Assistant Quantity Surveyor Manchester 2024

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If you are a recently qualified Quantity Surveyor with the ambition to work on some of the largest and most exciting projects in the region, then we would like to hear from you in relation to this vacancy.

Perhaps you have started a role in the last year or two, but feel you are capable of more. If so, please read on and consider applying to join our team.

Henry Riley are currently partnered with numerous clients working on large scale, complex projects in excess of £100m in the Northwest region. These include signature medium and high-rise, city centre residential projects which will have significant positive impact in the local built environment.

About the role

You will work within a team of highly qualified and experienced quantity surveyors and project managers providing pre and post contract cost management services to our clients. You will receive guidance and mentorship to develop and perfect your skills in this role, whilst being afforded all the opportunities to develop your career and progress within this team and the wider business.

Whilst doing all this, you will be encouraged to pursue your chartership with the RICS and we can provide you with all the support and guidance you need to achieve this through our industry-leading APC Programme.

We are confident that we have all the pieces in place to give the right candidate a fantastic start to their career in Quantity Surveying. As such, we are looking for a candidate who has the desire to fully grasp this opportunity and develop within our business through hard-work, dedication and embracing responsibility.

Key tasks and responsibilities

As an assistant Quantity Surveyor in our business, your role will primarily be to assist senior staff in pre and post contract duties and the delivery of projects. Some of your day-to-day duties will include (but are not limited to):

  • Working as part of a team of surveyors and project managers reporting into the Senior Quantity Surveyor whilst providing a cost consulting role the client.
  • Assisting the Senior Quantity Surveyor in ensuring the client achieves their stated objectives through close teamwork, proactive cost control and the provision of contractual advice.
  • Attend and/or chair meetings with client.
  • Prepare financial reports.
  • Monitor and document the communication of a project status.
  • Assist in the preparation of the tender documentation.
  • Monitor performance milestones and deliverables.
  • Assist in the administration of cost/variation procedures.
  • Assist in the carrying out of post contract surveying duties including establishing the effect of variations, settlement of accounts and disputes.
  • Provide day-to-day cost management of projects from estimate preparation through to final account settlements.

Desired skills, qualifications and experience

  • A relevant degree or master’s qualification in quantity surveyor or similar equivalent subject.
  • Bright and ambitious with the ability to learn new skills, systems and procedures.
  • Prior experience in a Quantity Surveying role is desired, however recent graduates with no experience may be considered.
  • Experience of using CostX software would be highly advantageous but is not essential for the ideal candidate as full training can be provided.
  • Experience of working on projects in the built environment would be advantageous – i.e. residential or industrial projects etc.
  • Demonstrable experience of carrying out tendering and procurement processes.
  • Shares Henry Riley’s core values of ambition, integrity and progressiveness.
  • Strong levels of numeracy and literacy are essential.

About Henry Riley

Investors in People accredited since 1998, Henry Riley is a privately owned international property and construction consultancy, who, for the last 130 years have been industry leaders in cost management, project management, health & safety, and digital services.

Our success isn’t solely down to our ability to be visionary, innovative, and forward thinking, but our people who strive to be ambitious, creative, progressive and aspire to make a difference.

Our Vision is to become a more diverse and sustainable business, so we are delighted to learn from our 2021 Diversity & Inclusion survey our people reported we are a great place to work, scoring above our competitors in opportunities for growth, development, and leadership. This sets us in the spotlight for supporting our people with their growth and development in their careers, excellent work life balance and new hybrid working.

High on our agenda and key to our diversity and inclusion targets, is supporting our people’s mental health and wellbeing. To help us achieve this, we have partnered with Mates in Mind who will be in raising awareness of mental health within our business and the construction industry.

As a business we are working hard to actively reduce our carbon footprint and endeavour to undertake all activities in an environmentally responsible manner. We are very proud to have achieved CarbonNeutral® company certification, in accordance with The CarbonNeutral Protocol, the leading global framework for carbon neutrality.

DEADLINE 11th April 2024