Assistant Quantity Surveyor

Specific Location

South Midlands

Hours of Work
37.5 hours per week Monday to Friday

David Wilson Homes

Contract Type

Closing Date
14 April 2019

Assistant Quantity Surveyor

The Commercial team deals with everything to do with cost-effective building, including quantity surveying, estimating, procurement and material buying.

With a watching brief on choice of material, cost, customer satisfaction and sales, and other critical issues, our Commercial team – which comprises Estimators, Quantity Surveyors and Material Buyers - has one objective: to deliver best quality homes, at the best possible cost. Their work is fundamental to our continued viability as a business and presents a fast-moving challenge that will exercise your creativity and commercial flair to the full.



Assist with commercial and surveying responsibilities for a Site. Assist in compiling all necessary reports and schedules as required, and undertake all general commercial administrative duties, including filing, emails, chasing down emails and phone calls, and ensuring a general tidiness to Commercial presentation. A keen learner, willing to assist with all sub-contractor procedures and processes, materials and goods, whilst always checking compliance with Group Policies and Procedures.
Responsible to the Commercial Manager. 



  • Assist with maintaining cost control throughout development.
  • Assist with accurate costing for each aspect of site development.
  • Assist with compiling reports on costs and cash flows using the support systems available, as well as reports as required.
  • Assist with preparation of tenders and procurement of sub-contractors
  • Process Subcontract orders, payments and variations, using Excel and Company payment system.
  • Understand and assist with evaluation and agreement of variations and instructions.
  • Attend all team meetings as required.
  • General departmental administration.
  • Provide other appropriate ad hoc duties, and administrative support as and when required.
  • Maintain relevant filing systems and databases.
  • Promote and act in accordance with Company values, systems, policies and procedures.
  • Ensure compliance with Company IT systems.
  • Assist with the compilation of all weekly, monthly and quarterly reports as required
  • Be aware of new materials and methods of construction which the company may employ


Personal characteristics / qualifications and skills:

  • Studying or recently qualified in surveying.
  • Must carry a valid CSCS card
  • Highly numerate with excellent attention to detail, able to gather, interpret and present data to facilitate preparation of budgets and subsequent valuations
  • Methodical, conscientious and organised, works to deliver high standards
  • Intermediate to advanced level of proficiency with MS Office and Excel programs and a good standard of written English. Ability to generate professional correspondence unaided
  • Articulate, clear and credible, and able to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment and on own initiative.
  • Strong communication skills, with the ability to build effective working relationships both internally and externally
  • Self–disciplined, with demonstrably good time management skills and the ability to manage a number of priorities
  • Ability to multi-task, and work efficiently and accurately.
  • Team player, and supportive of colleagues
  • Professional and pleasant manner in dealing with internal and external customers



Competitive base salary

Company Bonus Scheme

25 days holiday

Company Car/Car Allowance

Money Purchase Pension Scheme

Death in Service Benefit

Choice of Flexible Benefits

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