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Assistant Quantity Surveyor

  • £35,000 - £45,000 + Benefits
  • Civil Engineering
  • London

Due to company expansion and a healthy pipeline of work, my client who is a privately owned, reputable enabling works contractor based in Central London, is recruiting permanently for an Assistant Quantity Surveyor.

If you’re looking to join a forward thinking contractor, who work on complex engineering projects throughout the City and are keen to progress in your career, please get in touch.

About the Company:

Our privately owned client is a specialist subcontractor operating in Central London, who work with a variety of residential, commercial and industrial business. Over the years, they have developed into a multi-functional group which successfully cover a number of sectors however the core functions of their business which includes deconstruction, structural alterations, temporary works and piling  contributes £40M turnover to the overall group turnover of £60M.

All of their operational and surveying team operate out of their newly refurbished central London office, which offers their employees the ability to jump on the train (if not walk) to their sites within 30 minutes. The benefit of this allows complete cooperation across all departments, creating a stream line process and team approach.

Having met with this business and several of the leadership team, I would highly recommend them to any professionals looking for a polished company that can offer them good, technical projects and fantastic career progression opportunities.

About the opportunity:

Due to company expansion, my client is recruiting permanently for an Assistant Quantity Surveyor (ideally 2 years post graduate experience), to join their strong commercial team. The purpose of this role is to support the Senior Quantity Surveyors in the successful commercial and financial management of enabling work projects and tenders.

Key Duties:

  • Prompt presentation for all applications for payment and Final Accounts, including all contractual entitlements.
  • Ensuring that all payments are received accordance with the contract terms.
  • Preparation and presentation of monthly Cost Value Reconciliations (CVR) and final cost/value forecasts.
  • Forward work schedules and cash flows.
  • Procurement, negotiation and placing of sub-contract orders.
  • Financial and commercial management of sub-contracts through settlement if Final Accounts.
  • Ensuring all contractual letters/notices are presented in accordance with the contract requirements.
  • Preparation of appropriate documentation in support of additional payments, variations, entitlements etc.
  • Commercial support to both project delivery and estimating teams within the company.

About the requirements:

In order to be considered for this opportunity, you should meet the following criteria:

  • Experience of working with a specialist enabling works contractor in the UK. Packages covered should include demolition, groundworks, basement construction, piling and RC works.
  • IT Literate, particularly Microsoft Office Applications.
  • Able to work well in a team as well as independently.
  • Be a good communicator at all levels.
  • Hold a related Degree in Quantity Surveying, Commercial Management or similar.
  • A minimum of 2 years post graduate experience.

About the benefits and rewards:

For professionals at the right level of experience, our client is offering a strong basic salary of £35,000 to £45,000 per annum (depending on how much experience gained), in addition to the usual company benefits associated with a leading civil engineering contractor.

How to apply:

If interested, please send a copy of your CV to or call 01923 750 095 to discuss further.