Civils Quantity Surveyor

Salary: Competitive
Caddick Civil Engineering is looking to expand its team and has positions for an experienced Quantity Surveyor.

Caddick Civil Engineering is part of the Caddick Group and is currently recruiting a Quantity Surveyor to join our growing team. The ideal candidate will have experience managing pre and post-contract commercial duties for civil engineering projects, particularly infrastructure works [roads and sewers].

The role would be office-based with a need to visit sites regularly. Typically, our projects range from £3m to £20m, and our annual turnover is over £15m.


Reporting to the Commercial Manager you will be responsible for managing the pre and post-contract commercial activities, your main responsibilities would be:

  • Maintaining high health and safety standards and ensuring full compliance with the company's health and safety policies and strategies.
  • Ensuring effective communication between site and office personnel in all matters relating to the commercial, contract, and programme delivery of projects.
  • Development and settlement of tenders including taking off quantities, material and subcontract enquiries, and pricing of works.

Commercial management of projects including but not limited to:

  • Change Management and Control
  • Placing of subcontracts and their subsequent management
  • Valuations / Applications for Payment
  • Forecasting
  • Cost Value Reconciliations and performance monitoring
  • Final Account settlement
  • Supporting the Site Management Team in all matters commercial and contract
  • Show a good behavioural example in all aspects of health and safety, organisation, conduct, quality of work, and professionalism


  • Excellent numeracy and skills in all Microsoft packages.
  • Experience and knowledge of estimating packages would be an advantage but not essential.
  • Knowledge of construction law and contractual terms.
  • Experience in the use of standard terms and conditions NEC & JCT.
  • Suitably qualified to degree standard or with extensive experience in the civil engineering contracting sector either currently working for a contractor or subcontractor as a QS or Estimator.
  • Knowledge of all aspects of construction particularly in the civil engineering sector and the relevant legislative requirements e.g., Health and Safety, NHBC requirements, and Building Regulations.
  • Excellent organisational skills and financial and commercial awareness.
  • Effectively manage time to meet deadlines.

Email CV & covering letter to Dominic Parsons - dominicparsons@caddick.co.uk

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