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Assistant quantity surveyor - transportation

Job Profile

The advisory and programme delivery division delivers services to projects ranging in scale and complexity from £million’s to £20bn, through the technical disciplines of programme management, project management, project controls, scheduling, cost management, estimating, infrastructure finance, management consulting, digital consulting, education and healthcare management.

Our transportation portfolio is primarily a UK based business working in three key sectors of rail, highways and aviation.
We deliver programme, project and commercial management services to clients in mainland Europe, Africa, Middle East, India and Australasia and supporting other parts of the transportation business across the globe.
Our vision is to deliver major transportation projects as part of a global business and to establish our wide ranging consultancy as ‘credible’ and ‘preferred’ for our existing and new clients.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate, and take positive steps to create an inclusive culture.

Job Description

Due to a recent project award we have a new opportunity for an assistant quantity surveyor to join our team in Carlisle working on transportation projects within the local area.

The role will involve the following:

• Act in accordance with the project leaders instructions
• Take part in contract reviews relating to the contract with the client
• Assist in the preparation of monthly management reports
• Comply with QES system and Group/Unit directives
• Assist with the preparation of estimates and cost plans in line with the brief
• Assist in the on contract & supply chain procurement
• Assist in the development of programmes for the delivery of our services
• Assist with the preparation of standard documentation – reports, valuations, letters, financial statements etc
• Assist with the preparation of tender documents as required by procurement choice (including Bills of Quantities)
• The analysis of tenders and preparing tender reports at all stages of procurement
• Assess applications for payment in line with the contract terms
• Assist in the validation and agreement of any contractual claims
• Assist in the settlement of construction disputes and prepare and agree final accounts
• Assist with the production of lessons learned report for post contract review
• Attendance at design team and progress meetings as necessary
• Assist with the collection and analysis of cost data

Candidate Specification

We welcome applications from assistant quantity surveyors who are looking to gain hands on experience of projects and have exposure to the full project life cycle. This role will offer ongoing training and development as well as the support and mentoring needed to achieve chartership.

The successful candidate will have:
  • a degree in a Quantity Surveying subject (or equivalent)
  • the desire to work towards chartered status (MRICS)
  • flexibility in work location and travel
  • excellent report writing skills
  • ability to prioritise and able to work under pressure
  • ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with clients and colleagues
  • excellent presentation and communication skills
  • ability to demonstrate a flexible approach to work
  • proactive and self-motivated
  • effective time management
  • customer focus
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