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Senior Quantity Surveyor - Rail

City Town:
Southern home counties
28 Oct 2022
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About The Role

Dyer & Butler are currently recruiting for a Senior Quantity Surveyor to support our commercial team within our ambitious and growing Rail Division working on a variety of stand alone and framework projects with or valued Clients such as Network Rail, Transport for London and Train Operating Companies.

Based from a home office and/or in one of our Regional offices, the role will include a variety of civil engineering and rail infrastructure contracts, including pre-contract, internal reporting, contract administration and commercial management.

Duties will include:

  • Providing the commercial function across a wide variety of projects delivered under framework agreements and also stand-alone projects as required, 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,
  • Effectively manage the commercial aspects of the project, including valuations, budget monitoring, material/plant reconciliation and contract variations. 
  • Management and close out of Final Accounts
  • Assess, review and mitigate commercial and contractual risks
  • Maximize cashflow through the control and valuation of works, invoicing and payment processes
  • Ensure compliance with all legal requirements, including contractual and legislative 
  • Preparing and reporting through Monthly Cost Value Reports
  • Promoting collaborative and effective teamworking within the client environment
  • Assisting and providing commercial/contractual guidance during production of cost significant variations
  • Pro-active dispute avoidance and management 

Applicant MUST have gained experience in a similar level role, be well organised with good presentation skills and have the ability to communicate professionally at all levels.  

  • Degree Qualified in either Quantity Surveying or Construction Management (or equivalent) 
  • Successfully worked within a team of Quantity Surveyors previously, but equally capable of working alone
  • A real eye for the finer details
  • Confident IT skills, particularly Excel
  • Previous experience with NR, JCT and NEC forms of contract is essential

Due to the variety of forms of contract used and complexity of the projects we work on, we prefer applicants for this role to have a background and experience in civil infrastructure and/or civil engineering contracts. 

They should be commercially astute with a history of delivering projects within budget and possess the necessary interpersonal skills to work closely with client and site teams.

We will offer you a remuneration package including: 

  • Highly competitive salary
  • Bonus
  • Private Healthcare
  • Car or car allowance
  • Pension
  • Holiday
  • Flexible benefits
  • Clear career path with support in your continued training & development


This is an exciting time in our continued development and we want to engage with ambitious and talented people interested in joining us. We pride ourselves on high staff retention, mainly down to offering employees a clearly defined career path and the support to excel.
If you have an ambition and drive then we would be very interested to discuss the opportunity in more detail
**Dyer & Butler are an equal opportunities employer**