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    Circa £70,000 + £4,500 Flex Allowance + up to 20% Bonus + Benefits
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    Gatwick Airport

Senior Quantity Surveyor

As a Senior Quantity Surveyor at London Gatwick you will have the opportunity to work on the full project life cycle, surrounded by knowledgeable people, with one goal; investing in projects that serve our customers and facilitate our growth...

Reporting to the Programme Commercial Manager, you will play a key role in the Construction team, responsible for developing and maintaining cost plans and cost estimates for larger projects (typically greater than £100 million), working on complex projects from inception through to completion.

You'll be joining an innovative team, encouraged to think outside the box and trusted to deliver complex projects, utilising your surveying and problem-solving skills. Supported by a collaborative team, in a professional, fast-paced environment where the importance of a work life balance is recognised; we believe that the best ideas come from a happy and fulfilled team.

As a Senior Quantity Surveyor, you will be responsible for developing and managing cost plans to ensure the financial efficiency and feasibility of construction projects.

Your duties will include:

  • Preparing detailed budgets and cost estimates at various project stages, from initial concept to final construction, including internal costs.
  • Controlling project costs and preventing overruns by tracking expenses and identifying cost-saving opportunities.
  • Conducting accurate measurement, rate analysis, and risk assessments.
  • Regularly updating cost plans to reflect design changes and market conditions.
  • Collaborating with project stakeholders to ensure projects are completed within budget and provide optimal value.
  • Supporting the development of appropriate procurement strategies, and running procurement exercises.
  • Administering contracts for design and construction contracts as they are awarded including change management.
  • Accurately reporting on spend, anticipated final cost and forecasting future months expenditures through to completion

What are we looking for?

The live environment at London Gatwick requires all our teams to have a flexible and adaptable approach, with problem solving skills and an innovative outlook. Involved in projects from inception to completion you will work alongside multiple stakeholders. In addition, this role requires:

  • Previous experience in a cost engineering, contract management or commercial role within the construction or infrastructure sectors working on projects typically over £5 million
  • Educated to Degree level or equivalent in a relevant engineering, construction, or business-related field
  • Full working knowledge and understanding of using web-based contract management tools (e.g. Cemar)
  • Thorough understanding of NEC suite of contracts, and associated contract administration and negotiations


Our employees tell us that working here is something special and no day is like another; Where our teams do something every day other airports only dream of. Along with a competitive salary our employees enjoy a range of personal, health and financial benefits, including:

  • Performance-based bonus scheme
  • High street shops and restaurant discounts
  • Healthcare scheme
  • Life and disability insurance
  • Professional training to develop
  • Discounted rail travel
  • Volunteer days

 What it's like to work at London Gatwick?

At London Gatwick, our people are our biggest asset. We want our people to thrive and have the best experience while working with us. We know we are all at our best when we feel comfortable and included.

We are an organisation that places diversity, equity and inclusion at its heart. Our aim; to create a place where everyone belongs and has a voice, and we recognise we all play an important role in our success.

To find out more about what it's like to work at London Gatwick, visit our dedicated construction careers site Construction Careers | London Gatwick Airport

Should you require any reasonable adjustments to be made as part of the application process please contact us directly.

Click apply to start your career with London Gatwick 

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David Weaving


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