Senior Quantity Surveyor

Senior Quantity Surveyor

£56,430 - £66,963 plus £5,000 London allowance and excellent benefits
Based in London with regular travel overseas

At FCDO Services, we protect information, assets and people for government-level customers in the UK and around the world. So the quantity surveying work we can offer, to experienced professionals like you, is not only technically very diverse but also involves regular travel overseas.

At FCDO Services, we design and construct secure government buildings, courier diplomatic packages worldwide, safeguard government tech, and a whole lot more. Our work is as varied and vital as it gets, but we never lose sight of our people. Their skills, aspirations and growth mean as much as the global mission we're on. In our world, it all matters.

Join our highly skilled Engineering and Operations surveying team. Gain exposure to a broad range of cultures. Work on iconic and unique buildings in all kinds of interesting places. And watch your career go from strength to strength.

Bring your expertise to all corners of the globe

As a senior professional within the quantity surveying team you will be responsible for providing high-quality cost management and contract administration advice. The projects will range in value from £250k to £100m and utilise the NEC suite of contracts. It’s a role where no two days are ever same and where you will be regularly presented with unique and challenging situations to develop your skills. Based in London and typically working as part of a multi-disciplinary team, you will also be required at times to travel alone to another part of the world working autonomously and making key decisions on your own initiative.

Throughout, you’ll be doing everything you can to solve problems, capture and define customer objectives, and ensure each project meets its end objectives.

Take your quantity surveying skills to the next level

We’re looking for a Chartered Quantity Surveyor (MRICS or FRICS) with significant post-qualification experience and a proven track record of leading on cost management for design and construction teams. Strong communication and people skills are important, as you’ll be engaging regularly with customers, stakeholders and end users as well as other professionals within your team. You’ll also need some experience of design software including AutoCAD and REVIT.

Boost your career – and make a positive impact on the world

Our customers, who include the Foreign Commonwealth & Development Office, look to us to respond with speed, agility and innovation to security challenges that change constantly. This gives every job here added significance and provides you with an ideal environment in which to hone your technical expertise.

Working with us you’ll help keep people, information, and assets safe around the world. It’s a role you can feel proud of; and we aim to make every part of your career just as rewarding. That’s why when you join us, expect to receive a competitive salary, generous holiday entitlement and a Civil Service Pension. Along with this, you’ll also have access to training and other development opportunities to help grow your career with us. Our offices have an on-site gym, nursery, café, and restaurant, and we offer interest-free loans on season tickets and bikes to help you get there. It's a great set of benefits made to support all you do, and all you need.

All our employees have to be security cleared before joining us, so you will need to undergo a vetting process if you're sucessful in your application. This role would require you to undergo Developed Vettiong (DV) clearance. You can find out more about vetting on our website.

To find out more about this role, our benefits and our organisation, please visit

London based posts attract a Location Allowance of £5,000 per annum.
FCDO Services are regulated by the Civil Service Commission.

Job summary

£56,430 - £66,963 plus £5000 Location Allowance and excellent benefits
London KCS
Closing Date
07 June 2024 at midnight

Further information

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  • 1.  Role Profile
  • 2.  Extra Information
  • 3.  Civil Service Recruitment Principles
  • 4.  Civil Service Code