We are hiring an Assistant Quantity Surveyor

We are hiring an Assistant Quantity Surveyor


We are seeking a knowledgeable and enthusiastic assistant quantity surveyor to join our construction team. As an assistant QS, you will report to and support the Project Quantity Surveyor and Contracts Manager to successfully deliver projects, safely and on time. You will ensure that project deadlines are met, and relay important instructions to the construction team.

To be successful as an assistant QS, you should demonstrate experience in managing construction project resources and budgets under the supervision of senior Quantity Surveyors. Outstanding Assistant QS’s are proactive in providing advice and reporting on and controlling all commercial and financial aspects of projects and contracts and will also assist the Contracts Manager in providing commercial expertise for projects to maximise returns by working within robust procedures to support the Contract Manager and Project Managers.

Reporting to: Project Quantity Surveyor/Contracts Manager


  • Supporting senior members of the team in the day-to-day management and delivery of projects. Working across several different projects where applicable
  • Demonstrate effective commercial management skills in all tasks
  • Provide clear, timely and accurate information, advice, and reports
  • Prepare and maintain progress and information charts/documents as required
  • Produce and send enquiries to subcontractors inviting them to tender and engagement with supply chain
  • Receive and analyse quotations, liaising with Contracts Managers and Project Managers regarding price, proven history, availability etc
  • Notify in writing both successful and unsuccessful subcontractors in a timely manner
  • Attend any pre-contract, progress and other related meetings relating to the delivery of our Services
  • Attend, contribute, and minute meetings
  • Carry out site visits
  • Produce relevant monthly reports for the Contracts Manager e.g., cost and value comparisons, turnover forecasts, cash-flow projection etc. ensuring information is complete and accurate
  • Contribute to and attend financial and progress meetings with the client, engineers and subcontractors as required
  • Produce and process formal subcontract documents and certify interim and final payments and final subcontract account
  • Produce bill of quantity/activity schedule for payment purposes
  • Monitor and control income and expenditure on contracts e.g., interim/final applications for payment/final accounts/payments for late monies etc. liaising where necessary with the relevant people e.g., engineers, clients etc
  • Prepare estimates, cost plans, bills of quantities, specifications, and schedule of rates
  • Carry out regular reviews of all schedules of rates to ensure their continued relevance and produce trend information on usage of rates
  • Undertake analysis of the performance of suppliers and contractors during the contract stage and following contract completion
  • Check compliance with contract terms and conditions and legal and regulatory requirements
  • Carry out construction project valuations and certification duties
  • Ensure that all valuations and interim and final accounts are produced for accounting purposes.
  • Responsibility for undertaking financial checks, maintaining financial controls and monitor costs of schemes against budget
  • Assisting the Contract Manager to prepare, profile, monitor and manage budgets for all construction related activities
  • Follow the company’s quality assurance process on all projects
  • Provide advice and support to the site team to optimise the use of contract resources
  • Provide support for the Operations Director in terms of data input etc
  • Give feedback to Estimators and Contracts Managers
  • Undertake relevant training as required by the organisation
  • Commitment to study and achieve a professional qualification (MRICS)
  • Your duties may vary from time to time within the broad remit of your role and grade. You are required to undertake any such reasonable and appropriate duties.


  • Bachelor’s degree in quantity surveying or similar, e.g., Completion of construction related apprenticeship
  • 2-5 years of experience
  • Ability to monitor construction project budgets and deadlines
  • Proficiency in recordkeeping
  • Negotiation skills to procure cost-effective subcontractors and suppliers
  • Ability to closely collaborate with other construction project stakeholders
  • Experience in a deadline-driven environment
  • Knowledge of construction industry safety regulations
  • Excellent communication skills


  • Ability to work to tight deadlines in high pressure situations
  • Organisational and project management skills
  • Knowledge of Construction Methods and Technology
  • Flexible approach to working hours and site locations in keeping with Company requirements
  • Driving Licence

CONTRACT: Permanent

DIVISION: Operations

SALARY: Negotiable


Email your CV and covering letter to careers@modulek.co.uk.

Modulek Ltd is an equal opportunities employer. Please note that to be appointed to this role candidates will need to have the right to work in the UK.

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