Chorley, Lancashire

Quantity Surveyor

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Job Title: Quantity Surveyor
Reporting to: Commercial Manager
Location: Canal Mill, Botany Brow, Chorley, PR6 9AF
Hours of work: Monday to Friday, 08:00 to 16:30 (1-hour unpaid break)

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • An ability to understand and comply with Company Procedures
  • Achieve or exceed budgeted margin by looking for opportunities, alternative methods of completing the works and buying gains from S/C Procurement without compromise to relationships
  • Valuations are submitted in accordance with the conditions of the main contract and that payments are received by the due date, taking full responsibility for the contract’s cash position
  • Complete monthly CVR reports, ensuring they accurately reflect the current position on site and the final profit projection
  • Administer the main contract conditions and identify and prepare timely contractual notices for all events
  • Price and agree on all contract variations, in a timely manner whilst maximising their entitlement
  • Understand and demonstrate a good working knowledge of the contract at the Preconstruction Stage.
  • Procure supply chain orders in a timely manner that accurately reflects the scope works and administer same, accurately valuing, certifying and issuing relevant payment notices
  • Achieve timely final account agreements on client and supply chain accounts, whilst maintaining strong working relationships
  • Understand progress on site via site walks and liaising with the Project Manager
  • Determine how progress will impact cost
  • Influence project decision-making with cost advice
  • Carry out any other duties reasonably requested by the Commercial Manager

The above is not an exhaustive list of duties and you will be expected to perform different tasks as necessitated by your role within the organisation and the overall business objectives of the organisation.


  • Industrial/groundworks experience – but not essential
  • JCT contract knowledge
  • Ability to manage multiple projects
  • Managing younger members of the commercial team
  • Highly organised
  • The ability to multi-task and prioritise to meet deadlines.
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