Job Title

Managing Quantity Surveyor – Berkshire

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  • Position: Permanent
  • Salary: £70,000 - £79,999
  • Location: Berkshire
  • Sector: Construction
  • Job Ref: DKE/10034

Job Description

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

The opportunity:

They are looking to recruit an experienced Managing Quantity Surveyor to join an existing team of passionate and dedicated managers. With a diverse portfolio of projects, they are looking for an established Managing Quantity Surveyor with demonstrable experience of managing teams of Senior Quantity Surveyors and multiple projects, along with a wealth of knowledge throughout the main contracting market.  Depending on size of schemes, the MQS will manage 3 to 6 schemes, each ranging in value from £500k to £60m.


The team and the region:

The team in Berkshire have completed some outstanding projects to date and, with a full order book for the coming years, are in place to continue this performance.


  • Responsible for the commercial management of a large project or a number of multiple projects, ensuring that all commercial processes and procedures are followed.
  • Ensure works are valued, including any variation thereto, in accordance with the contract and analyses to determine the project True Value.
  • Ensure costs are managed and ensuring subcontract accruals and liabilities are properly assessed to determine True Cost. Works in collaboration with the site team to maximise value and minimise cost.
  • Ensure the project procurement schedule is maintained.
  • Responsible for the procurement of subcontractors on agreed terms.
  • Maintains the project risk and opportunity schedule, ensuring that risks are mitigated and opportunities realised.


  • Experience of managing teams of Senior Quantity Surveyors and multiple projects, ranging in value and type of scheme
  • Suitable Commercial experience in Construction projects, including cost and value reconciliations.
  • Experience of identifying and managing commercial risks and opportunities
  • A good understanding of current Health & Safety legislation
  • Excellent communicator (written & verbally with clients, colleagues and the public)
  • Good organiser & ability to prioritise
  • Professionally qualified in a relevant commercial discipline – degree qualified or equivalent experience

Salary and benefits – On offer for this role will be a base salary of up to £75,000 p.a. DoE, full package including car or car allowance, healthcare, highly competitive matched pension, share options plus additional benefits.

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