Quantity Surveying


Our quantity surveyors are exposed to a wide variety of different activities and opportunities that are carried out both on site and in the office.

Your ‘to do’ list will definitely vary depending on the different areas of the business you join. Some of the work you might expect to get involved with depending on the contract you’re involved with might include taking on-site measurements, managing subcontractor accounts, monthly valuations, invoicing, cost value reconciliations, forecasting, tendering, compensation events, final accounts, to name a few.

Joining us as a quantity surveyor will mean you’re joining a team that strives to ensure the financial success of projects – the team are extremely valuable to the business. You’ll work on a variety of contracts including cost plus, maintenance and cost reimbursable, all of which will be administered whilst working closely with the operational teams to ensure that all costs and value are captured correctly, and maximum profit are gained. You can expect to blend your time between office, site and home as we have a hybrid working policy to ensure that work-life balance is achieved.

Tarmac offers stable, long-term career opportunities as a quantity surveyor, due to the nature and size of our business and the contract model we operate for the quantity surveying team. We are impacted much less by market conditions as opposed to smaller building firms based on the size of our organisation, and our contract terms can range from short-term standalone contracts, to five or even twelve-year frameworks, giving us a reliable long-term guaranteed order book, throughout the company.

Qualifications and accreditations on offer
  • Tarmac is a Gold Standard investor in people and supports colleagues looking to progress through a blend of formal training and qualifications, alongside ‘on the job’ development opportunities
  • RICS Membership (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors)
  • Quantity Surveyor apprenticeship schemes – we offer apprenticeships to colleagues of all ages and career stages. Whether you’re 18 or 40, we’ll help you to get your degree and to become a qualified quantity surveyor with us.

Why Tarmac?

All our operational colleagues will be given a two-day induction at our National Skills and Safety Park, where our state-of-the-art facility will replicate live scenarios, so you’ll know what to expect and how to deal with it. If you’re passionate about driving safety standards and making sure people get home safe, this is the team for you.


From the bridges and roads you drive on, to the skyscrapers and houses you live and work in, Tarmac's solutions are part of the fabric of our everyday lives. Tarmac, a CRH company, is the UK's leading sustainable building materials and constructions solutions business.

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