Assistant Quantity Surveyor


Atkins Search are currently recruiting for an Assistant Quantity Surveyor vacancy to join an award-winning, regional construction main contractor based in Nottingham.


Based in Nottingham, our client has an enviable reputation as one of the leading construction main contractors delivering varied projects across the public and private sectors.

As one of the most established construction main contractors across the East Midlands, our client is a family-owned main contractor with a people-focussed approach. They champion their team members to develop their careers, positively promoting development and progression.

  • Operating across various local frameworks, providing a full order book
  • Profitable, long-standing construction main contractor
  • Varied, interesting projects ranging from £1m to £30m in value
  • Award-winning main contractor with solid reputation
  • Exciting growth plans to increase turnover and expand regionally
  • Well-connected, accessible senior leadership team
  • Transparent, team-oriented culture
  • Local, regionally based projects across the East Midlands


As the Assistant Quantity Surveyor, you will be working as part of a forward-thinking commercial team to deliver a mix of commercial, healthcare, education and residential schemes with values of circa £200k to £5m.

Working alongside the Senior Quantity Surveyors and Quantity Surveyors, your job will be to support in the delivery of projects in a cost-effective, quality focused manor. Due to the expansion of the business, there are genuine opportunities to progress in your role and build a long-term career.


  • Run pre-lets for subcontractors
  • Process invoices/applications for payments
  • Support Commercial department as and when required
  • Receive tenders and assist with the analysis sheet for each trade
  • Assist with the compiling of tender packages for sub-contract trades
  • Assist with the issuing of sub-contract orders
  • Attend site, client and team meetings


The ideal candidate for the Assistant Quantity Surveyor job will have a proven track record as an Assistant Quantity Surveyor in a construction main contracting environment. You will also need to be proactive, positive and confident communicating at all levels and able to work as part of a team.

  • Quantity Surveying degree/qualification
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience as an Assistant Quantity Surveyor
  • JCT contract experience, NEC4 contract experience (desirable but not essential)
  • Relevant Quantity Surveying experience working for a main contractor on similar projects
  • Ambitious, career driven attitude
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Proficiency in using Microsoft Excel


As the Assistant Quantity Surveyor, you will be joining an established main contractor with excellent growth plans for the future. You will have a forum to build an established career, surrounded by like-minded individuals.

  • Competitive salary
  • Company car or car allowance
  • Fun, team-oriented atmosphere
  • Regular social events
  • Generous holiday allowance and pension contributions

Atkins Search act as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for the supply of temporary workers. We specialise in Construction, Consultancy, Residential and Infrastructure recruitment and service the East and West Midlands, South Yorkshire, Staffordshire, Lincolnshire, Peterborough and Northern Home Counties regions.

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