Quantity Surveyor | Glasgow

Posted 07 November 2022
Salary Negotiable
Discipline Construction
Contact NameSydney Long

Job description

At Vickerstock, we are delighted to be working with one of the UK's leading main contractors to recruit for the position of Quantity Surveyor. With a number of specialist divisions including Construction, Civil Engineering and Fit Out, this organisation has the capability and expertise to deliver highly complex projects across the full built environment spectrum. You will become a valued member of their commercial team, where you can progress your career through training and development opportunities. This particular role will be based in Glasgow, working on Civil Engineering projects around Scotland. The first project you will be working on will be based in Edinburgh.

Your new role as Quantity Surveyor

In this role, you are responsible for leading all commercial aspects of the projects. You will efficiently provide commercial support and advice to your team to maintain commercial information and always ensure compliance with contractual requirements. As Quantity Surveyor, it is your responsibility to monitor contract progress. You will control costs against budgets, prepare and agree interim valuations and final accounts, prepare, and agree and necessary claims for reimbursement and most importantly liaise customers and third parties on all commercial matters. Some of your main everyday duties will include; preparing and analysing budgets and costs, preparing interim valuations and final account submissions, identifying and managing commercial risks, and ensuring constant positive and effective interaction between commercial and operational site teams.

What you will need to succeed as Quantity Surveyor (it would be great if you have these, but don't worry if you don't)

  • Experience working in a similar position on similar sized projects;
  • A relevant degree;
  • Main contractor experience;
  • Good knowledge of construction contracts, particularly JCT and NEC Forms of Contract;
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills;
  • Good numerical, IT and problem-solving skills;
  • Sound commercial awareness.

What's in it for you?

  • 33 days annual leave which increases after 5 years
  • Life insurance 4 times your annual salary
  • 6% employer contribution pension
  • Medical insurance
  • Employee assistance programme