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Assistant Quantity Surveyor

  • 45000
  • Residential Development
  • Northamptonshire

Our client are a 200m turnover business that produce bespoke quality family homes. Due to growth plans to increase by 20% over the next 2 years they require an Assistant Quantity Surveyor to join them. You will be reporting to the Head of Commercial and will be based in their offices but you will also have the option to work from home or work on a flexi time basis.


Job Purpose:

  • To assist with all aspects of controlling and reporting on company expenditure from Procurement to Final Account and to provide general administration duties.
  • The Commercial Department is responsible for monitoring and controlling expenditure on all of the Divisional developments by controlling the “cost of sales”, as well as ensuring that all Commercial policies and procedures are adhered to.
  • The post holder will be responsible for assisting in Procurement in line with programme, preparation of Budgets, Payments, Cost Value Reconciliations and the administration of Health and Safety procedures


You will have the following accountabilities:


  • With assistance from the SQS, prepare Subcontract Enquiry List for approval by Head of Commercial and Head of Construction
  • Prepare full enquiry packs and collate all tender information
  • Analyse tenders upon return and present to SQS for compliance checks
  • Prepare tender analysis, comparing individual tenders against each other and against build costs within land acquisition packs
  • Issue Health and Safety Contractor Competency for new contractors, ensuring they conform to our policies and procedures
  • Assemble Health and Safety Policies, Method Statements and Risk Assessments
  • Compile Draft subcontract Orders in liaison with SQS
  • Draft Customer Extras Sheet for Commercial Manager to agree with the Sales Director
  • Price agreed customer extras list with final sub-contractors


  • Analyse sub-contractor invoices/applications
  • Prepare interim payments for approval by Head of Commercial
  • Issue contra charges as appropriate
  • Keep Payment Record Sheets up-to-date following completion of each payment run

Cost / Value Reconciliations:

  • Input progress in to the cost to complete system
  • Assist the SQS in preparation of subcontract accruals
  • Assist SQS in carrying out Cost Value Reconciliations (CVR’s)

Other responsibilities, but not limited to:

  • Follow the change control procedure
  • Issue Variation Orders as appropriate
  • Attend site visits regularly to provide assistance and support to site staff
  • Ensure familiarity with the companies Home’s Health, Safety and Environmental policies and comply with employee responsibilities
  • Comply with company policies, procedures and instructions at all times
  • Implement new ideas and methods whilst continuing to seek ways of improving both
  • Contributing to the organisation’s goals and enhancing the reputation of the company

Experience required:

  • Qualified to a minimum level of HNC in a construction related course
  • Minimum two years experience in a similar position working on residential projects
  • The individual will ideally hold a valid and appropriate CSCS card or commit to obtaining one
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Self motivated and well organised with ability to operate efficiently with minimal supervision
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Commitment to Investment Information Security Policy
  • Commitment to Values of Integrity, Teamwork, Excellence and Respect.
  • Commitment to Zero Harm Agenda.


What’s in it for you?:

  • A competitive salary of up to £45k
  • Company car (electric or hybrid)
  • 25 days annual leave
  • 5 hour week
  • Other company benefits (discussed at offer stage


Please contact Danny – Cityscape 01923750095