Assistant Quantity Surveyor – Housing

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Assistant Quantity Surveyor – Housing
Ealing, London
Contract / Temporary

Ealing 6524-1

Posted: 15th March 2023 10:19
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  • Pay Rate:

    £19.14 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 3 months

  • Ealing, London,

    W5 2HL

What's involved with this role:

Temporary Assistant Quantity Surveyor – Housing

Reference no:  Ealing 6524-1

Pay Rate: £19.14 per hour PAYE 

This opening assignment is for 3 months

Enhanced DBS disclosure is required for this role

Hybrid working

The purpose of the role is to carry out professional Quantity Surveying duties and services as part of the multi-discipline design and project management Projects Delivery Unit (PDU) within Place Directorate.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide day to day Quantity Surveying support to Project Managers and Design Team colleagues in the delivery of projects with minimal supervision.
  • Deliver all work outputs in an accurate and timely manner and to the commissioning client’s and Quantity Surveying Manager’s satisfaction.
  • Work to an agreed personal development plan, to deliver service excellence and continuous improvement.
  • Support personal training programmes as appropriate and particularly when change is driven by new legislation or Council policy.
  • Utilise and embed best practice tools and processes including the use of technology to support delivery.
  • Well organised and professional method of working.
  • Observe good practice Health and Safety procedures at all times.
  • Provide commercial support to Project Managers in relation to contract variations.
  • Provide support with financial management of contracts, including assistance with accurate and timely payment certificates being raised in line with Council’s contractual obligations.
  • Strictly follow all Council Procurement Rules and procedures.
  • Capable of taking a Cost Control assignment from inception to completion.
  • Provide support with the provision of accurate contract documentation being prepared that enables the effective delivery and subsequent valuation of all works packages and contracts.
  • Carry out professional Quantity Surveying duties and services as part of the multi-discipline design and project management Projects Delivery Unit (PDU) within Place Directorate.
  • Provide assistance under guidance to Quantity Surveying and Delivery Unit colleagues to ensure the delivery of value for money on all projects.
  • Provide cost consultancy support on projects, including the provision of pre and post contract duties for procurement, estimating, valuations and dealing with contractor claims.
  • Working mainly on Education projects with value ranging from £20K to £20M.
  • Be an active participant in the PDU representing the Quantity Surveying discipline and collaborate with colleagues across the Unit.
  • Provide support to the production of monthly Capital Monitoring Reports and supporting colleagues with any financial information required


“Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria:



  1. Accredited degree qualified with 1 to 3 years post graduate experiencing or approaching APC.


Skills & Experience:

  1. 1 to 3 years Quantity Surveying experience, preferably within a Consultancy office or Local Authority.
  2. Understanding of construction contract law and associated regulations.
  3. Understanding of Council policies including Contract Procurement and Procedure rules.
  4. Experience in cost management within construction using various forms of contract, ideally JCT and NEC.
  5. Understanding of project financial management principles including cost estimating, forecasting and reporting.
  6. Understanding of schedule of rates and work valuation methods and principles.
  7. Knowledge of construction project procurement methods including national frameworks e.g. ESFA, Southern Construction Framework, London Construction.
  8. Programme and London Housing Consortium.
  9. ICT Skills: Strong IT skills including Microsoft packages or equivalent (e.g. G Suite).


NB: Please feel free to apply to us direct via [email protected] by quoting the job reference and job title exactly. SEE DETAILS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS AD.

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If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarity.

Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:

  1. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours.
  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this.
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice.
  4. Unless the DBS requirement stated above is for a Basic Disclosure, your DBS must be either through us or be accompanied by a subscription to the DBS updating service.
  5. Please refer to the Role Requirements section above - your CV must address the requirements listed.


Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable:

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for.


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Job Ref: Ealing 6524-1
Assistant Quantity Surveyor – Housing
Client Category: Local Authority

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