Assistant Quantity Surveyor

March 12, 2021 | Comments Off on Assistant Quantity Surveyor

Assistant Quantity Surveyor

Location: Basingstoke - covering projects around M4 corridor

Business Area: Kier Places - Capital Projects

Contract: Permanent, Full Time

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Kier Places are recruiting for an Assistant Quantity Surveyor to join our passionate Capital Projects Team. With our diverse portfolio of projects, we are looking for an individual who has a passion for the project at hand, and securing work, whilst also being able to work as part of a closely knit team that has the opportunity to develop and control its own destiny. We understand this approach is essential to ensure we consistently win work and secure repeat business.

You will be working on a portfolio of projects predominantly involving the recladding of high-rise buildings, in which, by their nature, are safety critical works and involve significant fire and general safety risk, with typical project values between £2M and £9M, and of a construction nature. You will be joining a newly formed team specialising in this new workstream which has huge long-term growth opportunity, in which successful applicants will have a huge opportunity to grow and develop as this new workstream evolves.

Key Responsibilities

As an Assistant Quantity Surveyor, you will be part of a small team dedicated to the pre-construction and delivery process of either two stage or single stage opportunities. Supporting a Senior Quantity Surveyor, you will be involved with the commercial management of all aspects of these opportunities / projects and your key responsibilities will be to effectively manage costs, assist in project reporting, general commercial management of accounts, profitability, and managing risk in a safe, effective & ethical manner.

You will support a Senior Quantity Surveyor in the appointment of consultants and subcontractors, regular financial reporting, processing and administration of applications for payment upstream and downstream, and support managing relationships with the Client and the appointed professional team.

What do we need from you?

Collaborative working with all external and internal stakeholders will be crucial. Whilst experience in cladding and envelope construction is not essential, successful applicants will need to demonstrate good general construction knowledge. Some experience of delivering projects under JCT and NEC Forms of Contract will be required.

The ideal candidate will have a background with a Tier 1 Contractor, and have demonstrable experience with subcontractor evaluations.

What will you receive?

You can expect a competitive salary and an outstanding package that includes a matched pension scheme up to 7.5%, 26 days' annual leave (with the opportunity to buy or sell holiday), two employee Share Scheme options, together with additional valuable benefits such as:

  • Free Life Assurance

  • Access to a range of attractive Flexible benefit options to tailor your package to suit your lifestyle

  • Flexible and Agile working (dependent on your role)

  • Employee Assistance Programme

  • Access to Kier Rewards, our exclusive Discount Shopping Site with deals available at over 800 retailers

  • Plus, many more benefits geared to your wellbeing.

Pre-employment checks

It's worth remembering that if you are successful, we'll undertake the relevant / standard pre-employment checks after you have been offered a job. This includes taking up your references, verifying your right to work in the UK, verifying your driving licence (if applicable) and a health assessment.

Due to the nature of this role, you will also be required to complete an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check (applicants with criminal convictions will be treated on a case by case basis. We do not discriminate based on an applicant's criminal record or the details of any offences disclosed to us). Some roles may also be subject to further pre-employment checks.

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Being part of Kier means living our values of being Collaborative, Trusted and Focused. We all have the potential to shape our world, and it's through these values that we will leave a lasting legacy. Bring your talent and ambition to Kier and you will be given the scope and opportunity to invest in your own future, to build your expertise and contribute to a rich and diverse culture.

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