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Assistant / Quantity Surveyor

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  • Position: Permanent
  • Salary: £40,000 - £49,999
  • Location: Berkshire
  • Sector: Construction
  • Job Ref: DKE/10031
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Job Description

Potensis are engaged with one of the UK’s largest Main Contractors to source an Assistant / Quantity Surveyor to join their team in Berkshire on a permanent basis

The Opportunity:

They are currently looking for an Assistant / Quantity Surveyor to join an existing team of passionate and dedicated Surveyors. With a diverse portfolio of projects they are looking for an Assistant / Quantity Surveyor with around 4 years’ worth of experience through the main contracting market.

Experience of leading your own schemes or working closely with a Senior Quantity Surveyor on schemes up to £7-8million and experience of being part of a team on bigger schemes from £10m + is attractive to this region and is the type of project experience they look for in applicants. 

The Team and the Region:

The Berkshire Office and it’s team have completed some outstanding projects to date and with a full order book for the coming years they are in place to continue this performance. The team has been formed for several years and work in a coherent and professional manner who deliver on what is set out for their clients which is shown by the repeat business from the client base.

Key Responsibilities:

Manage the commercial resources (finance) of the assigned project (or section) to maximise planned gross margin through the placement and control of contracts and subcontracts

·Provide commercial expertise to contracts, to include the production and submission of valuations, claims, budget monitoring, and contract/workstream performance data

·Assess, review and mitigate commercial and contractual risks and implement the groups’ policies for risk management

·Support the authorisation and submission of project variations. To authorise the placement of contracts, subcontracts, material and plant orders

·Maximise cash flow through the control, measurement (including quality) and valuation of work, and the invoicing of customers and payment of suppliers

·Value work executed by sub-contractors and certify interim and final payments.

·Implement all of the group's policies including those for SHE and risk management

·Promote the group’s values towards its customers in order to meet or exceed their expectations

Projects type:

Commercial, Education, MOD, Health, Fire Stations and multi frameworks

Size of Project:

£2million to £130million

Key Skills and Qualifications:

·Holds the relevant qualifications (Degree or HNC in Quantity Surveying desirable)

·Experience within a similar role

·Confident IT skills, proficient in the use of MS Office in particular Excel

·Excellent Communication skills both written and verbally

Must be an excellent organiser with proven time management skills

·Must be flexible in hours of work and travel

Salary Range:

On offer will be a base salary of up to £45,000 p.a. (DoE) plus full package, car or car allowance, healthcare and pension. 

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