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Assistant Quantity Surveyor / Estimator

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Job Description

Our client - Your New Business:

Our client, based in Cheshire, is a renowned regional refurbishment and restoration contractor specialising in the building, extension and refurbishment of schools, heritage buildings, healthcare buildings and speculative houses. Operating successfully for over 30 years in the surrounding areas, the business has a fantastic reputation throughout the industry.

Renowned for their successful relationships and timely delivery of projects, over 70% of their work is generated through repeat business, highlighting the commitment to excellent delivery, customer satisfaction and business development. As an Assistant Estimator / Quantity Surveyor joining this business, you will be joining a stable business, gaining exposure to an exciting variety of tenders and live projects.

As Assistant Quantity Surveyor / Estimator, you will maintain smooth contact with clients, suppliers and internal operational teams, thereby satisfying the needs of both the customer and company with particular focus on managing cost and value on fast - paced projects ranging in value from £250,000 up to £2m. You'll support the sustained commercial success of this reputable business by: getting involved in pricing for tenders and supporting the business in winning work; as well as tracking contractual changes, reporting commercial performance and providing assistance and guidance to the commercial and site teams as appropriate.

Your duties and responsibilities as a Assistant Quantity Surveyor / Estimator:

* Maintain a strong working relationship with the client(s) over a multitude of on-going projects, ensuring prompt and fair payments in accordance with the contract terms
* Price prospective works and contribute to the completion and submission of tenders for work
* Forecast predicted spends, forecast project cash flows and prepare, negotiate and settle final accounts
* Negotiate variations with main contractors / customers and ensure maximum productivity across contracts
* Ensure the submission of relevant contract updates, including potential programme delays, issues or variations - to the business and to the client/customer where appropriate
* Monitor subcontractors against programme and ensure direct reports do likewise and offer advice and support on problem areas
* Maintain and coordinate cost and value reporting covering - both direct and indirect costs - in compliance with the commercial reporting timetable

Your skills and experience required:

You will be suitably qualified for an Quantity Surveyor role (HND in construction or a similar, or superseding qualification will be advantageous) and have some experience of working in a construction environment.

Your keen eye for detail and accurate estimating, pricing and forecasting will be demonstrable, and will significantly support your ability to help manage contracts of varying size from inception (tender stage) through to completion.
Your skills as a negotiator will also be important, and will help maximise profits on all live and future contracts. You'll be a calming influence in a fast-paced environment and will be unfazed by contractual pressures from big-name clients.

Salary, Remuneration & other benefits on offer:

Our client is willing to offer a salary and package above market rate to secure the right individual - up to £25k plus benefits (negotiable for the right applicant).

This is an exceptional opportunity for an ambitious Quantity Surveyor / Estimator to join an established and continuously successful specialist contractor in Cheshire. With fantastic exposure and real responsibility from day one, it's a great career move with a friendly, driven team.

Please get in touch today with George Lucking, Commercial Specialist on 0151 230 1690 / 07860 270 738 for more details on opportunities available, or apply direct below with your CV.

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