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Assistant Quantity Surveyor – RC Frame Contractor

  • £25,000 - £40,000
  • Civil Engineering
  • Surrey

About the company

Established over 25 years ago and based out of their head office in Surrey, this £120 million turnover business specialises in Concrete Frames, Groundworks and Basement Construction. With satellite offices in the South West and Midlands they have a strong coverage of projects with package values ranging from £5 million up to £35 million each (currently), covering the residential, commercial, leisure and education sectors. We have been preferred suppliers to this company for over 10 years and maintain a strong relationship with all the directors of the business.

What sets this business apart is their focus on safety and rewarding their staff;

The MD takes an active role in the safety department making sure it is at the forefront of everything they do, not only to please clients but most importantly to make sure every person goes home safely at the end of every day. He is proud to stand by their safety record and the constant measures they take to maintain and improve this department.

In addition to safety, the focus on rewarding their staff is demonstrated in the constant career development that is offered and the targeted bonus structures that are in place for all the management and commercial teams. For instance, the project management bonus is several thousand pound and is paid twice a year. This is measured on a quarterly basis based on certain key performance indicators such as safety, programme deadlines and commercial statistics. This gives each PM a real gauge of what they have to do to earn each bonus and it is worth pointing out, every PM is hitting above 85% of their bonus. This is a simple example of how targeted clear reward structures benefit the individual but also the company as a whole.

About the Opportunity

Due to healthy order books and company expansion, there is need for a degree qualified Assistant Quantity Surveyor to support the Commercial Manager in the successful commercial and financial management of projects. As an Assistant Quantity Surveyor, you will be responsible for assisting with the management of costs with an end goal of maximising the project profit margin and ensuring delivery of payment whilst developing future client relationships. You will be involved from tender stage through to project completion and projects will cover a diverse range of works.

Key responsibilities will include assisting with the setting up of sub-contract packages, carrying out comparison of tenders, placing contract orders and meeting sub – contractors on site. Furthermore, the successful individual will manage sub – contractor accounts after works commence; (viewing and evaluating payments including site measurements as necessary) and will undertake general surveying of projects as required including reviewing and pricing of variations and the preparation of valuations in conjunction with Project Managers and the Commercial Director.

Within this position, fantastic training and strong career progression opportunities will be offered. This is an exciting opportunity for a driven and motivated individual to join an award winning, specialist subcontractor.

About the benefits and rewards

For this permanent position, the salary has been left negotiable as the specifics will depend upon previous experience and suitability, however successful individuals could expect to target a basic salary anywhere from £25,000 – £40,000.

Furthermore, there will be a generous package on offer in addition to the usual benefits associated with a large successful company.

About the requirements

To be considered for this position, candidates will need to be degree qualified in Quantity Surveying or similar. Additionally, candidates must have a minimum of 2 years post graduate experience and this must have been gained whilst working within the concrete frame & groundwork sector.