About the client: My client are one of the largest specialist dry lining contractors in the UK, with a turnover in the region of £65m. They provide a range of dry lining services to clients in London and the South East, covering both residential and commercial developments. Their portfolio of delivered projects range in value from £500k to £21m and include major hospitals, education facilities, airports, stadiums, shopping centres and some of the UK’s most prestigious commercial and high-end residential buildings.


The Role:

We have an opportunity available at Assistant Quantity Surveyor level to join our commercial team as part of one of our distinguished projects. You will form a crucial part of the project team, assisting with all commercial aspects of projects to ensure they are delivered to programme and achieve or exceed target margins.

Responsibilities include;

  • Attend formal handover meetings between pre & post contract teams.
  • Maintain an awareness of the key responsibilities and obligations of subcontracts and an understanding of the work scopes to advise site teams.
  • Assist in the thorough interrogation of tenders and the preparation of detailed tender summaries.
  • Regularly and accurately monitor comprehensive preliminaries budgets and targets (relative to the tender summary)
  • Assist in establishing, setting, monitoring & paying against comprehensive labour and materials budgets and targets using company cost management system.
  • Assist in the early preparation of quantified material/component schedules for both ordering/loading purposes and also to enable the negotiation of optimum rates.
  • Assist in the comprehensive management of the project variation account, maintaining a ‘rolling’ final account where all variations are identified, acknowledged, valued and recorded.
  • Assist in the preparation & submission of all applications for payment in accordance with the relevant subcontract conditions. Ensure preliminaries, measured works, variations (incl. EOT’s & claims) and materials on site are valued properly and presented with sufficient substantiation and anticipated final values.
  • Assist in the timely and accurate monitoring, updating, receiving, forecasting and reporting of project cash flow (income & expenditure).
  • Assist in ensuring that all notices and payments (including retention release) are fair and received on time and in accordance with the subcontract.
  • Assist in accurately preparing all internal reporting (inc. CVR, internal valuation, MOS).
  • Assist in tendering, letting & administering subcontract packages.
  • Assist in the timely submission and agreement of final accounts.
  • Preparation for and attendance at Job Progress Report /Cost Value Reconciliation review meetings

About You

  • Degree qualified (or working towards) in quantity surveying/other relevant business discipline.
  • Previous quantity surveying experience (minimum 1year)
  • Proven trade contractor experience, preferably drylining.
  • Strong interpersonal skills – capable of maintaining strong working relationships internally and with our clients.
  • Proactive and keen learner with the drive to develop your career


  • 40hrs per week, 8.00am to 5.00pm
  • Hybrid working (site/office/home)
  • 26 days holiday per annum + Bank Holidays
  • Family healthcare cover
  • 5% pension
  • Life Assurance
  • Income protection
  • Company funded travel insurance
  • Optional Flexible Benefits: Dining Card, Gym Membership, Cycle to Work, Holiday Trading (buy or sell up to 4 days), Health Cash Plan, Dental and Critical Illness Insurance, Partner Life Assurance, Car Leasing and Discounts & Cashback
  • 1 paid day for volunteering

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