Senior Quantity Surveyor - Suffolk

Senior Quantity Surveyor
28 Days Holiday + 8 Bank Holidays plus holiday purchase scheme
Company Car or car allowance + Fuel Card
Private Medical Insurance
Generous Pension Scheme / Life Assurance
Employee Discount Platform / Employee assistance programme

Milestone Infrastructure is currently looking to recruit a Senior Quantity Surveyor to work within our Civils Projects team delivering schemes highways schemes for Suffolk County Council. As a Senior Quantity Surveyor, you will be part of our commercial team who are responsible for supporting the project teams in all commercial matters and working with operational teams to ensure all commercial objectives are delivered.

As a Senior Quantity Surveyor your responsibilities will include:

  • Providing the commercial function across projects to ensure successful project delivery.
  •  Working within a team of talented professionals ensuring co-ordination and provision across all aspects of project delivery.
  • Undertake pre-contract setup, including forecasting, measurement, sub-contract tendering and procurement (including drafting to negotiating various forms of subcontract).
  • Effectively manage the commercial aspects of the project (or a section of a project) including valuations / applications, budget monitoring, material / plant reconciliation and contract variations / compensation events and change.
  • Prepare, manage and negotiate the agreement of Final Accounts.
  • Procurement and management of subcontract packages, as well as supporting other members of the commercial team in the management of subcontract packages.
  • Produce and maintain, and assist others in producing and maintaining, project forecasts to support the monthly commercial and financial reporting procedures.
  • Assess, review and mitigate commercial and contractual risks.
  • Maximise cashflow through the control and valuation of works, invoicing and payment process.
  • Manage commercial team to ensure delivery of above items and develop their knowledge.
  • Provide support and training for site staff on commercial issues.
  • Ensure compliance with all legal requirements, including contractual and legislative.
  • Ensure compliance with Milestone standards and procedures in respect of commercial activities.
  • Assist with control of project documentation.
  • Ad hoc duties as job requires.

 Skills & Knowledge Requirements for a Senior Quantity Surveyor

  • Degree / HND qualification in Quantity Surveying or other relevant subject.
  • Registered with the RICS / CICES and working towards professional chartership.
  • Relevant CSCS card.
  • Strong level of identifiable commercial experience within the construction industry as a Senior QS or QS.
  • Demonstrable experience of working on Highways and Civil Engineering projects.
  • Strong working knowledge of NEC3/4 suite of contracts.
  • Good command and communication of oral and written English.
  • Skilled negotiator and communicator.
  • Good people and organisational skills.
  • Proficient in the use of MS Office (ie. Excel) and other computer skills.
This excellent opportunity is the chance to be working for an organisation leading the way in reducing carbon emissions, driving a circular economy approach, and increasing biodiversity. Milestone have numerous industry accolades, including the Environmental Sustainability and Special Merit Award at The Highways Awards. Constantly evolving and meeting the ambitions of its clients across the UK. Milestone are also leading on the world’s first carbon negative highways infrastructure project.
An offer of employment for this role will be subject to a satisfactory DBS Check. Such checks will be requested once a conditional offer of employment has been made.


About The Company
 At Milestone we embrace diversity, opening a rich potential for new ways of thinking and helping us to build successful and winning teams. We would like you to perform at your best at every stage of our recruitment process; and as a Disability Confident employer, if you require any adjustments that would assist you throughout your application, please contact us at or inform the recruitment manager in the first instance and we will be pleased to offer support.This is an advert for our job vacancy, and therefore may not be inclusive of all assigned duties, responsibilities, or aspects of the role described, and may be amended at any time at the sole discretion of Milestone. The closing date for this vacancy may be subject to change any time at the sole discretion of the Business.


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