Our client a Leading International Engineering company is seeking a Senior Quantity Surveyor for a Major Nuclear New Build Project in the South West, UK.

Role description

This role is the ‘commercial and contractual guardian’ of a project or projects. The Senior QS will closely administer and manage all commercial aspects of the contract with all stakeholders of a project; client and external subcontractors. They will provide contractual and commercial advice to the Project Management team and often operate as the Project Manager’s right hand person.


The Senior Quantity Surveyor shall lead the following aspects of a contract and be able to do so for projects that operate on a lump sum or target basis and that are subject to reasonable levels of change from aspects such as design or delay & disruption:

• Contract cash flow

• Contract change management

• Establishing subcontracts and subcontractor management

• Cost control and earned value management

• Project Commercial Reporting including accurate forecasting

The Senior Quantity Surveyor must be able to play a significant role in:

• Interviewing, selecting and managing other commercial project resources for projects or across project portfolio’s where required

• Negotiations with clients to secure our contractual entitlements

• Negotiations with subcontractors to defend spurious or exaggerated subcontract change claims

• Establishing and actively managing the project budgets with the Project Manager

• Managing the contract risks with the Project Manager

• Establishing and managing the implementation of the procurement strategy for the contract

Essential skills

  • Degree qualified in Quantity Surveying or a commercial related subject (candidates with significant appropriate experience may be considered)
  • Candidate has demonstrable experience in all aspects of the above Key Accountabilities section.
  • Minimum 8 years’ experience in the field of Quantity Surveying.
  • Candidates must be eligible for SC clearance. Clearance will be sponsored by the Company.
  • Good knowledge and experience of ‘construction / engineering’ contracts particularly NEC
  • Flexibility to travel to other UK offices and sites on occasion as necessary
  • PC literate in Microsoft Office Suite particularly Excel
  • Articulate with excellent written communication

Desired skills

  • Member of, or working towards membership of an appropriate professional institution
  • Experience gained within a large contracting organisation
  • General understanding of nuclear process plant and equipment would be beneficial
Published by Thomas Thor

Thomas Thor Associates is a consulting and recruitment organisation providing services to the global nuclear sector. We represent nuclear industry experts and provide nuclear jobs to our clients for either freelance contract assignments or permanent staff positions.

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