Assistant Quantity Surveyor - Top UK Rail & Civil Engineering Contractor

London (Central), London (Greater)
08 Feb 2019
08 Mar 2019
Job Type

Job Title:                    Assistant Quantity Surveyor

Reporting To:            Senior QS/Commercial Manager

Main Purpose: To efficiently and effectively provide professional surveying support to the Project Manager and his management team, implementing commercial processes and systems on projects, from tender stage to final account.

Key Tasks: The following reflect the main tasks associated with your position and are not intended to be exclusive or exhaustive

  • Provide commercial links between Site Agents, Project Managers and Senior Quantity Surveyors / Commercial Managers.
  • To ensure commercial security and control of contracts under tender and throughout the project including execution and delivery.
  • External liaison with suppliers and customers regarding project progress and contractual issues.
  • Production of commercial reports at intervals to be advised.
  • Risk analysis and control.
  • Dispute resolution and arbitration.
  • Awareness of the estimating process and budget control.
  • Compliance with Health and Safety Regulations.
  • To promote equality of opportunity throughout the Company.
  • To undertake any other reasonable duties as required.

Key Challenges:

  • Dealing with a varied managerial role.
  • Internal and external relationship building.
  • Legal aspects of contracts.
  • Autonomy within the role.

  Key Relationships:

  • Departmental relationships within the Company including Site Agents, Project and Contracts Managers, Commercial Managers and Divisional Managing Directors.
  • Inter-departmental relationships within the company, including Finance, Estimating, Administration, Human Resources, Health and Safety and Quality.
  • Customer contact regarding contractual issues.
  • Contact with relevant bodies in dispute resolution and arbitration.

Key Skills:

  • Third level qualification in Engineering or Quantity Surveying
  • Significant experience in a similar role within a Civil Engineering company
  • Experience or qualification in contract law
  • Good commercial awareness
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Key Attributes:

  • Self motivated for an autonomous role.
  • Team worker.
  • Tenacity – ability to stay focused on an issue until it is solved.
  • Social, environmental and legal awareness.
  • Problem solver and critical thinker.
  • Ability to make informed judgements and convey these to the team.

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