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Assistant Quantity Surveyor

Requisition ID: 52750

Domain: Construction/Commercial

Contract type: Permanent

Schedule: Full-Time

EQUANS are recruiting for an Assistant Quantity Surveyor to be based in the Liverpool/ Manchester area. This is a permanent full-time role working within our Refurbishment and Sustainability team with the focus on social housing and energy efficiency solutions. On offer is a competitive salary, and benefits package.

General Overview

To proactively support the commercial team on the successful management and control of all aspects of the commercial/financial and contractual elements of the designated projects in order to control and maximise the company’s profitability, protect the companies legal and contractual obligations under the contract, and to manage proactively the control of all commercial issues.  This is to include assisting with the preparation and administration of weekly / monthly applications and valuations and also procuring and valuing sub-contractors’ accounts in line with our contractual obligations and Commitments to Subcontractors.  In addition, the support and assistance in ensuring cost reports and the like are managed, completed on time, and monitored.

What will you deliver?

  • To assist the Senior QS/ Managing Surveyor with commercial administration and management on several live project..
  • Preparation of accurate monthly application for payment.
  • To attend college or further education (where offered or applicable) in line with company procedures.
  • Sub-contract procurement and commercial management.
  • Management and control of sub-contract accounts and variation accounts.
  • Change management control.
  • Preparation of documentation and the like for valuation, procurement or commercial administration.
  • Assisting and liaising with the buyers on materials procurement and buying opportunities.
  • To support the Senior QS/ Managing Surveyor in the management of the day-to-day cost control, monitoring and reporting.
  • Develop an understanding of the designated contract, specification, and pricing ensuring compliance with conditions throughout.
  • Assist the Senior QS/ Managing Surveyor with subcontractor selection and ensure the chosen subcontractor has the appropriate order and information to carry out their work.
  • Assisting the Senior QS/ Managing Surveyor over contractual issues and taking action as required.
  • Manage and control accrued income levels through regular invoicing within agreed timescales.
  • Measure progress, assist in submitting valuations, final accounts, and retention release, and monitor receipt of payment in a timely manner.
  • Process subcontractor requests for payment and issue of notices in line with the HGCRA.
  • Assist in completing a monthly cost/valuation report and cash flow for the designation projects
  • Where appropriate, assist with estimates and negotiations for future projects or phases.
  • Logical and auditable collation of supporting financial documentation.
  • Attend project and company-related meetings.
  • Ensure the company is neither compromised nor disadvantaged by a contractual or financial arrangement.
  • Manage the costs on a project to ensure both the company and the client is fully advised of the cost situation.

What can we offer you?

 On offer is a competitive salary and benefits package, which includes;

  • Pension Scheme
  • 24 days annual leave (+ public holidays)
  • Life Cover equivalent to 1 times annual salary
  • 24/7 Employee Assistance Program and access to mental wellbeing app
  • Employee discount shopping schemes on major brands and retailers
  • Gym membership discounts 
  • Cycle to work scheme 
  • Broad range of learning opportunities, such as professional qualifications, collective/individual training, and personalized support programmes

Who are we looking for?

  • Pre or Post graduate experience within a surveying position
  • Excellent verbal communication skills.
  • Good level of numeracy.
  • IT skills – MS Office, Excel, Project, Word etc.

 Who are we?


EQUANS is a world leader in energy services with nearly 100,000 employees working in more than 50 countries, with an annual turnover of over 17 billion euros.   

In the UK & Ireland, EQUANS is a provider of technical, FM, regeneration and energy services – with specialist capabilities in smart buildings, green mobility, district & embedded energy and decentralised renewables. 

EQUANS’ 13,500 UK & Ireland employees combine these activities to help businesses, public sector organisations and government to embrace the energy transition towards net zero, and also the digital & industrial transitions that are redesigning the way we move, work and live. 

EQUANS is a Bouygues group company. 


What’s next? 

If this role is of interest to you, please click below to register, apply, and track your progress! A member of our Resourcing Team will review your application and be in touch. 

At Equans we’re committed to delivering a culture where everyone’s voice is heard and supported. We know the value a diverse workforce creates, delivering better results for our people, customers, and stakeholders. Diversity and inclusion is at the core of what we do, should you join Equans you’ll find a welcoming and open workplace where you’re supported and encouraged to be your true self at work. You’ll also have access to our growing employee networks including WiE (Women in Equans), RISE (BAME), LGBTQI+, Working Parents, YPN (Young Professionals Network) and our Disability Network.  

For this role, you must have evidence of the right to work in the UK. Unfortunately, we are not able to offer a re-location package with this job role.  Certain roles may require applicants to undergo a Disclosure check, as noted in the role requirements. 

The EQUANS Resourcing Team supports this job advert. Agency involvement is not required. All related enquiries must come to the resourcing team not direct to EQUANS Managers. 

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EQUANS is a multi-technical expert that offers a comprehensive range of services across facilities management, energy management and construction.

As an international market leader, we help our customers in the 3 major transitions of today: the energy transition, the industrial transition and the digital transition.