Managing Quantity Surveyor

Job Details

Location: Enfield, London
Job Type: Permanent
Salary: £65,000 - £79,000 plus package
Sector: Construction, Civil Engineering
Contact: Connor Brown
Contact Email: [email protected]
Contact Phone: 02920813331
Start Date: Immediate
Job Ref: MQS/CB/TW/2024


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Managing Quantity Surveyor

Enfield, London

Permanent salary plus benefits package

Sphere Solutions are currently recruiting for a Managing Quantity Surveyor to work for a reputable civil engineering contractor on a permanent contract in London.

The Project:

Our client has been awarded the £120m strategic infrastructure contract for Meridian Water, a regeneration project led by Enfield Council.  The new infrastructure serves as the foundation for the construction of thousands of new homes, businesses, and communal spaces for the local Edmonton community. It covers an extensive range of works including the naturalisation of Pymmes Brook, two new parks, bridges, footpaths, road and cycle links to be delivered over the next few years.



Responsible for initiating and leading tasks and processes, taking responsibility and being accountable, where relevant, for the work and roles of others whilst exercising broad autonomy and judgement within broad parameters in their area of responsibility. Specialist learning involves detailed analysis of a high level of information and knowledge in an area of work or study.


Summary of Role:

  • Responsible to a Project Manager or Commercial Manager for all commercial aspects of a project or sections or particular scope of a project. Identifying commercial needs and shortfalls and bringing them to the attention of the Commercial manager or Project manager.
  • Ensure that commercial position is protected using in-depth understanding and experience of contractual, commercial, insurance and legal processes.
  • Taking Some responsibility for effective client relationship management to encourage the smooth commercial progression of the contract(s). Provides liaison with the client, PQS, and senior staff.
  • Expected to identify needs and manage and provide development and support to other commercial team members. Responsible for planning and managing own work and that of other commercial team members including Senior Quantity Surveyors
  • Understand the impact of commercial and technical changes at the strategic level within the customer’s business industry/sector.
  • Assist the business/project in achieving the objectives/targets set in the Carbon Strategy within your specific work activities.
  • High degree of understanding and working knowledge of project start-up procedures and is actively involved in the implementation of those procedures when required.
  • Prepare the basis of the project procurement schedule and ensure the team contribute and complete their relevant sections.
  • Carry out subcontract procurement in accordance with the procurement timetable, in accordance with the procurement policy.
  • Prepare the basis of robust work package contents sheets and ensure the project team contribute and completes their relevant sections. Carries out gap analysis between packages to ensure full and complete subcontract procurement takes place.
  • Prepare and ensure that subcontract invitations to tender and evaluate tender returns (time, cost, quality and SHE) and make recommendations to appoint and place subcontracts, all in accordance with the Procurement process.
  • Work with the supply chain to promote and measure continuous improvement in terms of cost, quality and learning of all parties Applications for Payment and Invoicing
  • Maximise cash flow through timely preparation of valuations, submission of invoices and receipt of payment.
  • Manage prompt preparation and settlement of final accounts, including variations, claims and disputes.


Accounting and Reporting

  • Production of accurate and timely CVR reports and forecasts and assisting the CM with the setting of financial targets.
  • Establish and maintain accurate and robust reporting structures and monitor resources and costs to ensure that projects meet and/or exceed targets.


Risk and Opportunity Management

  • Early identification of project risks and opportunities, ensuring that risks and opportunities are managed, and risk and opportunity registers are in use to minimise risks and realise opportunities.


Change Control

  • Ensure that any “Change” is identified through participation in a regular and detailed review of construction information, measured against the contract requirements.
  • Ensure that the cost (time, and money) of all client “Change” is recovered.
  • Carry out early value engineering activities as part of the project team, ensuring all associated costs of change are included within the evaluation.


Programming and Project Controls

  • Assist and provide advice on programmes regarding contractual and commercial requirements to mitigate risk and maximize opportunity.


Main Contract Administration

  • Ensure the project team understands the contractual relationships between the various parties and “stakeholders”, including the contractual obligations in relation to those interested parties, with particular emphasis on Conditions Precedent.
  • Ensure that all necessary contractual notices are put in place, timely and accurately and in accordance with the Vinci contractual obligations.


Subcontract Administration

  • Prepare and ensure that all necessary subcontract notices are accurate and raised in accordance with the subcontract timescales.
  • Manage prompt preparation and settlement of final accounts, including Compensation Events (variations), claims and disputes.
  • Re-measurement and provision of quantified schedules of works and/or bills of quantities.
  • Ensure on-site quantification of unfixed materials and quantification of off-site materials where necessary.


Project Completion

  • Close out the project efficiently using a high degree of understanding and working knowledge of project close-out processes.
  • Ensuring appropriate records and information are kept and archived.


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