Quantity Surveyor

Reports to

Commercial Manager

Job Location

Manchester/ Reading


UK  Telecoms

Job Scope

The Quantity Surveyor will work within the Project Team Completing Build Tenders and management of project costs.

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Needs to Have

  • Qualification in Quantity Surveying and /or Civil Engineering.

  • The ideal candidate will demonstrate a successful career history with a minimum of 3 years’ experience in estimating within the Building or Civil Engineering sectors.

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Previous Experience in Power & Telecoms Industry an advantage but not essential

  • Advanced Excel user with experience of Estimating software packages an advantage

  • Familiar with Microsoft Project

  • Experience with FIDIC and NEC3 contracts an advantage


  • Responsible for all aspects of the estimate working from first principles

  • Reviews proposal specifications and drawings, attends pre-bid meetings etc. to determine scope of work and required contents of estimate.

  • Provides complete conceptual bid work, and final estimating input on project.

  • Provides technical support to personnel preparing discipline estimates for assigned bids.

  • Ensures all working documents and data are maintained to back-up estimate figures.

  • Advises Department Manager as to cost and schedule fluctuations, improved material, or other factors affecting construction.

  • Explores Value Engineering for all applicable projects or situations.

  • Responsible for contract analysis and review of tenders.

  • May assist Departmental Manager in the coordination of overall corporate estimating functions, including systems development and staff training.

  • Maintain costs database for the Project

Needs to Be:

  • Strong communicator with excellent organisational and interpersonal skills

  • Must take ownership for tasks and responsibilities

  • Able to operate in a dynamic and fast paced organization

  • Proficient people manager and able to manage team to optimum performance

  • Detailed orientated with proven organisational ability

  • Able to work well under pressure and meet deadlines

  • Willing to travel when required