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Quantity Surveyor

Job Description

Quantity Surveyor

Are you looking for a Quantity Surveyor role? Interested in working in a genuinely great Organisation?

VANRATH are recruiting a Quantity Surveyor for one of the largest Construction organisations in NI. Reporting to the Commercial Manager, this position requires someone with a proven track record in Civil Engineering schemes. The ideal candidate will have come from a main contracting background and will have had extensive experience within the Civils/Highways/Water sectors

c£45,000 alongside holiday entitlement and pension (from day one).

The Ideal Person


  • Third level qualification (degree or similar)
  • Demonstrate previous experience in a QS role
  • Experience of working on Highways/Water projects - Highly desirable
  • Experience of working on civils projects - Essential
  • Contract knowledge: Understanding of specific contracts and ability to take appropriate action.
  • Cost Control: Calling upon a wide range of skills to deliver results. Ensuring targets are achievable and checking on progress. Controlling critical elements of the process while planning ahead.
  • Negotiation Skills: Presenting viewpoint with confidence and clarity. Soundly structured case- pros and cons put forward with supporting evidence. Ability to get through to core issues. Presenting case in a persuasive manner and understanding the wider implications.
  • Problem Solving and Decision Making: Considering relevant information and insights in order to make choices. Evaluating multiple factors in the identification of solutions and making sound and timely decisions.


  • Professional qualification (e.g. MRICS/ MCICES)


  • 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

For further information on this vacancy, or any other Built Environment job in Belfast or wider Northern Ireland, please apply via the link below or contact Chris Haddock in the strictest confidence.