Assistant Quantity Surveyor

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Assistant Quantity Surveyor

Work location: Midlands (Wolverhampton)

Division: Construction

Reporting to:Commercial Manager

Type: Full time

Who we are

Speller Metcalfe is on a mission… and it’s a simple one. We want to build a sustainable company at the forefront of construction – one that is built with a people-first approach in mind.

As a family business with nearly 30 years’ experience under our belts, our focus is not just getting you through the door, but developing your skills to support a long-term career with us. We’re proud of our high levels of staff retention and with staff at the very heart of our company, you’re never just a cog in the machine, but someone who can truly have an impact on how we do business.

Our background

Established in 1995 by Steve Speller and Andy Metcalfe, their vision was to develop a business at the cutting edge of construction, built upon an ethos of family values which are reflected in everything we do.

Now one of the UK’s leading regional contractors, we predominantly work across the Midlands and South West regions. With offices in Malvern and Wolverhampton, we deliver a range of public and private sector projects from £250k up to £30 million across a numbers of fields including education, healthcare, residential and leisure.


The job

In this role, expectations are:

As an Assistant Quantity Surveyor you will support the Lead Quantity Surveyor to undertake the following:

  • Liaising with the team to place sub-contractor trade orders with comprehensive records of contractual agreements;
  • Ensure all sub-contractor payments are made in a timely manner and in accordance with order agreements, in accordance with the Construction Act;
  • Ensure all notices to sub-contractors are issued in the required time frames;
  • Ensure that all contractual correspondence is produced in an acceptable format and in a timely manner;
  • Prepare cost value reports and cost forecasts for monthly review with the commercial manager and leadership teams;
  • Closely monitor and evaluate the value of works packages through physical re-measure of works carried out on site;
  • Close liaison with the client and clients cost control representative to provide proactive advice on project costs;
  • Ensure all valuations are submitted and received in accordance with agreed valuation schedules;
  • Review and ensure all contract final accounts are submitted and agreed in a timely manner;
  • Utilisation of BIM / electronic take off software to extract accurate quantity information from design drawings.


Who are we looking for?

Someone with experience in:

  • Take offs;
  • Commercially driven;
  • Ambition to progress in a commercial environment;
  • Undertaking or willing to undertake further learning in Quantity Surveying;
  • IT literate in Excel and Word;
  • Able to drive with full license;
  • Ability to work as part of a team;
  • Confidence and ability to communicate;
  • Ability to mediate conflicting points of view;
  • Experience of construction;
  • Ability to work in a team environment;
  • Awareness of health, safety and environmental issues.



What’s in it for you?

As well as a competitive salary, increasing holiday benefits and access to private healthcare, we offer a number of other benefits for our staff.


Sound interesting?

Through our commitment to diversity, inclusion and belonging and by living our values, we’ve created a culture where everyone feels welcome to contribute. Our mission has always been to encourage, develop and combine the individual talents of our staff, and we welcome and encourage staff from all backgrounds and abilities.

We’re also committed to providing an accessible recruitment process, so if you require reasonable adjustments at any stage during our recruitment process please get in touch and let us know.

If you don’t meet all the criteria, but are still interested in joining us, email us your CV anyway! It’s always good to hear from people who can bring their enthusiasm and desire to learn to our team.