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Assistant Quantity Surveyor

  • Location: Bicester, Oxfordshire
  • Sector: Residential
  • Position: Assistant Quantity Surveyor
  • Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job reference: 904394_1520439872
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Job description


Deliver subcontract procurement to a programme ensuring timely placed orders. Identify risks, gains, areas of design input or potential value engineering. Establish and monitor subcontract resources.

Produce sub-contractor buying analyses together with detailed back-up information identifying the package summary for approval by the Senior Surveyor and then the Commercial Manager/Project Director/Regional Director, prior to order being placed.

Assist in the production of timely CVCs ensuring preliminary and material costs/forecasts are managed.

Preparation of CVC's to be reviewed with Technical, Production and Purchasing disciplines. CVC's prepared for review by the Senior Surveyor and then the Commercial Manager/Project Director/Regional Director approval.

Produce accurate stock takes during CVC reporting period of materials on site and their values.

Produce comprehensive subcontract orders, manage their return and completion with accurate records taken.

Administer Subcontractors accounts, in accordance with the subcontracts, including valuing, re-measuring and certifying timely payments.

Attend and actively partake in Design meetings, Client meetings and Internal Team meetings, and actively drive to pursue Value Engineering options.

Assist in the agreement of contract variations, communication of their outcome, implications and the preparation of forecast final accounts.

Assist in the management of the contract finishes schedule, review and evaluation of specification costs and alternatives. Work towards closing out an accurate value engineered finishes specification delivered within the works on site.

Control and accurately report cost together with future financial projections.

Work in partnership with all departments; assist in driving communications & problem solving.

Support the Senior QS and Contract Surveyors on site throughout all aspect of their duties.


Candidates will ideally be either degree qualified or hold a similar relevant qualification, such as HNC; MCIOB. Candidates within their final year of University may be considered. It is anticipated that candidates will have a strong commercial background, which has been predominantly gained from time spent working with a reputable contractor or residential developer.

Residential experience is necessary to fulfil this role, the candidate will be exposed to sales & marketing costs, specification decision making, value engineering and will need a perspective suitable to review the delivery of a value for money privately sold scheme vs the entire preliminary/build/sales/marketing costs and of its timely handover to an external customer.