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Graduate Quantity Surveyor in London, London, United Kingdom

Job Role: Graduate Quantity Surveyor

Location: London

Duration: Contract or Permanent

Salary / Day Rate: Dependant Upon Experience

Key Responsibilities for the Graduate Quantity Surveyor:

  • Calculate tender cost estimates, utilising both conceptual and detailed unit cost techniques;
  • Compile cost estimates using "first principles" to detail resource requirements for various construction activities
  • Compile cost estimates using detailed quotations from members of the approved supply chain
  • Liaise with and co-ordinate input from supply chain in the goal of receiving suitably detailed and compliant quotations for various work packages
  • Compile supply chain enquiry packages for distribution to relevant members of the supply chain as part of our Requests for Pricing
  • Analyse and understand inherent risks, as well as opportunities, within construction work packages and be able to identify any scope gaps, or overlaps, between work packages
  • Carry out accurate take-offs of design drawings (PDF and / or CAD) and compilation of detailed Bills of Quantities in line with the specified Method of Measurement and the tender design specifications
  • Review plans and specifications to ensure they are biddable and buildable
  • Liaise with the Bid Design team for confirmation of any queries relating to the tender design output, including drawings and specifications
  • Take the lead in relevant supply chain meetings for your work packages, being able to suitably convey our bid strategy as well as counter any incorrect assumptions or unacceptable clarifications
  • Review construction programme for consistency with estimates
  • Assist in forecasting project cash flow requirements
  • Assist in management of the tender submission as and when required;
  • Liaise and co-ordinate with other members of the Estimating team on the split of estimating responsibilities
  • Work closely with the Head of Estimating, ensuring they are apprised of estimating activities within your portfolio
  • Arrange, in liaison with the Head of Estimating, tender settlements and other price centred bid meetings
  • Work closely with and provide support to the Business Development Department, in relation to future opportunities and tenders likely to be received

Person Specification / Technical Competencies for the Senior Quantity Surveyor:

  • Degree or Higher education qualification required
  • Experience in civil engineering
  • Demonstrated knowledge of construction estimating
  • Good understanding of construction drawings and specifications
  • Good understanding of Quantity Surveying techniques and ability to accurately measure drawings
  • Flexible approach - Prepared to work flexibly as required by the needs of service - some travel / remote working from partner offices required

If you feel as though you are a suitable for this Graduate Quantity Surveyor position, then please apply with an up to date copy of your CV and we will be in touch with you soon.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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