Trainee Quantity Surveyor

Footprint Recruitment
17 Jul 2017
16 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Trainee Quantity Surveyor


£23,000 + Benefits

My client are well established North West main contractor based in Manchester. They work on a range of new build and refurbishment projects in the Commercial, Residential, Education and Retail sectors. They are looking to recruit a young and enthusiastic, degree qualified, trainee to join the team.


• Hold a relevant degree (e.g. Quantity Surveying or Construction Management)
• Have at least one years experience working for a main contractor
• Demonstrate a genuine interest in construction;
• Be able to work well both in a team and individually;
• Possess good communication skills;
• Be self-motivated, detail orientated and very organised, with an aptitude for working with numbers and absorbing and analysing technical information;
• Have good IT skills (including proficiency in using Microsoft Excel and Word);
• Have good numeracy and literacy skills evidenced by good grades at GCSE level (or similar) in Maths and English Language;

• The control and co-ordination of all installation/Service and maintenance projects documentation ensuring that all work is completed to a satisfaction of customer and company
• Communicating on a daily basis with the Project Manager / QS / Operations Director advising of any issues that have or may arise within specific projects or the supply chain
• Regularly communicating with colleagues any information relevant to them, whether technical or to do with changes in company procedure
• Acting as a co-coordinator to the project manager/ Contract manager in the carrying out of his duties
• Assist with the effective planning and utilisation of labour
• Working within the budgets set for all contract installations by maximising productivity and quality of work
• Ensuring that all paperwork is completed in a timely and effective manner
• Procurement of Subcontractors, including labour only and supply and fix
• Placing of subcontract orders, monitor progress, authorise payments, agree variations and agree final accounts
• Procure materials within cost budgets and place orders
• Monitor actual costs against projected cost budgets