Assistant Quantity Surveyor

London & South East
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Carmichael UK are recruiting an Assistant Quantity Surveyor on behalf of a Tier 1 contractor. 


Role Summary 

  • Responsible to the project commercial lead for a number of the commercial aspects of a project / section of a larger project.
  • Begins to develop a commercial and technical knowledge and works closely with the commercial teams to understand and develop techniques and solutions to meet business and customer needs


Tasks & Responsibilities 


Start Up of New Projects

  • Develop an understanding of Pre-Contract Management and Project commercial start up procedures



  • Procure materials and off site services in an efficient manner as directed ensuring organisations are capable of carrying out the work in accordance with best practice, legal requirements and the procurement procedures and policies
  • Assist with subcontract procurement in accordance with the procurement schedule timetable, in accordance with the procurement process and policy
  • Assist in the preparation of work package content sheets
  • Assist in the preparation of subcontract invitations to tender and evaluate tender returns (time, cost, quality and SHE)
  • Develop an understanding of the importance of the supply chain to deliver continuous improvement in terms of time, cost, quality and learning of all parties Applications for Payment and Invoicing
  • Assist in the timely preparation of valuations, submissions of invoices and receipt of payment
  • Assist in the prompt preparation and settlement of final accounts


Cost Control

  • Develop an understanding of principle unit costs of resources (labour, plant and materials)
  • Assist in the monitoring and management of subcontract costs
  • Assist in the preparation of material wastage reconciliations • Identify any unnecessary costs and inefficient activities
  • Assist in the review plant and equipment schedules to ensure efficiency of use


Accounting and Reporting

  • Contribute to the production of accurate and timely CVR reports and forecasts
  • Develop an understanding of the need for accurate and robust reporting structures
  • Develop an understanding of the need for an understanding of planning and programming to contribute to accurate progress reporting


Risk and Opportunity Management

  • Develop an understanding and identify risks and opportunities in projects


Change Control

  • Recognise and record “Change”
  • Support early value engineering activities as part of the project team, ensuring all associated costs of change are included within the evaluation


Programming and Project Controls

  • Develop a knowledge of programming and sequencing requirements


Main Contract Administration

  • Develop an understanding of the contractual relationships between the various parties and "stakeholders", including the contractual obligations in relation to those interested parties, with particular emphasis to Conditions Precedent
  • Develop an understanding that all necessary contractual notices must be put in place, timely and accurately and in accordance with the contractual obligation


Subcontract Administration

  • Support the preparation of all necessary subcontract notices accurately and on time
  • Assist in the preparation of subcontract instructions
  •  Adhere to subcontract change control procedures
  • Prepare timely and accurate payments for authorisation
  • Check daywork sheets and time and material records for accuracy
  • Assist in the prompt preparation and settlement of final accounts, including variations, claims and disputes
  • Re-measurement and provision of quantified schedules of works and / or bills of quantities
  • On-site quantification of unfixed materials


Project Completion

  • Support the project close out and archiving