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Senior Quantity Surveyor

Our rapidly growing, family run company are looking for a Senior QS with considerable JCT contract experience from an M&E background to be based at our Hastings Office within our successful finance team. The ideal candidate will have a solid understanding of managing multiple contracts, comfortable with liaising with both external clients and internal members of senior management and the Board of Directors. You will have oversight of approximately 100+ projects at any one time, however, your expertise will be concentrated on those projects that are requiring negotiation and settlement. 

The overall purpose of the role is to provide support across all business streams concerning financial and contractual matters arising through the management of various contracts and projects. Offering support to the business streams you will provide advice to allow projects to be delivered on time and to budget. You will liaise with clients and external parties on commercial issues such as contract agreement of variations, claims and payments.  

Person Specification:


  • JCT Contract experience
  • RICS or Degree qualified
  • 3+ years M&E experience
  • Subcontractor experience


  • Active and passive fire protection experience 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:


  • Contractual appraisal, negotiation, and agreement – minimising risk to the company
  • Introduction of periodic contract review meetings
  • Assess contract programme vs as built programme to minimise risk and liability, issuing delay notices as and when required under the terms of the contract. Establishing cause and effect.
  • Contract and sub-contract management and adminstration as required
  • Collaborating with the project team to ensure compliance with contract terms and conditions, local regulations, and industry standards.
  • Monitor and report on expenditure on contracts compared to budgets and forecasts
  • Identify, value and agree Variations and Extensions of Time at the earliest opportunity
  • Commercial management and control of sub-contract accounts, including payment preparation, final account work and input into any disputes which may arise.
  • Certification of payment applications from subcontractors.


  • Development and production of internal documents, reports, and briefings for senior management – implementing monthly cost and value reports for each project, as well as cost to completion documents 
  • Liaise and provide accurate data to support the finance department with cashflow forecasting
  • Build and maintain professional relationships with both internal and external parties 
  • Seek to minimise the cost of a project and enhance value for money whilst still achieving the required standards and quality 
  • Compliation of costs for compensation events and the management of change
  • Management of Change Control including Early Warnings and Compensation Events
  • Assist to avoid disputes with clients, suppliers and subcontractors
  • Comprehensive analysis of quotations and tenders to facilitate placing of official orders
  • Assisting in the compilation of commercial/ contractual responses to the client and subcontractors
  • Give feedback to the relevant parties with regards to contract pricing and profit and loss
  • Preparing valuations for payment applications to the client
  • Contribute to and attend financial and progress meetings with clients and sub-contractors as required
  • Assisting in the preparation and submission of accurate and timely cost estimates and tender document for large projects, refurbishments, fire compliance, and major works
  • Conducting cost analysis and risk assessment to identify potential cost-saving measure and accurate budget allocation for each project
  • Collaborating with the project team to identify potential cost-saving measures and accurate budget allocation for each project
  • Mentor graduate and trainee commercial staff within your division to support their development.

We offer 24 days annual leave plus bank holidays and company funded staff social events. We offer excellent progression and salary opportunities, company sick pay, pension and healthcare plan to all staff upon successful completion of the probation period. 

Triangle Fire Systems are a Real Living Wage Employer and an Equal Opportunities Employer. The company is committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of age, sexual orientation, gender, pregnancy, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, disability, medical history, skin colour, marital status, genetic information or parental status. We base all our employment decisions on merit, job requirements and business needs. 

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How to apply

Email CV and cover letter to Samantha.skinner-davies

Employee Benefits

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Company pension

Flexible Working

Cycle to work Scheme

Electric Car scheme

Free parking

Health & wellbeing programme

On-site parking

Paid volunteer time

Sick pay