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Project Quantity Surveyor - Job Summary & Person Specification

Department:    Property, Business and Regulatory

Branch / Section:    Quantity Surveying

Job Purpose:

To provide a full professional Quantity Surveying (construction, financial, contractual and procurement management specialist) service to the department to implement building projects and ensure that they are delivered in accordance with the County Council’s and other building client requirements.

On occasions to act autonomously in support of senior staff with the procurement and cost management of complex major projects and programmes of work.

To advise other professions and consultants on financial, contractual and procedural matters.

Main Responsibilities:

Financial Management

  • Implement effective cost control of projects and significant sub-projects of major developments/programmes of work under minimum supervision.  

  • Prepare accurate cost information for formal project reports and determine contractor entitlements.   

Project Delivery

  • Planning, client and design team liaison, contractor negotiation and programme management to achieve the successful delivery of projects and programmes of work within agreed constraints of quality, time and cost.


  • Determine contract strategies so that the most suitable methods of procurement are selected to ensure projects and significant sub-projects of major projects/programmes of work are undertaken in an appropriate manner and that risks are clearly identified and managed.   Formulating tender documents to procure capital works so that they are undertaken in an efficient manner.

Good Practice and Procedures

  • Supporting the Practice Unit with the provision of background information and systems to facilitate effective working arrangements and aid the future development of the Practice Unit.

Additional Information:

Direct responsibility for one or more of the following activities:

  • Building projects and sub-projects typically up to £3M (with minimum supervision) which may including managing work undertaken by consultants

  • Providing key data in support of the management of the capital programme up to  £100M per annum

  • Managing the combined input of groups of surveyors or consultants on individual projects – usually to prepare tender documents (up to 4 in house staff plus consultants)

  • Acting as liaison point of contact for client groups regarding financial matters on medium value capital projects

Your role may also include providing support to Procurement initiatives and work-streams as part of the IESE team.

Person Specification:

Essential Qualifications

  • Chartered Quantity Surveyor

Desirable Qualifications

  • N/A

Essential Knowledge,  Skills and Experience

  • Proven track record of taking a lead role on a wide range of medium value projects

  • Excellent financial management skills

  • Ability to work well under pressure

  • Good problem solving skills.

  • Ability to deliver project responsibilities with minimum supervision

  • Good team worker

  • Actively seeks feedback using it to improve own performance.

  • Asks questions to challenge existing ways of working and encourages creative thinking to drive the service forward

Desirable  Knowledge,  Skills and Experience

  • Ability to organise personal case load and manage outcomes to meet planned objectives in terms of time and cost

  • Able to run own projects without supervision

  • Motivated with ambition to undertake grater responsibility and seeking to develop career opportunities