Quantity Surveyor


Are you a Quantity Surveyor looking for your next permanent role?  If this is you, then please read on as we may just have the role for you……

Founded in 1968, Griffiths are a sustainable Civil Engineering Contractor that helps connect communities through delivering Road, Rail, Water, and Utilities projects. We pride ourselves on delivering the highest quality projects in a healthy, safe, and sustainable manner to improve people’s everyday lives.

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Quantity Surveyor to join our team at our head offices in St Austell. We are looking for a colleague who is already within this position; or looking to take the next step in your career.  We are open to applications from candidates who live in; or can commute from some of the following areas: Truro, Falmouth, Redruth, Newquay, Padstow, Bodmin, Looe, Liskeard, Plymouth, Okehampton, Barnstaple, Exeter, Torquay, Paignton, Dartmouth, Tavistock and the surrounding areas.

As part of a global business in CRH and a Business Unit of Tarmac PLC, the career opportunities are limitless. We are working hard to create a dynamic and inclusive environment and it’s important that our people come from a variety of different backgrounds.


As a Quantity Surveyor you will have worked in the construction industry, preferably on civil engineering projects, but wouldn’t be excluded for consideration if you haven’t.

Reporting directly to the Managing Quantity Surveyor, the Quantity Surveyor will be required to prepare and articulate competent plans for any scale of project that comply with Company and functional procedures and standards.

Key responsibilities for this role will include:

  • Overseeing the measurement and preparation of valuations
  • Preparing and agreeing interim valuations and final accounts
  • Recording, monitoring and reviewing the financial performance of contracts
  • Managing financial accounts and report to senior management on the project performance
  • Liaising and presenting to the client on the project performance
  • Securing payments from customers within the specified contract terms
  • Subcontract procurement and management of subcontractor accounts
  • Pre-contract pricing and agreement project costs

Due to the nature of the work, a company vehicle is included with the role and therefore you must have a FULL UK manual car driving licence with no more than 6 points


It is preferred that the successful candidate for the role of Quantity Surveyor is educated to degree level, although other equivalent qualifications minimum HND or QBE (Qualified by Experience) will be accepted.

As our new colleague you will have:

  • ESSENTIAL – NEC3/4 forms of contract
  • Member of a relevant professional body e.g. CICES, RICS
  • Experience of working on General Civil Engineering projects
  • A passion for safety
  • Drive and ambition to succeed
  • Good interpersonal skills


In the role of Quantity Surveyor we offer an extensive range of career development opportunities and industry-leading rewards, incentives and benefits:

  • Company car/car allowance
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Access to the Tarmac Reward website with discounts on retailers, holidays, etc.
  • Access to our Employee Assistance helpline for free and confidential advice
  • Access to join our Employee Communities (employee networks)
  • We currently have nine communities inc.(REACH) Religious, Ethnic, Cultural Heritage, LGBTQ+, Parents & Carers, Ability, Wellbeing, Female voice and Menopause’
  • Training and development opportunities

Griffiths, a CRH company, is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating an inclusive work environment for all employees and actively encourage applications from all sectors of the community.

Please click on the apply button to complete your application. Occasionally we receive a large volume of applications for our roles and when this happens we sometimes bring the published closing date forward, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment.

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