Assistant Quantity Surveyor

Job Title: Assistant Quantity Surveyor
Type: Permanent
Team: Commercial
Salary: up to £30,000 depending on skills & experience of candidate
Locations: Flexible to include home working, head office working and site visits where required
Hours: 40 hours per week

As Trainee QS / Assistant QS, you will be working as an integral part of the project team. Under guidance from the Project Surveyor you will gain commercial experience whilst providing key technical support in the financial management of the project.


  • Carry out analysis of subcontract quotations, reviewing conditions/ qualifications prior to submission of a tender and preparing bills of quantities
  • Preparation of interim applications, including works executed, materials on site and works by subcontractors, plus submission to the Client’s team by the scheduled date
  • The identification, measurement, evaluation and recovery of contract variations
  • Collation of records required to substantiate additional payment and those required to defend claims received from subcontractors
  • Assisting with the procurement of subcontractors and professional services on larger projects and taking ownership of procurement on smaller projects
  • Assisting with the measurement and evaluation of claimed variations on larger projects, and agreement with subcontractors on smaller projects
  • Producing payments and issuing associated notices to suppliers and subcontractors, including measurement of works and variations executed, to assess interim and final accounts
  • Assistance with the production and submission of weekly financial forecasts, including collation of contract costs and cross checking to Accounts ledgers and other internal reports




Requirements and Qualifications

Person Specification

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure to meet tight deadlines in a busy and demanding environment
  • Ability to work independently or within a multi-disciplinary team, whilst showing clear attention to detail
  • Strong computer skills are required and experience of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word and PowerPoint) is essential

Qualifications & Experience

  • Relevant 1:1 or 2:1 Bachelor Degree (Hons), HNC/HND or other equivalent qualification


  • Previous experience of working in a similar position

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