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Managing Quantity Surveyor

Requisition ID: 54577

Domain: Construction/Commercial

Contract type: Permanent

Schedule: Full-Time

EQUANS are recruiting for a Managing Quantity Surveyor to be based in Oldham. This is a permanent full-time role working 37.5 hours per week. On

offer is a competitive salary, car allowance, bonus and benefits package.

General Overview

To assist the Commercial Manager with effective financial management during pre-commencement stage in order to reduce risk and increase target contribution prior to commencement on site.

To play a fundamental role within the site team to ensure the efficient delivery of each scheme. It is also essential that the SQS undertakes financial management and accurate reportage, in accordance with company procedures.

To assist the CM in financial pre-commencement activities such as pricing of works for submission to client, appointment of consultants, initial subcontract negotiations.

To carry out key commercial tasks such as bonus payments, subcontract procurement and management, site measurement, internal and external valuations, Management of change orders, Cost Value reportage, Performance Reviews – all in accordance with the Quantity Surveyors Manual and Training Plan.

Key Accountabilities

Within the Business

  • Promote the Company Mission and participate in Company Training and Development.
  • Maximise profitability and cash benefit for the company.
  • To build up relationships with site teams, office staff, clients and their representatives.
  • Continue personal professional development.

Subcontract procurement and order placement

  • Production of enquires.
  • Obtaining quotations and completing comparisons.
  • Order value negotiations and agreements.
  • Ensure subcontractors price is in line with our supply chain agreements to maximise rebates.
  • Appoint subcontractor and complete Pre Order Meeting.
  • Administration of order documents.

Subcontract Account Management

  • Monthly valuation assessment and administration.
  • Monitor and record works complete.
  • Administration of payments in line with agreed payment dates.
  • Forecasting final accounts through to completion.
  • Agreement of final accounts and obtainment of Final Account Indemnity form upon completion.

Monthly cost value reports

  • Completion of initial internal value split within cost value report to determine value within each discipline.
  • Completion of cost projection for duration of scheme across all elements to establish projected final cost.
  • Produce accurate cost information for monthly Cost Value Report.
  • Completion of Cost Value Report by inputting accurate costs.
  • Updating internal value in line with most recent projected final account.
  • Updating projected cost for the duration of scheme.
  • Ensure Subcontract and Material liabilities are input accurately.
  • Completion of Contribution Action Plan.
  • Ensure cash position updated accurately.
  • Attend budget meetings with site team.
  • Production of performance review document for senior management.
  • Present current Cost Value Report to senior management during performance review.

Management of change orders/variation accounts

  • Accurately record occurrence of any change orders; whether client or contractor led.
  • Pricing of change order to establish cost and value.
  • Production of early warning notice / change order for submission to client.
  • Update Cost Value Report ensuring both cost and value are updated prior to monthly report.
  • Update projected final account to be submitted to client with monthly valuation claim.
  • Value engineering process to ensure best value for client and to maximise internal contribution.

External valuations

  • Produce accurate information from site measures and subcontract accounts to enable the completion of the monthly external valuations.
  • Produce accurate information on change orders to enable the completion of monthly external valuations.
  • Production of external valuation; ensuring cash position is maximised.
  • Update projected final account to be submitted to client with monthly valuation claim.
  • Update cash flow to be submitted to client with monthly valuation claim.
  • Ensure interim certificate is obtained by the 7th of the month.

Internal valuations

  • Produce accurate information from site measures and subcontract accounts to enable the completion of the monthly internal valuation.
  • Produce accurate information on change orders to enable the completion of monthly internal valuation.
  • Production of internal valuations prior to completion of monthly Cost Value Report.

What can we offer you?

On offer is a competitive salary, car allowance, bonus and benefits package, which includes;

  • Pension Scheme
  • 25 days annual leave (+ public holidays)
  • Life Cover equivalent to 2 times annual salary
  • 24/7 Employee Assistance Program and access to mental wellbeing app
  • Employee discount shopping schemes on major brands and retailers
  • Gym membership discounts 
  • Cycle to work scheme 
  • Broad range of learning opportunities, such as professional qualifications, collective/individual training, and personalized support programmes

Who are we looking for?



  • Industry experience in the role of a Quantity Surveyor
  • Experience of planning, organising and prioritising workload whilst maintaining high levels of accuracy
  • Soft skills encompassing empathy, understanding and listening
  • Knowledge of social housing contracts including responsive repairs, voids, cyclical works and planned works is a must


Skills and abilities

  • High level of interpersonal skills (i.e. listening skills)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Good understanding of budget forecasting, cashflow and CVR reporting
  • Experienced of managing a small team and is able to demonstrate the ability to develop team members
  • Proficient in using Microsoft Outlook, Excel and word


Key Attributes

  • Team Player.
  • Confident and able to communicate effectively with internal and external clients;
  • Ability to multitask;
  • Well organised;
  • Good time management skills;
  • Self motivated; and
  • Enthusiastic.

Who are we?

EQUANS is a world leader in energy services with nearly 100,000 employees working in more than 50 countries, with an annual turnover of over 17 billion euros.   
In the UK & Ireland, EQUANS is a provider of technical, FM, regeneration and energy services – with specialist capabilities in smart buildings, green mobility, district & embedded energy and decentralised renewables. 
EQUANS’ 13,500 UK & Ireland employees combine these activities to help businesses, public sector organisations and government to embrace the energy transition towards net zero, and also the digital & industrial transitions that are redesigning the way we move, work and live. 
EQUANS is a Bouygues group company. 

What’s next?

If this role is of interest to you, please click below to register, apply, and track your progress! A member of our Resourcing Team will review your application and be in touch. 

 At Equans we’re committed to delivering a culture where everyone’s voice is heard and supported. We know the value a diverse workforce creates, delivering better results for our people, customers, and stakeholders. Diversity and inclusion is at the core of what we do, should you join Equans you’ll find a welcoming and open workplace where you’re supported and encouraged to be your true self at work. You’ll also have access to our growing employee networks including WiE (Women in Equans), RISE (BAME), LGBTQI+, Working Parents, YPN (Young Professionals Network) and our Disability Network.  

For this role, you must have evidence of the right to work in the UK. Unfortunately, we are not able to offer a re-location package with this job role.  Certain roles may require applicants to undergo a Disclosure check, as noted in the role requirements. 

The EQUANS Resourcing Team supports this job advert. Agency involvement is not required. All related enquiries must come to the resourcing team not direct to EQUANS Managers. 

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EQUANS is a multi-technical expert that offers a comprehensive range of services across facilities management, energy management and construction.

As an international market leader, we help our customers in the 3 major transitions of today: the energy transition, the industrial transition and the digital transition.