Senior Quantity Surveyor

DG Jones and Partners

Responsible for calculating, estimating, managing and refining all monetary costs and expenditures associated with a construction project.

Reading and Analysis:

  • Interpret design drawings and comprehend construction processes.
  • Review contract documents thoroughly to understand project requirements.
  • Correlate specifications to ensure alignment with project objectives.
  • Assess the cost implications of changes to the project scope.

Cost Management:

  • Advise on cost limits and budgets for the project.
  • Maintain comprehensive registers of financial approvals, payments, variations, and change orders.
  • Produce regular reports and promptly alert management of any forecasted cost overruns or underruns, providing recommendations for corrective action.
  • Perform various cost engineering functions including cost control, budget preparation, cash flow projection, forecasting, and cost reporting under limited supervision.

Procurement and Risk Management:

  • Review all purchase orders to assess committed costs.
  • Collaborate with construction personnel, clients, and contractors to review proposed cost changes.
  • Monitor market changes and site conditions that may affect project costs.
  • Advise on procurement strategies to optimize project expenditures.
  • Conduct cost planning and management throughout the project lifecycle.

Commercial Analysis:

  • Identify, analyze, and develop responses to commercial risks associated with the project.
  • Conduct cost analysis for repair and maintenance project work.

Documentation and Reporting:

  • Perform risk, value management, and cost control activities.
  • Stay updated on different building contracts in current use.
  • Analyze tenders and prepare comprehensive tender reports.
  • Provide summarized and detailed reports on project activities.

Collaboration and Coordination:

  • Understand and comply with Health and Safety regulations.
  • Liaise with other Quantity Surveyors (SQSs) and Assistant Quantity Surveyors (AQSs) to collect, review, and compile data for cost estimation.
  • Review and measure works executed on-site, including variations and cost estimates.
  • Collaborate with Contractor’s/Subcontractors’ Quantity Surveyors to agree on various measurements.
  • Prepare internal progress claims on a monthly basis, even in the absence of submissions from Contractors/Subcontractors.
  • Evaluate the value of works executed on-site on a monthly basis.

Cost Estimation and Advisory:

  • Review and provide advice on cost estimates related to both design and construction works.
  • Evaluate and advise on estimates of alternative designs or materials, preliminary budgets, and potential cost-saving measures.
  • Assess and advise on cost implications introduced by third-party demands.

Variations and Payments:

  • Draft variations to be implemented by the Contractor/Subcontractors, either through direct instruction or by requesting proposals for varying works.
  • Review and provide valuation/recommendation to the Client for Payment Applications submitted by the Contractor/Subcontractors, issuing Interim Payment Certificates reflecting the amount deemed due with all necessary details.
  • Verify price statements submitted by the Contractor/Subcontractors for day work, adjusting as required based on substantiation provided.

Value Engineering and Quality Assurance:

  • Evaluate and advise on any Value Engineering proposals presented by the Contractor/Subcontractors during the construction phase of the project.
  • Ensure adherence to deadlines and quality standards, considering the broader impact beyond individual responsibilities.
  • Focus on completing a set of related tasks for a particular section or service while remaining adaptable to accommodate new tasks as necessary.


  • Degree in Quantity Surveying or cognate Bachelor degree. Master in Engineering Management, QS or in Financial Management are a plus.
  • Proven experience in cost engineering within the construction industry.
  • Strong analytical skills with attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal abilities
  • MRICS is a plus.

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