Quantity Surveyor / Assistant Quantity Surveyor

Hays Building
Suffolk, Ipswich / Suffolk
£30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Closing date
17 Aug 2022

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Quantity Surveyor Ipswich

Your new company
A very well established civils subcontractor

Your new role

  • Measuring works produced by contracting operations and subcontractors.
  • Application of Lean principles.
  • Liaison with customer representatives, where necessary, to agree quantities of work carried out.
  • Ensuring that all work is recorded including additional items that may require additional payment and liaising with members of the site team who will assist with this.
  • Submitting valuations and invoices in accordance with the contract and ensuring that customers are given every encouragement and ability to pay accounts in accordance with the contract.
  • Producing timely cost reports that monitor the financial progress of contracts or elements thereof.
  • Measuring and paying subcontractors and other suppliers in accordance with their terms and conditions of contract.
  • Producing timely cost reports that monitor the financial progress of contracts or elements thereof and cost of contracts giving overall business performance
  • Assisting and guiding junior staff, apprentices and trainees in quantity surveying practice.


  • BSC in Quantity Surveying (or equivalent) Construction related Degree
  • General understanding of contract law, as relevant.
  • Experience of producing reports on a monthly basis relating to project deliverables
  • Experience in contract negotiation
  • Hold a valid driving license
  • Excellent IT skills with competency in Microsoft Word and Excel


  • Experience in contract negotiation
  • At least 3 years' experience in a similar role
  • Hold a current CSCS card
  • Previous experience in the construction / highways industry environment
  • NEC / JCT experience

What you'll need to succeed

  • Understands the business environment and how to exploit it to the Company's advantage through identifying and meeting customer need
  • Understands the implications of decisions on the financial objectives and value of the company
  • Sees and acts on opportunities to add value to the organisation by increasing revenues or cutting costs
  • Looks ahead and see how internal and external events will impact on the organisation as a whole and to plan appropriately to take advantage of such events
  • Gathers and analyses information, to identify key issues and to develop solutions
  • Makes decisions in ambiguous or complex situations whilst understanding and managing the risks involved
  • Learns and grows and to motivate and help others to do the same to the benefit of the business
  • The ability to set stretching goals for self and others and with a drive and determination to achieve results
  • Plans and organises systematically yet flexibly and to monitor in order to achieve objectives
  • Challenges traditional methods and approaches in order to achieve improved business performance

What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us now.
If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

Hays EA is a trading division of Hays Specialist Recruitment Limited and acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and employment business for the supply of temporary workers. By applying for this job you accept the T&C's, Privacy Policy and Disclaimers which can be found at hays.co.uk


Company Profile

Hays Construction and Property consultants have unparalleled recruiting expertise and an in-depth knowledge of the UK jobs market.

We are fully committed to finding job seekers the right job for the right reason. We place building specialists into every kind of position, including building, construction, architectural, project management, surveying and engineering jobs.

Our expert consultants offer a personalised recruitment service and will give you careers advice to ensure that you achieve your work ambitions.

Visit hays.co.uk for more information.


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