Assistant Quantity Surveyor

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As an assistant quantity surveyor you will manage all costs relating to building and civil engineering projects, from the initial calculations to the final figures. Working either for the client or the contractor, in an office or on site, you'll be involved in a project from the start.

You'll seek to minimise the cost of a project and enhance value for money, while still achieving the required standards and quality. This includes ensuring statutory expected regulations are met. You would be expected to prepare estimates and costs of the work and when the project is in progress, you'll keep track of any variations to the contract that may affect costs and create reports to show profitability.


* prepare tender and contract documents, including bills of quantities with the architect and/or the client – you will work closely with the Quantity surveyor on this

* undertake cost analysis for repair and maintenance project work

* assist in establishing a client's requirements and undertake feasibility studies

* perform risk, value management and cost control

* advise on a procurement strategy

* identify, analyse and develop responses to commercial risks

* prepare and analyse costings for tenders

* allocate work to the contract managers in order to then subcontract out

* provide advice on contractual claims

* analyse outcomes and write detailed progress reports

* value completed work and arrange payments

* maintain awareness of the different contracts in current use

* Understand the implications of health and safety regulations.

* Keep a focus on the on-going cost of the project

You'll need to show:

* a practical and logical mind and a methodical way of thinking

* a creative and innovative approach to problem solving

* strong numeracy and financial management skills – predominately in relation to costing

* the ability to learn sophisticated design and costing IT packages

* the ability to write clear and precise reports and to relate complex information in a simple way to a diverse range of people

* negotiation and team work skills

* the ability to motivate and lead those on site

* Detailed knowledge of past and current building and construction technology, processes, materials, business and legal matters
  • 1
  • Negotiable
  • None
  • None
  • CV-200023
  • Permanent
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