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Job Title & Work Location
• Company: Innovation On-Site Limited
• Title: Trainee Quantity Surveyor
• Department: Procurement
• Location: Office Based - Maulden, Bedfordshire
• Report to: Jake Owen
• Matrixed to: Tony Wren – Managing Director
• Job Type: Full Time / Permanent

Nature & Objectives of the Job

The Trainee Quantity Surveyor will assist with financial responsibility for projects undertaken and surveying/commercial activities to meet the project objectives.

Roles and Responsibilities

Project Initiation
• Understanding and assisting with the initial handover meeting, ensuring required information is obtained or raised.
• Understanding of the contract documents is obtained.
• Understanding of the pre-commencement budgets is gained prior to signing off the handover form.
• Awareness of checking the order and contract and raising any concerns/anomalies in a timely manner.

Project Planning
• Assisting with providing the Operations Team with a project analysis to include cost... projections, including the production of labour pay out rates for project team.
• Understanding the identification of subcontractors, arranging and agreeing costs or placing sub contract orders.

Project Execution
• Responsibility of preparing valuation and administration of subcontractor accounts and submitting in a timely manner.
• Responsibility for attending valuation meetings with the Main Contractor or the clients representative as and when required
• Responsibility for agreeing each submitted valuation within fourteen days of submission.
• Responsibility for ensuring payment is received for each valuation, as contracted.
• Responsibility for accurate monthly costings and presentation of the required reports to the Line Manager
• Responsibility for pricing, confirming and submitting and agreeing all variations with the Main Contractor.
• Create and maintain accurate records of timesheets & invoices, to enable accurate reporting on costs.
• Responsibility for the creation, submission and agreement of final accounts within a two month period after completion on site.
• Responsibility for ensuring final account payment is received in accordance with the contract conditions.
• Responsibility for ensuring retention monies are received in line with the contract and ensuring we apply for the first half release as and when the final accounts are agreed.
• Produce Purchase Orders for variation works on site, ensuring that costs associated with these Purchase Orders are based on competitive quotations.
• Ensure financial documentation is accurate and timely.
• In all relevant areas cost must be based on competitive quotations and control of expense must be meticulous.
• Responsible for preparing and negotiating claims for the extensions of time and reimbursement of loss and expense.
• Identify the appropriate financial solutions to the problems and produce the supporting documentation.
• Responsible, along with management team and procurement team, for delivering an improving profit margin for each contract.
• Adhere to and assist with the implementation and delivery of all commercial processes and procedures.
• Understand the contractual, commercial and legal processes relating to your project.
• Maintain a high level of understanding for construction techniques, problems and solutions.
• Provide high quality technical/commercial support in meeting the businesses and client objectives.
• To respond rapidly and effectively to the businesses and client needs.
• Express independent financial judgement where appropriate, whilst demonstrating an ability to work successfully with other team members.
• Comply with prescribed company procedures for entering into agreements and that every effort is made to protect the company from all risks associated with the contractual arrangements and that all subcontract agreements and purchase orders are signed off and authorised.
• Provide accurate information that reflect a true indication of each contracts performance
• Attendance and commercial involvement at monthly team meetings

• Health and Safety support.
• Accreditation support.
• Additional ad hoc duties as directed by senior management from time to time.
• Maintain records of any training and development received on your training log.

Personal Specification

• Studying at Level 4 qualification or above in a Quantity Surveying / Commercial Management related course
• 1+ year work experience in the construction industry is desirable

• Proficient in Microsoft Office suite
• Excellent Planning & Organisational skills
• High Attention to detail
• Excellent Communication skills
• Self-Management & Personal Effectiveness
• Solving Problems & Thinking skilfully
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• Strong team player
• High level of integrity
• High degree of loyalty
• High level of motivational skills

Technical Competencies
• Knowledge of the construction industry, ideally of carpentry related works
• Understanding of working drawings
• Financial Awareness
• Budget & Resource Management
• Supply Chain Processes
• Technical & Commercial Awareness
• Understanding of new construction techniques
• Negotiating skills


Salary: £23,000 - £28,500 dependant on experience

Holidays: 22 days + 8 usual bank holidays

Hours: 40 hours per week (study pathway available)

Employer’s Pension Scheme

Equality & Diversity

Innovation On-Site Limited is an equal opportunity employer and is fully committed to a policy of treating all of its employees and job applicants equally. The company will avoid unlawful discrimination in all aspects of employment including recruitment and selection, promotion, transfer, opportunities for training, pay and benefits, other terms of employment, discipline, selection for redundancy and dismissal.

The recruitment process will be conducted in such a way as to result in the selection of the most suitable person for the job in terms of relevant experience, abilities, and qualifications. The company is committed to applying its equal opportunities policy statement at all stages of recruitment and selection
Maulden Bedford UK


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