Assistant Quantity Surveyor

Location : Name
Vistry Cornwall South West
Contract Type
Permanent - Full Time
Site Posting Location
Cornwall, Devon

Role Overview

In a Nutshell…

We have a great opportunity for an Assistant Quantity Surveyor to join our team within Vistry Cornwall South West are looking for an Assistant Quantity Surveyor to be based on site in central Cornwall to assist in the delivery of our growing development pipeline in this area. Reporting to the Commercial Manager and working closely with a Senior Quantity Surveyor assist the commercial delivery of these residential development schemes. You will assist the Surveying department with cost management for these projects from procurement to the completion of sub-contract final accounts. This is a key role, and the successful candidate will have worked in a similar level role for a main contractor or developer within the region.  With our growing pipeline of work in this part of our region it offers an ambitious candidate the opportunity to further develop their career. Note there will be occasional travel to our Exeter Head Office.


Let’s cut to the chase, what’s in it for you…

  • Competitive basic salary and annual bonus
  • Company car, car allowance or travel allowance
  • Agile working possible (dependent on role)
  • Up to 33 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Private Healthcare
  • Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption leave
  • Competitive contributory pension scheme
  • Life assurance – 4 x your annual salary
  • Share incentive schemes
  • Employee rewards portal with many more benefits…

In return, what we would like from you…

  • Behave in line with our company values – Integrity, Caring and Quality
  • HNC / Degree qualified in Quantity Surveying / Construction management or equivalent
  • A good understanding or building regulations and legal obligations
  • A good knowledge or construction methods and materials
  • Strong mathematical and IT ability
  • Good understanding of standard measurement rules
  • Strong Microsoft Excel knowledge
  • Ability to assess and analyse information
  • Good business sense
  • Good understanding of budget management
  • Negotiating and networking skills
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Able to work under pressure and accept criticism of work
  • Good team working skills
  • Accurate with an eye for detail
  • A methodical approach
  • Willing to work extra to meet deadlines as and when the business needs require

Desirable –

  • HND/or Degree in Construction
  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Building, or working towards full membership, or,
  • Working towards being a chartered member of the Institute of Purchasing & Supply (CIPS)
  • COINS systems management knowledge

More about the Assistant Quantity Surveyor role…

  • Attend the site pre-start meeting to understand the construction issue drawings with the Senior / Quantity Surveyor.
  • Assist with the compiling of tender packages for all sub-contract trades.
  • Receive tenders and assist with the analysis sheet for each trade comparing tender levels.
  • Assist with the issuing of sub-contract orders in accordance with Group Policy and Commercial Best Practice to budget and within programme requirements. Attend sub-contract pre-order meetings.
  • Liaise with Build Department on sub-contractors’ performance and compliance with order conditions
  • Assist with the production of sub-contract orders to accord with site programmed build requirements in accordance with Group Policy and Group Rebate schemes and fully adjudicate prior to issue of documentation.
  • To liaise with the Quantity Surveyor / Senior Quantity Surveyor and provide all necessary forecast and site budget information to meet the business’s reporting requirements.
  • Assist with the control and reporting of post contract cost movements to provide such monthly reporting as required by the Commercial Manager.
  • Ensure invoices/applications for payments are processed in accordance with Standard Terms and Conditions of Contract.
  • Immediately advise management of notification of impending claim or legal action arising from a disputed claim or payment from a Sub-Contractor/Service Provider.
  • Where necessary, assist in determining a sub-contract order in accordance with Standard Terms and Conditions of Employment and liaise with Build Department in this respect.
  • Diligently use the BMS and processes to manage site project administration, including orders, variations, valuations, etc.
  • Assist in the regular review of materials on-site and material valuations.
  • Settle all variation invoices/applications for payment in accordance with Standard Terms and Conditions of Contract.
  • Assist with the certifying of retention releases on completion of the project.
  • Assist with the preparation and agreement of sub-contract final accounts.
  • Maintaining necessary systems to efficiently file and retrieve information and to allow others to do likewise in accordance with the Business Management System
  • Assist with maintaining final account schedules.
  • Ensure to continue self development and follow training plan
  • Attend departmental meetings as required.
  • Deal with queries from colleagues.
  • Maintain open lines of communication with colleagues in other regions.
  • Ensure you have read the Company’s health and safety policies and procedures observe them at all times.
  • Reporting any accidents or near misses immediately to your Manager and record them in the accident book.
  • Ensure your workplace is kept tidy and any hazards are eliminated or reported to your line manager.
  • Wear appropriate protective clothing on site at all times.
  • Attend all health and safety training as required by the Company.

Finally, let’s tell you a bit more about us…

We’re Vistry Group, the UK’s leading provider of affordable mixed-tenure homes. Our core values of integrity, caring, and quality shape all we do; our partnership-led approach helps us build sustainable communities where they’re needed most.

You’re probably familiar with our unmatched portfolio of brands: Linden Homes, Bovis Homes and Countryside Homes. We also have Vistry Works, our timber frame manufacturing operation, and Vistry Services, our support functions. Together, we build more than homes, so there’s nowhere better to build your career. We’re proud that our culture sees everyone treated fairly and respectfully, with diversity and inclusion a top priority and reasonable adjustments provided during the application process. Join us in making Vistry.



Sorry the Share function is not working properly at this moment. Please refresh the page and try again later.
Share on your newsfeed