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Quantity Surveyor

Coyle Personnel

St. Albans



Posted: 05/08/2022

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Quantity Surveyor (St Albans and Ruislip)

Salary: Competitive
The Role:
The Quantity Surveyor will provide commercial support to project teams, maintaining
commercial information and ensuring compliance with contractual requirements and the
Company’s ‘Three Pillar’ objectives. 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
 Help ensure that internal commercial processes are adhered to across the business
 Actively seek to improve processes and procedures
 Hold a good understanding of the processes and procedures used by any
JV/Alliance that we are working within, and assist in their development and
External relationships
 Help 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
 Build and maintain good client relationships
 Be responsible for subcontract letting, negotiation and financial accounting
 Prepare applications for payment
 Liaise with the client, client representatives and other third parties on commercial
issues, including agreement of variations, claims and additional payments
Internal relationships
 Contribute towards effective interaction between the Commercial Team and the
operational site teams
 Work with site management to forecast predicted spend and cash recovery and
ensure that both are kept in line with target
 Share best practice with others and be proactive in advising site teams on costs and
management of them

Key measures & targets:
 Accurate monthly forecasting
 Ability to challenge resources and costs
 Maintain deadlines in line with monthly commercial calendar
Key relationships:
 Commercial Manager/Managing Quantity Surveyor and rest of Commercial Team
 Business Development and Bid Managers
 Site Teams
 Clients
Person Specification:
The successful candidate is likely to meet the following criteria:
 Previous experience of the construction industry
 HND/degree (or equivalent) in Quantity Surveying
 Familiarity with ICE/NEC forms of contract and knowledge and understanding of
Construction Law
 Previous experience of 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
 Have knowledge and experience in estimation and cost analysis
 Excellent communication, numeric and computer literacy skills, proficient in Microsoft
 Excellent organisation and time management skills, with the ability to work to tight
 Ability to work effectively in a team and delegate, but also able to work on own
 Member of RICS or other relevant professional body, or working towards
 CSCS card
As well as offering a competitive salary, remuneration for this role includes flexible benefits,
which provides a range of guaranteed benefits including but not limited to:
 Company car/car allowance
 5% Company pension contribution
 Life Assurance at 2 x notional salary
 Single persons private medical cover
 Permanent Health Cover

About Barhale:
Barhale is one of the largest privately owned civil engineering and infrastructure specialists
with 40 years’ experience working UK-wide across the water, transport, built environment
and energy sectors. Founded by our Chairman, Dennis Curran in 1980, the group was
originally set up as a specialist tunnelling contractor. Whilst we retain our tunnelling roots,
repeated success in several sectors of the construction industry has enabled us to expand
our skill set and become one of the largest privately owned infrastructure specialists in the
What we do
We provide design, construction and maintenance services to the following sectors;
 Water
 Transport
 Energy
 Built Environment
We also possess a range of specialist skills to support our civil engineering and
infrastructure activities including
 Tunnelling
 MEICA capabilities
 In-house design
 A steel-fabrication and supply subsidiary (BCS Group)
Who we are
Barhale operate as a tier 1 partner for blue chip, regulated and private clients. We work as
part of large frameworks, joint ventures and alliances, as well as on individual projects
developing long-standing relationships based on Trust, Integrity and Pride.
Our People
We employ a direct workforce of over 800 employees nationwide. We recognise that our
business is only as good as the people we employ, which is why we value them so highly
and invest in regular training and development, utilising our dedicated training facility in

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