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Senior Quantity Surveyor – Civil Engineering

  • £55,000 - £65,000 + Package
  • Civil Engineering
  • Portsmouth

Senior Quantity surveyor – PAYE only

Highways Infrastructure/civil engineering

£55,000 – £65,000 + company car/car allowance + bonus


About the company

My client is a multi-disciplined Civil Engineering and construction contractor, with its parent group turning over in circa of £3b. They work with both public and private sector customers in the specialist sectors of rail, highways and engineering. Their clients include HS2, Highways England and well-known residential and commercial developers. They deliver nationally but are organised regionally. As a company, they pride themselves on the technical capabilities of their staff, their high standard of work and the amount of repeat business they are rewarded. The specific Civil Engineering arm is turning over approximately £700M from work including Highways Infrastructure, Airport projects, 278 works, Landscaping and the occasional work on Rail Depots. The projects involve extensive concrete works, deep drainage and heavy earthworks and they range in value from £1m – £300M. They have offices based in the Midlands, London, Essex, Surrey and Hertfordshire and are very sociable- always hosting a summer party and a Christmas party, giving you the opportunity to interact with other teams on a personal level, staff morale is exceptionally high and a prime focus for the business.

About the opportunity

Due to the company continuing to win work, there is need for a Senior Quantity Surveyor to work on a £250M highways infrastructure project on Highways England whilst supporting the Managing Quantity Surveyor. You will be responsible for managing costs with the goal of making as much profit as possible for the company on the projects you will be working on and ensuring delivery of payment whilst developing client relationships. The successful individual will be involved in viewing and evaluating payments including site measurements as necessary) and will undertake general surveying of projects as required including reviewing and pricing of variations and preparing valuations with Project Managers and the Managing Quantity Surveyor.

This project involves all aspects of heavy civil engineering such as; concrete works, deep drainage and lots of major earthworks.

No free lances will be considered.

Benefits and rewards

The company is huge on personal development, progression and long-term stability. You will be working for a company where they want you to work up the ladder and progress through the company.

You will be rewarded with a very competitive salary which ranging from £55,000- £65,000 + a very good package on top.

You will be part of a fun and energetic working environment.


You will be required to have a good standard of education preferably to Foundation Degree level (HND,HNC) in a Construction , Civils, commercial management or quantity surveying or equivalent qualification.

It is important to have experience working within highways, airports or rail for a tier 1 main contractor as a Senior Quantity Surveyor and to show good long-term stability at the companies you have worked for. As well as a stable career you will need at least 7 years’ experience working in Civil Engineering.

You will also need a full UK driver’s license to allow to get from the office to the construction site and to other locations you might require to visit.