Transportation Quantity Surveying Consultancy

Transportation Quantity Surveying

HCQS engineering cost management and contract administration experience makes us ideally placed to meet the specialist needs of our rail, tube, aviation, highways and mass transportation customers in the UK and in Europe. Our in-depth knowledge of the sector’s unique challenges and regulations is essential for successful, on-time, and within-budget completion of transportation projects, contributing to the development of efficient and sustainable transportation systems.

In addition to cost management, our staff in the transportation sector are well-versed in risk assessment and mitigation. They evaluate potential financial risks that may arise during the project lifecycle and develop strategies to minimize them. This includes addressing unforeseen challenges that could affect project budgets, schedules, and quality.

In summary, our quantity surveying expertise in the transportation sector goes far beyond just numbers; it’s about ensuring efficient, sustainable, and cost-effective transportation systems that benefit communities and economies in the long run.


HCQS can provide a pivotal role in the pre-contract phase of projects. We are responsible for cost estimation, budget planning, and financial analysis, ensuring that transportation projects align with available resources and meet financial objectives.

Additionally, we can help to navigate the intricate landscape of compliance, assisting in the preparation of tender documents and contributing to the selection of contractors. Our expertise in this phase is essential for setting a solid financial foundation and ensuring the successful initiation of transportation projects. Furthermore, we can contribute to value engineering efforts, seeking ways to optimise project costs while maintaining quality and adherence to industry standards.

In the post-contract phase quantity surveyors continue to be indispensable. Our role shifts to monitoring and controlling project expenses, tracking costs, and managing payments to contractors. We help ensure that the project stays within the established budget, identifying any cost overruns and implementing corrective measures when necessary.

We are also responsible for contract administration, which involves interpreting and enforcing contract terms, assessing variations, and addressing claims and disputes. Our expertise in this phase is crucial for maintaining the financial integrity of transportation projects and ensuring that contractual obligations are met.

Additionally, we play a vital role in providing financial reports and analysis, helping project stakeholders make informed decisions and adjustments as needed to keep the project on track.

We will act as the guardians of financial accountability, ensuring that projects are completed on budget and in accordance with contractual agreements.

Quantity surveyors are also deeply involved in the procurement process. They aid in the selection of contractors, assessing bids, and negotiating contracts. Their expertise ensures that transportation projects are executed efficiently and within the specified budget, while also upholding the necessary quality and compliance standards.
  • Building and civil construction including tunnelling, new stations, refurbishment etc.
  • Station and tunnel electrical and mechanical installations
  • Fire protection and detection systems
  • Communication systems
  • Signalling systems (both fixed and moving block)
  • Traction maintenance facilities
  • Property management and maintenance
  • Permanent way
  • Utilities
  • 3D modelling/BIM
  • Key role specialisations
  • Bills of quantities / estimates / cost plans for any stage of the design process using any of the transport software packages, CostOS , Candy, RIB, Vico etc
  • Commercial advice on conditions of contract
  • 3D modelling (BIM)
  • Bid support
  • Commercial administration
  • Change control
  • Labour production monitoring, control and programming, identifying and costing variations to contract
  • Supply chain management
  • Production of contract and subcontract documentation
  • Budget and cost analysis management
  • Management and pricing of variations
  • Final account resolution
  • Risk management
  • Management of contractual dispute and claim procedures
  • All aspects of contract law, including adjudication, arbitration and litigation services
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