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Senior Quantity Surveyor

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  • Job
    Senior Level
  • Construction & Surveying
  • Edinburgh


  • We are seeking experienced commercial professional with a keen eye for detail and a passion for the construction industry. We are open to considering candidates at all levels. The ideal candidate is:
  • Experienced: Strong MEP background and familiarity with the construction act and standard forms of contract / subcontract (SBCC/NEC)
  • Educated: A degree/honors degree in Quantity Surveying or a related field is preferred but not essential.
  • Commercially Savvy: You have a natural instinct for commercial strategy and practical problem-solving with meticulous attention to detail
  • Communication: Excellent interpersonal and communication skills allow you to work effectively both independently and as part of a team.
  • Technically Skilled: Excellent numerical and IT skills with a strong grasp of the Microsoft Office package.
  • Licensed: You will need a Full UK Driving licence for this this role.


  • Strategic Development: Assist with the Development and execution of commercial strategy aligned with our business goals, providing crucial contractual advice and reviewing and negotiating terms and conditions.
  • Financial Management: manage applications for payment, negotiate final accounts, and manage all contractual aspects of projects, including payments, variations, notices, extensions of time, loss, and expense.
  • Variation Valuation: Evaluate project variations and support the team in identifying and capturing potential opportunities.
  • Subcontractor Management: Lead subcontractor management, from drafting and negotiating subcontracts to managing payment processes and valuing variations.
  • Financial Reporting: Conduct monthly cost and value reporting, participate in review meetings, and project revenue, gross profit, overhead, and net profit.
  • Risk and Opportunity Management: ensure efficient cash management practices and identify and report on commercial risks and opportunities within projects.


What are the main responsibilities of a Senior Quantity Surveyor at Emtec Building Services?

A Senior Quantity Surveyor at Emtec Building Services is responsible for financial and commercial control, implementing best practices, and working closely with operational teams to ensure project success.

What level of experience is required for the Senior Quantity Surveyor role?

The Senior Quantity Surveyor role typically requires a significant level of experience in quantity surveying, preferably within the construction industry.

What skills are essential for a Senior Quantity Surveyor at Emtec Building Services?

Essential skills for a Senior Quantity Surveyor include strong financial acumen, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, attention to detail, and the ability to work collaboratively with operational teams.

How does a Senior Quantity Surveyor contribute to the success of projects at Emtec Building Services?

A Senior Quantity Surveyor plays a crucial role in ensuring the financial and commercial success of projects by implementing best practices and working closely with operational teams to deliver outstanding results.

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Emtec Group are a building services and engineering contractor providing professional, quality, and cost efficient services throughout the UK. We are fully committed to ensuring that the service we offer meets and exceeds our clients expectations time after time. Thanks to this approach, we have developed long standing positive relationships with our clients providing innovative and quality services.