Quantity Surveyor

  • fulltime
  • Chelmsford
  • GBP 0.0 to 0.0 Annum

KG Direct Hire are pleased to be supporting a well-known Chelmsford civil engineering company with the recruitment of a Quantity Surveyor. 

About us: 

We are a multi-discipline contractor, specialising in full-service highway and public space maintenance, improvement and construction; delivering services to London Boroughs, Local Authorities and the supply chain. Our core services include road surfacing, reactive maintenance, highway maintenance, highway engineering, surface treatments, winter maintenance, bridge installation, structure maintenance, cliff stabilisation, gully cleansing, traffic management, street lighting, emergency call outs, road marking, and urban redevelopment.  

Overall role purpose;

Reporting to the Commercial Manager.

The commercial function is key to the effective delivery of the company business plan, financial and operational objectives. The commercial team ensures that the financial position of the business is accurately reported and controlled effectively. A good working knowledge of the construction industry is required as is excellent numeracy, IT, and communication skills. Management of key contractual relationships at all levels are vital and individuals must represent business professionalism and ethical behaviours throughout.

Key accountabilities: 

  • First stage commercial lead on contracts (and projects)
  • Understanding and communication of the commercial strategy across the contract
  • Responsibility for the timeous submission of applications for payments and invoices
  • Maximising value entitlement under the contract
  • Management of change control and valuation of change
  • Preparation and agreement of new rates and prices (from first principles if required)
  • Site measurement
  • Preparation and updating of works programme (Microsoft project)
  • Site health & safety audits
  • Procurement and management of subcontractors and supply chain
  • Agreement of supply chain final accounts
  • Monthly cost / value reconciliations and financial reporting
  • Cost management across the contract
  • Revenue and cash forecasting
  • Management of work in progress and debt (cash collection)
  • Management of red and green claims as required
  • Interfacing with all stakeholders

Qualification and Skills: 

  • Relevant degree (or equivalent)
  • Ideally working to professional accreditation (or seeking opportunity to do so)
  • Experience within highways and civil engineering sector
  • Working knowledge of standard methods of measurement
  • Understanding of standard forms of contract (NEC, ICC and associated subcontracts)
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Good communication and negotiation skills
  • Current driving licence

Personal Specification: 

  • Flexibility to adapt to hours necessary to perform within this role
  • Demonstrable level of commercial acumen
  • Able to work with minimal supervision and part of a wider team as required
  • Ability to work across multiple divisions and different principles of a term maintenance contract
  • Outgoing personality to deal with Clients and supply chain
  • Self-motivated
  • Responsible, focussed, and methodical
  • Ability to manage more than one contract (or project) as required


  • 33 days holiday Inc BH 
  • Pension
  • HealthShield Medical Scheme
  • Free onsite parking
  • Monday – Friday, 8am – 4pm
  • Car allowance or company car 

With a supportive company culture, we foster an environment of collaboration, empowerment and shared success making it a great place to work. They are passionate about what they do and work to maintain their excellent track record and continue to develop their industry leading expertise.