Assistant Quantity Surveyor - Lancashire

Job Ref:  LA 2306

Industry:  Commercial

Salary:  Excellent Salary and Benefits

Location: United Kingdom

Job Type: Permanent

Posted: Jul 23, 2020

Job Profile

Reporting to the Commercial Manager or Senior Project QS, the assistant QS will take ownership of site specific commercial activities, taking responsibility for project packages and possibly total ownership of one large part of a scheme (envelope or externals and ground or prelims) and reporting, supply chain and end to end delivery service.
The role will have input within bid management and estimating, as well as the support to the commercial leads for overall strategy of the UK business unit.
The role will require a passion for first class delivery, implementing best practice and continuous improvement and promoting the Company externally.


• Responsible for developing, implementing and reviewing effective commercial practices within a project.
• Timely & accurate applications for payment compliant with the contract, Housing Grants Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 if appropriate.
• Ensure cash management is effected.
• Maintaining Risk Management processes and procedures.
• Ensure proper & timely notification o Contract or Insurance events.
• Contractual correspondence.
• Preparing accurate & prudent cost/value analysis.
• Budget preparation.
• Approving Interim & Final account measurement.
• Approving pricing & Rating variations.
• Obtaining appropriate Extension of Time.
• Management, interim & final account agreement of sub-contractors.
• Good quality & accurate records are kept.
• Drafting Claims (where appropriate) for approval prior to submission.
• Maintenance of cost control systems for demonstration to clients (where required).
• To produce Project Procurement Strategy Documentation.
• To produce Project Value Enhancement Plans.
• To ensure the effective performance management & development of his/her direct reports and the effective organization of everyone within the commercial activity of the project.
• To assist in the provision of commercial appraisal of a project foe external audit purposes.
• Accountable for specific areas of responsibility and deliverables and manages the associated risks.
• Delivers activities to support operational objectives for their specific contract, project or specialism.
• Inputs to planning activities with horizons of typically 6 months to one year.
• Operates within agreed operational and/or management guidelines.
• Interacts with clients or users around specific work efforts and deliverables.
• Supports delivery of Health & Safety policy and standards.
• Manages the activities of others to meet deadlines and quality standards taking account of impact outside area of responsibility.
• Focus of work is predominantly against defined targets but performs a range of tasks from complex to straightforward.

Your profile

Ideally you will have the following qualifications and competencies:
• Degree at BSc. level in Quantity Surveying or other relevant subject
• At least 2/3 years commercial/QS experience.
• Good commercial and financial knowledge at project and corporate/regional level
• Good knowledge of various forms of contracts, estimation and cost-control processes
• Strong communicator; has presence and maturity; calm and tactful.
• Shows initiative in resolving problems
• Understands and seeks to minimise waste in resources and processes
• Delivers a reliable and timely output of work to meet requirements
• Willingness to be involved in other activities to achieve company objectives
• Inspires, challenges and motivates others

The Salary & Package

Please contact me for more details

Contact Details

If you are interested in the role and would like to apply or discuss the role and project in more detail please either email me or call me on +44 7973 460391.


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