Assistant QS

Job Location


Published By

BPIC Network

Type of Job

Full Time

Published Date

17 November 2021, 16:00:00

About the job

Tilbury Douglas Construction is a leading UK building, infrastructure, engineering and fit-out company. We deliver vital projects across a range of sectors including health, education, highways, justice, defence, aviation, water and environment.  We are headquartered in the UK and have a workforce of circa 1,200 highly experienced colleagues.

It is our people that make Tilbury Douglas Construction a success.  We believe that our inclusive culture encourages new ways of thinking, enabling us to innovate whilst maintaining our resilience. We value and celebrate all individual differences and look forward to receiving your application.

Job purpose

Measurement and valuation of works in progress.  Participation in the management of the supply chain and project costs of construction projects to ensure the overall financial success of a project.  Responsible for the commercial management of all or part of a project and/or a number of trade packages within the project.



  • To ensure the full and proper implementation of the Company’s Procedures;

  • To generate/maintain relevant records, accurate filing and support for all commercial functions;

  • To ensure the prompt and regular submission of main contract payment applications and subsequent cash collection together with the preparation of sub-contractor payments;

  • To prepare draft sub-contracts to the level of responsibility delegated by the individual’s supervisor;

  • To monitor sub-contractor performance in consultation with senior staff;

  • To participate in pricing variations/design cost control/value engineering;

  • To participate in the recording of delays & preparation of any request for extensions of time;

  • To participate in the settlement of main contract final accounts;

  • To attend meetings with other stakeholders (if so delegated to do);

  • To assist senior staff in the compilation of data to monitor individual contract performance on a monthly and quarterly basis;

  • Supervision of work allocated to Trainee QS or Graduate QS staff;

  • To apply a neat and accurate approach in all day to day activities and to strive to enhance one’s own professional capability;

  • To be aware of business continuity processes via Line Manager;

  • Any other duties relevant to the role.


Knowledge skills & experience

  • Working towards professional accreditation e.g. RICS, CIOB, ICES (desirable);

  • Holding a relevant CSCS card (desirable);

  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft packages e.g. Excel, Word & PowerPoint;

  • Able to read a construction programme and relevance of the critical path;

  • Understanding of H&S issues at work;

  • Awareness of dispute resolution procedures;

  • Adept at understanding construction drawings and able to measure and take off accurately;

  • Understanding of the inter-relationship between bills, specifications and drawings;

  • Understanding the importance of Company Procedures;

  • Understanding of construction contracts in relation to projects and of the relevance of sub contract terms and conditions;

  • Ability to assess and value minor changes/variations in compliance with contract terms;

  • Able to work effectively as part of a multi disciplined team;

  • Ability to communicate effectively with a range of people.


  • Proficient in use of Microsoft packages e.g. Excel, Word & PowerPoint;

  • Working towards professional accreditations e.g. RICS, CIOB, ICES;

  • Holding a relevant CSCS card;

  • Experience of working on a live project, undertaking measurement and valuation functions;

  • Experience of managing low risk sub contractors;

  • Experience of processing subcontract payments;

  • Understanding of the construction industry (Building);

  • Basic knowledge of different industry contracts;

  • Basic understanding of risk in construction process;

  • Basic understanding of the relevance of the construction programme;

  • Experience of working for a Main Contractor on Education and Health projects (essential).


Competitive salaryIn return for your valued contribution we offer the following benefits packages:

  • Competitive salary

  • 26 days annual leave (with the opportunity to buy or sell up to 3 days holiday)

  • Private medical insurance for yourself (with the option to buy family cover)

  • Life Assurance

  • Defined contribution pension scheme matched up to 8%

  • 2 days volunteering opportunities

  • Flexible and Agile working (dependent on your role)

  • Employee Assistance Programme

  • Professional membership fees

  • Flexible Benefits scheme which includes the opportunity to purchase benefits.

About us

BPIC working on behalf of our client. Our mission is to increase the participation of black and ethnic individuals in the industry whilst also empowering and educating individuals along the way. We champion the importance of diversity within the industry by directly providing solutions for organisations to create inclusive work environments and attract a diverse workforce. The network is dedicated to delivering solutions for participants that work in all areas of the industry from major infrastructure projects, fit-outs, SMEs to specialist professions that support our industry such as tech, law & finance.