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Assistant Quantity Surveyor

Willmott Dixon
South East
Closing date
21 Apr 2024

Job Details

Are you an experienced Assistant Project Surveyor seeking a challenging role with a renowned company? Willmott Dixon Interiors is currently expanding its team and looking for a dynamic individual to join us. In this position, you will primarily focus on NHS projects in Brighton, making Crawley or Haywards Heath an ideal location due to their proximity to both Brighton and possible future work in London.

As an Assistant Project Surveyor at Willmott Dixon, your main responsibility will be to provide exceptional commercial support to our senior surveying staff on one or multiple projects. Your goal will be to ensure that projects are procured, delivered within budget, and executed to the highest quality standards, surpassing our customers' expectations.

In this role, you will be involved in accurately valuing, certifying, and issuing payment notices for subcontract works in compliance with subcontract conditions. You will also ensure that external valuations align with the main contract conditions and that payments are received promptly. Additionally, you will be responsible for generating comprehensive CVC reports that accurately depict the current on-site situation and the final profit projection.

At Willmott Dixon, we strongly believe in fostering excellent working relationships with our supply chain, consultants, and clients. As the Assistant Project Surveyor, you will actively contribute to this effort by identifying and reporting potential disputes in a timely manner to your line manager, enabling effective resolutions.

Collaboration is key to our success. You will work closely with the project team and senior commercial staff to achieve or surpass the budgeted targets for your project. Your dedication and expertise will play a crucial role in ensuring project success and client satisfaction.

Essential and Desirable Criteria

Essential Requirements:

  • Relevant Experience: Demonstrable experience working on projects with a value range of £2m +
  • Surveying Knowledge: Solid understanding of surveying principles, procedures, and practices within the construction industry.
  • Commercial Acumen: Ability to provide effective commercial support, including valuations, payment notices, and contract compliance.
  • Communication Skills: Excellent verbal and written communication skills to liaise with project teams, senior staff, clients, and stakeholders.
  • Attention to Detail: Strong attention to detail and accuracy in valuations, certifications, and reports.
  • Problem-Solving Abilities: Proactive approach to identifying and resolving potential disputes or issues in a timely manner.
  • Team Player: Ability to collaborate effectively with project teams and senior commercial staff to achieve project targets.
  • Customer Focus: Dedication to exceeding customer expectations and maintaining excellent relationships with clients.

Desirable Requirements:

  • NHS Project Experience: Previous experience working on NHS projects or within the healthcare sector would be highly advantageous.
  • Construction Industry Knowledge: Familiarity with construction industry standards, regulations, and best practices.
  • IT Skills: Proficiency in relevant software applications such as Microsoft Office Suite and industry-specific surveying tools.
  • Contractual Awareness: Understanding of contract conditions, terms, and procedures relevant to construction projects.
  • Leadership Potential: Demonstrated potential to take on additional responsibilities and progress within the organisation.
  • Flexibility: Willingness to travel to different project locations, including occasional visits to London for potential future work.

Please note that these requirements are indicative and may vary based on the specific needs of the role - if you have most of these or are on the way to getting them then please do get in touch as your personality and potential are key at this level too.

What can we offer you?

Benefits: We reward our people generously with a competitive package that gives you flexible benefits to fit your lifestyle and priorities. This includes but is not limited to, an enhanced pension scheme, discounted or full private medical, life assurance, incentive bonus and a car scheme which will make us a market leader in sustainable company travel. Applicable roles will benefit from a motoring expenditure allowance (MEA) and everyone can access a new generation of low carbon and electric cars via the Willmott Dixon run car leasing scheme.

Additional Information

At Willmott Dixon we provide an inclusive and flexible working environment for people to thrive in and we are happy to support agile working wherever possible. We are a proud member of the Disability Confident Scheme.

About Us

We are proud to be part of the Willmott Dixon family; a privately-owned contracting and interior fit out group in the UK. With a rich history, amazing track record and strong values, this partnership makes us a stronger and more progressive organisation, allowing us to share knowledge and take on bigger and better projects.


Willmott Dixon is the 2nd largest capital works, regeneration and support services. We pride ourselves on our long history, and in being a sustainable company which respects and care for people in the wider environment.

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