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Senior Quantity Surveyor

Posted 306 days ago Apply by 18 September 2019

Job Description

The Role:
The Senior Quantity Surveyor is required to provide commercial support to the project team, maintaining commercial information and ensuring compliance with contractual requirements and ensure that the Company’s ‘Three Pillar’ objectives are achieved. They will liaise with customer representatives and other third parties on commercial issues including agreement of variations, claims and any additional payments.

Key Responsibilities:


  • Ensure robust, accurate and timely cost and value reporting at both project and business unit level
  • Ensure accurate cash flow reporting takes place
  • Carry out cost management including forecasting
  • Update the monthly CVR, cost and commercial plans and have accountability, along with the project team for the commercial performance and strategy


  • Help ensure that commercial processes are adhered to across the business unit
  • Actively seek to improve processes and procedures
  • Have a good understanding of the processes and procedures used by any JV/Alliance that we are working within, and assist in their development and improvement
  • External relationships
  • Ensure that any main contracts entered into have terms and conditions that are appropriate for Barhale, with commercial risks identified
  • Ensure that the supply chain are engaged appropriately with the correct contract terms and conditions
  • Ensure that good client relationships are fostered
  • Be responsible for subcontract letting, negotiation and financial accounting

Internal relationships

  • Effectively assist in managing the commercial team, including cost clerks and commercial support staff
  • Ensure effective interaction between the commercial team and the operational site teams
  • Supervise and mentor Quantity Surveyors

Key measures & targets:

  • Accurate monthly forecasting
  • Ability to challenge resources and costs
  • Maintaining deadlines in line with monthly commercial calendar

Key relationships:

  • Commercial Manager/Managing Quantity Surveyor and rest of commercial team
  • Business Development and Bid Managers

Person Specification:
The successful candidate is likely to meet all of the following criteria:


  • HND/degree in Quantity Surveying, or equivalent
  • Previous experience of the civil engineering industry
  • Familiarity with ICE/NEC forms of contract and knowledge of current Construction Law
  • Extensive experience in commercial management and procurement of subcontractors, including chairing regular meetings, measurement and control cycle, certificates and accruals calculations
  • Ability to demonstrate a good knowledge of monthly reporting and earned value analysis
  • Excellent team player whilst also holding the ability to work independently on own initiative
  • Excellent time management skills, with ability to work to tight deadlines.
  • Ability to encourage and support junior members of the Commercial Team


  • Member of RICS or other relevant professional body, or working towards CSCS card


As well as offering a competitive salary, remuneration for this role includes flexible benefits, which provides a range of guaranteed benefits including but not limited to:

  • Company car/car allowance
  • 5% Company pension contribution
  • Life Assurance at 2 x notional salary
  • Single persons private medical cover
  • Permanent Health Cover

About Barhale:
Barhale is one of the largest privately owned infrastructure specialists in the UK and was originally formed in 1980 as a specialist tunnelling contractor diversifying over the years into various civil engineering areas. Barhale works UK-wide across the water, transport, energy and developer services sectors providing design, construction and maintenance services under long-term contracts, with blue-chip public, regulated and private clients. The company employs over 600 people in the UK, has an annual turnover of £120m and a distinctive set of values that are fundamental to our approach to business sustainability

Our business activity is carried out for the following principal sectors:

Water: Civil Engineering, Tunnelling, Pipelines and Utilities

Transport: Rail, Aviation, Waterways, Highways and Bridges

Energy: Power Generation, Power Transmission and Distribution, Waste

Developer Services: Civil Engineering across private sector developers UK wide

Specialist Businesses: Tunnelling, Mechanical and Electrical and Barhale Construction Services (BCS Group)

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Sector Civil, Construction
Location South East
Hours Full time
Contract Type Permanent
Minimum Degree Grade Required NA
Applicant needs to be eligible to work in the UKYes

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