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Assistant Quantity Surveyor

  • Job reference: 913645
  • Location: Aberdeenshire
  • Salary: GBP40000 - GBP45000 per annum
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Building, Construction & Infrastructure
  • Date posted: 04/04/2017


  • Receiving client brief and assessing scope of works
  • Estimating, preparing bills of quantities and schedules of works for pricing
  • Dealing with tender stage subcontract and material enquiries
  • Subcontract procurement and award, producing subcontract agreements and maximising profit via price betterment/main contractor discounts
  • Attending, contributing to and taking minutes of meetings as required
  • Keeping master files of contract correspondence
  • Preparing valuations with client's, agreeing amounts for payment and ensuring invoices are prepared and issued
  • Processing subcontract payments
  • Re-measuring work using site measurement and measurement from drawings
  • Informing sub-contractors of contract variations
  • Valuing variations
  • Pricing dayworks
  • Dealing with contractual issues
  • Provision of cost advice to Design Consultants
  • Assisting with reporting on contract performance via monthly cost/value reconciliations
  • Agreeing client and sub-contract final accounts
  • Assisting with contract management duties as and when required


  • Ideally applicants will hold a BSc in Quantity Surveying however applicants currently studying towards this qualification will also be considered
  • Previous industrial work experience is required
  • Ability to take off drawings and prepare schedules of work is necessary
  • Accurate numeracy skills and a methodical approach to working is essential
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Competent IT user
  • General knowledge of the construction industry is essential
  • Valid CSCS card (desirable)
  • Valid driving licence
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