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  • UK, North West, Cumbria
  • from £25,000 to £35,000 per year
  • Permanent
  • Full time
  • Years Exp: 5

Job Title: Assistant Quantity Surveyor  

Location: Cockermouth, Cumbria  

Salary : £25,000 -£30,000  

As a Quantity Surveyor you will be responsible for monitoring the control of costs, maximising revenue, minimising liabilities, and maintaining the required standard of financial recording on a variety of projects  


Main responsibilities  


Achieve the appropriate commercial result for projects through the provision of accurate financial reporting.  

Build and maintain working relationships with the supply chain and clients.  

Manager subcontractor supplier accounts, financially and contractually. Monitor subcontractors against the programme. Negotiate final accounts.  

Place supply chain orders in accordance with the procurement schedule.  

Complete measurements and valuations of work executed, ensuring that they meet the conditions of the contract.  

Ensure payments to Sub Contractors and Supplier are made to the terms and work in progress cash targets.  

Ensure that the company is compliant with all contractual requirements.  

Monitor project expenditure against budget.  

Provide analysis of cost over-run and cost projections.  

Exploring opportunities to maximise value and minimise cost.  

Liaise with clients on commercial issues, including agreement of variations, claims and additional payments.  

Identify legitimate contractual claim situations and prepare suitable and documentation to clients.  

Strive for continuous improvement within the commercial process and your area of responsibility  

Abide by all business compliance requirements in line with Company policies  


Skills & Experience required  


Prior pre and post contract experience in a construction QS role working on major projects  

Strong understanding of modern building techniques, plant and equipment and an appreciation of logistical needs/issues  

Strong understanding of construction contract conditions  

Appreciations of the impact of cost in the completion of a programme and development of a construction solutions  

Educated to degree level in Quantity Surveying/Commercial Management or equivalent qualification  

Full Driving License  

Advanced knowledge in Microsoft Office (Excel, Project, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook) and database software

  • Quote ref: 4762/23783

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