Senior M&E Quantity Surveyor

20 February 20242024-02-20
North West, England

The Job: Senior Quantity Surveyor - Mechanical & Electrical

The Company

Boyd Recruitment are currently working alongside one of the UK's largest M&E contractors who are looking to recruit an ambitious Senior Quantity Surveyor to join their team based in Cumbria. 

Our client is well-reputed within the UK construction industry and will play a key role in several significant projects nationwide. Due to their current workload, they are looking to add a dynamic Senior Quantity Surveyor to strengthen their commercial team. 

The Job


  • Provide pre and post commercial advice/ support to the operational teams.
  • Support the operational teams in providing a customer focused service and attaining the highest standards of operational delivery to maximise projects profitability and minimise risk
  • Support the projects by providing advice and feedback in the promotion of best commercial practice throughout the company.


Corporate governance and insurance

  • Ensure completion of contract documentation and undertake contract reviews and negotiations to align with governance requirements.
  • Ensure all bonds, warranties and company guarantees are agreed in accordance with commercial and group procedures.
  • Manage and monitor the contract terms and conditions along with contractual obligations.
  • Take a leading role in resolution of contractual disputes.
  • Liaise with our insurance broker to ensure all commercial matters are properly handled.
  • Ensure the correct insurance requirements are installed in the contracts.


Bid requirement/ Business growth.

  • Support the bidding process commercially.
  • Where new opportunities are identified to ensure each tender has the appropriate level of review and tender risk assessment
  • Protect stakeholder interests through full use of the company governance framework during the tendering gateways.
  • Represent the commercial function at tender reviews.


Sub-Contractor Management

  • Ensure that subcontract orders are professional, accurate, comprehensive, and issued prior to commencement on site.
  • Provide advice and support to the operational team such that subcontracts reflect the contract specific requirements in addition to the company standard terms.


Financial Performance

  • Review and interrogate Cost Value Reconciliations (CVRs)
  • Be influential in the maximisation of profit margins.
  • Liaise with operational and finance staff to ensure that work in progress and debt levels are not allowed to build up in the business undetected
  • Ensure that all customer variations are maximised, documented, priced and agreed at the earliest opportunity.
  • Manage, source, or produce final accounts and any necessary claims.
  • Work effectively with the project teams in the identification of cost overspend to maximise profit.
  • Work with the operational leads for the formulation of monthly forecasts and budget reporting


Wider training, development, and support

  • Support, mentor and develop the operational team and undertake commercial training as and when required.
  • Promote and instil good commercial principles across the business.


The Person

The following attributes are essential:


Personal Qualities

  • Behavioural attitudes, conduct and demeanour that truly reflects values.
  • Effectively represent the company when dealing with customers and consultants
  • Very strong negotiation skills
  • Desire to share and influence in the future growth and success of the business.
  • Flexible approach to accommodate the demands of an expanding company.
  • Effectively apply and manage commercial activities in a business environment.
  • Able to work on own initiative and be able to schedule workload to meet priorities.



  • Educated to degree level or equivalent.
  • Professional membership of a relevant organisation would be desirable.



  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience within a similar industry sector
  • Proven record of contract negotiation, risk management and contract implementation



  • Team player
  • Able to communicate clearly and expressively.
  • Skilled negotiator, with proven experience in a commercial environment
  • Good organisational skills
  • Good financial acumen with an ability to analyse complex data and documentation with accuracy.
  • Capable of influencing within cross-functional teams
  • Must have strong leadership skills in a negotiating and ‘deal closing’ environment.
  • A full driving licence in essential
  • PC Literate with knowledge of MS applications e.g. Word, Excel
  • Works well under pressure

Please click apply and attach an up-to-date CV if you would like to proceed in learning more about this Senior Quantity Surveyor opportunity.


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