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Full-time Senior Quantity Surveyor

at Capita Symonds in London


The Project Delivery Services Team is a key part of the Infrastructure Division of Capita and comprises Commercial Management, Project Management and Controls and Engineering.

This new role will be within the London based team which is a well established provider of commercial and quantity surveying services to infrastructure service providers (such as London Underground and Network Rail) in the UK and overseas. Capita's overall QS team numbers nearly 200 and is spread throughout the UK.

We currently provide QS and commercial management services through long term Consultancy Frameworks to Infrastructure sector service providers and provide both project (office based) and secondment services.

Due to several major Framework appointments we are looking to grow our Commercial Management team considerably over the coming year and can offer excellent opportunities for career development for all successful applicants.

We are looking to employ chartered Quantity Surveyors (or those working towards) who demonstrate an aptitude for taking responsibility for delivering projects as well as being a key contact for our clients.

We have an open culture within the team and would expect successful candidates to be able to work on their own and also to report to Directors on projects.

The key responsibility is for the successful pro-active commercial management of contracts (works or services).

The successful Senior Surveyor/Commercial Manager will also be required to accurately manage and report on contracts including explanations of all variances, forecasts, budget matters, change control disputes and the like.


As an experienced Quantity Surveyor with experience within a contractor, consultancy or client, you will be able to demonstrate significant experience and hold a recognised professional qualification, degree or equivalent.

Sound knowledge of industry conditions of contract and experience with negotiation and resolution of construction contract disputes.

You will also have knowledge and experience of commercial contract management within the rail, utilities or infrastructure sectors.

Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate through their experience on other projects, pre and post contract knowledge and awareness.
You must be technically experienced in most aspects of your profession and have an understanding of the requirements for assessing and managing risk.


Ideally you will be capable of working across several functions as a member of a project team whilst handling multiple tasks, not necessarily related to the same commission. To this end you must possess the following:

• The ability to manage and develop a team in order to meet client’s deliverables.
• Good communication skills both written and oral.
• Experience of managing and successfully concluding contractor’s accounts.


This is an exciting opportunity and we hope to appoint an ambitious Project or Intermediate surveyor who will relish the opportunity and challenge of being part of a growing team. This role gives you the chance to be closely involved in some of the most prestigious infrastructure projects due to be delivered over the next five to ten years.

To find out more please contact Vicky Thorburn in the Capita recruitment team on 0845 607 5185



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