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Senior Quantity Surveyor – Rail

  • £50,000 - £60,000 + Package
  • Civil Engineering
  • Oxford

Senior Quantity Surveyor 


£50,000 – £60,000 + package 


About the client 

My client is a tier one main contractor who is part of a multi-billion pound group, a contractor with a superb reputation across the UK. This part of the group is operating at a turnover of £240M. My client is still looking to grow around 5% per year over the next 5 years. They are a multi-disciplined rail contractor who works on power projects, signalling, infrastructure, track renewals, and maintenance. The contractor work on a mixture of long-term frameworks and one-off projects, this could range in value from £200,000 – £200M. Company culture is important, isn’t it? You would be working for a contractor with a very low staff turnover, they help their staff, train their staff and look after their staff.

About the opportunity 

Due to ongoing growth and a ridiculously busy pipeline of work my client is now looking for a Senior Quantity Surveyor to help manage a team and deliver a large pipeline of works. The team will be flexible depending on the size of the project you are working on; it can range from 1 Assistant to a team of 6 Quantity Surveyors. You will be in charge of managing and dealing with the client as well as managing all sub-contractors. You will be working on CVR’s and chasing payment. The type of contracts you will be working on will be ICC D&B contracts (you don’t need experience on this). You will be working on a mixture of signalling and power projects and this will range in value from £200K – £20M.

Benefits & Rewards 

You will be working for an experienced team, a team that will give you any help and support if it’s needed. On top of this, they have a very healthy pipeline of work that will provide you long-term stability. You will also be rewarded with a competitive salary ranging from £50,000 – £60,000 + company car/car allowance and company bonus. Work-life balance is important, isn’t it? You will have the opportunity to also work from home.


My client is looking for someone who can hit the ground running so they will need somebody who has at least 2 years of experience in a Senior Quantity Surveyor role for a Rail or Civil Engineering contractor. On top of this, I will be looking for someone who has good stability in their CV, ideally 3 years working for each company. It would be desirable if you have worked for the Main Contractor. Finally, a good standard of education is needed, I will be looking for someone whom degree qualified in a Quantity Surveying related degree or a Civil Engineering degree.

About Me

I am Daniel Cranston! Having been with Cityscape Recruitment for four years I’ve established and grown the Civil Engineering desk working within highways, utilities & Rail (infrastructure and maintenance). Over this time, I have built a strong selection of clients ranging from tier one main contractors through to privately owned smaller subcontractors. I cover I variety of white-collar opportunities ranging from operational, commercial, SHEQ, or pre-construction positions.

What does this mean for you?

I have a great understanding of the industry and what benefits each company can offer to improve your career, I will give you balanced and fair opinions on each contractor. The fact I work with such a variety of businesses means you can find out for yourself what the industry is truly like and by the end of it find yourself the best possible and tailored opportunity.

What if this opportunity isn’t what you are looking for?

If the above opportunity isn’t quite what you are looking for then please do still get in touch but give me a phone call. The industry at the moment is flying with positivity and I always seem to have a great selection of opportunities across Civil Engineering to discuss.