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Graduate Quantity Surveyor

Graduate Quantity Surveyor

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About Costain and your project.

Start date: 6th August 2018
Applications close: 31st December 2017


Salary: Competitive salary, private medical cover, pension, 25 days paid annual leave/year, salary reviewed every 6 months.


The role of Graduate/Assistant Quantity Surveyor is to assist in administration and management of costs and contracts relating to projects. The role may involve all aspects of work from the initial tender to final account and close out, seeking to minimise the costs and enhance value for money whilst achieving the required standards and quality.  This role will work under the close direction and supervision of a more senior quantity surveyor. We expect graduates to rotate after 12 months to another sector of the business.


Costain offers a range of exciting development opportunities to accelerate your career and enable you to achieve your potential both during and after the Graduate Development Scheme.

What will I be doing?

  • Prepare enquiries, analyse tenders, negotiate and manage allocated accounts including orders, payments & final accounts and close outs in accordance with customer or company procedures.
  • Assist in the preparation and agreement of applications for payment or the assessment & preparation of payment certificates.
  • Play a key role in capturing, managing and communicating change and risk on the project in accordance with the Contract
  • Assist in the preparation of the Project Control Reporting including project cost & value / EVA reports, budgets and forecasts.
  • Report to Line Management when contractual notices and correspondence with both customer and sub-contractors are required in accordance with the Contract.
  • Assisting with the reporting of the Project Budget / Cost Report
  • Undertake record-keeping including but not limited to collating site records, the preparation of meeting packs, meeting invites and taking meeting minutes
  • Carry out supply chain performance reviews on allocated packages
  • Contribute to Value management / value engineering.

About you

  • Be proactive in self-development and professional qualification
  • Will have understanding or experience of business systems, spreadsheet development, cost analysis, programme evaluation and development, compensation event and/or variations assessment and evaluation.
  • Increasing knowledge of a variety of forms & options of contracts.
  • Have experience or appreciation of the risk management process for both schedule and cost and the use of Earned Value Management.
  • Have experience or appreciation of company policies, procedures & controls, operating office management systems including filing systems and document control and distribution, and assist in the drafting of contractual correspondence on behalf of the project and project manager.
  • Holds an RICS/CICES accredited degree, or enrolled on an accredited part-time post-graduate degree with at least three years of relevant experience
  • Enrolled and working towards Full Membership of either RICS or CICES

Final Statement

Assessment centres will take place in November/December 2017 at our Head Office in Maidenhead, SL6 4UB.


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