Quantity Surveyor

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Sizewell, Suffolk
Job Description

Key Activities: 

What the role-holder should do to achieve the business goals of Contract Delivery, Safety and Customer Satisfaction Reporting 

  • Ensure robust, accurate and timely cost and value reporting for projects and support the commercial manager’s requirements for reporting at business unit level 
  • Ensure accurate forecasting of revenue, margin and cash flow for live and upcoming projects
  • Carry out cost management of tasks under supervision of the Commercial Manager and supported by the Operations Director and Contracts Manager


  • Help ensure that internal commercial processes are adhered to within the business in line with Altrad AIMS procedures
  • Ensure that contractual requirements are met including adherence to contract schedules for valuations, certification & invoicing.
  • Ensure that all aspects of client contract management systems / CEMAR are adhered to as and when required under the contract
  • Assist the Contracts Manager and operational teams to accurately price and track variations to scope to ensure best value for the business. 

External relationships 

  • Help ensure (via assistance to the Commercial Manager) that any main contracts entered into have terms and conditions that are appropriate for Altrad with commercial risks identified 
  • Ensure that the supply chain are engaged appropriately with the correct contract terms and conditions 
  • Build and maintain strong client relationships 
  • Be responsible for subcontract letting via internal subcontract management and procurement processes, from procurement through to final account.
  • Prepare applications for payment in agreed client format as required
  • Liaise with the client, client representatives and other third parties on commercial issues, including agreement of variations, claims and additional payments 

Internal relationships 

  • Contribute towards effective interaction between the Commercial Team and the operational site teams 
  • Work with site management to forecast predicted spend and cash recovery and ensure that both are kept in line with target 
  • Share best practice with others and be proactive in advising site teams on costs and management of budgets.
  • Liaise pro-actively with the Operations Director, Commercial Manager and contract / site managers to ensure pro-active commercial management of projects, early identification of issues and implementation of recovery plans if required. 

Key measures & targets: 

  • Accurate monthly forecasting 
  • Ability to challenge resources and costs 
  • Maintain contractual and company deadlines in line with monthly commercial calendar both internal and external
  • Drive margin growth through effective contract management, cost control and client and internal stakeholder engagement


  • Previous experience in a similar role/industry, preferably holding a position in industry for past 3-5 years.
  • Degree (or equivalent) in Quantity Surveying 
  • Experience preparing applications for payment and managing approval process with client through to certification.
  • Previous experience of commercial management and procurement of subcontractors, measurement and control cycle, certification and accruals calculations 
  • Ability to demonstrate knowledge of monthly reporting and cost vs value analysis 
  • Have knowledge and experience in estimation of variations
  • Excellent communication, numeric and computer literacy skills, proficient in Microsoft Office 
  • Excellent organisation and time management skills, with the ability to work to tight deadlines with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work effectively in a tightly knit team environment, but also able to work under own initiative to ensure contractual compliance is maintained
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