Assistant Quantity Surveyor - Colden Common

Date added: Tuesday, 09 January 2018
Closing date: Tuesday, 23 January 2018
Regional office: Southern Counties
Location: Colden Common
Job Type: Commercial
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Assistant Quantity Surveyor


Do you want to be part of a successful company? An excellent opportunity has arisen for a motivated and customer focused Assistant Quantity Surveyor to join our growing Commercial Team within Taylor Wimpey.


We are currently looking for an individual with excellent negotiation skills and attention to detail.


Working closely with the Senior Buyer or Commercial Director you will be expected to assist staff with general administrative duties and low key orders within the buying department.


The Role:

  • Assist in liaising with staff within the commercial department to ensure administrative duties and orders are placed on time and to ensure the efficient assimilation of information

  • Update on a weekly basis sites plant on-hire reports

  • Update orders where price increases

  • Invoice queries

  • Maintaining lever arch files including making up new sites files and archiving

  • Filing

  • Sending out order acknowledgements to site

  • All orders are to be placed on the COINS system

  • Any other duties as required by the commercial director/department

  • Assist with preparing material schedules from working drawings

  • Attend monthly site meetings with site buyer

  • Oversee the running of sites once handover by the senior buyer/buyer


The Person:

  • Ability to learn and operate relevant IT and procedural systems

  • Honesty, reliability and enthusiasm

  • Team working

  • Planning


In order to be successful in this role you must be able to prove eligibility to work in the UK.


If you are successful at interview and the Company considers making an offer of employment, you may be asked to give your consent to the following pre-employment check[s] being undertaken by our third party provider, Experian (or any other appropriate third party provider that the Company chooses to engage). 


The type of checks made will depend on the role in question but may include any or all of the following

Criminal records (DBS);

Credit reference



The purpose of such checks will be to assess your suitability for the role.  If it subsequently transpires that you have given incorrect, false or misleading information, your application will not be taken further.



The Company:


Taylor Wimpey is a FTSE 100 business and one of the largest residential developers in the UK, building new homes and communities across England, Scotland and Wales.


Our vision is to become the UK’s leading residential developer for creating value and delivering quality. We build over 10,000 homes each year, from one-bedroom apartments to six-bedroom houses all across the country.


Our people are passionate about the house building industry and about our customers. Culturally we pride ourselves in having a diverse work force with an opportunity to grow a career in a variety of environments. We look to develop our people in the skills and areas they are most interested in so if you are looking to join a thriving company going through an exciting period then please get in touch.


Internal applicants – please advise your Line Manager if applying for this role.