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Senior/Managing QS

  • Job reference: 928489
  • Location: Epsom, Surrey
  • Salary: GBP60000 - GBP75000 per annum
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Construction & Infrastructure
  • Date posted: 04/11/2019


  • Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors membership or equivalent recognised institutional body.
  • Thorough understanding of construction forms and techniques including construction costs, and ability to knowledgeably advise the client.
  • Strong customer management skills, including managing expectations.
  • Ability to represent the company during bid interviews and strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Competent knowledge of a range of procurement options available in the industry.
  • Good understanding of the principles of quality assurance.
  • Good understanding of health, safety and environmental requirements applicable to the business and wider construction industry.
  • Confident use of Microsoft Office and other role related software packages.
  • Experience of cost measurement software (e.g. CostX) would be preferred.
  • A practical understanding of construction risk and commercial management.
  • Effective people management skills, including training and mentoring less experienced members of staff.
  • Experience within one or more sectors including Education, Commercial, Residential, Aviation and Healthcare.
  • The ability to manage a project throughout its lifecycle.
  • An understanding of current construction tools and initiatives such as BIM and Project soft-landings.
  • Experience of managing project commercial teams and supporting other colleagues.
  • Develop client relationships and support the growth of the Epsom team by seeking opportunities with new clients.


  • Managing commercial aspects of commissions and/or projects including governance, fee management activities, together with internal job costings and resource requirements.
  • Act as the lead for commercial services multi-disciplinary teams and reviewing and reporting on all aspects of projects within our portfolio.
  • Preparing fee proposals and bid submissions.
  • Manage the client relationship and service delivery on a project basis in conjunction with other colleagues.
  • You will be responsible for writing, editing and preparing client reports as well as reviewing the commercial situation and advising the client accordingly.
  • Take the lead, setting the pace, and monitoring all work executed, at all stages to ensure that an accurate, professional and quality service is delivered to clients,
  • Play a key role in generating repeat business and new business opportunities/market opportunities.
  • Apply the principles of quality assurance and environmental management in compliance with the organisation's policies.
  • Managing trainee, assistant and graduate colleagues, including undertaking performance and development reviews and mentoring/coaching less experienced colleagues.

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As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.