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Trainee Quantity Estimator

6104243 | 05 Jul 2024




United Kingdom




£24k - 25k per year

Approach Personnel are proud to be working in partnership with a leading new homes developer who are seeking a Trainee Quantity Surveyor to join their

This is an exciting opportunity for a Graduate or a Junior Quantity Surveyor to join an incredibly successful, energetic and passionate Commercial Team at their East Midlands office in Derby. This role reports to the Senior Quantity Surveyor / Commercial Director.

The successful candidate will ultimately be responsible for supporting our Quantity Surveying team in their commercial management duties. You will eventually have the opportunity to take on more responsibility as and when you feel comfortable doing so.

The role will include:

• Undertaking admin assistance

• Measurement of external works

• Raising pre-agreed orders

• Subcontractor matrix orders

• Managing the simpler payment and simpler aspects of loading budgets

• Bi-monthly valuations, appointing subcontractors and making subcontractor payments to maintain close cost control and enable management decisions

• Ensure weekly and monthly payments are processed efficiently, any disputed items are resolved, allowing site works to proceed unhindered and give an accurate picture of site financial status

• Produce site valuations on a bi-monthly basis and present to the Board of Directors to indicate any variation from budgeted figures

• Undertake negotiations to obtain the optimum rates for sub-contract appointments to maximise margins

• Utilise the Persimmon Group COINS system to set up new sites and establish budget, predicting site profitability for financial planning verification

• Liaison with other departments on time to ensure sites run efficiently (Construction, Sales, Customer Care, Accounts)

What experience, qualifications and skills are we looking for?

• Full UK driving license is advantageous.

• Experience within the house building industry is preferred but not essential.

• Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.

• Fully conversant with Microsoft Package, including Excel and Word


• A-Level or equivalent achieved (preferred)

• Willing to study a construction related subject at college or university on a day release basis.

This vacancy is being advertised on behalf of Approach Personnel Ltd that is operating as an employment business. We recruit temporary to permanent labour surrounding the UK. If this job isn't suited to your specifications, please contact the number 0115 9003 171 to leave your details, we will then contact you when a job arises which best suits your skills.


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