Senior Quantity Surveyor / Quantity Surveyor - Nottingham

About The Role



LOCATION: Nottingham 

Benefits: Car Allowance; Subsidised Private Medical Cover; Life Assurance Scheme; Living away from home allowance (where appropriate), Contributory Pension, 35 Days annual leave (Including Public Holidays) 

We are a well-established and highly regarded Tier One contractor with our history dating back to 1798, proving that GRAHAM, even in our humblest beginnings, has been delivering lasting impact for clients for over 200 years.

We are seeking an experienced Quantity Surveyor to join our Building Division and support our team on an exciting Building development.

We’re looking for someone with excellent Commercial acumen and a proven track record delivering commercially sound Building Schemes. You are going to be responsible for detailed cost control and recovery of value on the project, whilst maintaining excellent relationships with our supply chain and sub-contractors on site.

It’s important that you’re well versed in the administration of NEC /JCT contract.

GRAHAM is a company that takes pride in our collaborative approach, so we’re looking for a real team player, MRICS would be great, but not essential, a degree or equivalent in Quantity Surveying is essential.

The ideal candidate will have demonstrable post grad experience in a similar position with a main contractor. 

A full driving licence is essential. 

Typical duties will include:

  • Establishing the project budget including the allocation of cost codes to ensure detailed and accurate cost reporting is achieved.
  • Review of main contract and subcontract terms and conditions, inclusive of stepping down conditions from main contract to subcontract.
  • Procurement of subcontract packages including compilation of tender documentation.
  • The detailed and transparent process of reporting on costs to date and forecasting cost to completion.
  • Administration of the main contract and subcontracts, including compilation of contractual correspondence in relation to delays and associated loss and expense.
  • Regular liaison and interface with the Employers team for the purposes of progressing the commercial aspects of the project.
  • The day to day managing of staff resources to ensure the projects costs are known and managed effectively.
  • Carrying out delay analysis including the preparation of narratives and loss and expense to support claim submissions.
  • Handling subcontract issues as they arise.
  • Ensuring the variation / compensation event mechanism is correctly and timeously followed to ensure the commercial protection of the business.
  • Forecasting of cash flow / budget compilation.
  • Liaising with procurement to set and agree allowances for the project.
  • Attending progress / commercial meetings and representing the company in a commercial capacity.

This job description is intended to give the post holder an appreciation of the role envisaged and the range of duties to be undertaken.


It does not attempt to detail every activity.  Specific tasks and objectives will be agreed with the post holder at regular intervals.

Our Commitment

We are proud to say that we are a committed Equal Opportunities Employer and we aim to be the first choice for people from all backgrounds. We seek to promote respect for the individual and equality of opportunities. We believe that everyone should be treated solely on the basis of personal merit and contribution throughout their GRAHAM career journey and not on the value of artificial barriers, prejudices, or preferences.

We are only able to consider applications from individuals who are eligible to live and work in the UK, as per Home Office regulations. Please check your eligibility with the regulations before applying. Individuals with a current time restricted right to work in the UK, should contact the Human Resources team in the first instance.

A basic disclosure may be requested if security clearance is required by 3rd party clients and a criminal record will not necessarily be a bar to obtaining a position. Our Access NI/Vetting and Barring Scheme Policy and Policy on the Recruitment of Ex-Offenders is available upon request.

GRAHAM reserves the right to carry out checks to ensure the validity of an applicant’s experience and/or qualifications and we expect all applicants to comply with any such requests for information.  Failure to do so or evidence of any falsification of information will lead to either removal from the recruitment process or if already in employment potential termination of contract through the company disciplinary procedure.

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