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Quantity Surveyor

  • Location: Crewe
  • Salary: £46000 - £50000 per annum per year
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 28 days ago

  • Sector: Construction
  • Contact: Chloe Whittall
  • Contact Email:
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Expiry Date: 23 May 2024
  • Job Ref: CWL/006_1714550667

Linsco are currently recruiting a Quantity Surveyor for a permanent position within the Crewe area.

Brief Description:

Responsible to a Project Manager through the project commercial lead for the commercial aspects of a project / section of a larger project. Assist in protecting the commercial position by developing and implementing an in-depth understanding of contractual, commercial, insurance and legal processes relating to contracts. Responsible for planning and managing their own works and sometimes that of an Assistant or Trainee QS, including providing development and support.

Roles and Responsibilities:

Develop and maintains a high level of commercial and technical knowledge and works closely with the delivery team to develop techniques and solutions to meet business and customer needs.

Business Leadership

  • Become aware of the impact of commercial and technical changes at strategic level within the customer's business industry / sector
  • Be aware of the requirements to plan change in commercial resource within a project.
  • Assist the business/project in achieving the objectives/targets set in the companies Carbon Strategy within your specific work activities.

Start Up of New Projects

  • Develop understanding and working knowledge of project start up and close out procedures.


  • Carry out subcontract procurement in accordance with the procurement schedule timetable, in accordance with the companies procurement process and policy.
  • Procure materials and off-site services in an efficient manner with organisations in accordance with company procurement policy and procedures and ensure appropriate records are kept.
  • Prepare work package content sheets as part of the project team.
  • Prepare subcontract invitations to tender and evaluate tender returns (time, cost, quality and SHE) and make recommendations to appoint.
  • Understand the importance of the supply chain to deliver continuous improvement in terms of time, cost, quality and learning of all parties.

Applications for Payment and Invoicing

  • Maximise cash flow through timely preparation of valuations, submission of invoices and receipt of payment.
  • Assist in the prompt preparation and settlement of final accounts, including variations.

Cost Control

  • Use a knowledge and understanding of principle costs of resource (labour, plant and materials) to identify, manage, reduce and eliminate unnecessary costs and inefficient activities.
  • Prepare material wastage reconciliations.
  • Monitor resources and costs to ensure that projects meet and / or exceed targets, including but not limited to the scheduling of labour resources.
  • Review plant and equipment schedules to ensure efficiency of use.

Accounting and Reporting

  • Contribute to the production of accurate and timely CVR reports and forecasts.
  • Establish and maintain accurate and robust reporting structures.
  • Develop a level of understanding of planning and programming to contribute to accurate progress reporting.

Risk and Opportunity Management

  • Identify risks and opportunities in projects and implementation of risk and opportunity management, risk and opportunity registers to minimise the risks and realise opportunities.

Programming and Project Controls

  • Contribute to the programming and sequencing of the project from a commercial perspective.

Subcontract Administration

  • Prepare all necessary subcontract notices accurately and on time.
  • Prepare subcontract instructions.
  • Adhere to robust subcontract change control procedures.
  • Prepare timely and accurate payments for authorisation.
  • Assist in the prompt preparation and settlement of final accounts, including Compensation Events (variations), claims and disputes.
  • Re-measurement and provision of quantified schedules of works and / or bills of quantities.
  • On-site quantification of unfixed materials.
  • Checking of day work sheets or time and material records.

If interested in this role please apply with your CV.

Linsco is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.