Quantity Surveyor

  • Permanent
  • Wiltshire, United Kingdom
  • £36,000 to £45,000 per annum

Do you want to be part of an award-winning company that puts its people at the centre of everything it does? Come and join a company that is ranked by Glassdoor as one best places to work in the UK! Siemens Mobility – Rail Infrastructure.

We have an exciting opportunity for you to join us as a Quantity Surveyor within our Rail Infrastructure business based in either Chippenham or Newport. This is a unique opportunity to join a first in class digital programme for the railway sector – digitalizing and modernising the railway.

Reporting to the Senior Commercial Manager, you will be responsible for providing a dedicated and professional pre and post contract commercial management service to this new and developing team

This is your role

  • Provide Siemens with post contract commercial support for designated packages of work, including subcontract, materials, and direct labour
  • Ensure projects are successfully delivered within cost and time constraints
  • Assist with commercial management of various work packages as directed. These may include Design, Installation, Test & Commission, Materials, Telecoms, Electrification, Power, Plant, Professional Services, Civil Engineering and Permanent Way
  • Be responsible for work package change control and management
  • Provide key commercial interface for responsible work package manager
  • Provide contractual and commercial support to Project Managers and Engineering
  • Be responsible for work package cost management, including forecasting, budget management and control
  • Monitor and actively manage and mitigate work package risks
  • Provide input to internal and external commercial reports as required by Commercial Delivery Strategy
  • Ensure processes and document control align with the appropriate company standards
  • Work with and collaborate with key partners, e.g.: finance, project management, engineering, sub-contractors, suppliers, and client
  • Be responsible for maintaining auditable records for responsible work packages in accordance with contractual requirements
  • Act as a primary interface to work package managers, key partners and suppliers

What do you need to qualify for this role?

  • Substantial Quantity Surveyor / Contracts Administrator experience working within a contractor side project environment. Experience ideally gained in a similar or related industry e.g. rail, engineering, defence, construction, IT etc.
  • Degree qualified or equivalent and/or hold or working towards professional qualification (RICS, IACCM or similar)
  • Strong track record in a contractor side, project environment
  • Able to manage both direct labour and subcontract costs
  • Ability to estimate change / variations using various methods
  • Able to forecast cost and measure cost of work complete
  • Good negotiation skills with ability to manage expectations
  • Ability to manage commercial strategies
  • Strong communicator with excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Good financial and commercial acumen
  • Ability to work under own initiative with limited supervision and under cost or time critical conditions
  • Good contractual knowledge and experience
  • Confident and able to deal externally and internally at all levels
  • Ability to operate effectively within a team environment
  • Strong computing skills in MS word, excel, project and MS Outlook


  • Competitive annual salary DOE + bonus
  • 26 days holiday with the ability to purchase or sell 5 additional days
  • The offer to double your pension contributions (see table below)
  • Heavily discounted private healthcare
  • 6 x salary for death in service
  • Hybrid working
  • Other very exciting benefits – accessible via My Benefits website

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