Assistant Quantity Surveyor

Job Title: Assistant Quantity Surveyor
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Reading, Berkshire
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + package
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: LHAQS207_1550052835
Contact Name: Lee Howard
Contact Email:
Job Published: February 13, 2019 10:13

Job Description

Assistant Quantity Surveyor, Berkshire - £35,000 - £40,000

My client, an award winning, privately owned, multi-disciplinary construction company that specialise in commercial, industrial and retail projects up to a value of around £50m is looking for an Assistant Quantity Surveyor to join their team in central Berkshire. The role will mainly involve management of all costs relating to the initial calculations through to final figures. The individual will seek to minimise the costs of a project and enhance value for money, while still achieving the required standards and quality - this includes ensuring statutory building regulations are met.

You will be involved in a project from the start, preparing estimates and costs of the work. 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 as well as asses viability of future sites and their potential to be improved upon.

Other key responsibilities for this position include:

  • Prepare tender and contract documents, including bills of quantities with the architect
  • Advise on a procurement strategy
  • Analyse outcomes and write detailed progress reports
  • Advise on cash-flow and funding requirements by liaising with external Fund/Bank Monitoring Surveyors
  • Contract management of sub-contractors on site
  • Perform risk, value management and cost control

Required qualifications and experience:

  • Must be well-versed in all construction methodologies and procedures
  • Provide regular reports on projects in progress and reporting actual/potential issues
  • Experience with commercial new builds
  • Have a sound understanding of construction technologies and UK Building regulations
  • Familiar with UK Planning and Building Regulations
  • Strong technical detailing skills

Within this role the successful candidate must have proven ability in delivering either commercial, industrial or retail projects. They must also be competent with presentation of complex information to the project teams together with the ability to motivate and influence through excellent interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills.

Assistant Quantity Surveyor, Berkshire - £35,000 - £40,000