Quantity Surveyor

Ashton Recruitment require a Quantity Surveyor for our client based in Belfast.

Position: Quantity Surveyor

Location: Belfast (Open to Hybrid)

Duration: Permanent

Rate of Pay: Not Disclosed

Hours of Work: Monday – Friday, 40 hours a week

The role of the Quantity Surveyor will be to efficiently and effectively provide professional surveying support to the Commercial Director and the Project Management team, implementing commercial and contractual processes and systems on projects

Duties will include (but not be limited to):

  • Provide commercial links between Site Agents, Project Managers, Commercial Managers and Commercial Director
  • To ensure commercial security and control of contracts under tender and throughout the project including execution and delivery
  • External liaison with suppliers and customers regarding project progress and contractual issues
  • Ensure prompt and regular submission of main contract payment applications and ensure that subcontractor payments are dealt with fairly and in accordance with subcontract terms and
  • applicable legislation
  • Preparation of the forecasting and reporting of costs against value to ensure that it is in line with the contract profitability forecast
  • Manage subcontract accounts including enquiries, comparisons, payments, variations, disputes and final accounts
  • Risk analysis and control
  • Awareness of the estimating process and budget control
  • To undertake any other reasonable duties as required

Essential Criteria:

  • Third level qualification in Quantity Surveying or related discipline
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in a similar role preferably within a Maintenance or Civil Engineering Company
  • Commercially aware of economies and efficiencies
  • Experience in cost reporting and procurement
  • Understanding of Cost Value Reconciliation (CVR), preparation, forecasting principles and monthly reporting.
  • Ability to work independently or effectively within a team contributing across a business unit or area
  • Management of various contracts and subcontractors, ensuring company compliance with all necessary contractual and statutory obligations
  • Preparation of cashflows
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Full Valid driving license
  • Flexible regarding travel (travel is not expected to be extensive
  • IT literate in all Microsoft Office applications – experience in COINS or similar preferable
  • Ability to negotiate and settle disputes and accounts relating both to customers, subcontractors, and suppliers
  • Sound knowledge of construction practices and standard

Desirable Criteria:

  • Experience working as a Quantity Surveyor on a Subcontract Basis
  • Professional membership of an appropriate organisation (for example, RICS/CICES)
  • Relevant experience or qualification in contract law


In return, they offer an attractive salary plus we’ll provide a wide selection of lifestyle offers, development and learning programmes, services and support designed to help you manage and balance your work/life priorities. Their core Benefits include:

  • Attractive salary
  • Car Allowance & Fuel card
  • Employer Pension Contribution
  • Private Medical Healthcare
  • Paid Membership fees of relevant Institutions & Professional Bodies
  • Life Assurance
  • Health Cash Plans
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Discounts on local Gym Membership and use of our onsite Gym at our head office in Belfast
  • Training & Development opportunities
  • Mentoring and career pathway
  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Discretionary bonus scheme
  • Additional day’s leave each year to support your choice of volunteering activity

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