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Quantity Surveyor - PAYE or Freelance

Job type: Permanent

Specialism: Commercial

Location: Waterloo or Lingfield

Ref: QS

Join the Enable Group within a supportive and diverse group who always strive to do the right thing for our people, environment and communities. We have a passion for social value and are doing great work in the communities in which we work to help and support with the work we do, aiming to create infrastructure solutions with lasting community value.

The identity and structure of our businesses reflect how we operate and see ourselves now and into the future – as a ‘Team of Teams’ comprised of sector specialists and experts, that together enable the possible and deliver infrastructure solutions for a range of communities, clients and customers.

As the Enable Group (Enable), we have re-aligned the names of our individual teams as we begin this new chapter founded upon four main subsidiaries:

Enable Infrastructure: the new identity for BCM Construction is the core of the business focused on overall project delivery.
Enable Hire: a first-class plant, tools and equipment hire team that also houses our innovative Enable Welfare service.
Enable Design: specialist design consultancy and the new identity for Equate Design, developing everything from design surveys to civil engineering designs.
Enable Resourcing: sourcing the best talent available, continuing to promote improvement and growth across Enable alongside driving our Social & Community Value agenda.

We seek to provide our people with a working environment that is rewarding and challenging, where people can enjoy working, feel valued and develop their skills. Our employees understand and live by our values which breeds passion and quality to the forefront of performance where our culture is fair and good work is rewarded.

We are forecasting huge growth this year due to success in a number of frameworks and projects around London, in particular a track ancillary framework where this role will sit. This is a PAYE role and can be based out of our waterloo or Lingfield office.

The Quantity Surveyor is responsible for all commercial matters from tender stage through to contract completion, it is a great opportunity to have full autonomy and responsibility on projects.

Primary duties include optimisation of margin on projects and protecting/mitigation of commercial risk, appointment and management of sub-contractors, client negotiation and management. You will support the project team as required.

To be successful in this role we require a Quantity Surveyor who has experience of dealing with NEC contracts, Earned value and generating profit margin from projects and increasing turnover. Some rail experience would be of benefit but not essential.

You will be working on and running the day to day commercial operations for civil engineering, power supply and electrical projects alongside rail works also.


  • Formal qualification, ideally at degree level or above, in Quantity Surveying or a relevant commercial/construction subject.
  • A member of or working towards an appropriate professional qualification/membership (RICS/CIOB).


  • Commercial management of £multi-million construction contracts, ideally in the rail industry but other civils infrastructure construction will be considered.
  • NEC contract knowledge.

Technical Proficiency: Can formulate, present and manage high-value contract variations and claims through to client agreement. Ability to negotiate and influence decisions.  Can read, interpret and measure construction drawings. Understanding of contract law. Comfortable undertaking complex Excel and Word tasks.

What we provide

In addition to a passion for a strong work-life balance and flexibility/core hours working, you can expect:

25 days holiday + bank holidays and an extra day for your birthday,

Additional leave purchase scheme

Private Healthcare

Bonus scheme

Reimbursement towards relevant professional development and memberships

An inclusive and diverse environment, embracing the variety of cultures, backgrounds and lifestyles of our employees

A focus on safety, health, and wellbeing, prioritising our people through a culture of caring and a network of positive mental health champions

Opportunities to give back to our communities through our social value program

Get in touch to learn more about the opportunity and company.

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