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Senior Quantity Surveyor


Established in 1974 Dutton Contractors are a Middlewich based fast growing construction Company with a large portfolio of blue chip frameworks within the underground cable and overhead line electrical and telecom utilities sectors throughout the North-West region.

Due to the continuing expansion of our business and the recent award of major framework agreements, we have the requirement for a Senior Quantity Surveyor to oversee and manage the commercial department of our underground cabling division.

This position presents a challenging opportunity to deliver a profitable outcome on two major three-year framework agreements together with a number of ad-hoc civil, building and cable lay contracts.

The successful candidate will have a strong knowledge of contract law with the ability to recover all outstanding debts in a friendly but firm manner.

The successful candidate will be a hands-on type of person who will not only manage the department, but will get involved in the daily running of the following: 

  • Management of underground cable lay commercial department.
  • Preparing estimates/quotations/target costs.
  • Establishment of contract financial targets.
  • Procurement of supplier/subcontractor services.
  • Raising CVI’s/CE’s.
  • Valuation of variations.
  • Valuation and payment of supplier/subcontractor works.
  • Raising Applications for Payment/Invoices.
  • Reporting on and recovering all outstanding payments.
  • Maintain monthly/quarterly/yearly cost –v- value reports.
  • Attend meetings and training sessions as required.

The successful candidate will have the following attributes:


  • Self-directed, highly motivated and reliable.
  • Ability to work well under pressure.
  • Previous team managerial experience with excellent communication skills.
  • BSc or similar in Quantity Surveying.
  • Up to 5 years’ post-graduation experience.
  • Experience of the construction industry.
  • Experience in the use of Microsoft Office software.
  • Strong experience in the use of Microsoft Excel.
  • Experience of NEC3 option B and E form of contracts.


  • Experience in the electrical utilities industry
  • Experience in utilising Eque2 Evaluate software.
  • Experience in utilising Sage construction software.
  • Experience in the use of Sage Line 50.

We consider that this appointment is a key role in the success of our future business. Therefore, whist this is a full-time position flexible working arrangements may be considered for the right candidate.

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