Assistant Quantity Surveyor

  • Cambridgeshire
  • Permanent / Full Time
Building & Construction
£40000 - £45000 per year
Job ref: 425377

Girling Jones are recruiting for a Quantity Surveyor to be based around RAF Wyton and surrounding sites to Provide Commercial support to the Regional & Area teams including Value for Money, Risk
Management, Account verifications and Tender Management.
Key Accountabilities

  • Comply with all Health and Safety and Sustainability policies and procedures
  • Develop and maintain an excellent working relationship with Client personnel involved directly or indirectly with the contract
  • Provide business support to the Commercial Group. This will involve proactively facilitating our relationship with both internal and external customers by ensuring the completion of necessary commercial reports and documentation
  • Deal directly with internal and external customers and where appropriate direct them to the appropriate contact or department to solve their queries
  • Liaise with all staff including Area Managers, Site Managers, Project Managers and the Commercial Team
  • Comply with the Organisation’s Equality and Diversity Policy


  • Ensure Security and Fraud prevention systems and processes are adhered to at all times
  • Provide cost advice and support to Core and Additional Services
  • Ensure contract processes and procedures are adhered to at all times, advising and supporting as required
  • Attend Risk Meetings, review risk registers and follow risk management processes
  • Identify business priorities and to plan work effectively, by building controls and milestones into plans and programmes
  • Comply with business policy and procedures, supporting continual improvement
  • Support Service Delivery and Additional Services to incorporate sustainable solutions and support the Sustainability programme incorporating the reduction of the carbon footprint and the reduction of utility consumption across the MoD estate
  • Comply with business policy and procedures, supporting continual improvement
  • Explore future possibilities and opportunities for improvement, support change initiatives and identify alternative solutions
  • Ensure compliance with health, safety, sustainability, quality and other statutory requirements
  • Support Area Relationship Improvement Plan with DIO and area specific supply chain, in line with
  • BS11000 Collaborative Business Relationships
  • Support Health and Safety best practice and safety excellence


  • Liaise closely with site and area management teams, DIO and End Users to build effective relationships
  • Ensure the Area teams are fully aware at all times of its responsibilities, obligations and limitations under the service delivery contract
  • Support the teams by communicating effectively, providing commercial guidance to stakeholders, instil confidence in others to make their own decisions. Provide advice and guidance to staff in the preparation and presentation of works proposals, reviews and updates
  • Obtain commitment from others by persuading, convincing and negotiation. Manage stakeholders utilising experience to negotiate in line with business goal requirements
  • Support operational teams with guidance on contract particulars
  • Assist Principal Commercial Manager with dispute avoidance and any dispute resolution
  • Comply with the organisation’s Equality and Diversity policy


  • Deliver Change Management in accordance with the FDIS Contract ensuring timescales are met by all relevant stakeholders
  • Management and resolution of queries submitted by Supply Chain regarding Core Services pricing
  • Maintain commercial control to ensure planned milestone payments are achieved, final accounts are closed to meet the business targets
  • Monitor and review Supply Chain performance
  • Manage supplier payments in line with contractual and company policy
  • Assist in the development and implementation of commercial risk management procedures
  • Attend meetings, provide reports and liaise with all stakeholders on commercial matters
  • Assist Principle Commercial Manager in monitoring and presenting monthly cost reports as required
  • Ensure Core and Additional Services are priced and managed in line with contract requirements delivering value for money at all times
  • Carry out adjudications for Additional Services as per delegated authority

Qualifications Required

  • Qualified to HND/Foundation Degree level in Quantity Surveying or significant equivalent experience to include
  • any job-related experience providing the necessary knowledge, skill, and abilities to be able to perform the function of  the position of QS
  • Experience in the commercial element of facilities management and/or commercial construction/refurbishments, either of large projects (£500k to £3m) or many smaller projects (£20k to
  • £500k) running concurrently
  • Work experience duration in the FM / Construction sector to be not less than 4 years, unless specific MOD experience exists, in which case 3 year minimum.
  • Health & Safety Awareness Training
  • £40,000- £45,000 Salary

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