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Senior Quantity Surveyor - Berkshire

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  • Position: Permanent
  • Salary: £60,000 - £69,999
  • Location: Berkshire
  • Sector: Construction
  • Job Ref: DKE/10032

Job Description

Potensis are engaged with one of the UK’s largest Main Contractors to source a Senior Quantity Surveyor to join their team in Berkshire on a permanent basis


They are looking for a Senior Quantity Surveyor to join an existing team and report into the Commercial Manager. With a diverse portfolio of projects they are looking for a Senior Quantity Surveyor with 4-7 years’ worth of experience through the main contracting market. Experience of leading your own schemes valued up to £20m is desirable.  The team have completed some outstanding projects to date and, with a full order book for the coming years, they are in place to continue this performance.


Key Responsibilities:


  • Line management and integration of new team members where appropriate
  • Ensure cash flow is maximised including ensuring payments are received on time
  • Provide commercial input including financial and contractual performance forecasts to the management team. Help ensure that business targets and KPI’s are exceeded
  • Preparation of monthly cost / value reports for area, together with review of results and consideration of trends with other contract team members
  • Production of commercial reports together with review of results and consideration of trends with other contract team members
  • Physical measurement of works and agreement of same with client and subcontractors
  • Agreement of certification and payment of subcontractor accounts - monitoring of such accounts against forecasts
  • Implementation and compliance with the contract change control procedure and monitoring thereof including notices to client as appropriate
  • Commercial and contractual advice to area team as and when required
  • Managing sub-contractors including sending out enquiries, collating prices, comparing with tender, negotiation, order placement, agreement of account and payment
  • Carry out any other duties not identified above and as required by their manager
  • To assess, review and mitigate commercial and contractual risks and implement their policies for risk management


Key Skills and Qualifications: 

  • Holder of a Full UK Drivers Licence
  • Educated to Degree level, or equivalent experience
  • Experience within a similar role
  • Confident IT skills, proficient in the use of MS Office in particular Excel
  • Excellent Communication skills both written and verbally
  • Must be an excellent organiser with proven time management skills
  • Must be flexible in hours of work and travel



Projects type:

Commercial, Education, MOD, Health, Student Accommodation and multi-frameworks


Size of projects:

£2 million to £60 million



Salary Range:

On offer for this role will be a base salary of up to £65,000 p.a. (DoE) plus full package, including company car or car allowance, healthcare, matched pension up to 7.5% plus additional benefits 



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