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Managing Quantity Surveyor

Job Title: Managing Quantity Surveyor
Department: Engineering Services
Location: Beeston
Contract: Permanent
Salary: Competitive
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J Tomlinson is an established, privately-owned company with a substantial heritage and wealth of experience in delivering integrated building solutions tailored to public and private sector clients. Due to our continued success and on-going commitment to providing a world-class service to our customers, we are looking to recruit a Managing Quantity Surveyor.

Our extensive portfolio of services includes the provision of Care, Commercial Refurbishment, Repairs and Maintenance, Engineering Services, Regeneration Programmes, Energy Efficiency and Renewables, and Facilities Management. We offer a totally integrated building solution.

Job Description

Job Title Managing Quantity Surveyor


Objectives / Purpose of Role
Commercial responsibility for a department and/or specific work stream to ultimately maximise opportunities, identify and manage risks to ensure the best possible result for the business. The Managing Quantity Surveyor would also be expected to maintain some Project Quantity Surveying duties.

This will be underpinned by a strong focus on people develop whilst promoting the core values and behaviours of the business.

Specific Responsibilities
·         Lead by example and demonstrate one team behaviours and values at all times. This should include internally within the business and externally with customers when promoting the brand

·         Be proficient in the use of IFS and provide training for other team members as required

·         People Strategy – Ensure adherence to company policies and procedures and demonstrate a strong commitment to development of the team

·         Submission of commercial/financial information to an agreed timetable to allow the department to be compliant with the corporate compliance calendar

·         Provide other key financial/commercial information as required to allow the departments business duties to be met i.e. cash flow information

·         Provide assistance/guidance to operational/projects teams in relation to any Commercial issues

·         Have an overview and advise on any key contractual issues for new tenders/contracts for projects/works streams for which the Managing Quantity Surveyor is responsible

·         Focus on cash management ensuring good commercial practice is in place to maximise cash position

·         Responsible for reviewing CVR’s (for the projects/work stream for which the Managing Surveyor is responsible) and ensuring accurate cost/value forecasting is in place prior to review with the Commercial Manager/Managing Director

·         Be involved in agreeing the commercial strategy for projects/work streams which the Managing Quantity Surveyor is responsible

·         Update the Commercial Manager/Managing Director of risks and opportunities across the projects/work streams for which the Managing Quantity Surveyor is responsible (live and complete)

Undertaken any Project Quantity Surveying duties in line with the Senior Quantity Surveyors roles and responsibilities

Thread Level

  • Stakeholder Relations – You’re actively working with your key stakeholders to deliver the best service and outcome for both parties. You understand the continually evolving challenges your external stakeholders face and use that to drive business opportunity
  • Targets and Deadlines – You’re integrating contractual SLAs and KPIs into achievable objectives for your team, delegating appropriately and driving success. You analyse your plans; risk mitigate and formulate successful contingency plans when change happens or performance dips
  • Company Compliance – You’re managing internal and external compliance across your operation effectively within HR, H&S, GDPR, contractual policies etc. and ensuring best practice. You keep aware of compliance changes and integrate them into your operation effectively
  • Business and Commercial FocusYou maintain your industry knowledge and how other companies operate to remain competitive in your service. You recognise opportunities for growth within your finances, services, processes, delivery etc. that will grow the business and drive them forward

People Management

  • Onboarding – You understand and maintain your headcount budgets and know the labour market for your roles. You have a streamlined and consistent approach to recruitment and onboarding across all roles, with set objectives and buddies set up for new starters
  • Employee Development and Compliance – You manage your teams’ compliance and ensure an environment for employee growth across all roles. You identify and nurture future talent and ensure Apprentices have robust development programmes in line with their learning needs
  • Leadership and Management – You create an environment for your team open to development, change, harmony and buzz. You are aware of how your team operate well together and play to their strengths and manage any issues to resolution before they grow bigger


  • Owning the Role – You know what is expected of you and take accountability for your actions, you display the Values and Behaviours and adhere to the One Team Wheel in all aspects of work. You take responsibility for your own physical and mental wellbeing and strive to be the best you can be in the role
  • Self-Development – You actively seek to develop your leadership and management capabilities and encourage your team to be experts in their area, giving them autonomy within their role
Applicant Requirements
Experience working for a main contractor in a similar role or a Managing Quantity Surveyor looking to take the next step in their career who can demonstrate a successful track record of Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management.

What We Offer

In return we offer a competitive salary depending on experience and qualifications. We also offer attractive benefits that include pension and life assurance.

How to Apply

To apply for this role please ensure that you fit the eligibility criteria above. Send your cv and a covering letter using the form below. We look forward to hearing from you.

Due to a high volume of applications we receive we regret that we cannot respond to each one and may only contact you if your application is successful.

J Tomlinson is proud to be recognised as a Disability Confident Committed employer. We are an equal opportunities employer and positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

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