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Senior Quantity Surveyor

Job Introduction

About the role:

Senior Quantity Surveyor in the Technical Directorate Design Commercial Team predominantly focused on supporting the Commercial Manager with the commercial administration of the £350m Design Subcontract.  The Senior Quantity Surveyor will need to be self-motivated, disciplined and commercially astute with the ability to identify, analyse and develop responses to commercial risks.

The role will require excellent communication and customer facing skills along with working as part of a team promoting our culture and values. You will consider problems as a challenge, collect information relevant to the problem, be disciplined in ascertaining the root cause, identify and develop a practical solution, communicate the findings and implement action to resolve the problem.

Role Responsibility

The Senior Quantity Surveyor will lead on various aspects of the commercial management and contractual administration of the £350m Design Subcontract and will support the Commercial Manager in this role.

As Senior Quantity Surveyor you may be required to get involved with:

  • Change management, the management of project insurances and notification of claims
  • Sub-contract Enquiries
  • Tender Appraisal
  • Sub-contract negotiation
  • Project Evaluation
  • Measurement of the Works
  • Sub-contract Management
  • Commercial risk and opportunity management, preparation and agreement of Applications and progress reporting.

The Ideal Candidate

  • Degree or equivalent level qualification in Quantity Surveying or related construction subject
  • Strong Problem Solving Can-Do Approach
  • Very Good Knowledge in Microsoft Excel
  • Preferably Experience in Design and Rail or Infrastructure projects
  • Preferably qualified to ICES or RICS accreditation and Relevant CSCS Card

About the Company

The role will work on the HS2 project. HS2 is the UK’s new high speed rail network. It will be a catalyst for economic growth across Britain, freeing up space on the existing railways and connecting 8 out of the UK’s 10 biggest cities with fast, reliable and frequent high speed services

The Skanska | Costain | STRABAG (SCS JV) is delivering the HS2 London Tunnels Contract. Scope of works includes twin-bored tunnels (TBM), SCL tunnels, shaft sinking, bridge demolition and reconstruction, services diversions, earthworks and the construction of site compounds.

You’ll be a welcomed member of the wider team, with opportunities to take on additional responsibility, join one of our networks for women, military or LGBT staff, and participate in cultural and social events with the local community (e.g. as a STEM ambassador).

SCS Railways is a Disability Confident Employer. We welcome applications from candidates with a disability.

Your personal and professional development is important to us. We welcome a discussion about how we can support you with further study, or professional membership or attainment for example.

HS2 – working with Skanska, Costain and STRABAG, closely monitors job applications, to ensure an inclusive recruitment process. To ensure we are able to maintain this, and to recruit a diverse workforce, we encourage candidates to complete the diversity form as part of their application so we are able to monitor and improve our approach to diversity.  Please note, all responses are anonymous, you do not have to provide a response.


All data will be held securely, (as stated within the Data Protection Act 1998) and will be reported to HS2. We will not share any of your data with other parties. This form is not mandatory, but your response would be appreciated


We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation. 

SCS Railways


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