Commercial Manager-Managing Quantity Surveyor


  • Managing and being responsible for the commercial elements of several projects running in parallel from start to finish including final account negotiations
  • Working closely with the operations and delivery team ensuring work is carried out as effectively as possible
  • Managing project cash flow
  • Identifying and managing risks and opportunities
  • Acting as a mentor to junior surveyors / project surveyors and offer commercial support and guidance to your immediate team and the wider project team
  • Managing the process of change management and contract administration with the Design Team / Client.
  •  Overseeing and assisting in managing major suppliers and subcontractors on the various projects.
  • Oversee the procurement of new suppliers & subcontractors.
  • Cost reporting – including preparation of accurate monthly Cost Value Reports for review with the senior leadership team monthly.
  • Completing pre and post contract correspondence on projects
  • Over seeing the commercial management of the projects and preparing Budgets and monitoring same with the Project Team and Senior management Team
  • Review and complete assessment of Value Engineering Opportunities on all projects


  • Essential Skills
  • Strong commercial background in main contracting
  • Previous experience working on Residential, Commercial, and Industrial or similar projects with a Main Contractor
  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of construction processes, techniques, and systems
  • Ability to coach and mentor more junior staff
  • Strong negotiator with a client focused approach
  • Ability to understand contract conditions and experience of same
  • Ability to understand the measurement of quantities
  • Highly motivated and Ambitious

Education & Experience

Hold Bachelor’s Degree in Quantity Surveying

7-10+ years’ experience in quantity surveying and commercial roles

For more information Contact Thomas at Arcon Recruitment

Thomas White Senior Construction Recruitment Consultant at Arcon recruitment

Thomas White

Senior Construction Recruitment Consultant

Thomas joined the Arcon team in January 2020, heading up the Construction and Engineering division. Thomas brings a wealth of experience with him having worked for a number of years in recruitment- both in an agency and within an in-house environment. Originally from Sligo, Thomas is now living and settled in Westport.

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