Construction Quantity Surveying Technician Apprentice Level 4

Buxton + Mcnulty Mechanical Services Limited
Horizons Business Centre, Alder Close, Erith, DA18 4AJ
£250.00 per week
25 Nov 2020
18 Jun 2021
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
The core quantity surveyor's responsibilities are primarily cost and quality control. They include:
  • Discussing plans with a client and advising whether their proposals will work
  • Calculating quantities and costs of materials
  • Calculating time and labour before the project goes to tender
  • Preparing cash-flow projections
  • Overseeing subcontractors and stages of construction
  • Cost control during construction
  • Negotiating contracts
  • Advising on legal points, including disputes
  • Writing reports and overseeing bills
  • Minimising risk and complying with health and safety rules
  • Keeping up to date with construction methods and materials

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Knowledge of Health and Safety, Construction Technology, Procurement and Financial reporting
  • Skills: Sustainability, cost control and administration
  • Behaviours: Commitment to the code of ethics, commitment to equality and diversity and continuing professional development
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Attention to detail and methodical thinking
  • Excellent numeracy
  • Problem-solving
  • Analytical thinking
  • Computer skills and knowledge of main professional software
  • Engineering science and technology qualifications
  • Construction industry knowledge
  • Initiative
  • Willingness to accept criticism
  • Working well under pressure

Personal qualities

  • Trustworthy
  • Reliable
  • Good time keeping skills
  • Good work ethic
  • Organised

Desired qualifications

5 GCSEs Grade A-C/9-5 or equivalent, including English, Science and maths GCSE to a minimum grade 5.

A Levels wouldbe an advantage.

Future prospects

Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, there may be a permanent position.

Things to consider

  • Must live in theBexley Borough
  • 1st year apprentice however there is a rising payscale for apprenticeships
  • All Travel Paid and PPE provided
  • Four weeks paid holiday plus bank holidays
  • Occasional overtime available
  • Occasional weekend work available

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