Assistant Quantity Surveyor

Job Title: Assistant Quantity Surveyor
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Edinburgh
Contact Name: Patrick
Contact Email:
Job Published: November 25, 2016 11:31

Job Description

A global leader in the design, engineering and construction of high tech facilities and major complex projects, this company has extensive in-house technical resources combining process, mechanical and electrical engineering, technology integration, lean construction and commissioning expertise. Our unique combination of high-tech engineering and excellent project management help our customers to reach their goals and to strive for new horizons.

For over a century they have been at the forefront of engineering advanced design and construction solutions. Today, with over 6,000 technical professionals operating in over 30 countries worldwide, we have the expertise to deliver the most complex projects to the most exacting performance standards.


  • £Competitive salary
  • Private Healthcare
  • Genuine career progression



  • BSc in Quantity Surveying or construction related subject
  • Post qualification construction experience with a main contractor
  • Strong track record on commercial build projects
  • Experience of package negotiation (NEC Contracts)
  • Computer literate with working knowledge of Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Clear and concise verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong analytical and logical skills
  • Able to work accurately with figures
  • Full UK driving licence



Responsible for the overall day to day management of the commercial and surveying aspects of new build, refurb and design and build projects.

  • Register and acknowledge receipt of all project enquiries
  • Manage/monitor all commercial aspects of projects 
  • Develop and maintain accurate cost reporting /monitoring/forecasting for:
    • Building works
    • Engineering works
    • Preliminaries
    • Design cost/performance
    • Increased cost/market trends
  • Identify areas of risk/scope and develop with the project team
  • Manage and produce/take off Bill of Quants (BoQ)
  • Produce control document when project secured
  • Review proposals with Designers and select/agree subcontractor enquiry list
  • Produce monthly status report including items listed above
  • Lead procurement of subcontract works packages
  • Organise and chair subcontract settlements
  • Provide support in respect to legal/contract issues associated with the project
  • Attend post tender/pre-qual interviews and report accordingly
  • Attend site meetings as necessary
  • Input to the supply chain/preferred suppliers for constructional elements in conjunction with project teams for subcontractors/suppliers


To find out more call Patrick from Russell Taylor on 0151 737 5560. Alternatively, email

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