Assistant Quantity Surveyor/Junior Quantity Surveyor

  • Devon
  • Permanent / Full Time
Building & Construction
£20000 - £30000 per year
Job ref: 627858

Title: Assistant/Junior Quantity Surveyor, Construction, Exeter  
Salary: £20,000 to £30,000 based on experience plus package 
Description: Junior/ Assistant Quantity Surveyor
Job Description: My client is currently seeking a proactive and detail-oriented Junior Quantity Surveyor to join their construction team. Working on new build commercial and industrial units throughout Devon.
Reporting directly to the Senior Quantity Surveyor, the successful candidate will play a key role in supporting the quantity surveying functions across the commercial development projects. This is an excellent opportunity for an ambitious individual to gain valuable experience and grow their career in the construction industry.

  • Assist the Senior Quantity Surveyor in preparing cost estimates, budgets, and tender documents for construction projects.
  • Conduct quantity take-offs and prepare bills of quantities (BOQ) for materials, labour, and other project costs.
  • Assist in the procurement of subcontractors, suppliers, and materials, ensuring compliance with project specifications and budgetary constraints.
  • Monitor and track project costs, including variations, change orders, and progress payments, to ensure financial control and accuracy.
  • Collaborate with the project team to review and negotiate contracts with subcontractors and suppliers, ensuring terms and conditions are favourable to my client.
  • Assist in the valuation of works and certification of payments to subcontractors in accordance with contractual agreements and project milestones.
  • Participate in site visits and inspections to assess progress, quality, and compliance with specifications, identifying any potential issues or variations.
  • Support the resolution of disputes and claims arising during the construction process, working closely with the project team and external stakeholders.
  • Maintain accurate records and documentation related to quantity surveying activities, including contracts, correspondence, and financial reports.
  • Stay updated on industry trends, regulations, and best practices in quantity surveying, contributing to the continuous improvement of processes and procedures.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Quantity Surveying, Construction Management, or a related field.
  • Previous experience or internships in quantity surveying or construction management is preferred but not required.
  • Strong analytical and numerical skills, with the ability to perform accurate calculations and cost analysis.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with internal teams, subcontractors, and suppliers.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and familiarity with quantity surveying software and tools (e.g., CostX, Bluebeam) is advantageous.
  • A proactive and adaptable mindset, with a willingness to learn and take on new challenges in a fast-paced construction environment.
  • Eligibility to work in the United Kingdom.

Candidate will need to live within an easy daily commute to Exeter and be a car driver due to site visits across Devon.  

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