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Ford & Stanley Recruitment

Are you ready to utilise your commercial acumen and leadership skills and

Situation: The Civils & Infrastructure division at Ford & Stanley are proud to be working with one of the rail industry’s most exciting rail consultancies. My client are looking for an Senior Commercial specialist (Senior Quantity Surveyor or Senior Commercial Manager) to take the reins of the day-to-day commercial operations (client side) across a number of rail projects such as Rugby Parkway project & Welborne Railway Station project.

Opportunity: This is an opportunity to work across a number of prestigious rail projects, as well as having an opportunity to get your foot in the door with a company recognised and awarded for being a great place to work. As a business, they are committed to investing in their employees and as such you will be encouraged to take your career to the next level. With a modern and vibrant HQ based in the centre of Birmingham and a flexible working policy, this is a business that you could certainly commit your long-term future to!

Responsibilities of the role:

  • Lead a team of quantity surveyors working on rail projects and providing guidance and support as needed to internal and external customers.
  • Collaborating with project managers, rail engineers, architects, and other stakeholders to ensure rail project objectives are met.
  • To provide procurement advice and work with customers to develop estimates, tender documentation, process and evaluation tools.
  • To provide technical support on contract interpretation, negotiation and wider commercial strategies for internal and external customers.
  • To lead and continuously improve change management, commercial forecasting and reporting, working closely with other functions.
  • Ensuring compliance with relevant regulations, standards, and contractual obligations, including those specific to rail infrastructure and government procurement processes.
  • To seek out opportunities to add value in customer delivery and future propositions.

Location: Birmingham with hybrid working (occasional site visits)

Who would be right for the role?

Essential: 5+ years of quantity surveying experience

Essential: Rail experience would be beneficial, civils (NEC) experience as a minimum

Essential: Well-rounded commercial acumen, having managed a project from implementation through to final accounts

Essential: Demonstrable team leadership experience

Essential: BSc in Quantity Surveying or equivalent qualification

Desirable: Associate or Chartered Member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)

What’s on offer:

  • £50,000 to £70,000 basic salary
  • Pre-tax electric car scheme through salary sacrifice.
  • Yearly profit share bonus (Equal share of 10% of company profits)
  • Yearly Salary Review (October)
  • 25 days holiday + Bank holidays
  • 5 days paid leave for emergency dependants leave.
  • Private Medical Insurance, with the option to add family members for an additional fee.
  • Income protection
  • Life insurance – 4x annual salary.
  • Corporate Eyecare scheme
  • Paid professional subscription
  • Competitive pension – matched to 6%
  • Fully paid emergency childcare scheme
  • Genuine flexibility over working hours
  • Various discount schemes via an online portal

About Ford & Stanley Group: Ford & Stanley Group are in the business of people and performance. Our mission is to create one million better workdays through facilitating great recruitment, leadership and occupational mental fitness. Ford & Stanley Group Ltd is a Disability Confident Committed employer and is committed to a policy of equal opportunities for all opportunity seekers. We shall adhere to such a policy at all times and will review on an ongoing basis all aspects of recruitment to avoid unlawful or undesirable discrimination. We will treat everyone equally irrespective of sex, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership status, age, disability, colour, race, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief or political beliefs and we place an obligation upon all staff to respect and act in accordance with the policy.


    • Job type: Permanent
    • Location: Birmingham
    • Date posted:
    • Salary:£60000 - £70000

    This opportunity is being managed by:

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    Jake Benn

    Senior Recruitment Consultant