the Project Manager in the development and delivery of projects across the energy sector.

For each project, or portfolio of projects, you will take responsibility to ensure delivery is achieved on time and to budget.

Your knowledge / expertise in planning, estimating, budgeting and managing costs will drive smarter working into everything we do and accelerate our growth.

You will apply your skillsets to adopting established processes and systems to enable the delivery of projects under NEC forms of contract.

Your role will provide an efficient and effective Senior Quantity Surveying service. To meet all cost and contract management requirements, in compliance with relevant company procedures and the NEC form of contract, the duties / responsibilities defined below will be required.

  • Work within multidisciplinary teams and support them in all aspects of commercial and contractual advice.
  • Lead project reviews and audits and conduct self-assessments of the cost management arrangements to ensure compliance is achieved with company / client procedures.
  • Instigate and lead independent project and contract performance reviews
  • Manage the production of high-quality ITT documents, including collation of Works Information and other contract documents.
  • Support the Project Manager in managing the tender assessment process, review and any negotiations with the Contractor.
  • Provide pretender estimates to support tender cost analysis, analyse tenders and issue recommendations, using relevant standard method of measurement (NRM2, SMM7, CESMM3, etc.
  • and with supporting documentation.

  • Use of company / client tools and systems to produce estimates and manage the costs and contract.
  • Validate and interrogate supply chain data to assist in accurate cost forecasting and trending and work with the supply chain to understand variances, drive cost accuracy and timely and accurate reporting.
  • Responsible for putting in place appropriate cost control and managing the overall budget, work with the project team to ensure cost capture requirements are in place.
  • Perform all post-contract cost activities primarily utilising the NEC form of contract e.g. : - evaluate monthly payment applications, raise payment certificate, assess Compensation Events and Early Warnings, assess and recommend acceptance / rejection of schedules, review of pain / gain share, review and assess and make recommendations for final account submissions.
  • Work closely with Contractors assessing and tracking their expenditure against the schedule / programme.
  • Responsible for monthly reporting and liaising closely with the Project Manager and other senior stakeholders to inform them of updates to forecasts.
  • Use of company / client contract management system to support the tasks above and general administration of the contract.
  • Provide reliable and consistent estimate to completion and expenditure (Actual Cost of Work Performed) based on Value of Work Done.
  • Lead the project team in reviewing contingency and management of risks
  • Support value engineering process through review of scope and cost
  • Seek out and analyse relevant current and historical data to support robust cost estimating of activities and ensure data is collected, reviewed, and used by the team for commercial insight.
  • Contribute to the effective development and delivery of training within your own area of specialism, acting as a coach and mentor wherever required.
  • Requirements

  • Ideally experience working as a senior quantity surveyor within a regulated / civil sector, i.e. energy, water, utilities, highways, rail, etc.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline.
  • Attainment of, or near attainment of, relevant professional certification or chartered status .
  • In-depth technical knowledge of specialised field, including construction processes and cost and commercial management.
  • Experienced in all forms of contract, with particular focus on NEC3 & 4.
  • CSCS card holder
  • Why Arcadis?

    At Arcadis, you’ll have the opportunity to build the career that’s right for you. Because each Arcadian has their own motivations, their own career goals and as a people first’ business, it’s why we’ll take the time to listen, to understand what you want from your time here, and provide the support you need to achieve your ambitions.

    Wherever you join us, you can look forward to a competitive reward package that includes an attractive starting salary, opportunities for career development and being part of a sociable community.

    We have a performance-related bonus scheme and an employee recognition scheme. Other benefits include membership fees to join your relevant professional body, employer contribution pension scheme, flexible working and a flexible holiday scheme.

    We believe that by working together diverse people with different experiences develop the most innovative ideas. Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the heart of how we improve quality of life and we work closely with our people across six ED&I Workstreams : Age, Disability, Faith, Gender, LGBT+ and Race.

    A diverse and skilled workforce is essential to our success.

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