Assistant Quantity Surveyor


Atkins Search are currently recruiting for an Assistant Quantity Surveyor vacancy to join a progressive, dynamic main contractor based in Manchester.


Based in Manchester, our prides itself on the quality of their work, delivering varied and interesting projects across the region.

An established construction main contractor with the client at the focus of their approach, my client offers a consistent service across the public and private sectors. With a large portfolio of schemes, our client operate across the MOD, healthcare, MOJ, commercial and industrial sectors.

  • Profitable, long-standing construction main contractor
  • Varied, interesting projects ranging from £1m to £30m in value
  • Excellent reputation with clients for delivery quality work
  • Over 50 years in operation
  • Exciting growth plans to increase turnover and expand regionally
  • Well-connected, accessible senior leadership team
  • People-focused, open and connected culture
  • Local, regionally based projects across the region


As the Assistant Quantity Surveyor, you will be working as part of a forward-thinking commercial team to deliver a mix of MOD, healthcare, MOJ, commercial and industrial sectors.

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.


  • 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 and NEC contract experience
  • 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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