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Senior Quantity Surveyor MEP

£65,000 - £85,000 pa

City of London, London, UK


Ref: MCGSH09

Date Advertised:25th September 2019

Start Date:25th October 2019

Senior Quantity Surveyor - MEP

Location: London City - EC4M

Salary Range: £65,000 - £80,000 per annum + £5,000 car allowance

Our client is a number one contractor in the UK, for mechanical and electrical works in 5 key strategic sectors Rail, Road, Airport, Power & Utilities and Construction.

Job Summary:

This is a pivotal position within the commercial team, providing support to the project teams, to ensure projects are running within cost, and maximise profit.

Key Responsibilities:

Work with and support the Project Manager and other project team members to ensure that projects exceed its commercial targets

Contribute to regular and accurate reporting to senior management (e.g., PHR/CVR/Cash Flow/Weekly Updates etc)

Control the project budget and determine regular commercial forecasts

Carry out valuations for the purpose of payment applications

Manage Subcontractor accounts in line with the agreed subcontracts and to align with any upstream contractual requirements

Identify, notify and value change (variations, compensation events, claims).

Maximise the recovery of all contractual entitlements.

Ensure the companies contractual obligations are met, not least regarding the times for giving notices and making applications

Identify the existence of any "claim" and "extension of time" situations in conjunction with other project team members and report on the same

Ensure that all contemporary records are kept by the project team members for use in supporting claims, extensions of time, and the evaluation of variations

Support any tender processes and company strategy as required

Generally, provide commercial support as required and/or directed, and

Promote and maintain professional working relationships

Liaise with the company's procurement team as necessary for the engagement of subcontractors

Technical Knowledge and Skills:


  • Knowledge of standard engineering and/or construction contracts
  • Demonstrable understanding of Construction law and standard forms of contract


  • Detailed knowledge of NEC contracts



  • Degree Qualified in Quantity Surveying, or equivalent
  • Hold a valid CSCS card


  • Professional memberships such as MRICS, MCIOB or equivalent

Competencies / Behaviours:


  • Excellent communication skills at all levels, both verbally and written
  • Provide a professional service and communicate effectively with key stakeholders within the business
  • Excellent IT skills, including working knowledge of MS packages
  • Build and develop strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders


  • Ability to work well within a team and equally confident when working as sole point of commercial advise



  • 5 years' experience as a Quantity Surveyor


  • Track record of working in services (MEP) environments and within Engineering sector projects
  • Previous experience on large MEP projects


McGinley CEP Ltd is a company registered in England and Wales. Registered number: 7216155. Registered office: 56 Clarendon Road, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD17 1DB.

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