Assistant Quantity Surveyor

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Closing Date: 31/03/2023
Contracts Contract, Permanent
Working Hours Full Time
Locations Darlington, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar & Cleveland, Stockton-on-Tees
Salary Competitive
Company Esh Group

Job Description

Overall Objectives:

To assist the Quantity Surveyor with all commercial and contractual aspects of projects.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Work alongside a Quantity Surveying line manager on larger projects to help in all commercial aspects
  • Financially manage the whole of the project on smaller schemes with feedback and assistance where necessary from the Quantity Surveying line manager
  • Preparation of interim valuations and final accounts
  • Procurement of sub-contractors in line with target programme and company policy requirements for competency of sub-contractors, recommendations, orders, warranties, including pre-order meetings
  • Contract administration of sub-contracts (including progress meetings/delay evaluation/variations/ day works /clean up notices/damages/material waste/defects/relevant notices)
  • Timely and accurate assessment and payment of sub-contractor’s applications and issuance of payment notifications to sub-contractor, including contra charges
  • Final Account agreement of sub-contract accounts
  • Measurement of quantities both on site and from drawings, where required
  • Timely and accurate evaluation of variations/provisional sum expenditure and monitoring of the same
  • Weekly direct labour & plant subcontractor payments
  • Material cost control
  • Accurate production of internal valuations, sub-contract liabilities and cost value reconciliations in line with the commercial reporting timetable
  • Working closely with the Site Manager to monitor progress and its effect on margin and producing joint monthly preliminaries budgets
  • Ensuring good quality & accurate records are kept and maintained
  • Delay identification/notification/ in tandem with Quantity Surveying line manager

It is not possible for this document to totally encompass or define all tasks that may be required of the post holder. The outlined duties may therefore vary from time to time without materially changing either the character or level of responsibility.

General responsibilities:

  • The Group is committed to achieving a high standard of Health and Safety in all its activities and the post holder will be expected to contribute to maintaining standards to ensure compliance with all appropriate legislation
  • To take a full role in the implementation of personal development through appraisals and to participate in any identified training or development opportunities. This is a transitional role towards being a fully independent Quantity Surveyor
  • To recognise the importance of fairness and equality in the workplace, to treat everyone with dignity and respect including clients and the supply chain as well as colleagues
  • Build relationships with supply chain, colleagues, client & design team
  • Act as part of a team to deliver activities that support operational objectives
  • Manages a variety of tasks and is able to plan accordingly
  • If and where required supervises activities of Trainee Quantity Surveyor
  • Reduce cost and maximise value​

Qualifications:

  • GCSE Math & English Grade C

Personal Skills:​

  • ​Has a “can do/ will do” attitude
  • Excellent telephone skills
  • Is punctual and reliable
  • To work safely and efficiently
  • Keeps people informed of progress on key tasks
  • Displays good time management skills
  • Polite and approachable at all times
  • Is open to new ideas and listens to other people’s point of view
  • Takes responsibility for managing own performance and personal development
  • Conducts themselves in a courteous and professional manner
  • ​Communicates clearly and appropriately
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