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Assistant Quantity Surveyor


I am currently looking for an Assistant QS/Contracts Manager for my client who are a busy Construction contractor based in Bristol. They specialise in private, commercial and hospitality sectors. The ideal candidate will be passionate and knowledgeable about the industry and can handle a fast-paced role. They are also looking for someone who can carry on their reputation of building lasting relationships and providing a high level of service.

£20k-£35k per year (competitive depending on experience)

Mon-Fri – 8:00am – 5:00pm

Holiday Allowance + Uniform + Pension + Training Opportunities + Career Progression

The role

The Assistant QS/Contract Manager will assist with the management of the commercial function for projects which are allocated. Including practical quantity surveying tasks and activities, actions to support colleagues and appropriate administrative duties one would associate with commercial/quantity surveying practices in relation to construction projects.

Depending on the allocated schemes/projects, along with consideration of individual levels of experience and ability, the Assistant QS/Contract Manager may be required to:

Be accountable for a specific result or outcome as well as the delivery of a specific task or action.
Support others in achieving an objective or undertaking an action. Individual objectives will be confirmed and recorded as part of the normal objective setting and review process.
Where applicable, support and assist colleagues with Cost Value Reconciliation (CVR) from the agreed construction budget.
Where appropriate, support and assist colleagues in the provision of accurate monthly CVR reports, liaising with the project teams to assure the CVR captures the current position and the forecast final position.
Support and assist colleagues in their efforts to ensure the CVR is closed out post-contract in a timely manner.
Produce and update the procurement schedule in line with current contract programme.
Assist with the quantification and costing of the works to ensure effective cost reporting.
Undertake procurement processes to ensure subcontract packages are placed in a timely manner and line with site programme requirements.
Assist in the management of subcontractor accounts ie, payments/contract administration/claims & variations/final accounts.
Assist with, and contribute to, the internal reporting processes, maintaining accuracy and working to ensure deadlines are met (CVRs / Expenditure / Cash-flow etc)
Build awareness of potential risks and call these out in a timely manner.
Escalate risks to senior colleagues appropriately, identifying possible solutions and suggestions of how a risk may be mitigated.
Where possible, seek to identify opportunities to make savings and efficiencies.
Engage, when necessary, with the client to assist in the production and management of client valuations, variations, cash-flows and final accounts.
Attend, and contribute when required, to all meetings associated with the project e.g. subcontractor meetings/client meetings/internal management meetings/team meetings/design team meetings etc.
Provide commercial support to the project team throughout the project, acting as a key member of the project team.
Attend site in conjunction with submission dates of subcontractor invoices to value the works accurately.
Administer information correctly using the Company’s data management systems.
Produce and maintain accurate records.
Live the Brand – present a professional, conscientious, and customer-focussed image through tangible, measurable actions; timely communications; collaborative interactions; and productive engagements with customers, clients, external stakeholders, partners and suppliers.
Promote the brand – utilise or contribute to the use of innovative, cost-effective and contemporary methods to present, promote, build and market the company brand including digital communications, printed materials, signage and other media.
Follow reasonable management instructions.


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