Quantity Surveyor

Job Title: Quantity Surveyor – Water Sector

Location: The Midlands, UK

Rate: £400-600 per day (Inside IR35, depending on references)

Contract: Rolling, ongoing contract

About the Role:

Highfield Professional Solutions is seeking an experienced and detail-oriented Quantity Surveyor to join our team in the water sector, working on projects across The Midlands. This is an exciting opportunity for a highly skilled professional to contribute to significant infrastructure projects, ensuring cost efficiency and financial control. The successful candidate will have a strong background in quantity surveying within the water or construction industries and will be responsible for managing all aspects of cost management and contract administration.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Prepare and manage cost estimates, budgets, and cost plans.
  • Conduct detailed cost analysis and value engineering exercises.
  • Manage and control project finances, including forecasting, reporting, and monitoring expenditure.
  • Administer contracts, including preparation and evaluation of tenders, negotiation of contract terms, and management of variations.
  • Conduct risk assessments and manage risk registers.
  • Liaise with project teams, clients, contractors, and stakeholders to ensure effective communication and project alignment.
  • Prepare and present financial reports and progress updates to senior management.
  • Ensure compliance with industry standards, regulations, and company policies.


  • Proven experience as a Quantity Surveyor, preferably in the water or construction sectors.
  • Strong knowledge of quantity surveying principles, techniques, and practices.
  • Excellent financial management and cost control skills.
  • Proficiency in using relevant software and tools, such as MS Excel and industry-specific software.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Relevant qualifications in quantity surveying, construction management, or related fields.

What We Offer:

  • Competitive daily rate of £400-600 (Inside IR35, depending on references).
  • Rolling, ongoing contract with the potential for long-term engagement.
  • Opportunity to work on significant and challenging projects in the water sector.
  • Supportive and professional work environment.
  • Continuous professional development and career advancement opportunities.

Highfield are a Certified Carbon Neutral Business