Senior Quantity Surveyor


Founded in 1968 Griffiths are one of the leading civil engineering and construction organisations working in Wales, the English border counties and the West of England.

We are very proud of our history and what makes us the company we are today. We also have huge ambitions for the future and want to continue our growth and innovation to remain at the leading edge of our industry We offer a range of career development opportunities as a Business Unit of Tarmac PLC. We’re looking for people who share this passion, enthusiasm and collaborative approach to join our team. As part of a global business in CRH, the career opportunities are limitless

We are seeking a Senior Quantity Surveyor (Lead Surveyor) to work in our South East Wales Region. Candidates based round Newport, Cardiff, Monmouthshire, Abergavenny and Bristol would be suitable. You would work on projects within your region so no need to work away.

The candidate will have experience of a range of contracts NEC 3 & 4, JCT and ICC, experience of dealing with a number of clients both private and public sector, with the ability to manage and mentor a team of Quantity Surveyors of varying levels, reporting to the Managing Surveyor for our South East Wales Infrastructure business.


Joining our team, you will:

  • Be responsible for the commercial management of your own project(s), initially NRW Stephenson Street in Newport
  • Oversee and mentor the commercial team on your project(s)
  • Liaise closely with the regional Managing QS and Contracts Manager
  • Review the monthly cost report for your project(s)
  • Oversee the measurement and preparation of valuations
  • Prepare and agree interim valuations and final accounts
  • Record, monitor and review the financial performance of contracts
  • Manage financial accounts and report to senior management on the performance of your project(s)
  • Secure payments from customers within the specified contract terms and manage payment of subcontractors
  • Undertake change management, provide guidance and assist the regional team.
  • Administration of the schemes in conjunction with operational teams including Early Warning notification and the pricing and agreement of Compensation Events.


As our ideal Senior Quantity Surveyor you will have:

  • Drive and ambition to succeed
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Good problem solving skills
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Numeracy and analytical ability
  • Process driven
  • Good negotiation skills
  • Commercial awareness
  • Creativity and imagination
  • Teamwork
  • A passion for safety
  • Organisational ability
  • Customer focus and the ability to build relationships.
  • Good IT skills specifically on spreadsheets, databases and the ability to adapt to bespoke software packages

It is preferred that applicants are educated to at least Degree level although other equivalent qualifications may be accepted. Prior experience of working on civil engineering schemes, highway construction or general civil engineering is preferred.


We offer an extensive range of career development opportunities and industry-leading rewards, incentives and benefits:
  • Company car/car allowance (where applicable)
  • Enhanced holiday entitlement
  • 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.

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