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Snr Quantity Surveyor

  • Job reference: 923248
  • Location: Inverness, Highlands
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Commercial Management, Construction & Infrastructure
  • Date posted: 10/01/2019

Job Title: Senior Quantity Surveyor

Location: UK- Elgin or Inverness

This role can be based in either Elgin or Inverness.


* Liaise with the operational management team and advise on all matters relating to Contract and Commercial issues

* Maintain accurate financial control systems and report monthly on Cost/Value Reconciliation

* Liaise with and advise on all financial aspects of contracts, ensuring that valuations are maximised, certified and paid on time

* Monitor progress on site and take a lead issuing required notices in accordance with contract procedures and timescales

* Prepare forecasts of cost and value of all trades including Preliminaries, monitor and report on same

* Prepare Preliminaries budgets in association with contract staff, monitor and report on same

* Ensure that all quotations are carefully vetted and comply with the specification ensuring that the most competitive bids are obtained

* Ensure that regular meetings are held to agree variations and not left to the final account stage

* Assist with estimating as and when required

* Ensure that tenders are accurate and delivered on time

* Manage subcontractors accounts accurately and effectively to enhance contract performance

* Identify the training and development needs of staff and provide the necessary support and action when required

* Assist the Contracts Manager, as required, securing labour, materials and Sub-contractors to ensure that contracts are completed on time and within budget

* Ensure work is carried out in accordance with the Company's Health and Safety Policy & Quality Manual

* At all times to represent the company in the best possible way, be courteous and professional working to the highest ethical standards

* Ad hoc duties assigned by your line manager in connection with operational requirements ensuring works are completed within required time frames

To join us, we're looking for:


* Degree qualified in Quantity Surveying or equivalent

* Quantity Surveying experience within a relevant sector in the Construction industry.


* A member of the RICS

* CSCS card holder

* IT literacy including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Email

* Verbal and written communication skills

* Basic Health & Safety skills

* Budget Compilation & Management

* Analytical & problem solving skills

* Ability to chair meetings

* Sales and negotiating skills

* Objective setting

* Methodical approach to tasks undertaken

Our role in supporting diversity and inclusion
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.