Assistant Quantity Surveyor - Social Housing

Posted on Jan 18, 2019 by Anonymous

Waltham Abbey, Essex United Kingdom
Real Estate
Immediate Start
£29k - £30k Annual

Assistant Quantity Surveyor - Social Housing

Waltham Abbey

£29,000 - £30,000

General Overview:

The role of the Assistant Quantity Surveyor is to proactively support the QS / Senior QS on the successful management and control all aspects of the commercial, financial and contractual elements of the designated projects in order to control and maximise the company's profitability, protect the companies legal and contractual obligations under the contract and to manage proactively the control of all commercial issues. Reporting to the Senior Quantity Surveyor

Main Responsibilities/Duties Include:

* To assist the QS with commercial administration and management on a number of live projects or projects at pre-construction phase
* To attend college or further education (where offered or applicable) in line with company procedures
* Sub-contract procurement and commercial management
* Process subcontractor requests for payment and issue of notices in line with the HGCRA
* Compile valuations with QS
* Prepare internal valuations to determine accurate cost reports
* Management and control of sub-contract accounts and variation accounts
* Change management control
* Preparation of documentation and the like for valuation, procurement or commercial administration
* Assisting and liaising with the buyers on materials procurement and buying opportunities
* To support the QS in the management the day to day cost control, monitoring and reporting
* Develop an understanding of the designated contract, specification and pricing ensuring compliance with conditions throughout
* Assist the QS with subcontractor selection and ensure the chosen subcontractor has the appropriate order and information to carry out their work
* Assisting the QS over contractual issues and take action as required
* Measure progress assist in submitting valuations, final accounts and retention release, and monitor receipt of payment in a timely manner
* Where appropriate, assist with estimates and negotiations for future projects or phases
* Logical and auditable collation of supporting financial documentation
* Attend project and company related meetings
* Ensure the company is neither compromised nor disadvantaged by a contractual or financial arrangement
* Manage the costs on a project to ensure both the company and the client is fully advised of the cost situation
* To liaise with all staff, clients, consultants and residents in a professional manner
* Assist in ensuring company is in line with Health & Safety procedures, to protect your safety and others around you
* Ensure timely cash flow management for the Client and the group, and the supply chain
* Assisting the development and training of trainee surveyors
* Any other reasonable management request


* Relevant degree in Surveying
* Experience within a surveying position
* Excellent verbal communication skills
* Good level of numeracy
* IT skills - MS Office, Excel, Project, Word etc.
* Flexibility
* Ability to work under pressure
* Working to deadlines
* Organised


* Industry knowledge
* Post graduate experience within a surveying position

For more information please contact Richard Wass on (phone number removed)

Linsco is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy

Reference: 620368850

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