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Quantity Surveyor / Assistant Quantity Surveyor

Ipswich, Suffolk
£30,000 to £40,000
Job Type
21 Jul 2022

Quantity Surveyor Ipswich Your new companyA very well established civils subcontractorYour 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

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  • Job Reference: 663286232-2
  • Date Posted: 21 July 2022
  • Recruiter: Hays Specialist Recruitment Limited
    Hays Specialist Recruitment Limited
  • Location: Ipswich, Suffolk
  • Salary: £30,000 to £40,000
  • Sector: Manufacturing Operations
  • Job Type: Permanent