Civil Quantity Surveyor

19 September 20222022-09-19
£45,000 to £60,000 depending on experience
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Civils Quantity Surveyor


£45,000 to £60,000 depending on experience

Recruit12 Construction has a fantastic opportunity for a Civils Quantity Surveyor to join a successful company with a track record of nearly 60 years’ industry experience, including more than 40 years as a rail industry contractor.

You will be responsible for estimating, surveying, cost planning and commercial management throughout the entire life cycle of the project from inception to post-completion.


As Civils Quantity Surveyor you will provide advice and guidance to the team and assist the Managing Surveyor with review and authorisation of Subcontract orders and payments.


As a Civils Quantity Surveyor your responsibilities will include the following:

  • Preparation and prompt submission of interim and final accounts in accordance with Contract Terms and Conditions.
  • Manage day to day commercial and contract activities.
  • Sub-contract procurement ensuring maximum value for money.
  • Sub-contract valuations and final accounts & oversee and check Project QS and Assistant QS valuation submissions.
  • Robust knowledge of NEC 3 and JCT Conditions of Contract.
  • Preparation of Compensation Events/variations (depending on form of contract) & oversee and check 
  • Project QS and Assistant QS submissions.
  • Contractual correspondence.
  • Commercial reporting & review and verification of accurate PQS & AQS Commercial Reports, as necessary.
  • Procurement of professional services for design etc.
  • Ability to undertake site measures when required.
  • Explore the contract for opportunities and entitlements.
  • Work closely with site management teams to ensure contract objectives and margins are met.
  • Be able to work clearly and accurately under pressure and tight timescales.
  • Be able to think logically and laterally.
  • Ability to demonstrate excellent communication and organisational skills of own work and work of personnel under their direction.

To be successful as a Civils Quantity Surveyor, you must have:

  • Good knowledge of construction
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Good financial and numeracy management skills
  • Excellent communication and negotiating skills
  • The ability to absorb complex information and assess requirements readily
  • A clear understanding of HSE building regulations and legal guidelines.
  • Show ability to organise others and set clear objectives and targets.
  • Be able to mentor and train less experienced staff and maximise their development potential.