Quantity Surveyor

F - £37,603-£45,114 (Dependent upon qualifications, skills and experience)
Closing date
29/01/2021, 12:00
All Hours required
Full-Time - 37 Hours

In the  role of Quantity Surveyor, you will be responsible for the successful delivery of full quantity surveying services on a variety of different construction and maintenance projects and will play a key role in ensuring that value for money is achieved on all Estates projects and initiatives.

The role will be based within the Scottish Prison Service (SPS) Headquarters, based within Edinburgh, however there may be a requirement for you to work from home and other SPS sites and locations. There may also be an opportunity for you to work from a SPS site closer to home. 

Assisting the Senior Quantity Surveyor and Head of Commercial Management in the delivery of an efficient and effective quantity surveying service across the SPS.
Providing cost advice and estimates to support the preparation of feasibility studies, option appraisals and business cases for prospective projects and other Estates initiatives.
Delivering pre and post contract quantity surveying tasks on allocated projects, including preparing project budget estimates and cost plans; cash flow forecasting; advising on and preparing tender documentation; analysing and reporting on tenders received; cost control and cost reporting during site operations; preparing interim valuations; pricing and agreeing variations; advising on disputes; preparing and agreeing Final Accounts.
Providing quantity surveying services and commercial assistance to local maintenance teams, to assist them in the delivery of planned maintenance programmes/projects and capital minor works projects.
Providing quantity surveying services and commercial assistance to facilitate the procurement and administration of local and National Maintenance Contracts.
Line managing, training and developing Assistant/Graduate quantity surveying staff.
Person Specification

SPS recruitment and selection practice is based on the fundamentals of our Behavioural Competency Framework. This identifies behaviours and standards required both of applicants seeking to join us, and our staff in their respective roles. Assessment of specific behaviours, of which there are twelve, will be determined by the role you are applying for. Whilst it is unlikely you will be assessed on all of them , you will be assessed on these identified as key to role.

Qualifications Requirements

Qualified to Degree level, or above (or equivalent), in Quantity Surveying.


Membership of the RICS or actively working towards full membership status.



Experience Requirements

Delivering Services

Experience of delivering quantity surveying services on a variety of complex projects and programmes, within a multi-site/multi-buildings environment.


Leading and Supporting

Experience of providing leadership, support and direction to others and teams, with the ability to influence and empower others to deliver strategic outcomes.



Knowledge Skills Requirements

Problem Solving and Decision Making

Excellent analytical and decision making skills with an ability to recognise problems and reach sound and balanced decisions and implement solutions.


Planning, Implementation and Control

Evidence of your excellent organisational skills, demonstrating your ability to prioritise, forward plan, manage competing demands, and work under pressure to ensure outputs are delivered within organisational timescales.


Building and Maintaining Relationships

Accomplished people management skills with the ability to build and maintain effective, working relationships with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders.


Communication Skills


Excellent communication skills, with the ability to convey information both verbally and in writing, ensuring it is presented in a manner which is accessible and understandable to a variety of audiences and readership.



Behavioural Profile
Written Exercise
Vacancy Information Booklets:

This opportunity is closed to applications.