An opportunity has arisen for an Assistant Quantity Surveyor to join the Asset Intelligence team at Galliford Try.

Ideally, you will be based within the Warrington region and will have the opportunity to travel across multiple sites across the country.

What you will be doing

You will report directly into the Managing Quantity Surveyor, whilst working closely with the operational leads within the business. We are looking for somebody who is highly proactive, dynamic and can drive the commercial and financial performance of the business unit forward whilst ensuring that robust risk management principles are instilled.

Key responsibilities


  • Client - To complete all client Applications by each assessment date with the assistance of the Project Managers/Engineers, including drafting of spend profiles/forecasted Defined Cost for the Whole of the Works for the review and issue of these documents by the SQS.
  • Subcontract - To complete all SC Applications with the assistance of the Project Managers/Engineers and to make sure that all Applications are signed off with the relevant commercial documents (substantiation, pay less/payment notice, invoices) where applicable.

VCA’s (Value Cost Analysis) / CVR’s

  • Completion of all relevant VCA related actions (Updating orders, Inputting Costs, Actual Vs Accruals, Timesheet Reports, VCA period comments, VCA Comparison sheets) as required by the MQS prior to the VCA Reviews.
  • Attend and chair VCA reviews with the Project Manager in order to ensure that risk is accounted for appropriately and that a conservative commercial position is put forward.
  • Assist the MQS in the completion of all monthly CVR related tasks (CVR’s, Forecasts, WIP Comments, Commercial Report, Dashboards).
  • To be accountable to the MQS for the completion and accuracy of the VCA/CVR’s.

Change control

  • To draft and submit all commercial notifications (EW, Variation, PMI, Cost Recovery etc.) with the assistance of the MQS/Projects Team (PM, PE, SM, DM and CM).
  • To draft and submit the Variation Quotation with the assistance of the MQS/Projects Team (PM, PE, SM, DM and CM).
  • To escalate Variation Quotations to the MQS/PM if resolution can’t be agreed with the Employer’s/Subcontractor’s QS.
  • To be accountable to the MQS/PM in ensuring that all Variations are implemented in a timely fashion and that all clarifications/assumptions/additional employer’s risks offered at quotation stage are expressed & incorporated with Variation agreement.
  • To be accountable to the MQS for ensuring that the Variation flows from Employer to SC where applicable and that all SC Variations are notified to the SC while ensuring all risks are captured and stepped down where applicable.
  • To be accountable to the MQS for all Variation registers and folders being up to date with the relevant implementations where applicable.


  • To assist the project teams in completing all aspects of procurement.
  • To understand Client and SC’s T&C's in their entirety.
  • To be accountable to the MQS/PM for the completion of the data parts and relevant Subcontract documentation to ensure that all project risks are included within the agreed Subcontract and the Subcontract is risk averse.
  • To ensure that any Subcontract agreement has terms and conditions that are appropriate for GT, with commercial risks identified through GT procurement system.
  • To be accountable to the MQS/PM for subcontract commercial administration (letting, negotiation, payments, variations and financial accounting).

Other commercial administration

  • To be accountable to the MQS for all cost transfers.
  • To be accountable to the MQS for the completion of all registers (SC Payment, Procurement).
  • To be accountable to the MQS for the completion of all progress reports.
  • To be accountable to the MQS for the completion of all utilisation charts from a commercial perspective (formulas, tables, formatting, duplication etc.).
  • To assist in all commercial mobilisation post contract awards (reverse CTC, resource schedule, draft spend profile, draft application, EW/VO Registers and procurement schedule).
  • To assist in all aspects of Pre-Contract negotiations.
  • To ensure all commercial documents are saved on the server for future records.

About you

Demonstrable experience working within a commercial capacity within the construction industry and an appreciation of the following:

  • Standard forms of contract
  • Change control
  • Risk management
  • Application / payment process
  • Commercial reporting
  • IT Literate and working experience of Microsoft Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)


  • A bachelor’s degree in quantity surveying, Construction Management, or a related field.
  • Continued professional development through relevant training and certifications.
  • Knowledge of applicable local regulations, industry standards, and best practices.
  • Familiarity with relevant construction contracts, such as NEC, JCT, or FIDIC.
  • Professional qualification or membership with a recognized industry body (e.g., MRICS, MCIOB) is desirable but not required.

What we can offer

With an impressive order book of over £3.2 billion we are one of the industry’s leading principal contractors, affording you the opportunity to work on some of the UK’s most exciting projects offering you stability as well as the chance to stretch your capabilities and realise long held career goals. You will be joining diverse teams working at a high professional level with exceptional levels of commitment. With an ambitious strategy, we’re poised for further growth and success, so if you’re committed, talented and enthusiastic, Galliford Try is the right place for you.

We are committed to maintaining the physical and mental wellbeing of all our people, through our ‘Be Well’ programme which offers discounts on certain products, advice and support for a range of issues.

We invest in high-quality training for employees of all levels, from our leadership development framework to our apprenticeship programmes. Through our Career Paths initiative, individuals receive tailored training and support to fulfil their potential.

Our industry is all about creating talented teams that excel in their areas of expertise. As an employer, we know you are most motivated to give your best when you feel valued and engaged.

Our Agile Working programme empowers you with flexibility in when, where and how you work. Where appropriate, site and office-based employees can take advantage of a wide variety of working practices, offering different amounts of structure, regularity and flexibility to suit your needs as well as those of your wider team.

Our benefits

We put our people first and our benefits package reflects that by offering a comprehensive range of attractive options to help support your career on top of a competitive salary.

  • Generous holiday entitlement, increasing with years of service, plus the opportunity to purchase further holidays
  • A wide range of corporate discounts
  • Cycle to Work schemes
  • Comprehensive pension plan
  • Regular Save as You Earn share purchase scheme
  • Private medical scheme options are available for all salaried employees and our employee assistance programme also provides free 24/7 support to those who need it
  • Paid for yearly membership to one recognised professional association relevant to your role

About us

Galliford Try is one of the UK’s leading construction groups with a vision to continuously be a people-orientated, progressive business, driven by our values to deliver lasting change for our stakeholders and the communities we work in.

ASSET INTELLIGENCE: Galliford Try’s Asset Intelligence business works predominantly within the UK’s Critical National Infrastructure market, focussing on Defence, Water, Energy, Transport and Telecommunications sectors. We deliver multi-site security programs, and our expertise in the planning, design and delivery processes, together with our CNI Security knowledge and experience, enables us to efficiently deliver fully integrated physical and electronic security programmes and portfolios of work on critical operational assets.

Our purpose is to improve people’s lives through building the facilities and infrastructure that communities need, providing opportunities for our people to learn, grow and progress, working with our supply chain to promote the very best working practice and caring for the environment in which we work.

We do this by holding true to our values, delivering excellence for our clients and the community, being passionate about our role in providing vital services, putting integrity at the heart of our business by doing the right thing, and collaborating with our clients, supply chain and stakeholders to deliver lasting change and long-term value.