Job Title:          Experienced Quantity Surveyor

Location:         Horsham, West Sussex. United Kingdom

Reporting To: Managing Surveyor and/or Director

The Role:         Allen Watson Limited are seeking an experienced Quantity Surveyor for our specialist trenchless contracting business.


The role is to commercially manage Allen Watson Projects in order to maximise the financial efficiency and profitability of the business through diligent application of proper contractual and commercial practises and with the minimum of risk.


This position offers excellent career opportunities with a route to Commercial Manager. Estimating experience would also be beneficial. Allen Watson are willing to offer estimator training for this role.


Principal Job Responsibilities:


  1. Sole responsibility for a project or a number of smaller projects.
  2. All quantity surveying duties including measurement, valuation and agreement of work sections.
  3. Preparation of interim applications for payment and internal valuations.
  4. Preparation and negotiation of subcontractor accounts. Drafting of subcontract terms and conditions.
  5. Assisting in preparation of loss and expense submissions.
  6. Negotiate with client's representatives and other consultants
  7. Commercially deliver the project from construction phase to completion including all handover documentation.
  8. Build and maintain good relationships with the Client and other stakeholders in the project.
  9. Ensure detailed site diaries/records are completed diligently by site personnel.
  10. Prepare comprehensive estimates for projects. It is not essential that the candidate has experience in this field as they will be trained by Allen Watson.
  11. Advise project management on contractual implications of intended courses of action
  12. Advise on commercial risks within the project or projects.
  13. Ensuring that all contractual issues throughout the life of a project are developed in line with Company procedures, good contractual practice and are then administered promptly and in a manner which minimises the Company's contractual risks.
  14. To undertake all additional tasks requested by the Commercial Manager or Director.


The successful candidate is likely (although not all essential) to meet the following criteria:


  1. Be in the process of achieving a recognised Commercial or Quantity Surveying degree, or an entry level qualification to this, such as an HNC.
  2. Experience of commercially managing projects within a civils environment or at least five years' experience in construction related industry.
  3. An understanding of standard forms of contract/subcontract, particularly the NEC contract including the Early Warning and Compensation Event mechanisms.
  4. Excellent communication, people and team management skills, with the ability to influence, motivate and mentor.
  5. Be proficient in both spoken and written English.
  6. Ability to manage and deliver a successful project with minimal guidance.
  7. Problem solving and analytical thinking.
  8. Logical and well organised with ability to prioritise.
  9. Numerate and accurate.
  10. Negotiation skills.
  11. Presentation skills - written and verbal.
  12. Positive response to pressure.
  13. Technically and commercially competent.
  14. Ability to work with minimum supervision.
  15. Have full UK driving licence.


I.T. be proficient with:

  1. WORD
  2. Excel
  3. Microsoft Projects would be of benefit.




Allen Watson are offering a competitive salary for this role appropriate to experience and ability.


About Allen Watson:

Allen Watson are a leader in Trenchless Services and No-Dig Solutions, including Guided Auger Boring, Directional Drilling, Rock Drilling, Timber Headings, Auger Boring and Pipe Ramming.


How to apply:

Please send your current CV and covering email outlining your suitability for the role to Only Quantity Surveyors with ability to produce clear and concise technical reports with experience to apply. Strictly No Canvassing


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Allen Watson Limited

Offices at:
- Horsham, West Sussex
- Harlow, Essex
- Barnsley, South Yorkshire

01403 790772

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