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Date Added: Sat 15/06/2024

Assistant Quantity Surveyor

Reading, RG1, UK
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Job Type: Permanent, Full Time

Salary: £32000 - £35000/annum plus package

You will assist in the management of commercial responsibilities on the framework in order to maximise profit and control costs. You will Assist the Quantity Surveyors and Senior Quantity Surveyors with a range of commercial aspects of local contacts to maximise profit and control costs.


Process and produce transparent weekly and monthly cost value reconciliation process to ensure that accurate and timely information
Capture and allocate all relevant costs and liabilities.
Maintain long term relationships with internal and external teams for transfer of information within parameters to ensure that relationships are maintained to meet the needs of the business.
Assist in managing opportunities and risks to the business ensuring deviations from working practice are identified and highlighted.
Assist the Quantity Surveyor in the development of commercial tenders, offers and contracts and formal engagement with other companies.
Identify and escalate inappropriate costs and continuously monitor which should be transferred between business streams and contract cost centres where necessary.
Identify commercial risks ensuring they are escalated to the Quantity Surveyor for the purpose of submitting early warning notices where appropriate.
Record and track insurance claims
Ensure contract data and records are appropriately maintained and kept up to date
Capture and report direct labour payments; assist in drafting and awarding sub-contracts and assessing tenders.
Share learning and commercial best practice to encourage continuous improvement;
Compliance with Health, Safety, Quality and Environmental policies, procedures and standards
Compliance with Clancy driving standards policy.
Relevant degree in construction or commercial managementExperience/Skills/Knowledge/Personal Attributes

Working in a complex team environment
Experience of sub contractor management.
Commercial awareness.
Understanding of NEC3 forms of contract
Thorough understanding of relevant construction and contract law
Communication skills.
Analytical and investigation skills
Problem solving skills
Advanced excel skills
Able to prioritise own workload;
Act in a truly collaborative fashion and inspire others to do the same;
Be proactive in identifying and promptly escalating issues as necessary;
Demonstrate resilience if there are setbacks;
Be accountable and take personal responsibility for resolving problems;
Constructively challenge;
Be trusted by all stakeholders to provide clear and unambiguous commercial information;
Promote a commercial team culture that works for all partners and respects & understands the commercial requirements of all stakeholders
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