Assistant Quantity Surveyor

Basic Job Overview

> Assistant Quantity Surveyor<
> SA1, Swansea, City and County of Swansea <
> Job Type: Full Time / Permanent <
> Salary: £30000 – £40000/annum plus benefits package <


Assistant Quantity Surveyor

Our client is one of the UK’s leaders and specialises in working with numerous sectors to deliver low carbon and renewable energy multi-technology generation, distribution and consumption solutions, with turnkey design, build, upgrade, renewal and delivery of energy efficiency projects, adding value to its clients in a number of ways, from high quality contract delivery to provision of funding solutions and technical consultancy services. Services include (but are not limited to): CHP, various low carbon and renewable energy solutions, energy from waste, air and ground source heat pumps, BESS, solar PV, biomass, energy centres, HIU’s, ESCo, and communal and district heating.

The business has a strong can-do ethos with a passion for making things happen. Our client has experienced a period of significant growth, and indeed is set on an envious upwards trajectory over the next 5-10 years, and consequently wishes to appoint a high calibre Assistant Quantity Surveyor. The main purpose of this role will be to ensure commercial and contractual control and co-ordination of the efforts of all parties involved in the execution of multiple complex projects running simultaneously at differing stages of the contract lifecycle. You will also provide support to other members of the commercial and quantity surveying teams, and Directors and Managers on all aspects relating to commercial activity.

The Role

* Analysis of ongoing and completed works (providing feedback on projects, and analysis of costs, budgets, cashflow, WIP and value etc.)

* Assisting in the commercial delivery and management of contracts

* Assisting with contract correspondence packages

* Using, updating, and maintaining the company’s commercial management systems, and other bespoke commercial packages to capture and report financial activities of projects.

* Assisting the commercial team on valuing works completed and reporting to management.

* Production, submission, and agreement with the client of weekly and monthly payment applications for payment and any other commercial reports as required.

* Recording project completions

* Ensure that wages and sub-contract payments are calculated and paid accurately and correctly.

* Maintain minimum working capital for projects.

* Maintain and keep up to date contract files.

* Accurately record project completions from site information and system reports

* Inputting and collating weekly cost information for profit and loss reports.

* Assisting in the production of month-end reconciliations (CVR’s)

* Conduct one-off commercial exercises and analysis as required.

* Help to develop the supply chain and sub-contractor partnering process, if necessary, to improve upon existing terms and SLA’s if possible

* Ensure a high level of teamwork and cohesion between all levels of staff.

The Person

* Educated to degree or HND level in either quantity surveying or construction commercial management, coupled with at least one years’ experience in a similar role within the aforementioned sectors, also including M&E, building services or FM etc.

* An advanced understanding of working with NEC forms of contract (option A is ideal)

* Ability to apply the knowledge and principles of quantity surveying to multiple projects running simultaneously at differing stages

* A working knowledge of basic plant, equipment, and materials

* Knowledge and understanding of procurement and general sub-contracting principles, together with the ability to draft and administer subcontracts.

* Ability to implement procedures to quantify and cost construction works, including the use of appropriate methods of measurement.

* Proficiency in administration, communication, reporting, numeracy, IT and MS Office etc

* The ability to build effective relationships at all levels both internally and externally.

* Proven ability to work as part of a team and on your own initiative.

* Enthusiasm and results focussed, with an ability to work well under pressure and to challenging or stringent deadlines.

* Effective negotiation skills with both internal and external clients and teams

A highly attractive basic salary (permanent), executive bonus and an extensive benefits package is on offer to the successful candidates, along with longevity and security of work, and significant career progression opportunity, given the company’s market leading status, and their complete dedication to continued and ambitious growth

To apply for this job please visit www.cv-library.co.uk.