Senior Quantity Surveyor – Rail

Senior Quantity Surveyor – Rail Job Description Template

Our company is looking for a Senior Quantity Surveyor – Rail to join our team.


  • Drafting of complex subcontract arrangement including professional services & appropriate terms of engagement;
  • Implement a WBS structure to satisfy the Client & Contract requirements;
  • Identifying commercial risks, opportunities, value engineering and change;
  • Ensure appropriate Client Management is initiated and maintained;
  • Maintain / assist in the production of the margin improvement plan on the project;
  • Encourage and develop a culture of commercial awareness within the team;
  • Ensure the correct site records are maintained;
  • Undertake the contract administration, including change management and maintain associated registers;
  • Assist in work winning duties as required, including technical writing for PQQ responses;
  • Preparation of internal commercial reporting and any other reports which may be required;
  • Challenge & manage in cost control / cost mitigation;
  • Preparation, negotiation and agreement of change events, extension of time claims, final accounts etc;
  • Delegation of appropriate work to junior staff, whilst maintaining accountability;
  • Have an up to date Cost to Complete and Risk analysis Register for the projects(s);
  • Preparation of Valuations/Application for payment with full supporting documentation in accordance with the contract.


  • Computer literate with strong skills in Microsoft Office Applications (Word/Excel/Outlook/PowerPoint);
  • Good communication skills including presentations and ability to negotiate and persuade others;
  • Degree qualification;
  • Full driving licence;
  • Excellent knowledge of Standard Forms of Contract (NEC & JCT) and Standard Methods of Measurement;
  • CSCS (White / Gold Card);
  • Programming techniques, project controls, risk analysis, contract admin, procurement, cost, claims;
  • Commercially astute;
  • Registered with RICS / ICES and working towards chartership.