Apprentice Quantity Surveyor / Assistant Estimator

16, High Holborn, London, WC1V 6BX
£18,000.00 annually
17 Jul 2019
01 Aug 2019
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
Start Date
The successful candidate will fulfil the following duties and tasks:
  • Assist the estimating team by preparing tender enquiries to the supply chain
  • Cost planning assistance
  • Carry out Detailed Pricings for Tenders
  • Closely monitor the supply chain during the tenders by making sure tender returns arrive in time
  • Organise meetings with the subcontractors to assess their offer and ascertain the compliance of their offer
  • Measure/carry out quantity take-offs for several trades during the tender period
  • Prepare tender analysis and propose to the lead estimator which subcontractor to take on board
  • Legal review of tender docs including Contract, Schedule of Amendments
  • Attend client meetings and be part of tender interviews
  • Attend conferences related to the buildings industry
  • Modular Construction: carry out a market study - main actors, main processes etc
  • Work on site as a QS or assistant manager as part of the apprenticeship to see both sides of the fence (Preconstruction and Construction)

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Construction skills
  • Good Maths/quantitative skills
  • Excellent knowledge of the Office suite
  • Basic knowledge of Bluebeam, Cad or Revit
  • Excellent written and communication skills

Personal qualities

  • Motivated
  • Reliable, Meticulous and trustworthy
  • Flexible
  • Curious
  • Open-minded and Team player

Desired qualifications

  • A Level BBBor;
  • BTEC National Diploma DDMor;
  • Access to HE qualifications with 24 Distinctions 21 Meritsor;
  • Equivalent level 3 qualifications worth 128 UCAS points
  • Applicants must hold 5 GCSEs A*-C(reformed GCSEs grade 4 or above) including maths and English or equivalent

Future prospects

  • Become a QS, part of the preconstruction team or on Site
  • Move to a construction management role on site
  • Mobility if wanted - overseas (France, Portugal depending on available positions)

Things to consider

  • Possibility to work on a construction site in London
  • Potential ad-hoc travel within the UK from time to time depending on the tender opportunities

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