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Morgan Sindall Construction and Infrastructure
Vacancy title
Managing Quantity Surveyor
Contract type
Full time permanent
London / Peterborough

Managing Quantity Surveyor 

Location: London 

Talented people are the key to our success 

*Morgan Sindall has a commitment to sourcing candidates directly and as such we do not accept speculative CV’s from agencies.*

About us: 

Would you like to work for a progressive and ambitious company which is also one of the most successful within the UK construction and infrastructure industry?  

Morgan Sindall provides national construction and infrastructure services to private and public sector customers across a comprehensive range of markets. We aim to create great results for our customers, partners and ourselves. 


We have a fantastic opportunity within our Rail & Electrification business for an ambitious and talented Managing Quantity Surveyor to work on the Kings Cross fraemwork. 

The successful candidate will be joining the existing team of passionate and dedicated professionals. Working with our Infrastructure business, previous commercial experience within a Rail environment is a must. 

There is a requirement to strengthen the commercial team across our Kings Cross framework, to manage and control the commercial aspects of the project. 

We are looking for people who share our passion for the project at hand whilst also being able to work within a fun and hardworking team environment. 


As a Managing Quantity Surveyor you will:

  • Provide accurate financial reporting on individual projects
  • Collate, review financially and report on other projects within her/his remit
  • Supervise, support and advise direct reports
  • Place subcontracts in accordance with the main contract and Morgan Sindall policies and procedures
  • Advise other project surveyors of opportunities to maximise values and minimise costs.
  • Ensure direct reports follow the correct procedures
  • Monitor sub-contractor against programme and ensure direct reports do likewise and offer advice and support on problem areas
  • Monitor internal expenditure against budget and ensure direct reports do likewise 

Already experienced in a commercial role, you will hold a BSc or HND in Quantity Surveying or other equivalent commercially related subject. You will have a comprehensive level of commercial experience preferably with a contracting organisation.

The Projects:

Kings Cross - Kings Cross Remodelling is a key rail scheme on the Governments Railway Improvement Programme. King’s Cross station throat and approaches are to be remodelled including new track layout, new Overhead Line Electrification (OLE) and modified platforms to suit to modified track layout, and a new conventional signalling system controlled from York Regional Operating Centre (ROC). Key benefits following the works will be an increase in the reliability of Track, Signalling and Control System assets. This Project is due for completion for 2020

Werrington Grade Separation Junction - Morgan Sindall is designing and building a new two-track railway line, more than 3km in length, under the East Coast Main Line at the Werrington Junction that will enable high-speed trains to pass over the Great Northern Great Eastern Line. Existing Stamford Lines will be widened to the west to create four tracks. The central pair of tracks will then dive into a new underpass, below the ECML, and rise to meet the GNGE line approximately 600m after.

Site investigations are well underway and Morgan Sindall is currently taking the GRIP 4 Design through to GRIP 5. Main site works are planned from late Summer 2018 until completion in Spring 2021.

Huntingdon - The Huntington to Woodwalton Fourth Tracking include detailed design development and subsequent construction for the reinstatement of a fourth track (the up slow) to the East Coast Mainline (ECML) between Huntingdon North Junction and Woodwalton Junction. This will provide additional capacity to the ECML and allow freight and suburban passenger services an alternative path which will allow high speed services to pass.

Other works associated with the permanent way reinstatement will also form part of this project and will broadly include; environmental mitigations, embankment stabilisation, drainage works, strengthening and adaptations to existing structures and alterations to the existing railway systems (OLE, E & P, Signalling, Traction Power and Telecoms).

The completion of the project is December 2020.

About our Rail & Electrification Team 

Our customers benefit from the multi-disciplined service we offer in the high speed and underground rail sectors with expertise covering electrification and civil engineering as well as building capabilities including structures, lineside infrastructure, station enhancements and new build.

Our team consists of more than 275 staff - including safety critical staff certified up to engineering supervisor competence level. We work across the UK and Scotland with offices in London, Ware, Rugby, Stoke and Glasgow.

We are a leading provider of construction and isolation services to the rail industry, offering design and build 25kv overhead line and light rail electrification systems, complemented by our own fleet of specialist rail plant.


Our Electrification team provides services across the UK, with a base in Ware, Hertfordshire supported by a specialist electrification training centre and plant depot at Swynnerton, Staffordshire, and Scotland depot at Larkhall, South Lanarkshire.


Our expertise is focused not only on effective project delivery but also on minimising railway user and environmental disruption through innovative working practices.  These include ‘live launch’ bridge construction - where bridges are installed while railways beneath remain operational and ‘offline’ construction and modularisation techniques within stations.



Morgan Sindall is an equal opportunities employer and has been accredited with the Positive About Disabled People ‘Two Ticks’ accreditation.  We are also an Investors in People company.


Morgan Sindall is unable to employ anyone who does not have the legal right to live and work in the UK.

In the recruitment process all applicants are required to provide the necessary right to work information and documentation.

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