Assistant Quantity Surveyor


TSR are recruiting on behalf of a top 10 housing developer for an Assistant Quantity Surveyor.

Purpose of the Role:

The main purpose of the role is to be a key member of the Regional Commercial Team in delivering profitability for the region through contractor procurement, cost planning and control, and general commercial input through the private development process. To understand, implement and adhere to SHWQ policy and strategy.

Main Duties / Accountability:

Increase Trade Contractor Base

Identify new Trade Contractor Partners

Meet and explain the Homes culture and ‘all risk’ packaging

Obtain prices on standard house types on partnering agreement

Improve relationships with existing Trade Contractors, resolve issues that may arise and communicate requirements.

‘All risk’ Civil Engineering Procurement 

Tender for ‘all risk’ Road, Sewers and Plot works

Negotiate best value packages

Present for approval

Ensure completed developments are adopted by statutory authorities.

Procure New Site Starts

Prestart planning

Ensure timely delivery of technical and design information

Provide commercial input into pre-start meetings

Provide commercial input into pre-start presentations 

Produce feasibilities for land negotiations

Update feasibilities throughout the planning process

Produce detailed cost plan for inclusion within ‘Cap 

Produce Site-start Budget

Produce annual ‘Bible’ costs

Investigate commercial viability of all modern methods of construction

Monitor & Control Build Costs

Cost-to-complete’ reporting

Manage the implementation of new house types

Support and assist as necessary with the group drive for efficiency savings

Provide commercial input to innovations Ensure trade specifications are current and comply with building regulations

What we are looking for:

Skills and abilities

• Ability to work remotely

• First rate communication and influencing skills

• Good at developing relationships

• Flexible – able to work at all levels and at hands on level

• Proven written communication skills

• Excellent level of numeracy

• Computer literate in MS Office Experience

• Previous experience of building relationships with clients/customers

• IT skills including Microsoft packages (advanced knowledge)

• Self motivated/Enthusiastic

• Flexible & adaptable

• Good verbal and written communicator

• Excellent organisation

Please apply online with an up to date copy of your CV