Assistant Quantity Surveyor

Job Title: Assistant Quantity Surveyor
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: City of London, London
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 179244_1547481548
Contact Name: Joanna Rogers
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 14, 2019 15:59

Job Description

An Assistant QS will provide commercial advice, support, report on and control all commercial aspects of the development or Subcontracts they are responsible for. A key part to the role of an Assistant QS is to provide commercial technical support to the Project Quantity Surveyor, Senior Quantity Surveyor and / or Commercial Manager.

The role also provides support to the Project Manager, Design and Operations team to allow projects to be safely delivered on time, within budget and achieve the highest levels of customer satisfaction targeted by management.

Assistant QS will report directly to Project QS, Senior QS or Commercial Manager (subject to size of Commercial team on Project).

Key Responsibilities:


  • Able to work and communicate effectively
  • Willing to listen and apply lessons learnt
  • Drive for continuous improvement
  • Honest and transparent
  • Demonstrates integrity and mutual respect for others
  • Able to influence others
  • Works as part of a team
  • Quality conscious
  • Demonstrates innovation
  • Willingness to take on additional responsibility
  • Punctual
  • Effectively manage their time throughout the working day
  • Demonstrate the ability to challenge decisions, resources and costs when appropriate


  • Issue and track Subcontract Tender Enquiries
  • Produce Bills of Quantities when required in the appropriate method of measurement
  • Receive and analyse basic Subcontract package Tender returns (Tender Return Analysis)
  • Inform the successful and unsuccessful Subcontractor(s) of the Subcontractor recommendation.
  • Produce basic Subcontract package Subcontract Agreement and Conditions
  • Commercially administer a basic Subcontract throughout the construction delivery process, this will involve;
    • Application for payment
    • Variation / Claims Management
    • Final Account
    • Defects Management
  • Ensure the 'Why and How' vision is upheld throughout the tender process
  • Update and monitor Subcontract liability schedule for relevant Subcontract package
  • Provide input to the monthly CVR (Cost Value Report)
  • Provide input to the PRM (Project Review Meetings)
  • Minute meetings where required in a professional and factual manner
  • Contribute to and attend financial and progress meetings with relevant parties
  • Ensure all records are produced, maintained and shared where necessary


  • 2 - 5 year Post Graduate
    • Quantity Surveying
    • Building Surveying
    • Civil Engineering
  • CSCS