230431 Requisition #

Great news!  We’re looking for a Senior Quantity Surveyor (SQS) to join our Highways based in Brackley.  This role is due to a new contract award on the A43. The SQS will be responsible for assisting with the control of costs, maximising value, minimising future liabilities, and maintaining the required standard of quality and safety on a range of contracts. Within this role, you can enjoy company car or car allowance, private healthcare, one professional subscription funded to support your professional development and even more.


Location: Brackley, Northants – Flexible working arrangements available with a mix of office and remote working.

Contract: Permanent, Fulltime

Salary: up to £65k



As a Senior Quantity Surveyor, you’ll manage the commercial resources (finance) of the assigned project (or section) to maximise planned gross margin through the placement and control of contracts and subcontracts.


Your day to day will include:

  • provide commercial expertise to contracts, to include the production and submission of valuations, claims, budget monitoring, and contract/workstream performance data
  • assess, review and mitigate commercial and contractual risks and implement Kier Group's policies for risk management
  • support the authorisation and submission of project variations. To authorise the placement of contracts, subcontracts, material and plant orders
  • maximise cash flow through the control, measurement (including quality) and valuation of work, and the invoicing of customers and payment of suppliers
  • value work executed by sub-contractors and certify interim and final payments


Who are we looking for?

This role of Senior Quantity Surveyor is great for you if you have:

  • Experience within a similar role in the Major Highways Industry
  • Experience with the NEC suite of contracts.
  • Experience working within a Tier 1 Main Contractor preferred
  • Confident IT skills, proficient in the use of MS Office in particular Excel
  • Excellent Communication skills both written and verbally
  • Must be an excellent organiser with proven time management skills
  • Must be flexible in hours of work and travel


We’re all about finding potential here at Kier, and transferable skills are always welcome! So even if you don’t tick every box, please apply and we can have a chat. We want to hear from candidates from all backgrounds and experiences, and we especially encourage those from underrepresented communities to get in touch with us.


If you require any reasonable adjustments during any part of the application process, please get in touch at InclusiveRecruitment@kier.co.uk to discuss and arrange these. 


Benefits at Kier

We’re proud to be able to offer our fantastic employees a wide variety of benefits that you can tailor to your needs. Some of our favourites include:

  • new and enhanced family friendly policies, including eight weeks paternity leave, 26 weeks maternity leave, pregnancy loss leave, surrogacy leave, menopause guidance and more
  •  competitive annual holiday entitlement, with opportunities to buy/sell leave
  • fantastic, matched pension scheme
  • share in the success you help to create by investing in Kier through our sharesave and share incentive plans.
  • 24/7 virtual GP service for you and your family


And so much more! You can read the full details of all of our benefits on our website: www.kier.co.uk/careers/rewards-benefits


Who is Kier?

We’re made up of six business units, Group Functions, Construction, Highways, Infrastructure, Utilities and Property, and as a group, our purpose is to sustainably deliver construction and infrastructure services which are vital to the UK. Take a look at our sustainability objectives: https://www.kier.co.uk/sustainability/


At the core of all our projects is technical excellence, utilising the latest building methods and innovations to ensure we offer the best value to our clients as sustainably as possible.


Our projects are those that support the local communities we work in, helping them thrive and progress. We are collaborative, trusted and focussed in all that we do, and our people are essential in helping us achieve our goals.


Diversity and inclusion

Making Kier a diverse and inclusive place to work is a huge priority for us. We’re proud of the steps we’ve taken so far, but we know we must always do more. Our employees are key in shaping Kier’s diversity and inclusion (D&I) initiatives, and our people have made a huge impact on how we work, by using their experiences to shape our policies and initiatives.


You can see more about our D&I action plan here: https://www.kier.co.uk/media/6668/di-roadmap-2021.pdf


Closing date: 20 February 2023


Please note, interviews may take place before the closing date, and we reserve the right to close applications early.





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