Assistant Quantity Surveyor
Balfour Beatty
Motherwell, Scotland
5d ago

About the role

Balfour Beatty Homes has an exciting opportunity for an Assistant Quantity Surveyor-Housing to join our team to work in Motherwell .

Role Purpose

To assist with all aspects of controlling and reporting on company expenditure from procurement to Final Account and to provide general administration duties.

The Commercial Department is responsible for monitoring and controlling expenditure on all of the Divisional developments by controlling the cost of sales, as well as ensuring that all Commercial policies and procedures are adhered to.

The post holder will be responsible for assisting in Procurement in line with programme, preparation of Budgets, Payments, Cost Value reconciliations and the administration of Health and Safety procedures.

What you'll be doing

As an Assistant Quantity Surveyor -Housing , your main responsibilities are as follows :


  • With assistance from QS, prepare subcontract Enquiry List for approval by Head of Commercial and Head of Construction
  • Prepare full enquiry packs and collate all tender information
  • Analyse tenders upon return and present to QS for compliance checks
  • Prepare tender analysis, comparing individual tenders against each other and against build costs within land acquisition packs
  • Issue Health and Safety Contractor Competency for new contractors, ensuring they conform to our policies and procedures
  • Assemble Health and Safety Policies, Method Statements and Risk Assessments
  • Compile Draft subcontract Orders in liaison with QS
  • Draft Customer Extras Sheet for Commercial Manager to agree with the Sales Director
  • Price agreed customer extras list with final sub-contractors
  • Payments

  • Analyse sub-contractor weekly and monthly invoices
  • Prepare interim payments for approval by Head of Commercial
  • Issue contra charges as appropriate
  • Keep Payment Record Sheets up-to-date following completion of each weekly and monthly payment run
  • Cost / Value Reconciliations

  • Input progress in to the cost to complete system
  • Assist the QS in preparation of subcontract accruals
  • Produce Valuation Breakdown Reconciliation (VBR)
  • Assist in carrying out cost and value reconciliation on all items in VBR
  • Other responsibilities, but not limited to

  • Follow the change control procedure
  • Issue Variation Orders as appropriate
  • Attend site visits regularly to provide assistance and support to site staff
  • Ensure familiarity with Balfour Beatty Homes Health, Safety and Environmental policies and comply with employee responsibilities
  • Comply with company policies, procedures and instructions at all times
  • Implement new ideas and methods whilst continuing to seek ways of improving both
  • Contributing to the organisations goals and enhancing the reputation of the company
  • Who we're looking for

    The following qualities and experience are essential :

  • Qualified to a minimum level of HNC in a construction related course
  • Experience in a similar position working on residential projects
  • The individual will ideally hold a valid and appropriate CSCS card or commit to obtaining one.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Self motivated and well organized with ability to operate efficiently with minimal supervision
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Why work for us

    Day in, day out, our teams deliver amazing projects in challenging conditions; developing, managing and maintaining the vital infrastructure and public spaces that modern economies, societies and communities rely on.

    About us

    Balfour Beatty Homes create aspirational living space and we pride ourselves on great design, operational excellence and exceptional customer service.

    Our quality homes are supported by the highest standard of service and we pride ourselves in adhering to the consumer code for home builders.

    Balfour Beatty Homes is part of the Balfour Beatty Group within the Investments division. Balfour Beatty is the UK's largest infrastructure company, designing, building and maintaining the structures that underpin our daily lives.

    We value diversity and celebrate individual differences, believing that our inclusive culture helps the business continue to grow as a strong, dynamic and innovative organisation.

    Balfour Beatty is a corporate signatory to WISE (Women in Science & Engineering). Our aim is to attract more people from diverse backgrounds to help us build on our inclusive culture.

    We are a member of the Top Employers' Charter through which we demonstrate our commitment to enabling parents to progress and enhance their careers whilst managing the challenges of family life.

    Balfour Beatty is also Gold Award holders in the Ministry of Defence 'Employer Recognition Scheme' and actively encourage applications from Armed Forces personnel, veterans and reservists.

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