Assistant Quantity Surveyor

Assistant Quantity Surveyor

Location Tyne & Wear
Job Type Permanent
Salary £25k - £35k + benefits

Job Description

Purpose of the role

To proactively support the QS / Senior QS on the successful management and control all aspects of the commercial / financial and contractual elements of the designated projects in order to control and maximise the company’s profitability, protect the companies legal and contractual obligations under the contract and to manage proactively the control of all commercial issues.

Key responsibilities

  • To assist the QS with commercial administration and management on a number of live projects or projects at pre-construction phase
  • To attend college or further education (where offered or applicable) in line with company procedures
  • Sub-contract procurement and commercial management
  • Compile valuations with QS
  • Prepare internal valuations to determine accurate cost reports
  • Management and control of sub-contract accounts and variation accounts
  • Preparation of documentation and the like for valuation, procurement or commercial administration
  • To support the QS in the management the day to day cost control, monitoring and reporting
  • Develop an understanding of the designated contract, specification and pricing
  • Assist the QS with subcontractor selection and ensure the chosen subcontractor has the appropriate order and information to carry out their work
  • Process subcontractor requests for payment and issue of notices in line with the HGCRA
  • Assist in completing a monthly cost / valuation report and cash flow
  • Where appropriate, assist with estimates and negotiations for future projects or phases
  • Logical and auditable collation of supporting financial documentation
  • Attend project and company related meetings
  • Ensure the company is neither compromise nor disadvantaged by an contractual or financial arrangement
  • Manage the costs on a project to ensure both the company and the client is fully advised of the cost situation
  • To supervise with all staff, clients, consultants and residents in a professional manner
  • Assist in ensuring company with Health & Safety
  • Sufficiently manage the financial aspects of the project to ensure the correct safety equipment is used at all times
  • Be responsible for your safety and others around you
  • Ensure timely cash flow management for the Client and the group, and the supply change
  • Assisting the development and training of trainee surveyors
  • Maintaining and developing professional relationships with the Client, to help future business development

To be successful for this role, you must have:

  • Post Graduate Experience with in a surveying role
  • Up to date relevant knowledge of Health and Safety legislation
  • Excellent verbal communication skills
  • Team commitment
  • A good level of numeracy
  • Demonstrates eye for detail and commitment to delivering excellent standards
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Effectively manage time to meet deadlines
  • Professional attitude and approach to work
  • Ability to competently operate MS Office (Word, Excel, and Project)
  • Current and Valid UK driving licence


Our client prides themselves on being a great place to work. As the market leader in their industry they want to ensure that they attract, motivate, and retain the best people who can deliver the best service for our customers.

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