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Senior Quantity Surveyor – Civil Engineering

  • £65,000 - £75,000
  • Civil Engineering
  • London

About the company 

My client has a reputation for being a quality specialist contractor who turns over close to £50 million. They specialise in high-quality external works and soft/hard landscaping projects, along with highways and civil engineering projects across the public and private sectors. Their agile and flexible approach has allowed them to adapt and deliver anything from small-scale development and improvements to multi-million-pound projects. Based in London, this contractor collaborates with some of the UK’s finest architects and developers. They have been trusted to produce several once-in-a-lifetime projects such as Battersea Power Station, the externals to Tate Modern, and the urban regeneration of Greenwich Market and Paddington Central.

Project values range from £1 million to £5 million, displaying the business has adaptability across the board with its forward-thinking and innovative approach toward projects. Values are a key aspect of this firm’s approach. They pride themselves on precision, quality, and dedication to each project they are associated with. Encountering hurdles and positively overcoming them are always key to the delivery of an outstanding project.

About the Opportunity

As previously mentioned, this is an opportunity for a Senior Quantity Surveyor to join my contractor client based in Islington. This opportunity has come about due to ongoing growth & a large pipeline of projects being won. You will be initially joining their environmental team, working on projects that will need individuals who are passional for landscape transformation in external spaces to encourage public and environmental interactions. The project value will range but it will be around £1M – £5M per scheme. This is an opportunity that allows successful candidates to work on prestigious projects such as Battersea Power Station and Tate Modern.

Some of your duties will involve managing a small commercial team involving Quantity Surveyors, Assistants, Juniors & graduates, you will need to supervise, mentor, and encourage all junior staff in their personal professional development. On top of this, you will co-operate with, report to, and implement the reasonable directives of the Regional Director/Manager and the Commercial Manager (functional reporting). You will also liaise with contracts management in the day-to-day commercial administration of contracts to ensure the financial success of construction operations and to keep the Commercial Manager appraised of all material events.


You must have experience working for a contractor based in the UK, ideally with experience in working in soft/hard landscaping. I am also looking for someone who has good stability on their CV and is eager to develop their experience in the industry. You will be working on NEC forms of contracts so in-depth knowledge of this is vital. On top of this, a good standard of education is also essential, I am looking for someone who had a Quantity Surveying & Commercial Manager related degree.

Benefits & rewards 

You will be working for a specialist contractor that has built its reputation due to the quality of its work. This means you will be working with some of the best professionals in the industry, allowing you to improve and develop. Your industry knowledge will improve due to the diversity of works, and the opportunity to work on a variety of landscaping projects as well as highways and other forms of civil engineering projects, which will also make your skillset diverse. Due to a large pipeline of work my client can offer you long-term stability, this will also allow you to progress and develop. The firm is offering successful candidates a salary of £65,000 – £75,000 + package to join their business.