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Senior Quantity Surveyor - Fit Out Projects

  • Location: City of London, London
  • Sector: Building
  • Position: Senior Quantity Surveyor
  • Salary: £65000 - £95000 per annum + Plus Benefits
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job reference: CTR303_1584465885
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Job description

Senior Commercial Managers/ Quantity Surveyors who are experienced with delivering commercial CAT A & CAT B fit out/refurbishment projects (contract values ranging up to £25m). My client is a Tier 1 Main Contractor, delivering robust and future-proofed places that help people and businesses thrive. The head office as well as all the projects will be based around the City of London and the West End.

Detailed Description

The Senior Commercial Managers/ Quantity Surveyors role is to take lead financial role on key projects delivering to agreed targeted profit margins

  • To take responsibility for the regular review of financial performance of projects within the division in order to improve financial certainty and maximise commercial success of projects.
  • To ensure best practice and continuous improvement in divisional financial processes on site.
  • To provide high quality management information to divisional financial director and divisional commercial manager, and support monitoring and advice to financial staff throughout the division.

Key Responsibilities

Accurate and timely project financial management:

  • Conduct start-up meetings with the financial team within first week of contract award for allocated projects
  • Ensure project team approach is clearly aligned with expectations for the specific project
  • Monitor financial resources on allocated projects to DCM, ensuring key risks are clearly identified and brought to the attention of the DCM, promptly
  • Completion of all identified actions to deadlines

Proactive project and technical support:

  • Hold regular financial review for allocated projects, held on project site, with project financial team to address financial performance, identify potential issues or problems and collaborate to deliver solutions
  • Provide accurate and timely feedback and guidance to the project financial teams on allocated projects
  • Ownership for implementing solutions and closing issues where appropriate in support of the project financial team
  • Timely transfer of skills and experience to the project financial teams on allocated projects to ensure they deliver to the required targeted margins also.
  • Attend monthly financial meetings and contribute as required by the DCM

Effective people management:

  • Manage project financial teams in line with the values, psychological contract and culture of the business
  • Provide clear, appropriate and timely feedback on performance, attitude and behaviour to project financial individual team members on allocated projects.
  • Develop and implement a mechanism for allocated project financials to share, with project construction teams' continuity of approach and lessons learnt.
  • Ensure that the outcomes of sharing approach and lessons learnt are shared with relevant colleagues, when appropriate
  • Act promptly and positively to address performance or behaviour issues when they arise, utilizing the support of HR
  • Provide support to DCM during recruitment and selection of project financial staff
  • Advise DCM on specific training needs for Financial Managers

Productive trade contractor relationships:

  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with directors of trade contractor organisations and other suppliers for allocated projects whilst ensuring targeted margins are achieved
  • Ensure Bid Lists are prepared with proper commercial consideration and integrity and that all Bid Lists are approved by the DCM

New opportunities:

  • Seek out, follow up and develop sales opportunities (in conjunction with sales and marketing teams)
  • Proactively develop, with colleagues, development of PQS KRM initiative

Positive contribution to winning work:

  • Provide financial input to proposals
  • Contribute to client presentations


The successful candidate will demonstrate direct experience of different project values up to £10m, and different contracts forms which need to include one of the management forms, 2 stage, single stage and Design & Build. This person is also likely to be either MCIOB or RICS, with experience ideally covering fitting out and new build.

The candidate's background should include all or most of the following experience:

  • £1m to £20m project experience as the commercial lead
  • Experience in establishing, managing and leading a large project team and/or multiple smaller project teams.
  • Experience of most forms of contract.
  • Relationships with clients/consultants and suppliers which will raise profile of the division and lead to new opportunities.
  • Experience in claims resolution both with the Employer and Trade Contractor


  • Competitive salary
  • Car/Travel Allowance
  • Competitive Family Friendly Policies
  • Private medical cover
  • Pension matching scheme
  • Discount on selected retailers and gyms
  • Voluntary benefits such as; cycle to work, child care vouchers