Senior QS (4566) - London

Senior QS (4566)

Are you excited by the thought of joining a diverse team? Enhancing your reputation working on bigger, better, multi-million pound projects, with a company that will support and accelerate your career?

We have a fantastic new opportunity for a Senior Quantity Surveyor to join our specialist business unit, Expanded. Part of the Laing O’Rourke Group, the Expanded Group provides total capability in the early construction phases of major projects, providing an end-to-end solution or a bespoke choice of services.  Backed by a central technical design and engineering resource, we can deliver the full range of piling, precast concrete, post-tensioning and structures techniques.

Old Oak Common is a new super-hub set to be the best-connected and largest new railway station ever built in the UK! The station will have fourteen platforms, a mix of six high-speed and eight conventional service platforms, with an 850m-long station box.


Role / responsibilities:

  • Sole responsibility for a project, section of a project.
  • All Senior Quantity Surveying duties including; measurement, valuation and agreement of work sections.
  • Preparation and management of interim applications for payment and agreeing certifications.
  • Draft, manage and settle subcontracts.
  • Management and reporting of monthly costs.
  • Drafting and preparation of claims.
  • Preparation and agreement of final account.
  • Day to day management of any trainee, assistant quantity surveyor and/or quantity surveyor.
  • Negotiating with client’s representatives, sub-contractors and other consultants to achieve project results whilst maintaining group relationships.
  • Advise project management on contractual implications of intended courses of action.
  • Advise on commercial risks within the project or projects.
  • Preparation and management of monthly contract review reports.
  • Preparation of weekly Business Plan Review (BPR) information.
  • Preparation of monthly management accounts information.
  • Preparation of contractual and commercial input into Project Business Plan, as required.
  • Assist with the establishment of the project “budget to build “from the Contract award.
  • Identify and agree change and implement change control process.
  • Ensure that contract documents are properly executed prior to project commencement.
  • Communicating clearly & confidently to a professional standard.
  • Keep your manager fully advised of any issue/risk which has arisen or might arise and which could affect the business/project.


  • Degree qualified in Quantity Surveying or related discipline.
  • Member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS).
  • Performed a support role to a commercial manager/senior commercial manager on a larger project and/or managed an area (£25m) of a larger project.
  • Structures experience desirable.
  • NEC Option C experience.

About us:

Laing O’Rourke are an international engineering and construction company delivering state-of-the-art infrastructure and buildings projects for clients in the UK, Middle East and Australia.

Certainty, reliability, quality – this is what our clients want. And at Laing O’Rourke, we have more than 150 years of experience delivering it. Laing O’Rourke’s story is one of energy, passion, ambition, people and teamwork. We harness the power of our experience, stretching back over a century and a half to deliver certainty for our clients.

As part of the Disability Confident scheme, we would like to enable access to candidates with long term health conditions and disabilities through the ‘Offer an interview scheme’. This supports applicants that meet the essential criteria by offering an interview for the advertised position. Please let us know prior to interview what adjustments are required as well as discussing how we can support you in the workplace.

We want to ensure our recruitment process is accessible to all. If you need the application form in an alternative format or you would like to know more about our recruitment process, please email


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