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Senior M&E Quantity Surveyor

  • Job reference: R-031911
  • Sector: Atkins
  • Location: Manchester

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Faithful+Gould is one of the world’s largest project and cost management consultancies, employing over 2000 staff, with a turnover in excess of £200 million and an expanding office base in the Asia Pacific region, Continental Europe, the UK and USA. 

We are currently looking to recruit a new Senior M&E Quantity Surveyor to work across our Manchester, Warrington and Liverpool offices. This is an incredible opportunity for the right candidate to build on the success of the current team and to take forward a market leading cost management business across the North West region.

Our cost management team across the North West region are currently engaged on a number of public, education, residential and commercial office new build, fit out and refurbishment schemes, along with a number of complex mixed use projects across the North West with some of the region’s leading clients and developers. 

We are currently looking to recruit a Senior MEP Cost Manager to work closely with the MEP lead to support the MEP Quantity Surveying department within our cost management Property team.

• Full MEP quantity surveying and cost management duties 
• Provision of pre contract feasibility and viability advice 
• To ensure the highest quality service delivery to clients 
• To provide high quality MEP cost advice to the wider Cost Management Property team on complex projects across a range of sectors feeding in to traditional property building projects and also MEP specific projects such as data centres, mission critical & plant replacement schemes.
• Involvement in bidding for new opportunities & attending interviews for new work
• Internal commercial & resource management of projects to achieve profitable returns.   
• Provide leadership, guidance, care and mentoring of supporting staff 

• BSc in Quantity Surveying, ideally Chartered (MRICS/CIBSE or equivalent) or ‘learnt by experience’ 
• In depth knowledge and experience of Mechanical and Electrical systems across a variety of sectors including residential, commercial office, hospitality & education.
• Data centre experience an advantage but not essential
• Demonstrable track record in the successful delivery of pre and post contract MEP cost management services 
• Knowledge and understanding of mechanical and electrical component parts of a project and overall construction costs
• Ability to advise clients on key MEP cost drivers, project costs, value engineering & benchmarking
• Feasibility and cost planning, procurement advice, tender documentation and post contract services
• Effective and efficient knowledge of a range of project procurement options 
• Ability to lead a team of MEP QS. 
• Experienced in client, consultant & contractor facing roles 
• Ability to secure repeat & new business with clients.
• Used to working to tight and ever changing deadlines
• Numerically accurate 
• Excellent Communication skills
• Outgoing, flexible, enthusiastic and ambitious


Faithful+Gould develops individuals through a portfolio of training and development activities designed to help you make the best of your abilities and talents. We provide a structured Continuous Professional Development Programme. Faithful+Gould is accredited Investors In People. 

Reward and Benefits

Faithful+Gould want to hear from you. 

Atkins offers a fantastic range of benefits, which you can tailor to suit your own health, wellbeing, financial and lifestyle choices. 

All the information you need to know is available on our dedicated benefits portal; your reward, which is available to access 24/7 from any device:

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This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance. If this is necessary it will be discussed with you at interview
If applying to this role please do not make reference to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance.

ATKINS, part of the SNC Lavalin Group, is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we value applications from all backgrounds, cultures and ability.