Graduate / Trainee Quantity Surveyors Assistant

18000.00 GBP Annual
06 Sep 2017
19 Sep 2017
Job Type
Contract Type

To work for an established commercial interior design company.
You will be working alongside the Commercial Manager who is a qualified Chartered Surveyor.

Duties and responsibilities

You will be conducting on-site visits to clients to ascertain requirements and then your duties will be to:
• Maintain subcontract data base
• Maintain material supplier's database
• Assess tender documents when needed
• Take off quantities
• Prepare and issue sub-contract enquiries and assessment of quotations upon receipt when needed
• Pricing of internal fit out and minor construction related works, packages from M&E sub-contractors/specialist
• Produce full summary of sub-contractor/supplier quotations for internal team review prior to tender submission
• Prepare specifications and/or Contractors proposals
• Post tender negotiations

Post Contract
• Maintain contract documentation and advise on pre tender and post contract matters
• Preparation and issue of contractual letters to clients and /or sub-contractors
• Post contract liaison with clients
• Post contract liaison with design team
• Carry out take offs for material procurement
• Sub-contract negotiation and letting
• Preparation and submission of interim valuations
• Site measurement
• Manage and value variations
• Agreement and certification of sub-contractors interim valuations and final accounts
• Financial Sales forecasting and reporting to the Commercial Manager including Work In Progress, profit and cash flow forecasts
• Monitoring all costs for the project
• Preparation and submission of several works final account
• Agreement of final accounts

Skills and experience

To apply for this exciting and challenging opportunity you will have:
Either studied toward or have an interest in Quantity Surveying.
Be prepared to roll up your sleeves and assist in all areas of the business.
Along with:
• Knowledge of forms of contract currently used within the Building industry
• Good working knowledge of standard forms of measurement.
• Driving licence
• Good IT skills -particularly Word and Excel
• Excellent communication skills

Personal Qualities
• High degree of personal motivation
• Commercial acumen
• Ability to work as part of a close knit management team and manage numerous activities / projects simultaneously -both short and long term.
• Ability to work on own initiative and with the minimum of supervision
• Outgoing personality essential for dealing directly with Clients and their design team
• Good negotiator
• Flexibility with regard to working across all areas of the business, and hours to meet the requirements of this challenging position

• Leadership
• Enterprising and Commercial Approach
• A Planned Approach
• Taking Responsibility
• Customer Focus
• Building and Maintaining Relationships




This is a temp to perm opportunity and offers a real chance to develop and offers continued training towards a professional qualification.