Assistant Quantity Surveyor, Leading Residential Developer, Milton Keynes, U.K

Assistant Quantity Surveyor

Residential Developer

Up to £35,000 plus package

Milton Keynes, U.K


About the company:

Our client is one of the UK’s leading house builders, proud of their reputation for quality build and design, high specification and dedicated customer service. They create new, sustainable communities across England and Wales, with a portfolio of properties ranging from one and two bedroom apartments to five and six bedroom detached family homes. The design and construction of their homes blends tradition with innovation, creating quality properties and developments with contemporary living standards.


About the role:

Our client is currently looking for an Assistant Quantity Surveyor for a number of projects which will operate out of a new division in Milton Keynes. The organisation is in a very interesting position currently with regions being restructured and becoming more efficient and ultimately more productive, creating a better working environment for everyone.


Key responsibilities:

  • Cost Planning
  • Preparing various tender packages and the subsequent analysis and selection/tender recommendation process
  • Procurement
  • Preparing and compiling contract documents
  • Contract administration
  • Negotiation
  • Management and co-ordination of contractors
  • Controlling variations on a project and reporting variances in costs
  • Preparation and issuing of interim valuations
  • Processing invoices
  • Assist with final accounts
  • Liaising with Contractors and Consultants
  • Working with Project Managers to ensure all actions are met for the various projects
  • Working with Interior designers re their budgets and ensuring these are met
  • Presenting budgets / Cost Plans to the team
  • Produce cash flows and keep them up to date
  • Assist the CM with monthly reporting
  • Assist in the settlement of construction disputes
  • Valuing instructions
  • Visiting the sites regularly


Key Skills, Attributes and Experience

  • Experience of working with construction contracts and the requirements of a working site
  • A degree or equivalent in Quantity Surveying
  • Strong numeracy skills
  • Excellent IT (Word & Excel) skills
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Excellent accuracy and attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to interact with colleagues throughout the organisation and externally
  • Willingness to be flexible: the ideal candidate must be happy to work additional hours as and when required depending on the project stage and associated deadlines
  • Multi-task and work under pressure in a dynamic, fast paced and personality-driven environment



About the benefits and rewards:

  • Basic salary of up to £35,000 (depending on experience)
  • Company Car or Allowance
  • Pension
  • Healthcare



About the requirements:

  • A proactive, self-motivated and consciousness individual with a stable career history
  • A perceptive individual who, through a natural diplomacy, can influence people in a changing environment.
  • A clear thinking person demonstrating attention to detail who is well organized and can operate independently under a broad direction.
  • A team builder who can develop and maintain good relationships and gain the confidence of other professionals both within the Company and outside.
  • A broad thinker who can take a global view and has an inherent ability to ‘get the job done’.
  • Residential experience either with a Main Contractor or Residential Developer
  • Degree Qualification or equivalent
  • Enthusiastic
  • Focused


If you’re interested in finding out more, please apply to              or call 01923 750095

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