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Assistant Quantity Surveyor

  • Location: Liverpool, Merseyside
  • Sector: Building
  • Position: Assistant Quantity Surveyor
  • Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Package
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job reference: CM0112_1532443844
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Job description

My client is a North West Regional Building Contractor who undertake an array of Design & Build projects throughout the UK. They are a well-established business which is structured across 4 divisions turning over £200M. They have an enviable forward order book of building projects and an opportunity has arisen for an Assistant Quantity Surveyor to join their team. Your initial project will be a high rise residential scheme in Liverpool.


Reporting to the Senior Quantity Surveyor, you will assist in procurement, processing payments and other day to day duties of a Quantity Surveyor. Other duties will include;
  • Measure material/quantities required for site by analysing drawings.
  • Liaise with subcontractors for quotations.
  • Monitor and review quotations and costs and where necessary negotiate with subcontractors to secure best value and best quality adhering to budgets.
  • Prepare Subcontract orders for approval by Senior QS.
  • Prepare subcontract payments with current contracts and final accounts/ check retention value.
  • Pass quotation costs to Senior Quantity Surveyor for authorisation, approval or feedback.
  • Input cost data for subcontractors.
  • Liaise with subcontractors on site work issues.
  • Observe progress of works on site including recording any subcontract issues.
  • Attend progress meetings.
  • To consult with Quantity Surveyor for continuous mentoring support including discussing good practice and work-related issues on a daily basis.
  • Progress own minor contracts from commencement through to completion including undertaking all roles as done by a Quantity Surveyor requesting assistance where required.
  • Providing monthly budgets for own contracts.
  • Develop writing correspondence to subcontractors on site issues including ensuring specific outcomes in discussion with Quantity Surveyor.
  • Develop knowledge of filing system for subcontractor's correspondence for site.
  • Control the drawings issued from the office rack and ensure you comply with duties for placing and sorting of the drawings as required.

  • You will already have site experience
  • level of NVQ 3, A Level's, HNC, Degree or equivalent qualifications
  • Good knowledge including Microsoft Office including Outlook, Word, Excel & PowerPoint
  • Excellent communication skills both verbally and written
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Good time management skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Able to read and interpret drawings
  • Have the ability to carry out standard take offs
  • You will be ambitious, have the passion to succeed and be hungry for your next challenge

This company offers an excellent remuneration package, development plans on offer, an outstanding opportunity to progress.