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Quantity Surveyor/ Estimator - Civils

Quantity Surveyor/ Estimator – Civils      

£45-£60k Salary DOE


The Ideal Candidate-

  • Proven previous experience in a similar
  • Experience with Microsoft Project.
  • Willing to use Eque-2 Estimating Software or similar.
  • Clean driving license.
  • Travel essential.
  • Competitive Salary incl. company vehicle and fuel card
  • £45k-£55 DOE
  • Accommodation and all travel provided.

Reporting to the Senior Management Team you will manage the Commercial and Contractual aspects on projects across the UK and Ireland.

The Role

  • Liaise with customers and project managers.
  • Identify and procure tender packages suitable for the business and present to the Management Team
  • Management of commercial and contractual aspects of relationships with customers, consultants, and subcontractors
  • Measure, price, negotiate and agree budgets and costs for variations to project scope.
  • Check project costs are correct and raise/resolve queries where necessary.
  • Attend pre-contract meetings, liaise with a wide range of construction professionals, and ensure timely completion of agreed actions.
  • Produce and maintain up to date procurement schedules.
  • Compile and issue invitations to tender, analyse subcontractor quotations and make recommendations for placement of orders.
  • Compile subcontract orders for approval
  • Visit site to measure and value works completed.
  • Assess subcontractor payment entitlement and process payments.
  • Carry out reconciliation of cost and value to date/forecast to keep the management team informed of project performance.
  • Work closely with contract and site management staff to support the smooth running of the office and the site, carrying out other duties as required.
  • Assist in the guidance and development of junior surveyors, with potential progression to be the Head of Department.
  • Other commercial matters as required.

What you need

  • Hold Degree in Quantity Surveying / Construction Management
  • Motivated, driven and works well within team.
  • Proficient in using Microsoft Excel and Word
  • Passionate about you’re the Job, Business, and the Role
  • 5+ years’ experience
CPCS 360 digger drivers

Due to expansion we require CPCS 360 digger drivers to work on UK sites. Must have 6+ years experience on the ground and in digger. The person must be flexible to work on the ground when required.

Hourly rate depending on experience

-Immediate Start
-Permanent for the right applicants
– NPORS/ CPCS plant training essential
-Weekly pay
-Will look after & keep indide and outside of diggers clean
– Positions in England (accom supplied)
-Positions in Dublin(vans leave Newry daily)
-10 years experience required


We are currently recruiting ground workers to be based in Ireland. The successful applicant will be experienced in all areas of groundworks and have a keen eye for detail. 

Hourly rate depending on experience

-Immediate Start

-Permanent for the right applicants


– NPORS/ CPCS plant training preferred

-weekly pay

-able to read& understand drawings & work on own initiative 

– positions in England (accom dupplied) 

-positions in Dublin(vans leave neery daily) 

-10 years experience required

Site manager

We’re looking for experienced and established Site Managers. We have a great reputation for employee retention and promoting from within. This will provide the opportunities for ambitious individuals to progress within the company. Cole are s small but ever growing Civils contractor. We pride ourselves on our brand, and on delivering the highest quality for our clients, and we offer the support and resources needed to ensure that our team of professionals reach their full potential, and deliver exceptional projects.

360 excavator operators needed

Hourly rate depending on experience

-Immediate Start
-permanent for the right applicants
– positions in England (accom supplied)
-positions in Dublin
-10 years experience required
– IT literate
– able to look after site operatives, manage sub-contractors & report back to management

Operations/ Contracts Manager

Reporting to the Managing Director, we are looking for an Operations / Contracts Manager to become a key member; who is comfortable in full control of our operations & Contracts Management, to build and develop our senior management team at the pre-contract stage, through to completion of each project.  We seek an individual who can manage and deliver on the following remit:-

  • A leader, operating as a key member developing and delivering our growth strategy
  • Delivery of at least £5m+ of construction services projects profitably, and on-time
  • Driven for Company Growth and mainly Profit Growth
  • Being ‘hands on’ through site visits to ensure each project is going according to plan in terms of remit, budget and time
  • Proactively manage client relationships, our key to success is via recommendation and repeat business. Our Core Values become our blood
  • Optimise systems and processes to streamline delivery, whilst not being afraid of change – if we can do it better, we will!
  • Manage compliance with all quality, health and safety and legal requirements
  • Recruit, retain and manage a team of Site managers, quantity surveyors and other professionals to deliver high performance.  ( We have a lot of business starting so need to grow a key team. We have a low staff turnover and high employee satisfaction, we still want to improve on our retention, employee engagement and commitment to the ‘brand’
  • Work with, hire and develop, a commercial team, supporting them in securing new business via tender or negotiation, and contract management
  • Ambition to take the next step and be part of our company succession plan
  • Become part of the core team of an ambitious and growing Business to become the Brand people think of when they see Civil Engineering
  • Ensure that every contract signed by the company contributes to its goals and objectives. Supervise and manage the contract team in an organization and negotiate contracts with suppliers and vendors.
  • Draft a variety of contracts and agreements for the company.
  • Programme planning  – Plan projects and ensure they are programmed to a level of detail necessary for the site team to deliver the scheme without delays
  • Ensure procurement and reconciliation of materials is carried out in accordance with Company procedures to best value and to prevent delays
  • Ensure site team compliance with Company commercial policies and procedures
  • Attend tender handover meetings and deliver pre-start meetings to the site team Ensure a commercial plan and end of life forecast is in place and monitored monthly for the successful commercial delivery of the project
  • Produce and analyse progress reports, updated costs and forecasts Ensure correct commercial engagement of subcontractors
  • Implement the risk management process, review risk register and check risk controls Review the CVRs monthly with the project teams, implementing necessary actions
  • Complete and distribute the Contract Initiation/Completion form for each project Ensure weekly review of progress, budget resources and forward planning are carried out, and lookahead programmes are in place
  • Chair and attend internal and external meetings and ensure the production of accurate records of any discussions and actions Ensure timely management of both temporary
  • Adherence to all deadlines set and Business Unit objectives
  • Ensure final accounts are completed within two months of construction completion
  • Monthly and weekly reporting timescales are met
  • Introduce train and monitor KPI measures and ensure they are met
  • Deliver projects without safety incidents, within time and to budget


Customer relations

  • Build and maintain relationships with both the client and external customers
  • Chair and lead meetings with the customer and report on progress to date
  • Ensure that works are carried out in a manner which minimises community impact


Person Specification:

The successful candidate is likely to meet all of the following criteria:


  • Extensive experience of managing projects within a civils/water environment
  • Good working knowledge of contract conditions, CDM regulations, design management, programme and risk management and cost control including forecasting, actual cost and value reporting
  • Experience of MS project, develop and train team
  • Knowledge of the all types of Contracts including the Early Warning and Compensation Event mechanisms
  • Educated as a minimum to HNC/HND/Degree level (or equivalent)
  • CSCS card
  • Experience of Pre-Qualification and Tendering process for a number of multi-discipline projects
  • Excellent people management skills with the ability to influence and mentor
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with both customers and all levels of staff
  • Problem solving skills and analytical thinking


  • CEng MICE, or equivalent
  • NEBOSH construction certificate
  • Experience of using Construction Software and help to introduce this through the team to create processes and a start a lean culture


  • Quantity Surveyor
  • Commercial Manager / Business Development
  • Site Managers
  • Contracts Manager

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