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Project Quantity Surveryor


Manchester, United Kingdom

Arup is an independent firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists offering a broad range of professional services. Through our work, we make a positive difference in the world.

You will be part of a team responsible for the successful delivery of our design commissions for our major clients including Network Rail, contractors (in a design and build context) and other agencies such as Train Operators, Councils, Passenger Transport Executives and academic institutions.

Current multidisciplinary projects include Transpennine Route Upgrade – West of Leeds, major depot remodelling, the Intercity Express Programme (IEP), Paddington to Old Oak Common Remodelling GRIP Stage 5-8 for Carillion, Market Harborough Line Speed and Station Improvements Project GRIP 4-8 for Carillion, and numerous GRIP Stage 1-4 commissions for Network Rail, TfGM and TfN.


• Ensuring excellence in the support of the commercial elements of multidisciplinary rail tenders, contracts and project delivery

• Ensuring collaborative engagement and management of our supply chain, contract management and governance.

• Sharing knowledge, best practice and innovation across our business, providing guidance and feedback with other related disciplines and skills, locally and across the UK.

• Managing your own personal development utilising our in house and external training opportunities

Requirements and skills

Experience in proactively managing the commercial aspects of multidisciplinary rail design projects, including change control, invoicing, credit control and project forecasting and reporting processes.

Competence in change control, forecasting and Earned Value reporting.

Competence in the tracking and understanding of project design costs, evaluation and invoicing for Lump Sum, Time Basis and Target Cost contracts.

Computer literate with experience of software tools (Excel, Word, scheduling, etc.) for dash-boarding and summary task reporting

Knowledge of industry standard forms of contract and conditions of engagement for Arup services and sub-consultants for Rail projects.

Experience in preparing the financial / commercial elements of tender submissions.

Understanding and application of risk assessment processes and the management of contingency.

Knowledge of finance systems and reports

• An appropriate HND, university degree or equivalent qualification.

• An associate member of the RICS / APM would be an advantage.

Reward and Benefits:

We offer a competitive salary at all levels, and one of the best benefits package in our sector.

Core benefits include cover under the UK Healthcare Plan (private medical insurance), Life Assurance, Accident Insurance, and Income Protection (long term disability) cover. Core benefits are funded by us and made available to all permanent staff in order to support and safeguard your financial, physical and mental wellbeing. You will also have access to a grade-related Flexible Benefits Fund which you can choose to take as extra cash, or spend on a wide range of Choice Benefits to help with your work/life balance and financial security.

In addition all permanent employees are eligible for the Global Profit Share scheme. Subject to scheme rules employees can receive two Profit Share payments per year, which are dependent on the firm’s financial performance.


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