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Assistant Quantity Surveyor

Posted on Jan 24, 2019 by Arcadis

Birmingham, Birmingham United Kingdom
Immediate Start
Annual Salary


Assistant Quantity Surveyor - Birmingham - Governmental Property.

** We will consider full-time or part-time candidates for this role **

If you're an Assistant Cost Consultant and ambitious to achieve your career potential, read on.

Join our team as an Assistant Cost Consultant and we'll make sure you get the experience and personalised learning support you need to take your career as far as you want it to go.

Overview of Role:

Working as part of the wider Property Sector and alongside the other Cost and Commercial teams, you will support the team in the delivery of estimating, cost planning, cost management and contract administration advice to clients and the team. Birmingham based, and on site with clients in Leicester 2-3 days a week. Working on an interesting variety of clients and projects from Education, Civic Improvement and Health care.

Our multidisciplinary team consists of project managers, architects, civil, structural and mechanical engineers and health and safety professionals, we have an enviable reputation in the delivery of such civic projects and are working closely with our clients in this industry.

The Arcadis team are working on a framework to deliver projects for key public sector clients.

As an Assistant Quantity Surveyor, you will work as a key element of this Arcadis team.

Your Day-to-Day:

  • Work within established procedures to undertake tasks relating to the cost control of projects.

  • Review financial information to identify any anomalies or discrepancies to ensure management has access to up-to-date and accurate information

  • Individually contribute to a range of professional cost management assignments and monitor and review work undertaken by more junior colleagues, to ensure programmes of work are undertaken and project milestones are met.

  • Understand and comply with all risk and compliance principles, taking standard corrective action or reporting any unsafe or inappropriate situations or wider project risks, to ensure the delivery of the project is not adversely impacted.

  • Interpret data and prepare supporting documentation such as schedules, feasibility studies and cost reports, making straightforward recommendations to support senior colleagues in their decision-making process.

  • Take a proactive role in assessing and evaluating cost and commercial management processes, sharing knowledge, identifying opportunities and providing advice to help improve processes and systems.

  • Apply technical methods and expertise to complete complex, professional level tasks as requested by colleagues, prioritising case load and interpreting established policies to effectively support the cost and commercial management function

  • Provide specialist advice and support on cost management queries to customers inside and outside the business, ensuring an efficient and high-quality provision of information to all internal and external stakeholders

  • Assist senior staff to resolve stakeholder issues by flagging issues as soon as they are encountered and suggesting appropriate solutions to contribute to client care to ensure ongoing client satisfaction

What You have to Offer:

  • Cost planning experience
  • Post-contract delivery experience
  • Buildings Cost Management experience
  • Thirst for knowledge and innovation
  • Client facing pre-contract and post-contract capability
  • Educated to degree or master's Level in Quantity Surveying or a business -related course.
  • Working towards your APC


ARCADIS is the leading global natural and built asset design and consultancy firm working in partnership with our clients to deliver exceptional and sustainable outcomes through the application of design, consultancy, engineering, project and management services. ARCADIS differentiates through its talented and passionate people and its unique combination of capabilities covering the whole asset life cycle, its deep market sector insights and its ability to integrate health & safety and sustainability into the design and delivery of solutions across the globe. We are 28,000 people that generate €2.5 billion in revenues. We support UN-Habitat with knowledge and expertise to improve the quality of life in rapidly growing cities around the world. Please visit: .

Arcadis UK now incorporates the Hyder and EC Harris brands.

At Arcadis, we trust our teams to create their own work-life balance. It means we always welcome people who want or need a flexible career. We're proud of the diverse ways of working that thrive in our community as a result.

We believe that by working together diverse people with different experiences develop the most innovative ideas. Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the heart of how we improve quality of life and we work closely with our people across six ED&I Workstreams: Age, Disability, Faith, Gender, LGBT+ and Race. A diverse and skilled workforce is essential to our success.

We offer a dynamic challenging job with international focus in a pleasant working climate, attention to education and a competitive remuneration package reflecting the seniority of the role. You will have a great deal of responsibility with endless opportunity for impact and freedom for initiatives. Given the international spread of the business a certain level of flexibility in working hours is important. We offer a fantastic working environment where you own your destiny and will be encouraged to forge a successful career. In addition, we offer some excellent benefits, such as:

  • Highly competitive salary
  • Car allowance
  • Pension, matching up to 8% after probationary period
  • Annual holiday allowance 27 days +statutory, plus the option to buy and sell
  • PMI and Income Protection
  • Life Assurance
  • Interest free Season Ticket Loan
  • Enhanced Maternity and Paternity Leave
  • Discretionary Bonus
  • Opportunity to invest in the Arcadis staff discounted share scheme
  • Refer a Friend Scheme that rewards you for every successful introduction you make


  • Degree qualified in quantity surveying or other relevant business discipline.

Reference: 629055319

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