Senior Quantity Surveyor - AVRS - UK




What you will be doing:

An opportunity has arisen for a Senior Quantity Surveyor to join the team at AVRS, a Galliford Try business.

As a Senior Quantity Surveyor, you will be responsible for the quantity surveying l function of the business, managing junior/ trainee QS’s and an in house planner to ensure the correct commercial operations of the contracts the company undertakes.


  • Management of the administration of contracts.
  • Managing and coaching quantity surveyors & Trainee Quantity Surveyors.
  • Managing and reporting of Contract and Variation performance.
  • Advising management on all contract related matters.
  • Subcontract procurement.
  • Client commercial management.
  • Ensuring that the QA / ISO policies of the company are implemented across from a commercial perspective.
  • Establishing and maintaining strong working relationship with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Representing the company to senior managers of client organisations.
  • Maintaining the budget of your projects. This includes approving the spending of those below you as well as lobbying management for additional funds when required. Any application for additional funds must be made via a business case which should be presented to line managers who shall ultimately have the final say on the spend.
  • Routinely meeting with direct reports to assess the progress of the business, creating action plans for resolving negative issues. You will then be responsible for reporting this information to the board of directors.
  • Conducting regular reviews of the performance of those who report to you. Additionally you will be responsible for ensuring that coaching, including soft skills and technical training is provided, for the purpose of assisting employees in improving their performance and ultimately the profitability of the Business.



About You:

  • Previous managing quantity surveying experience
  • To have thorough knowledge of and compliance with relevant engineering procedures and standards.
  • Degree Qualified with suitable experience.
  • Have detailed knowledge of relevant specifications, legislations, standards, regulations, guides and best practice.
  • Excellent oral & written communication skills
  • Extensive knowledge of Construction Contracts (in particular NEC3 and IChemE)
  • Tendering experience.


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.


About us:

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 available within our Environment business please contact


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.


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