Quantity Surveyor

Job Overview

Ascot Services provides market leading solutions across a number of disciplines that includes; facilities management, construction services, engineering services, planned preventative maintenance and environmental solutions, supported by 24/7 dedicated client support.

As a skilled, reliable, efficient quantity surveyor you will be responsible for estimating the costs of construction projects, working with contractors, builders, and architects to provide the most cost-effective plans that meet high-quality standards. This includes the evaluation of information to ensure a competitive cost of supply of labour, goods and materials in addition you will be required to support the preparation, negotiation and analysis of costs for tenders and contracts.

Key responsibilities and duties of this job.

Design Stage

Assist in establishing a client’s requirements and undertake feasibility studies.

Run cost analyses of the various types of work as a forerunner to tender preparation.

Select, price and source construction materials.

Advise clients on procurement strategies.

Factor in the implications of health and safety regulations.

Identify commercial risks and help develop suitable responses.

Delivery Stage

Prepare the tender and contract documents, including bills of quantities, with the architect and the client.

Select subcontractors, agree the scope of services and allocate work.

Monitor and control costs throughout the project.

Identify risks surrounding the project and the likelihood of cost variation.

Track any changes to the design or actual work and adjust budget projections.

Value completed work and arrange payments to subcontractors.

Analyse progress and write detailed reports.

Liaise between site managers, project managers, site engineers and the client.

Completion Stage

Prepare summary reports for the client and other relevant stakeholders.

Run cost analyses for ongoing repair and maintenance work.

Advise on any outstanding contractual claims remaining.

Skills, Competencies and Behaviours

Degree equivalent or professional qualification accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)

Proven track record of working on JCT Contracts

Analytical and creative problem solving ability.

Strong communication skills – for liaising with a wide range of clients, professionals and workers on site

Leadership skills and an ability to motivate your supply team to ensure a high standard of work

Excellent planning and organisational skills – for writing and monitoring project plans and schedules and utilising time and resources effectively

Resilience and problem-solving skills – in order to overcome unexpected challenges during the construction process

An ability to make decisions under pressure, so that the project can progress

Strong attention to detail

An awareness of health and safety procedures and legislation – for running a safe construction site

Sound commercial awareness – to allocate and manage your budget effectively and to understand client concerns

Numerical and IT skills, including knowledge of relevant building methods and project management software to manage information and finances during the project

* Integrity – Honest, open, ethical, and fair so our people trust us to adhere to our word

* Empathy – Understand and engage with team members when there are signs of stress or issues arising from workload.

* Teamwork – Build strong teams that have a shared goal and rally around the mission and vision of the organization

* Outstanding collaboration to deliver on key business objectives

* Leader of people with excellent managerial and motivational skills

* Expert at what you do with relevant industry experience and in-depth knowledge of the market

* Delivery of outstanding results in a safe, compliant and ethical way

* Problem solving – Continual improvement through innovation

* Emotional Intelligence – Be aware of, control, and express one’s emotions in a positive constructive way

* Ability to manage complexity at pace

* Strong relationship and stakeholder management skills

* Strong financial acumen


Atherton, Borough of Wigan

Full Time


Job Detail
  • Offerd Salary0- £15,000
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