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Assistant Quantity Surveyor

Job description

The future in construction is already being targeted across all sectors towards off-site manufacture. Part of the Government drive to improve our environmental foot print and improve the speed of delivery and final product quality for the end user.

At Caledonian Modular we are proud to be recognised as a leading force in the offsite modular building industry with a history going back over 50 years allowing us to develop a quality offering across MOD, Commercial, Retail, Hotel, Student Accommodation, Prison and Education sectors.

With an established and tested product, we are delivering a comprehensive range of innovative Off-Site Solutions for use with private developers and through Government frameworks to achieve our clients’ goals more efficiently, more affordably, and more effectively.

We are now seeing unprecedented orders of our product and have secured work which is driving strong growth over the next 5 years.

With a focus on Design and Build contracting as well as principal subcontract delivery, we offer comprehensive, varied, and exciting opportunities to grow your professional skills within a supportive, friendly and progressive team working environment.

Our Values :
Integrity - we keep our promises           Innovation - create, develop, and implement  
People   - everyone matters                   Excellence - we are the best at what we do
Based at our Head Office in Carlton on Trent, near Newark with easy travel connections, you will also be regularly required to travel to site.

Acknowledging that as an Assistant Quantity Surveyor, this is the first step in a surveying career, we will look to mentor and support with training, your progression in the industry including RICS qualification.

Providing support within the Commercial team to surveying staff enabling projects to be procured, delivered within budget and to the highest quality. Ensuring that the financial reporting and contract administration is timely and accurate is a business essential.


  • Strong communication skills, the ability to build effective working relationships both internally and externally.
  • Be able to prioritise workload and manage time well.
  • Have a positive attitude and a willingness to learn.
  • Be able to work both independently and within a team environment.
  • Is personable, friendly, approachable, motivated and flexible.
  • Have excellent presentation skills both written and verbal.
  • Reviewing pre-contract documentation and familiarising yourself with Contract obligations and timetables
  • Working with colleagues to review design development to ensure economic design solutions that meet Client expectations and budget.
  • Notifying variations where applicable for reimbursement and achieving Employer instructions.
  • Ensuring Health and Safety considerations are kept at the forefront throughout the commercial process.
  • Working with material procurement colleagues to ensure timely delivery to site / factory and complimentary package allocation to subcontractors.
  • Assist with the subcontract procurement process – preparation of procurement schedules, tender packages, tender reconciliations and subcontract documents.
  • Analysis of sub contract scope, tender quotations, and cost negotiation.
  • Assist with the preparation and agreement of all monthly project interim and final account, including factory and site visits as necessary.
  • Measurement from drawings (and on site where required) to prepare, negotiate and agree subcontractor and client variations
  • Comply with strict process and contractual requirements for instructions, change notices, and formal contractual notices as required.
  • Recognise potential contractual issues on site and make good records including photographs and written statements to protect the company’s interests.
  • Keeping accurate, relevant records including records of plant on/off hire, records of labour hours and numbers, records of any potential client contra charges, etc.
  • Assist in ensuring sub-contract accounts are managed within budget and sub-contracts/final accounts are signed and agreed in a timely manner.
  • Assist and help in collating commercial information for Cost Value Reconciliations on a monthly basis to deadlines.
  • Attendance at client’s monthly project progress meetings where required.
  • Analysis of project costs to feedback to the Estimators on a regular basis.
  • General administration – filing, scanning, photocopying etc.
  • A competitive package including car allowance, contributory matched pension up to 6% and 25 days annual leave
  • A full training programme to ensure you achieve your best, including support to achieve and maintain your professional qualifications.
  • A chance to be part of a team at the cutting edge of modular building in a thriving business.
  • Comprehensive Health & Safety training.
  • Payment of annual professional fees.
  • Support in profession qualification including study leave (subject to agreement).
This job description is not exhaustive
We are an Equal Opportunities Employer

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