Quantity Surveyor - London

Quantity surveyor – asset intelligence

Location – london

What you will be doing:

An opportunity has arisen for a quantity surveyor to join the team Asset Intelligence at Galliford Try.

Ideally, you will based in or around the London area and will have the opportunity to travel across multiple sites/projects in the Region.

You will report directly into the Managing Quantity Surveyor, whilst working closely with the operational leads within the business. We are looking for somebody who is highly proactive, dynamic and can drive the commercial and financial performance of the business unit forward whilst ensuring that robust risk management principles are instilled.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To own and manage all commercial aspects of the projects.
  • Act as the lead in the administration of the contract.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with clients, subcontractors and key stakeholders.
  • Provide training and mentorship to the junior member so the commercial team and encourage continuous professional development
  • Management of subcontract works packages, including interim assessment and change management.
  • Produce and issue all commercial notices, to the Client and Subcontractors, as required by the chosen form of contract.
  • Manage change in a timely manner in accordance with the form of contract
  • Produce, submit and agree monthly applications for payment to the client.
  • Produce detailed monthly reports and Cost Value Reconciliation’s (CVR) as required by the business unit and project.
  • Produce and maintain a detailed cost plan and spend profile, tracking and forecasting expenditure.
  • Work closely with the Project Manager and operational teams to ensure all commercial elements are identified, quantified and notified in a timely manner.
  • Work with the Project Manager to identify risks, and plan to avoid, mitigate or reduce the risks.
  • Attend all weekly progress and risk reduction meetings and provide commercial guidance to the wider team.
  • To establish targets, ensure the preparation of comprehensive and reliable cash forecasts, monitor results and interpret reason for deviation, advise and guide team on established techniques to maximise cashflow
  • Drive operational and commercial performance to achieve or exceed all monthly budgets in terms of P&L, cash, WIP and debt.
  • Ensure sound subcontract tendering process is implemented across portfolio of projects, including negotiation of subcontract terms, subcontract documents, pricing schedules, scope of works
  • Guide the development of project opportunities and minimise risk by foreseeing trends and based on extensive experience and knowledge
  • Devise innovative systems to control and monitor direct work costs and financial performance
  • Lead, guide and negotiate the approach format and timescales of complex variations
  • Ensure GT commercial management processes are implemented and adhered to across portfolio of projects and provide guidance on standard processes
  • Review of existing processes, analysing common errors and implement improvements and share learning with wider commercial function
  • To future proof the commercial management function by developing technical and leadership capability across the team

About You:


  • Significant experience working as a Quantity Surveyor
  • Proven track record in managing quantity surveying activities for multiple projects.
  • Experience in managing teams of quantity surveyors, providing guidance and mentorship.
  • In-depth knowledge of the commercial aspects of construction projects, including cost management, contract administration, and risk assessment.
  • Familiarity with different construction sectors (e.g., building, infrastructure, housing) and project types.
  • Experience in collaborating with clients, subcontractors, consultants, and other stakeholders.


  • A bachelor’s degree in quantity surveying, Construction Management, or a related field.
  • Professional qualification or membership with a recognized industry body (e.g., MRICS, MCIOB) is highly desirable.
  • Continued professional development through relevant training and certifications.
  • Knowledge of applicable local regulations, industry standards, and best practices.
  • Familiarity with relevant construction contracts, such as NEC, JCT, or FIDIC. 

What We Can Offer in Return:

With an impressive order book of over £3.2 billion we are one of the industry’s leading principal contractors, affording you the opportunity to work on some of the UK’s most exciting projects offering you stability as well as the chance to stretch your capabilities and realise long held career goals. You will be joining diverse teams working at a high professional level with exceptional levels of commitment. With an ambitious strategy, we’re poised for further growth and success, so if you’re committed, talented and enthusiastic, Galliford Try is the right place for you.

We are committed to maintaining the physical and mental wellbeing of all our people, through our ‘Be Well’ programme which offers discounts on certain products, advice and support for a range of issues.

We invest in high-quality training for employees of all levels, from our leadership development framework to our apprenticeship programmes. Through our Career Paths initiative, individuals receive tailored training and support to fulfil their potential.

Our industry is all about creating talented teams that excel in their areas of expertise. As an employer, we know you are most motivated to give your best when you feel valued and engaged.

Our Agile Working programme empowers you with flexibility in when, where and how you work. Where appropriate, site and office-based employees can take advantage of a wide variety of working practices, offering different amounts of structure, regularity and flexibility to suit your needs as well as those of your wider team.

Our benefits:

We put our people first and our benefits package reflects that by offering a comprehensive range of attractive options to help support your career on top of a competitive salary.

  • Generous holiday entitlement, increasing with years of service, plus the opportunity to purchase further holidays
  • A wide range of corporate discounts
  • Cycle to Work schemes
  • Comprehensive pension plan
  • Regular Save as You Earn share purchase scheme
  • Private medical scheme options are available for all salaried employees and our employee assistance programme also provides free 24/7 support to those who need it
  • Paid for yearly membership to one recognised professional association relevant to your role

About us:

Galliford Try is one of the UK’s leading construction groups with a vision to continuously be a people-orientated, progressive business, driven by our values to deliver lasting change for our stakeholders and the communities we work in.

ASSET INTELLIGENCE: Galliford Try’s Asset Intelligence business works predominantly within the UK’s Critical National Infrastructure market, focussing on Defence, Water, Energy, Transport and Telecommunications sectors. We deliver multi-site security programs, and our expertise in the planning, design and delivery processes, together with our CNI Security knowledge and experience, enables us to efficiently deliver fully integrated physical and electronic security programmes and portfolios of work on critical operational assets.

Our purpose is to improve people’s lives through building the facilities and infrastructure that communities need, providing opportunities for our people to learn, grow and progress, working with our supply chain to promote the very best working practice and caring for the environment in which we work.

We do this by holding true to our values, delivering excellence for our clients and the community, being passionate about our role in providing vital services, putting integrity at the heart of our business by doing the right thing, and collaborating with our clients, supply chain and stakeholders to deliver lasting change and long-term value.

For more information on this role or to enquire about other positions, please contact Chloe Phillips at chloe.phillips@gallifordtry.co.uk

Additional Information:

Galliford Try welcomes applications from candidates who would like to work full-time, reduced hours or flexibly and this will be discussed in more detail as part of the recruitment process.

We encourage, and would be grateful if, you could confirm any requirements we can reasonably fulfil to make this application a positive experience for you.

Don’t meet every requirement of the role? Studies have shown that some people are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At Galliford Try, we are committed to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every requirement of the role, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

A full job description for this role is available upon request. 

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