Quantity Surveyor – Scotland Transerv

Quantity Surveyor

Posted 1 month ago

Reports to

Senior Quantity Surveyor

Job Role

To provide sound commercial advice and recommendations to the Operations team to maximise profitability and minimise risk.
  • Work planned to meet forecast expectations.
  • Scheme files audited
  • Performance of Operational area fully explained
  • All works fully measured
  • Commercial Team objectives met

Location: Polmadie/Ayr

  • Financial: None
  • Organisational: Number of direct reports


  • Support forward costing to deliver accurate predictions of maximised margin
  • Review of all scheme files to maximise recovery and prepare for  measurement reviews by client and close schemes
  • Review 25% of reactive works and close all reactive works
  • Investigate areas to improve margins
  • First analysis of monthly cost value data and produce summaries for operational review
  • Together with Budget Holder, compare performance against anticipated and investigate reasons for variances in cost and value
  • Report WIP, over measure or cost adjustments required to accurately represent performance
  • Prepare Budget Holders monthly Cost Value Report and support at reviews
  • Monitor measurement process to ensure all works are measured by period end
  • Acknowledge all Operating Instructions and ensure correct coding’s are applied
  • Participate in best practice reviews
  • Assist in the development of measurement engineers
  • Undertake site visits to review actual measurements
  • Attend client measurement reviews and audits
  • Participate in resolution of commercial issues
  • Other tasks of a commercial nature as directed by the Managing QS

The following personal qualities/ experience are essential:

  • Independent worker & determined to succeed
  • Analysis of Cost & Value reports
  • Identification and resolution of commercial issues
  • Competent Excel skills

The following qualities/experience are desirable:

  • Roads maintenance, bridges or street lighting experience

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