Scaffolding Careers

Commercial Manager / Surveyor


The role is immensely broad and includes anything from risk management to procurement, financial reporting and managing the supply chain.


  • Preparing new projects to handover to the production or Contract Managers; having the overview for invoicing & applications as well as booking in ensuring correct dates of handovers are recorded and additional hire is charged; managing, preparing and booking in variations.
  • Preparing monthly turnover forecasts.
  • Out of Hours Alarm Call.
  • Check Orders, Sales and Accept Jobs, checking contracts from clients.
  • Permits for Scaffolding.
  • PQQ Documents – assist in preparation of documents for submission.
  • Update Strike and Reports.
  • Purchasing for Projects, managing all costs and preparing purchases.
  • Assisting in securing new business, tender applications.
  • Assisting in chasing debt.
  • Attending regular commercial reviews with clients.
  • Managing outside organisations like NASC, SMAS, CHAS, etc.
  • Liaison between Estimating department and production.
  • OCR reports are maintained and vehicle maintained is correctly administered, including MID and driver hours (FORS)  is recorded and correct and vehicle planner.
  • Assist with labour costings and occasionally, recruitment.

Key skills

Must have a strong commercial awareness, strong client liaison skills, project management and team leadership. They also need an extensive understanding of the construction industry, flexibility and a talent for negotiation.

Application process

Directly to the company or through other traditional channels such as recruitment agencies (particularly specialist construction agencies), Jobcentre Plus, the National Careers Service, Job Boards (e.g. Indeed) or via advertisements in newspapers.

Commercial Manager / Surveyor

Expected salary

Starting salaries characteristically begin at around £20,000 and for experienced staff will be approximately in the region of £50,000.

Qualifications required

Typically, this role is filled by experienced scaffolders or quantity surveyors that have risen through the ranks of the company, or experienced surveyors from other disciplines.