A New Career Path: For a civil engineering quantity surveyor looking for a new direction, this position offers change whilst providing exceptional new career prospects. This is a move to an industry that remains buoyant throughout economic cycles whilst commanding high fee margins. They are a highly respected international forensic consultancy and known for providing excellent terms and conditions of employment.

Your Role: You will work alongside built environment experts to ascertain re-build, repair and replacement costs. The caseload will be diverse in scale and type encompassing transportation infrastructure, heavy civil engineering and building projects. Your findings will be used during arbitration and litigation. You will receive training and mentoring to enable you to act as an expert witness, when ready you will occasionally be required to make court appearances. In time you will scale up their surveying capability, and as the principal commercial expert within the company you will have an unhindered career path to directorship.

Location/ Hybrid Working: A national network of offices means you can be based in most parts of the UK. There is a generous amount of home working flexibility.

Company Profile: Long established and independently owned the practice has 160 staff internationally. They employ experts in the fields of civil engineering, construction, architecture, M&E, electronics, fire prevention, automotive, shipping, environmental, power and energy. Their experts are drawn directly from their respective industries and operate throughout their UK and overseas offices. They are engaged by property developers, client organisations, government agencies, legal firms, insurers, loss adjusters, utilities and manufacturers. They will ascertain the root cause of a failure or defect and cost implications.

Your Profile: A quantity surveyor or cost engineer with post contract building or civil focused experience. You will need a 2:1 or above in quantity surveying, engineering or construction management and should be chartered with the RICS, CIOB or equivalent, or be close to achieving chartered status. Your background could have been gained with a contractor or PQS consultancy. An interest in arbitration / litigation would be advantageous. Strong written and verbal communication skills are essential.

Remuneration: In addition to an attractive base salary and benefits a generous profit share scheme provides significant additional income potential.

To apply, or for more information simply email Lethaby & Cook’s civil engineering recruitment manager, Paul Cook at mailto:paul@lethabyandcook.co.uk, or call him on 020 8563 0596.