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Senior Quantity Surveyor

maintaining commercial information and ensuring compliance with contractual requirements and ensure that the Company’s ‘Three Pillar’ objectives are achieved. They will liaise with customer representatives and other third parties on commercial issues including agreement of variations, claims and any additional payments.

Key Responsibilities:


Ensure robust, accurate and timely cost and value reporting at both project and business unit level

Ensure accurate cash flow reporting takes place

Carry out cost management including forecasting

Update the monthly CVR, cost and commercial plans and have accountability, along with the project team for the commercial performance and strategy


Help ensure that commercial processes are adhered to across the business unit

Actively seek to improve processes and procedures

Have a good understanding of the processes and procedures used by any JV/Alliance that we are working within, and assist in their development and improvement


External relationships
Ensure that any main contracts entered into have terms and conditions that are appropriate for Barhale, with commercial risks identified.

Ensure that the supply chain are engaged appropriately with the correct contract terms and conditions

Ensure that good client relationships are fostered.
Be responsible for subcontract letting, negotiation and financial accounting


Internal relationships

Effectively assist in managing the commercial team, including cost clerks and commercial support staff
Ensure effective interaction between the commercial team and the operational site teams

Supervise and mentor Quantity Surveyors


Key measures & targets:

Accurate monthly forecasting

Ability to challenge resources and costs

Maintaining deadlines in line with monthly commercial calendar


Key relationships:

Commercial Manager/Managing Quantity Surveyor and rest of commercial team

Business Development and Bid Managers


Person Specification:

The successful candidate is likely to meet all of the following criteria:



HND/degree in Quantity Surveying, or equivalent

Previous experience of the civil engineering industry

Familiarity with ICE/NEC forms of contract and knowledge of current Construction Law

Extensive experience in commercial management and procurement of subcontractors, including chairing regular meetings, measurement and control cycle, certificates and accruals calculations

Ability to demonstrate a good knowledge of monthly reporting and earned value analysis

Excellent team player whilst also holding the ability to work independently on own initiative

Excellent time management skills, with ability to work to tight deadlines.

Ability to encourage and support junior members of the Commercial Team


Member of RICS or other relevant professional body, or working towards

CSCS card


About Barhale:

Barhale is one of the largest privately owned infrastructure specialists in the UK and was originally formed in 1980 as a specialist tunnelling contractor diversifying over the years into various civil engineering areas.  Barhale works UK-wide across the water, transport, energy and developer services sectors providing design, construction and maintenance services under long-term contracts, with blue-chip public, regulated and private clients.  The company employs over 600 people in the UK, has an annual turnover of £120m and a distinctive set of values that are fundamental to our approach to business sustainability.

Our business activity is carried out for the following principal sectors:

Water: Civil Engineering, Tunnelling, Pipelines and Utilities

Transport: Rail, Aviation, Waterways, Highways and Bridges

Energy:  Power Generation, Power Transmission and Distribution, Waste

Developer Services: Civil Engineering across private sector developers UK wide

Specialist Businesses: Tunnelling, Mechanical and Electrical and Barhale Construction Services (BCS Group)

How to apply:

Please send your current CV and covering email outlining your suitability for the role and quoting the reference number to


We are an equal opportunities employer. We are determined that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of sex, pregnancy or maternity, gender re-assignment, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage or civil partnership, age, race or disability. All information will remain confidential to Barhale and will be handled in accordance with the requirements of the Data Protection Act.


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