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Assistant Quantity Surveyor-Kent

2 May | 2023

Job Ref: Commercial | Residential


Job Title: Assistant Quantity Surveyor - Residential Development

Location: Swanley, Kent

Working Hours: Full-time, 9:00 am to 5:30 pm


Our client is one of the UK’s leading independent home builders, who are based in Kent, and they are currently seeking an Assistant Quantity Surveyor to join their team. The successful candidate will work alongside the Quantity Surveyor and be responsible for managing the cost of traditional build residential development projects, ensuring that they are completed within budget and to the highest standards of quality.

Our client is currently building more than 500 homes a year in the UK, and offer an impressive portfolio of apartments, mews and townhouse residences as well as spacious semi-detached and detached homes. There are 2 active sites of 65 units and 171 units, 2 sites in preconstruction and a further 2 projects opening before the end of the year.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist with the preparation and submission of project cost estimates
  • Assist with the monitoring of project costs and management of budgets
  • Identify and assist in mitigating project risks
  • Assist with the preparation and issue of contract documentation
  • Assist with the management of subcontractor accounts and payments
  • Prepare project cost reports for senior management
  • Ensure compliance with all relevant regulations and legislation
  • Liaise with clients, contractors, and other stakeholders as necessary

Key Requirements:

  • Previous experience in a similar role, ideally within residential development
  • A degree or equivalent qualification in Quantity Surveying or a related field
  • Strong communication and negotiation skills
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Familiarity with construction contracts and relevant legislation
  • Good IT skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office and project management software
  • Must be based in the Kent area
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