Senior Quantity Surveyor

Vacancy posted: Friday, 23 September 2016

Salary: úNeg
Location: Northern Ireland

Closing date: 07 October 2017
Job ref. no.: LB/SQSUU-16

Company/Division: Lagan Building Contractors

Job type: Permanent – Full Time

Location: University of Ulster Site, Belfast City Centre

Our Business

Lagan Construction Group is a private family owned construction and asset management business founded on more than 50 years’ experience. We work across Ireland, the UK and internationally.

Our Vision is to be a diverse family owned construction and asset management business that will grow to be the most respected in the industry.  Our mission is to provide construction and asset management solutions in an environment where people feel safe, secure and valued.

Lagan Building Contractors are now recruiting for a Senior Quantity Surveyor.

Role Overview

To efficiently and effectively provide professional surveying support to the Commercial Manager and the Senior Project management team, implementing commercial processes and systems on projects, from tender stage to final account.

What you'll do

The following reflect the main tasks associated with your position and are not intended to be exclusive or exhaustive:

  • Ensure that all reporting is accurate and completed to agreed timescales
  • Ensure the project and programme contract, cost, quality and time targets are met
  • Ensure prompt and regular submission of main contract payment applications and ensure that subcontractor payments are dealt with fairly and in accordance with subcontract terms
  • Provide commercial links between Site Agents, Project Managers and Commercial Managers
  • Maintain and coordinate all commercial reports required for the successful commercial management of the contract
  • Preparation of the forecasting and reporting of costs against value to ensure that it is in line with the contract profitability forecast
  • Ensure all subcontract issues are resolved, deferring to the commercial manager where appropriate
  • To ensure commercial security and control of contracts under tender and throughout the project including execution and delivery
  • Management of subcontract accounts including interrogation, procurement, payments, variations and final accounts
  • Preparation of all subcontracts to meet the company standards
  • Ensures all subcontractor commercial issues are resolved and payments are timely and correct
  • Identifying, raising and pricing of variation in line with the change control process including identification, measurement claims and rogue rates
  • Obtain maximum recovery through accurate measurement of the works completed
  • Risk analysis and control
  • Dispute resolution and arbitration
  • Awareness of the estimating process and budget control
  • To promote equality of opportunity throughout the Company
  • To undertake any other reasonable duties as required

What you'll bring


  • BSc in Quantity Surveying (or other equivalent commercially related discipline)
  • At least 8 years’ experience in a similar role preferably within a Building and / or Civil Engineering Company
  • Relevant experience or qualification in contract law
  • Commercially aware of economies and efficiencies
  • Experience in analysing Programmes, and the production of same, in conjunction with site team
  • Ability to work independently or effectively within a team
  • Management of multiple Contracts and Subcontractors, ensuring company compliance with all necessary statutory obligations
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Full valid driving licence
  • IT literate in all Microsoft Office applications

Detailed knowledge of company management systems including;

  • Commercial and financial (Commercial Manager / COINS / Sphere)
  • Risk management
  • Personnel management
  • Commercial and contractual knowledge, in various forms of contract
  • A working knowledge of current legislation
  • Proven experience of managing quantity surveyors on a large contract
  • Negotiation and settlement of disputes and accounts relating both to customers and suppliers
  • People management experience, such as managing performance, development and disciplinary procedures
  • Experience working with a variety of schedule of rates contracts


  • CSR/CSCS Qualification or equivalent
  • Experience in Building projects with value of £30 million or above
  • Experience of using AutoCAD or other equivalent software

How we'll reward you

In return, we offer a competitive salary plus we’ll provide a wide selection of lifestyle offers, development and learning programmes, services and support designed to help you manage and balance your work/life priorities.

Our Core Benefits include:

  • Employer Pension Contribution
  • Discretionary Bonus Scheme
  • Membership of relevant Institutions & Professional Bodies
  • Life Assurance
  • Health Cash Plans
  • Childcare Vouchers
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Gym Membership
  • Company Car/Car Allowance & Fuel Card
  • Private Medical Healthcare

Why work for us

Check out the Careers section of our Website for more information!

Your application

At Lagan Construction Group, we want everyone to feel welcome. That’s why we want you to know that we'll work with you to make the application process as smooth as possible. So please just let us know if you need any adjustments or support – we'll do whatever we can to help.

To apply for this post please see our company website: wish you every success in your application to join Lagan Construction Group.


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Contact Name Paddy Willis
Telephone 028 90 455531
Address Rosemount House
21-23 Sydenham Road

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