Quantity Surveyor – Highways Service

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Quantity Surveyor - Highways Service
Manchester, Greater Manchester
Interim Position

Manchester 0006 E847 / 1

Posted: 4th January 2023 15:08
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  • Pay Rate:

    Up to £30.00 per hour PAYE depending on experience

  • Hours per Week:

    35 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 2-3 months

  • Manchester, Greater Manchester,

    M60 2LA

What's involved with this role:

Interim Quantity Surveyor - Highways Service

Reference no:  Manchester 0006 E847 / 1

Pay Rate: Up to £30.00 per hour PAYE depending on experience

Basic DBS disclosure is listed as a requirement for this role; however, the level of disclosure has not been specified by the client.

Hybrid working

The purpose of the role is to fulfil a commercial position within the service area and will be expected to manage and be responsible for the commercial elements of allocated construction projects, taking responsibility for end to end service delivery, often on large or complex projects.

The role requires commercial experience in a construction project environment, with an ability to support the delivery team by ensuring that all commercial requirements are fully defined and managed.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide support to the Project Managers by ensuring projects are delivered within budget and to the agreed standards.
  • Ensure commercial responsibility within the service areas to lead the commercial elements of allocated maintenance projects for end-to-end service delivery.
  • Carry out and conduct feasibility studies and the writing procurement reports.
  • Apply Value Management techniques at the outset of a project.
  • Carry out estimating and cost planning activities and take ownership of and presentation of project cost plans.
  • Assist with the procurement process, under the direction of the Project Manager and Level 3 Quantity Surveyor, ensuring that all stages including pre-qualification, enquiry, analysis, selection and contract preparation are performed effectively.
  • Prepare contract documentation consisting of activity schedules and or bills of quantities in accordance with industry methods of measurement, presentation of tender and contract documentation, attending interviews, carrying out full tender analysis and comparisons through to preparing the recommendation report
  • Ensure that post-contract cost variances and change control processes are implemented and managed effectively.
  • Ensure that cost checking and valuation work is governed and managed effectively in accordance with the Contract conditions, ensure that final accounts are negotiated and agreed
  • Ensure the production of detailed and accurate monthly cost reports, grant claims submissions, where applicable.
  • Undertake with the design team Value Engineering and Life cycle costing where required.
  • Ensure projects are managed to the right quality standards and are completed efficiently and on time.
  • Ensure strong relationships are developed with clients and other stakeholders.


“Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria:



  1. Qualified with a BSc (or equivalent) in Quantity Surveying.
  2. Demonstrable Quantity Surveying experience in Highway/Construction related projects.
  3. Membership of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors or working towards membership (e.g MRICS) or holds full membership of a relevant professional body.


Skills & Experience:

  1. Experience in a similar position within Highways / Transport / Engineering environment and be able to evidence qualifications and experience.
  2. Experience in service delivery from a capital programme perspective.
  3. Proven experience of commercially managing projects in a construction related environment.
  4. An ability to deal with and resolve commercial and contractual issues and risks at project level.
  5. Experience in a client facing role.
  6. Proven experience of building relationships.
  7. An ability to take the lead with client interfaces and responsibility for team outputs where these are of a commercial nature.
  8. Communication and proven commercial management skills.
  9. Proven experience of building relationships ICT Skills: Strong IT skills including Microsoft packages or equivalent (e.g. G Suite).


NB: Please feel free to apply to us direct via [email protected] by quoting the job reference and job title exactly. SEE DETAILS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS AD.

If you have previously applied to one of our vacancies and have already sent the required supporting documentation to us, please make this clear when you re-apply as this will help speed up your application.

To help speed up the process of uploading your CV to the client we would suggest that you send us your CV in Word format (or equivalent) if possible, rather than as a PDF

If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarity.

Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:

  1. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours.
  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this.
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice.
  4. Unless the DBS requirement stated above is for a Basic Disclosure, your DBS must be either through us or be accompanied by a subscription to the DBS updating service.
  5. Please refer to the Role Requirements section above - your CV must address the requirements listed.


Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable:

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for.


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Job Ref: Manchester 0006 E847 / 1
Quantity Surveyor - Highways Service
Client Category: Local Authority

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