Senior Quantity Surveyor (SQS) / Cost Manager

Senior Quantity Surveyor (SQS) / Cost Manager

Job Title: Senior Quantity Surveyor (SQS) / Cost Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Northampton, Northamptonshire
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: BBBH10173
Contact Name: Don Marsh
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 20, 2017 12:56

Job Description

Senior Quantity Surveyor (SQS) / Cost Manager

Location - Northampton / Nuneaton - (Nationwide)

Salary - Competitive + Benefits Package + Company Car

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior Quantity Surveyor / Cost Manager (or Quantity Surveyor - QS looking to step up) to join a leading UK waste and resource management company whose core business centres on collection, resource recovery and renewable energy operating at over 200 facilities in England, Scotland and Wales and employs around 2,500 employees.

The purpose of the role:

The Cost Manager will provide Cost and Contract Management in support of a programme of civil engineering and construction projects, in the Landfill Division, reporting to Senior Engineering Manager.


  • To prepare both annual and longer-term capital expenditure budgets for Engineering and Construction projects in conjunction with the Division's Project Managers and Business Managers.
  • To review and assess Contractors' costs proposals and payment submissions; including negotiation of cost proposals, compensation events/claims and also auditing of all costs claimed by the Contractors.
  • To collect, collate, analyse and report on Cost Benchmarking information.
  • To provide commercial and contractual advice on Building, Engineering and Restoration contracts and sub-contracts, as well as preparation and administration of tenders and contract documents.
  • To support potential acquisitions by the business, through provision of cost advice on future capital expenditure requirements.
  • To lead the procurement process for leachate treatment plants and civil engineering works.

Qualifications, role specific knowledge & skills

  • Quantity Surveyor with experience in cost management of capital works projects and programmes with a thorough understanding of the principles and practices for rigorous cost controls to ensure projects are delivered on budget.
  • Experience of cost control and contract administration of multiple projects via a framework contract plus familiarity with progressive approaches to client/contractor relationships would be useful, e.g. alliance or framework contracts, target cost incentivisation.
  • Proactive and self-motivating with a keen eye for opportunities for improvement. Excellent communicator with good team working skills.
  • A thorough understanding of NEC contract suite is essential. Experience of MF1, FIDIC and IChemE would be advantageous.

There is a competitive salary plus a great benefits package and company car for this excellent opportunity

If you are interested in applying for this role please email your CV to

or phone 023 92 222 964

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