Senior Quantity Surveyor

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    Civil Engineering

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    £55k - 65k per year

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    Ben Knight

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    7 months ago

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Job Title- Senior Quantity Surveyor

Job Type- Permanent

Location- Somerset/South West

Salary- £55,000 - £65,000 per annum + benefits package


Thorn Baker is excited to be working with one of the regions fastest growing, multi-faceted civil engineering contractors to recruit an all-encompassing Senior Quantity Surveyor on a permanent basis. Thorn Baker's client provides an innovative and supportive working environment for its employees and puts a big focus on ensuring a collaborative way of working.

The company in question has a brimming order book and is currently involved in various high profile, long term civil engineering frameworks and standalone contracts including Hinkley Point C in Somerset and major highway projects in the area.

This job will provide the successful candidate with a fulfilling and stable career and will enable them to put their mark on a number of landmark projects in the South West region

As Senior Quantity Surveyor you will:

  • Seek to minimise the cost and risk of various civil engineering projects and enhance value for money, while still achieving the required legal standards and quality
  • Prepare and analyse project costings for tenders, such as materials, quantities, labour and time
  • Prepare estimates and costs of the work and keep track of any variations to the contract 
  • Negotiate contracts and work schedules
  • Work mainly out of the office in Somerset with site visits where necessary
  • Prepare tender and contract documents, including bills of quantities
  • Provide advice on contractual claims and disputes
  • Partake in various other Quantity Surveying duties

Thorn Baker's Client is looking for someone who:

  • Has a demonstrable history working in an environment with civil engineering contractor
  • Has the ability to communicate at all levels
  • Has a degree or equivalent qualification in Quantity Surveying
  • Lives in Somerset or a commutable surrounding area


  • A highly competitive annual salary of £55000-£65000 (depending on experience)
  • An enviable package consisting of car/allowance, pension and various other benefits
  • The opportunity to work with a forward thinking, employee focused company with a great range of high profile projects and clients based purely in the South West region 

For further information relating to this role, please contact Ben Knightof Thorn Baker on 07861 251 504 or apply directly to the advert or via email ben@thornbaker.co.uk 

Key skills: quantity surveying, QS, SQS, commercial, civil engineering, CSCS