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Graduate Quantity Surveyor

  • Location:

    Longridge, Lancashire

  • Sector:

    Building & Construction

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  • Salary:

    £20000 - £30000 per annum

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

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Job Description

Job Title: Graduate Quantity Surveyor

Salary: 20,000-25,000 pa

Location: Longbridge, Preston

Being quantity surveyor, you'll manage all costs relating to building and civil engineering projects, from the initial calculations to the final figures.

You'll seek to minimise the cost of a project and enhance value for money, while still achieving the required standards and quality. This includes ensuring statutory building regulations are met. You'll prepare estimates and costs of the work and when the project is in progress, you'll keep track of any variations to the contract that may affect costs and create reports to show profitability.

Key Responsibilities:

" To achieve at least 15% gross profit on each job

" To provide accurate measures and valuations on time

" To ensure that payments are processed and made on time by clients

" To protect the commercial and contractual interests of the company

" Contribute to gaining new business via effective tendering

" Read and understand contract & project documents

" Measure for, prepare and submit detailed valuations and final accounts/sub-contracts

" Deal with variations efficiently

" Work effectively with other staff, teams and departments to deliver client satisfaction

" Liaise regularly and effectively with clients' key staff at all levels

" Take reasonable and efficient steps to ensure timely payments in line with the programme schedule

" To attend, contribute to and lead meetings as required

" To work in accordance with all company policies, processes and procedures

" Ensuring confidentiality and commercial sensitivity

Skills/knowledge required:

" Commercial awareness

" High level Contractual Knowledge including Standard Forms of Contract

" Degree or other relevant qualification

" Operational experience/knowledge in Civil Engineering/Groundworksector & packages

" High level of site awareness

" Company policies, processes, procedures and the Quality Assurance system

" Health and Safety law and practice

" CSCS accreditation at appropriate level

" Appropriate IT skills including the use of company software packages

" High level Communication & Negotiation skills

" Information management skills

" Employment Law & procedures


" Present a positive image including personal appearance, punctuality and reliability etc.

" Understand and play to own strengths with confidence

" Self-motivation - taking personal responsibility for making things happen

" Ability to accept feedback and a willingness to learn/develop own skills, knowledge & behaviours

" Display assertiveness and persistence by reacting positively to set-backs

" Work as part of a team by showing respect, support and consideration for the views and actions of colleagues & others

" Focusing on results for the business including strategic awareness (seeing opportunities for commercial gain)

" Understanding and meeting customer needs

" Effective thinking and decision making

" Presenting information and arguments convincingly and persuasively

" Taking a personal pride in achievements and giving recognition to others for their part

Sounds interesting? Please get in touch with Stephy on 01772400106


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