Assistant Quantity Surveyor (Social Housing)

Job Description

  • Job Reference: RAAQS120324
  • Job Title: Assistant Quantity Surveyor (Social Housing)
  • Salary: £30,000 - £34,671 + vehicle / fuel / package
  • Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland

Assistant Quantity Surveyor
Are you looking for a Assistant Quantity Surveyor role? Interested in working for a leading Construction Company?

VANRATH are recruiting an Assistant Quantity Surveyor to work within the Building Maintenance department for a large, leading Construction Company in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

£30,000 - £34,671 + vehicle / fuel / package

Take responsibility, ownership and accountability of the successful management and control all aspects of the commercial / financial and contractual elements of the designated project in order to control and maximise the company's profitability, protect the companies legal and contractual obligations under the contract and to manage proactively the control of all commercial issues.

Ensure applications and valuations are completed in line with the contract terms and ensure sub-contractors receive prompt payment and are procured in line with contractual obligations and Commitments to Subcontractors. In addition, ensuring cost reports and the like are managed, completed on time and monitored. To understand, implement and adhere to the company SHEQ policy/strategy. Assist in the development of junior members of the commercial team.


  • Control all expenditure
  • Reconcile cost/value reports and profit forecasts
  • To assist the Contract Manager with pre-start planning and programming
  • Continual use of the sub-contract data base
  • Sub-contract procurement and commercial management
  • Management and control of sub-contract accounts and variation accounts
  • Develop an understanding of the designated contract, specification and pricing ensuring compliance with conditions throughout
  • Assist the Contract Manager with subcontractor selection and ensure the chosen subcontractor has the appropriate skill set and capability to deliver the works. Place the appropriate order and all required information to carry out their work
  • Liaise with the Contract Manager over contractual issues and act as required
  • Measure progress, submit valuations, submit final accounts and retention release and monitor receipt of payment in a timely manner in accordance with the contracts
  • Process subcontractor requests for payment
  • Completing a monthly cost / valuation report and cash flow for the designated projects
  • Where appropriate, assist with estimates and negotiations for future projects or phases
  • Attend project and company related meetings
  • Ensure the company is neither compromised nor disadvantaged by a contractual or financial arrangement
  • Manage the costs on a project to ensure both the company and the client is fully advised of the cost situation
  • Sufficiently manage the financial aspects of the project to ensure the correct safety equipment is always used
  • Be responsible for your safety and others around you
  • Ensure timely cash flow management for the Client and the group, and the supply change
  • Maintain and develop professional relationships with the Client, to help future business development
  • Support in the financial completion of Responsive works, utilising the M3NHF SOR's to enhance profitability

The Ideal Person:

  • Degree qualified or other relevant qualifications
  • Experience in a Quantity Surveying role
  • Good commercial skills and awareness
  • Strong IT skills (MS Office, Word, Excel)
  • Excellent Time Management skills
  • Ability to multitask and work under pressure
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Self-motivated, enthusiastic, flexible and adaptable
  • Excellent verbal and written communicator
  • Ability to work both alone and as part of a team

For further information on this vacancy, or any other Built Environment job in Belfast or wider Northern Ireland, please apply via the link below or contact Robert Apps for a confidential discussion