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Senior Quantity Surveyor

Country/Region:  GB
Field:  Project Management

Birmingham, GB

Type of Contract:  Permanent
Level of experience:  Any



The global leader in public transport infrastructure, SYSTRA has specialised in the mass transit and rail market since 1957. The main shareholders of SYSTRA are SNCF and RATP. Its ambition is to serve emerging needs for collective and sustainable mobility throughout the world. With a presence in 80 countries, SYSTRA manages over 3,000 projects for high-speed systems, traditional rail lines, metros and tramways throughout the world.


SYSTRA are looking to expand our Signature Team in the UK, working on high profile infrastructure projects such as Crossrail and HS2, we are building on our 50 years of success in the UK by growing our team and looking for passionate people to deliver projects across our portfolio.


We are now seeking to strengthen and grow our Engineering team in our Birmingham office, initially working as part of our Main Works Civils High Speed 2 project team, by recruiting an experienced Quantity Surveyor. The main purpose of the role is:


  • To support the Sub Lot project manager and commercial manager in the effective management of time, cost, cash-flow, revenue / value and quality to plan through to project close out.
  • To provide functional commercial support to the project management team and ensure that timely and appropriate cost and contract administration is maintained.


The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate a range of experience within the Civil Engineering/Transportation/Infrastructure sectors.


This is a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic Quantity Surveyor to further their career in a highly motivated and inspirational environment.


Main Duties


  • Prepare all relevant commercial data for the monthly reporting cycle and to provide estimates to complete in support of project forecasts and budget reviews.
  • Work with project teams in managing the cost / programme impact and validation of change/compensation events and encourage the whole delivery team to strive to deliver value for money.
  • Maintain necessary trackers to inform Project Management, Commercial and Project Controls reports, including EWN’s, NCE’s etc.
  • Attendance to required risk reduction, change and progress meetings.
  • Proactively manage and close out issues and risks, whilst maximising value for the project and maintaining a positive cash-flow.
  • Weekly and monthly progress reports as required.
  • Analyse cost performance data and provide relevant input for monthly performance reports.
  • Coordinate with and support the project controls team.
  • Manage relationships with joint venture partner, subcontractors and affiliates.
  • Responsible for implementing appropriate commercial strategies including effective project cost management, change management, risk and KPI management.
  • Prepare and manage all commercial correspondence and contractual notices issued in accordance with contractual conditions.
  • Identify emerging problems, report contractual claims and support in the management and resolution of legal and/or commercial disputes in conjunction with senior management
  • Subcontract account management and work package management of affiliates, including cost control and forecasting. 




  • Experience in high value civil engineering, building, M&E, rail or general construction and/or infrastructure projects.
  • Main contractor or alliance experience.
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent and/or professional qualification.
  • Relevant experience in all aspects of post-contract commercial management on major infrastructure related projects
  • Broad experience in the commercial management of projects and implementing effective cost control and change processes.
  • Specific knowledge and experience of post-contract commercial services including those related to reporting, payment, variations, claims management and final account settlement.
  • An understanding of risk, opportunity and contingency management processes.
  • Specific understanding of railway and construction industry contracts, ideally NEC3 standard forms.
  • Experience of resolution of construction contract disputes
  • Understanding of multi-disciplinary co-ordination across major infrastructure projects and global design teams.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Have a good working knowledge of project planning and cost systems


In return, we offer a very competitive salary with a comprehensive and attractive benefits package with opportunities for flexible working and career development.


Please note, we do have a preferred supplier list for the provision of recruitment services and we will not accept unsolicited CVs from suppliers not currently on our PSL.


Systra is an equal opportunities company; this position is open to all applicants.

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