Assistant Quantity Surveyor

Some see a wall. We see the chance to open a door.

Role: Assistant Quantity Surveyor

Location: Elgin

Challenges. Opportunities. Solutions. At Robertson, we see them our way. We’re bold enough to ask questions. Brave enough to look at things differently. Confident enough to be ourselves. Join us and you’ll join the UK’s largest family-owned construction, infrastructure and support services business. As an Assistant Quantity Surveyor, you’ll be part of a team that’s doing incredible things - for ourselves, for the built environment around us, and for a truly sustainable future.

Your new role

About the role

As an Assistant Quantity Surveyor, you’ll be responsible for:

  • Preparing bills of quantities and schedules of works for pricing projects
  • Dealing with tender stage subcontract and material enquiries
  • Assisting with subcontract procurement, agreement, payment and award
  • Attending, contributing to and taking minutes of meetings as required
  • Preparing valuations with clients, agreeing amounts for payment and ensuring invoices are prepared and issued
  • Re-measuring work using site measurement and measurement from drawings
  • Informing sub-contractors of contract variations
  • Dealing with contractual issues from a commercial perspective
  • Provision of cost advice to Design Consultants
  • Assisting with reporting on contract performance via monthly cost/value reconciliations
  • Agreeing client and sub-contract final accounts

About you

You’ll already be qualified and experienced in this field, and you’ll have a background in managing budgets and delivering similar services to a high standard. What’s just as important are strong communication, sales and negotiation skills, an analytical approach, and a genuine ability to set realistic objectives and solve key problems.

What’s in it for me

Working the Robertson Way

Joining us isn’t just about seeing things our way. It’s also about working the Robertson Way too, by bringing our 5 guiding principles to life. Here’s what that means…

We listen

Listening enables us to work positively and collaboratively, and gives customers, partners and colleagues the assurance that their voices are always heard.

We are professional

Our mix of prudence and diligence, care and attention to detail means that our customers have certainty and assurance in everything we do and trust us to deliver.

We take responsibility

Each of us is accountable for what we do. From the smallest detail to team safety and caring for our communities and the environment, we know that everything matters.

We are determined to succeed

Every challenge is an opportunity. We work collaboratively and focus on safety, productivity and quality to find solutions we can be proud of and that provide a positive, lasting benefit.

We are one team

We work as one - in our teams and partnerships, and with our customers. We respect each contribution, and everyone stands up to be counted. We are Team Robertson.

In return, we offer a wide range of rewards and benefits, including 33 days annual leave, a great pension and valuable life assurance. What’s more, you’ll also be able to make the most of a range of brilliant extras. These include our Cycle to Work Scheme, discounts at restaurants and cinemas with a Taste Card, annual flu vaccine, and Health & Wellbeing and Life Management Support for you and your family.

We also have a brilliant smarter working policy, too. That means many of our office-based people and some of our site-based people are able to either work from home or as part of our hybrid model.

When it comes to diversity and inclusion, we see things differently at Robertson. That’s why we’re working hard to create an environment where everyone can feel welcome, and where we can all be ourselves. We encourage applications from people of all races, ages, genders, religions, sexual orientations and more - so whoever you are, we hope you’ll see things our way, too.

Apply now

If you’ve got what it takes to look at things differently, to find new perspectives, and to discover the extraordinary within the ordinary, we’d love to meet you. To apply for this role and take the next step in your career, submit your CV on our careers site.

This role will be subject to pre-employment screening, including references. The level of screening may vary depending on role responsibilities and will be discussed at interview.

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