Trainee / Assistant Quantity Surveyor

We are looking for a trainee / Assistant Quantity Surveyor to join our Commercial Department at one of the UK's leading offsite timber frame providers.  This is an important role and full training will be given including educational support towards a relevant qualification.

As Trainee/Assistant Quantity Surveyor you will work closely with the Managing Surveyor to assist in the procurement and management of sub-contract services. The successful candidate will predominantly be based at our head office in Gamlingay and be expected to visit construction sites on a regular basis.  Hybrid/home working can also be considered for this position. This is an important role and will suit someone who is methodical and accurate with good problem-solving abilities. Full training will be given including educational support towards a relevant qualification.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Assisting the Managing Surveyor with their day-to-day activities
  • Assisting with the procurement of subcontract packages
    • Preparation of subcontract tender packs
    • Assessment of subcontractor quotations
    • Negotiation with subcontractors
    • Preparation of order documentation
  • Preparation and certification of subcontract payments
  • Contract administration and cost control
  • Working alongside the Quality Manager to ensure any quality issues prevented from reoccurring
  • Working alongside the Construction team to ensure the smooth running of sites
  • Strong IT skills with a good working knowledge of MS Office, in particular Excel.
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Excellent communication skills – with the ability to build strong working relationships both internally and externally
  • Well organised and able to prioritise a busy schedule
  • Ability to read technical drawings (Desirable)
  • 1-2 years experience in a construction related role
If you are interested in the above role, then please get in touch with our Managing Surveyor, Howard Smith, on 01767 652452 or get in touch.

Pinewood Structures is one of the UK’s leading timber frame companies supplying both timber frame structures and panelised roofs. Founded in 1981, the company is well established having traded for 40 years and has a ‘blue chip’ client base.