Senior Quantity Surveyor

Country:  United Kingdom
Position Location:  Sheffield, United Kingdom /
Contract Type:  Permanent
Work Pattern:  Full Time
Sector:  Advisory
Discipline:  Project programme and commercial management
Job Ref:  2583
Recruiter Contact:  Nicole Keeling


Please be advised that offers for this role are conditional upon obtaining the appropriate level of Security Clearance.


Mott MacDonald

Position location: Sheffield
Recruiter contact: Nicole Keeling

We’re a global engineering, management, and development consultancy.
Our purpose is to improve society by considering social outcomes in everything we do, relentlessly focusing on excellence and digital innovation, transforming our clients’ businesses, our communities and employee opportunities.


A fundamental part of this is respecting each person’s differences and striving to meet their needs.


Our values: Progress, Respect, Integrity, Drive, Excellence.


About the business unit

Owning to the expansion of our defence and energy business we have exciting opportunities for project management professionals to join our fast-growing team in the UK. This is a unique opportunity to be involved in some of the most complex and challenging projects in the UK today.  Within the Mott MacDonald family we are looking to attract the finest talent to be part of this journey as we mobilise for a number of key opportunities across a broad portfolio of both defence and energy programmes.


Overview of role


As a Senior Quantity Surveyor you will assist the Associate/Projects Director or other defined line manager in business management, sales and the running of a cost consultancy team and subsequent achievement of project and business goals.


What you will contribute to the Mott MacDonald team; 

  • Assist with the management of a Cost Consultancy team
  • Take part in contract reviews relating to the contract with the customer
  • Assist in the preparation of monthly management reports/liaison with sub-divisional manager
  • Assist with securing new and repeat business in line with the sub-divisional budget
  • Comply with QES system and Group/Unit directives
  • Preparation of estimates and cost plans in line with the brief
  • Potential to engage with line management duties


Required for the position Senior Quantity Surveyor:

  • Degree qualified in a Quantity Surveying subject (or equivalent)
  • Proven skills and experience of delivering within a Cost Consultancy
  • Demonstrable track record of working in the management services environment
  • Expertise in stakeholder management
  • Flexibility in work location and travel
  • Previous experience of working on nuclear projects preferred
  • Please be advised that offers for this role are conditional upon obtaining the appropriate level of Security Clearance


Preferred, but not required  

  • MRICS qualified
  • Excellent report writing skills
  • Ability to prioritise and able to work under pressure
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with clients and colleagues
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills
  • Ability to demonstrate a flexible approach to work
  • Proactive and self-motivated
  • Client side or consultancy experience 
  • Procurement/ pre contract experience
  • Effective time management



Equality, diversity, and inclusion 

We put equality, diversity, and inclusion at the heart of our business, seeking to promote fair employment procedures and practices to ensure equal opportunities for all. We encourage individual expression in our workplace and are committed to creating an inclusive environment where everyone feels they can contribute.



We want you to perform your best at every stage in the recruitment process. If you are disabled or need any support to enable you to apply or attend an interview, please contact us at and we will talk to you about how we can support you.


Agile working 

Happy to talk Flexible Working and how we can support your responsibilities beyond the workplace.


We offer some fantastic benefits including:


  • Pension matched up to 7%   
  • Life insurance 
  • An annual professional institution subscription   
  • Continuous development opportunities – because we want you to thrive  
  • Agile/flexible working – because life isn’t 9-5  
  • Enhanced parental leave; shared parental leave policies – for parents and care givers  
  • Annual bonus scheme  
  • Flexible benefits that suit you, including ability to buy/sell annual leave entitlement, cycle to work & interest free season ticket loans 
  • Wellbeing support including access to an independent Employer Assistance Scheme, wellbeing champions and access to learning and support resources 
  • Access to our Advanced Employee Networks which support our LGBTQ+, gender, race and ethnicity, disability and parents/carers communities 
  • The opportunity to make a difference; learn more about our social outcomes

Apply now, or for more information about our application process, click here.