Share this Job

Senior Quantity Surveyor - Major Projects

Country/Region:  GB
Field:  Project Management

York, 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.

Understand better who we are by visiting www.systra.com.


With ambitious growth plans, this is an exciting time to join SYSTRA Ltd as we continue to develop and raise our profile in the UK with the hire of a Senior Quantity Surveyor on our major infrastructure projects.


Job Purpose

  • To support the project manager in the effective management of time, cost 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.


Key accountabilities:

  • Manage the key stakeholders on the project to provide the Alliance Management Team with accurate commercial reporting.
  • Prepare all relevant commercial data for the periodic reporting cycle and to provide estimates to complete in support of project forecasts and budget reviews.
  • Work with project teams in managing the cost 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.


Knowledge, Skills, Experience


  • Significant Quantity Surveying experience in high value civil engineering, building, M&E, rail or general construction and/or infrastructure projects.
  • Main contractor or alliance experience.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Client focused approach to service delivery
  • Positive and enthusiastic team player
  • Ability to build and manage effective working relationships both internally and externally.
  • BA Hons/BSc degree in Commercial Management, Quantity Surveying (or similar)
  • Professionally Chartered Membership to an accredited body (CICES/RICS/CiArb), or working towards

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

Job Segment: Surveyor, Claims, Engineer, Project Manager, Change Management, Engineering, Insurance, Technology, Management