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Quantity Surveyor Scotland

Scotland, UK

Job Type

Full Time

About the Company

This is a fantastic opportunity for a Quantity Surveyor to join a leading energy business, that builds its success based on the dedication and commitment of its team.

Integrity, quality, and a can-do attitude are a number of values that play a significant part in their continual growth. With this business you can be part of a community that fosters entrepreneurial spirit and supports you in your personal development.

About the Role

The Quantity Surveyor will work as part of the Business Unit commercial team to provide a general Quantity Surveying service for projects and tendering support as required.
The position involves interfacing on a regular basis with Operations, Finance and Engineering departments and working directly with local project sites and Project / Site Managers to ensure optimum delivery of projects.
The jobholder will contribute to the continuous development of the role to reflect changing business needs through flexibility, adaptability and determination to achieve the demanding performance objectives required to ensure all KPIs are attained.

• Complete pricing schedule using framework rates.
• Contract Management of predominantly NEC Option A and Option C Contracts.
• Procurement of sub-contractors and the preparation of contract documents.
• Preparation of initial project budgets and thereafter maintaining them on a regular basis through the life cycle of the project.
• Preparation and agreement of variations for civil and electrical works with clients.
• Preparation of valuation claims based on the Activity Schedules set up at Contract Award.
• Ensure that a detailed measure of works completed is maintained on an ongoing basis.
• Apply stringent commercial awareness when splitting these milestone payments to ensure that cash flow is maximized.
• Timely submission of cost/value reconciliations.
• Manage sub-contractor valuations and associated payments.
• Maintain labour resource scheduling in conjunction with the Project Managers.
• Maintain accurate cost reporting systems and associated projections.
• Completion of internal monthly cost forecasting and project reviews.
• Preparation of all final account documentation.
• Provide technical support and problem solving in relation to civil and construction design and installation processes.
• Efficient use of the company IT systems for document control between The company, client, designers and sub-contractors.


  • A third level QS qualification with at least two years post qualification experience preferably in a construction environment with a civil engineering bias.

  • Highly IT literate with experience of applying IT packages within QS context.

  • Previous experience of negotiating and interpreting conditions of contract.

  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills combined with the analytical and problem solving skills to reach realistic workable solutions.

  • Strong commercial focus with ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines.

  • Ability to use initiative to develop new approaches and improve systems.

  • Good decision making and problem solving skills and the ability to work on own initiative with minimum supervision.

  • Ability to work effectively as a member of a team and be able to negotiate and use conflict resolution skills where appropriate.

  • A flexible / adaptable approach to job role, working away from home when required and to a fast changing business environment.

  • Highly motivated with strong levels of accountability and ownership.

  • Access to a form of transport to meet the requirements of the role, with the flexibility to travel throughout the UK when required.

  • A working knowledge of Standard forms of Contract.

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