Assistant Quantity Surveyor

Redrow Homes London
Number of positions for this role
West Works, Merrick Road, Southall, London

The Surveying Department in an Operating Division is responsible for monitoring and controlling expenditure on all the Divisional developments by controlling the “cost of sales”, as well as ensuring that all Group Commercial policies and procedures are adhered to within the company.

The post holder is responsible for assisting in Procurement, Payments, Valuations and administration of Health and Safety procedures.

Key Responsibilities

1.         Procurement


  • With assistance from QS prepare subcontract Enquiry List for approval by Head of Commercial and Head of Construction

  • Prepare full enquiry pack, collating all tender information

  • Analyse tenders upon return, presenting to Surveyor for compliance check

  • Prepare tender analysis comparing individual tenders against each other and against build cost within land acquisition pack.

  • For new contractors, issue Health and Safety Contractor Competency Questionnaires; analyse and action returned questionnaires.

  • Assemble Health and Safety Policies, Method Statements and Risk Assessments.

  • Ensure all health and safety information is signed off prior to placing Order.

  • Compile Draft sub-contract Order in liaison with Surveyor.

  • Draft Customer Extras Sheet for Chief QS to agree with Sales Director.  Price agreed customer extras list with final sub-contractors.

2.         Payments

  • Analyse sub-contractor weekly and monthly applications for payment.


  • Prepare interim payments for approval by Head of Commercial.

  • Issue contra-charges as appropriate.

  • Keep Payment Record Sheets up to date following completion of each weekly and monthly payment run.

3.         Valuation


  • Input progress on valuation system.

  • Assist Surveyor in preparation of sub-contract accruals.

  • Produce Valuation Breakdown Reconciliation (VBR).

  • Assist in carrying out cost and value reconciliation on all items in VBR.

4.         Other


  • Follow change control procedure.

  • Issue Variation Orders as appropriate.

  • Attend site visits regularly and frequently to provide assistance and support to site staff.

  • Ensure familiarity with Redrow Group’s Health, Safety and Environmental policies and comply with employee responsibilities.

  • At all times comply with company policies, procedures and instructions.

  • Implement new ideas and methods and continue to seek ways of both improving contribution to the organisation’s goals and enhancing the reputation of the company.

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