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Senior Quantity Surveyor Job FAQs

What is a senior quantity surveyor?

Senior quantity surveyors manage the finances and logistics of a construction project, determining the client’s needs and/or providing commercial support to the project team, from valuing contracts and costing materials to labour required. A quantity surveyor will create a budget and schedule for the construction project and ensure it stays on track, whilst remaining compliant with contractual requirements.  Operating at a more senior level, senior quantity surveyors will often have a more active role in managing both internal and external relationships, and supporting more junior staff.

What is the average salary of a senior quantity surveyor in the UK?

Senior quantity surveyor jobs in the UK currently pay an average salary of £62,288 per annum (data: Glassdoor), but this will depend on your level of experience as well as other factors like location. 

What experience/qualifications do I need?

For more senior quantity surveyor positions, you will normally need to have a minimum of three years experience as a quantity surveyor, with the average requirement being around five years experience. Some roles even require as much as seven years experience. For roles requiring less experience, see our full range of quantity surveyor jobs.

Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Membership

Chartered senior quantity surveyors are required to get RICS membership by completing the RICS Assessment of Professional Competence programme.

What skills do quantity surveyors need?

Since you will deal with estimates and budgets, you should have strong analytical and mathematical skills. You should be good at negotiation and have strong leadership skills, as well as a strong level of organisation. 

What career paths/progression opportunities are available?

Senior QS jobs offer natural progression opportunities based on experience, with the chance to grow within the position and progress into a management position or even a director-level role. Management opportunities vary from managing a department of quantity surveyors to commercial management positions. alternatively. You may also decide to head into consultancy.

Why use Linear Recruitment to find your next senior quantity surveyor job?

Linear Recruit has been a specialist in construction sector recruitment since our conception in 2001, and we’ve proudly recruited on behalf of clients working on large, high-profile construction projects across the UK. With a number of preferential agreements in place with clients in the Construction industry we often have exclusive access to senior quantity surveyor vacancies before they reach the open market.

We have a wealth of experience recruiting for senior roles and support all candidates seeking quantity surveyor jobs with interview preparation, CV tips, and comprehensive career advice.

How do I apply for a job through Linear Recruitment?

Applying for a senior quantity surveyor job with Linear Recruitment is quick and easy. Just hit the ‘apply for role’ button and then fill out the contact form or email the recruitment consultant directly using the details at the bottom of the job description. Need additional help or information? Just get in touch.

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