Quantity Surveyor – Water

Position: Quantity Surveyor

Location: Rickmansworth

Salary Guide: £50-60k (DOE), car/allowance plus excellent package

Reporting to the Senior Quantity Surveyor or directly to the Commercial Manager, you will work alongside the Contract Delivery Team to ensure the contractual control, cost management, profitability and cash management of Civil Engineering, Mechanical / Electrical and Combined schemes, predominantly in the water industry.


  • Issue sub-contract tender packages and undertake contractual evaluation of the tender returns.
  • Attend post tender and pre-contract meetings.
  • Assess contract risk and work with the site team to develop and manage mitigation plans.
  • Undertake cost to complete reviews with the contract delivery teams.
  • Attend internal and external commercial review meetings.
  • Negotiating with suppliers and subcontractors.
  • Manage the commercial aspects of subcontract accounts from procurement to interim and final account agreement.
  • Final account negotiation achieving the best possible outcome for our client.
  • Preparation of / assistance with the evaluation and submission of claims for variation works.
  • Working with the commercial and operational teams to strive for continuous improvement.
  • Maximising value and minimising cost, ensuring that appropriate controls are in place to monitor and manage the operating cost base.
  • Developing and issuing of cost reporting as requested by the client in relation to spend forecasts and identifying the variance between actual costs against forecasts within activities.
  • Working with the operational teams to deliver and manage performance against the Profit Improvement Plan.
  • Manage commercial performance against business targets and Framework KPI’s.
  • Ensure that the delivery team are briefed and have sufficient commercial support to monitor and react to budget variances.
  • Promote a culture of integration, continuous improvement and use of best practice across the client base.
  • Ensure that the group commercial policies are adhered to and that the requirements of legislation are met

Experience Required:

  • Contracting background (Construction/Engineering).
  • Excellent working knowledge of the NEC3/NEC4 and IChemE suite of contracts.
  • Understanding contractual clauses and identifying risk/onerous conditions prior to engaging in contract with client.
  • WIP/Cash management.
  • CTC management.
  • P&L reporting.
  • CVR’S and forecasting.
  • Change control (EW’s and CE’s).
  • Delay and disruption.
  • Applications for payment.
  • Risk and opportunities management.
  • Driving profit improvement via the project teams.
  • Supplier/sub-contractor management.
  • Water industry experience (preferred)
  • Good written and oral communication with clients, colleagues and supply chain (building relationships)

Key Words:


Quantity Surveyor

Quantity Surveying





Conditions of Contract

Forms of Contract






Water Industry

Water Sector

Water Treatment

Waste Water



Pumping Stations

Job Information

Job Reference: 886944_1637259715
Salary From: £
Salary To: £
Job Locations: East England
Job Types: Permanent
Job Skills: Commercial

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