Quantity Surveyor

Quantity Surveyor - £400 per day - Manchester / Hybrid  

PWM UK are a specialist design and construction service for rail and the built
environment industries delivering sustainable construction projects across M&E, Telecommunications, Rail, Build, Civils & Infrastructure.

At PWM UK, we are currently recruiting for a Quantity Surveyor.  As a new position within the business this is a pivotal role, leading our Commercial team providing support to our projects, to ensure projects are running in accordance to the budgeted forecast, and to maximise profit through robust cost control and the optimisation of variations to the Works. The role may be working on a singular major project or number of smaller projects within a framework(s) such as Build, Rail, M&E, Civils across the North-West of England.



  • Educated to A Level standard or equivalent


  • Degree Qualified in Quantity Surveying, or equivalent
  • Professional memberships such as RICS, CIOB, ICES or equivalent would be desired, but not essential. 
  • Holds a valid CSCS card
  • Hold a full UK driver’s license


Key Responsibilities..

  • Work with and support the Project Manager(s) on a daily basis, to ensure projects are meeting commercial and financial targets.
  • Build strong and collaborative relationships with your client and supplier counterparts.
  • Contribute to regular and accurate reporting to the Director.
  • Accountable and responsible for the project budget and to determine regular commercial forecasts.
  • Carry out valuations for the purpose of initial, interim and final payment applications.
  • Manage project sub-contractor and supplier accounts in line with the agreed subcontracts and to align with any upstream contractual requirements.
  • Identify, notify, value and agree change (variations, compensation events, claims).
  • Work with the Director to maximise the recovery of all contractual entitlements.
  • Ensure the Works are managed in accordance with the terms of the contract and any conditions precedent therein, not least regarding the times for giving notices and making applications.
  • Ensure that all contemporary records are kept by the project team members for use in supporting claims, extensions of time, and the evaluation of variations.
  • Support any tender processes as required.
  • Promote and maintain professional working relationships.
  • Identify project risks and develop and implement mitigation strategies to minimise the commercial effect of said risk.
  • Helping the Estimating Department 


  • Demonstrable use and understanding of standard forms of contract (JCT & NEC, ideally NEC 3 & 4)
  • Adept knowledge of MS packages inc., Excel, Project and Word
  • A working understanding of valuation techniques of construction works including elemental cost analysis of items such as labour, materials, plant, sub-contract and general expenses
  • Able to use accounting concepts and forecasting cost and value based on programme and scope of works
  • Understands and has used tools for the management of project and business costs including the use of cost saving techniques

Why work with us

PWM UK is and equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate and will not tolerate any form of discrimination or harassment at work. We value and are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion. We make our employment decisions based solely on business needs, personal merit, relevant individual qualifications and experience.

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