Quantity Surveyor – Grantham

Location: Grantham


Quantity Surveyor – Grantham

Permanent, Full Time


About Colas Ltd

Colas Ltd are a UK subsidiary of the global Colas Group, which operates in over 50 countries worldwide and employs over 55,000 people. We are specialists in highways construction and have been involved in large scale UK and international construction projects within the highways, airfields and marine sectors as well as offering highways maintenance services and manufacturing our own innovative surfacing products. We hold a ‘Gold Investor in People’ award for continuously developing and rewarding our employees, offering excellent career potential.

Colas are recruiting an experienced Quantity Surveyor, based in Grantham, to support our ITS (Integrated Transport Systems) business unit. Due to increased demand on our Lincolnshire Council contract, the successful Quantity Surveyor will effectively carry out quantity surveying duties and ensures that all the commercial matters for the projects under postholders control  including procurement, risk, cost and value reporting, forecasting and contractual matters are managed effectively in line with Colas’ governance, policies and procedures.


About the Role

To provide accurate and timely commercial reports and advise the bid management and senior management team whilst monitoring contracts and reporting against the appropriate commercial targets. Ensuring that projects are effectively managed in line with Colas’ governance, policies and procedures. You will also:

  • Managing contract budgets and forecast costings
  • Supply chain and procurement management
  • Deputise for the Commercial Manager / Senior Quantity Surveyor
  • Commercially manage subcontract packages
  • Ensuring necessary main contract notices are issued on time
  • Administration and valuation of contract change / compensation events
  • Identify and input into value engineering
  • Maintain project forecast
  • Prepare assessments and applications for payment
  • Input into financial reports for project management
  • Input into CVR / cost report and cash flow information
  • Agree final accounts


About you

The successful candidates will have significant experience working as a Quantity Surveyor within a heavy civil engineering industry such as highways/infrastructure. You will also have:

  • 4+ years’ experience as a Quantity Surveyor (Traffic Signals/Street Lighting/Highway Infrastructure hugely desirable)
  • A good understanding of NEC contracts (target cost framework ideal)
  • HND or Degree in Quantity Surveying (or other commercially related discipline)


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