Assistant Quantity Surveyor
Water (Non - Infrastructure)
£25k - £35k + Benefits

Quantity Surveyor

Ref: 398| Posted: 17th Jun 2024

Wanted – Quantity Surveyors (All Levels) (AQS / QS / Senior QS) – Water Sector –  Thames Valley Region – Reading / Remote Working mix

Our client is one of the UK's most successful Tier 1 building & civil engineering main contractors, with a very stable and fast growing forward order book.

Opportunity to join a leading tier 1 civil engineering main contractor, working on Water sector (Non-infrastructure projects - “Water Treatment Plants / Water Assets etc”) for their client Thames Water, covering the (Berkshire / Oxfordshire areas) + some remote / home working.

Ideal opportunity for long term stable workload / long term framework. (Also open to consider candidates without water sector project experience but looking to transfer experience over from other civils or power sectors).


They are recruiting for a number of QS vacancies at all levels including (All live jobs):


-Senior QS (up to £75k)

-Intermediate / Project QS (Up to £65k)

-Assistant QS (Competitive basic)


The roles will be split between office in Reading, visiting sites in the Thames Valley region and home working.


Summary of Role

To ensure the successful financial completion of projects, protecting the exposure of the Company to financial risks, together with adherence to the commercial procedures of the Business.  Responsible for the commercial management of a section of a large project or on a number of smaller projects.

Key Tasks

  • To co-operate with, report to and implement the reasonable directives of the Regional Director/Manager and the Commercial Manager (functional reporting).
  • To ensure the timely submission of all relevant data required to monitor and analyse individual contract performance on a monthly and quarterly basis thereafter.
  • To liaise with contracts management in the day to day commercial administration of contracts to ensure the financial success of construction operations and to keep the Commercial Manager appraised of all material events.
  • To ensure the full and proper implementation of the Group’s Commercial Procedures where delegated authority so requires.
  • To prepare accurate draft sub-contracts and/or to approve such drafts as prepared by subordinates within the Region to the level of responsibility dictated by the Group’s Commercial Procedures.
  • To ensure that a high personal standard of professionalism is evident to all external clients, peers and subordinates in the day to day management of the Regions activities.
  • To supervise, mentor and encourage all junior staff in their personal professional development.
  • To ensure in consultation with contracts management that all necessary notices and submissions required by the various forms of contract are given in an expedient manner so as to protect the Group’s position in its trading activities.
  • To ensure in consultation with contracts management that main contract payment applications contain all necessary admeasure/additional cost claims and that the timely submission of detailed claims and final accounts is achieved.
  • To assist contracts management in the administration of sub-contractor performance so as to ensure the economic and timely completion of all sub-contractor liabilities written into the sub-contract.
  • To ensure the prompt and regular submission of main contract payment applications and subsequent cash collection together with the preparation of sub-contractor payments (strictly in accordance with specified payment terms).
  • Involvement in dispute avoidance/resolution.
  • Responsible for managing meetings.
  • Line management responsibility for members of the commercial team.


To be considered for this Quantity Surveyor role you must meet the following criteria:

Key skills

-Sound & comprehensive understanding of water / construction industry and the parties to it.

-Proficient knowledge of measurement and valuation.

-Good knowledge of NEC and JCT forms of contract.

-Proficient in reading drawings, specifications and knowledge of construction process.

-Ability to negotiate with clients/sub contractors.

-Ability to draft sub contracts and design appointments.

-Knowledge of CIS.

-Experience of undertaking risk assessments and valuation of them in conjunction with other project team members.

-Ability to produce accurate monthly cost and value reports and outturn financial forecasts.

-Ability to work in a team environment.

-Awareness of dispute procedures.

-Experience of value engineering.

-Professional membership of recognised institute e.g. RICS (desirable)

-Proficient in the use of Microsoft packages e.g. Excel, Word & PowerPoint


-Extensive experience of working on live projects and final accounts.

-Experience of developing second stage tender submissions working under pre construction services agreement

-Exposure to resolving disputes.

-Successfully completed a number of final accounts.

-Experience of procuring major works sub contracts.

-Experience of managing, mentoring and developing staff.

-Experience of working on infrastructure commercial projects highly desirable.


The successful Quantity Surveyor will receive:

-£50,000 - £75,000 Basic 
-Car Allowance 

To be considered for this vacancy or to find out more information please apply now.

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