Assistant Quantity Surveyor

Senior Quantity Surveyor

Assistant QS & Senior QS

Senior MEP Quantity Surveyor

Our client is a very well-established and highly successful Groundworks and Civil Engineering contractor based in the Bridgwater area. They carry out a range of projects across the residential and commercial sectors, with projects ranging up to £10 million typically. They have grown continually over the last few years and have an excellent reputation throughout the South West.

Due to ongoing growth, they have approached us with the requirement to recruit an Assistant Quantity Surveyor on a permanent basis.

Working closely with a Senior QS in regards to most projects you will play a key role in the commercial delivery of schemes, which typically stretch from Bristol down as far as Exeter.

This role will allow the incumbent to develop their skills in all areas of the role. This really is an excellent long-term opportunity for an individual who is keen to further their career long-term. Our client is looking for someone who wants to develop into a key senior member of the commercial team down the line.

Candidates may come from a Civil Engineering background or main contracting as well as housebuilding. More important is a willingness to learn, and develop long-term with a rapidly expanding company.

Get in touch through the website for further details.

We are currently looking for an experienced  Senior QS to join one of our clients, a very well-established main building contractor in Bristol, who are looking for someone to work as part of a team managing commercial projects in the Bristol and Bath areas predominantly.

The role will involve having management responsibilities for a small team of junior surveyors and report to the commercial director on all issues. You will also play a key role in the overall commercial delivery of the project which will likely be in the region of £15 – £20 million in value.

The company can offer excellent long term career security given a very healthy pipeline of work, as well as a very attractive remuneration package from the start. They are a major contractor and are committed to long-term growth in the region.

Candidates with the following skills and experience are encouraged to apply:

  • Background with larger or Tier 1 contractors
  • Experience in some management
  • Ideally, experience working on larger projects.
  • Reside within commutable distance of Swindon

Please get in touch today for further information regarding this exciting role.

Please apply through CV Library for further details.

Assistant QS & Senior QS

Bridgwater – South West

Permanent contract + package


Sphere Solutions are currently recruting for an Assistant QS and Senior QS to work for a reputable contractor in Bridgwater.

Our client work with a variety of leading main contractors and housebuilders to successfully complete a range of civil engineering and groundwork projects, ranging in value from £100,000 to £15 million.

Turnover circa £20 million and the business is split 50% housing/ 50% main contracting (mainly public sector projects – schools, hospitals, social housing etc).


The Candidate:

  • Ideally experienced in civil engineering and groundworks
  • NEC contract experience
  • Ideally resides locally to the area but will recruit from areas like (Bristol, Taunton, Bridgwater, Newport)
  • 1-3 years’ experience for AQS and 5-10 years for the senior role



  • Assisting in the preparation of the sub-contract/supplier enquiry lists for approval.
  • Preparing full enquiry packs and collating all tender information, ensuring fully compliant tender packs are issued, return tenders are analysed and compliant bids received.
  • Preparing tender comparison sheets, including making recommendations for placing subcontract orders
  • Attending meetings that may be necessary in the performance of your duties.
  • Complying with and upholding company policies and procedures
  • Carrying out drawing take-offs


If you are interested and would like further details, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Senior MEP Quantity Surveyor


Permanent salary + full benefits package


Our client are a leading UK building, infrastructure, engineering and fit-out company. They deliver vital projects across a range of sectors including health, education, highways, justice, defence, aviation, water and environment.

The Role:

To provide regular contractual and financial information to monitor the achievement of project objectives, to assist with the vetting of sub-contract documents prior to execution and generally to maximise the financial return in respect of each project, as described herein.

What you will be doing:

  • Vetting and negotiation in connection with the proposed sub-contract documentation to achieve the best deal for the company.
  • Production and submission of cash flow forecast (Internal/External).
  • Assist the project contract engineer(s) in the preparation of the sub-sub-contractor enquiry document, collate and prepare sub-sub-contract documents and agree with sub-sub-contractor.
  • Provide advice on suppliers/sub-sub-contractors quotations.
  • Produce monthly WIP/CVR reports to agreed deadlines.
  • Obtain written agreement on suppliers/sub-sub-contractors final accounts, in conjunction with the project contracts engineer.
  • Collate and prepare in agreed format, variation measurement details for submission to the Main Contractor/P.Q.S.
  • Preparation of final account including agreement of variation account.
  • Analysis of the sub-contract tender to prepare format for valuation applications.
  • Co-ordinate fully with all other disciplines/departments.
  • Assist in the monitoring of project progress relative to agreed sub-contract programme and if necessary issue of appropriate formal’ notices. Preparation of contractual claims under the main contract and domestic sub-sub-contracts.


What we will need from you

  • Sound & comprehensive understanding of construction industry and the parties to it.
  • Proficient knowledge of measurement and valuation.
  • Good knowledge of standard forms of contract.
  • Ability to negotiate with clients/sub contractors and draft sub contracts.
  • Knowledge of CIS.
  • Ability to produce accurate monthly cost and value reports and outturn financial forecasts.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Experience of undertaking risk assessments and valuation of them in conjunction with other project team members.
  • Extensive experience of working on live projects and final accounts and e xperience of procuring major works sub contracts.
  • Professional membership of recognised institute e.g. RICS (desirable) and Proficient in the use of Microsoft packages e.g. Excel, Word & PowerPoint
  • Experience of working in the water industry highly desirable.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of previously working with CEMAR and COINS (desirable)


The Package:

  • Competitive salary and Car allowance
  • 26 days annual leave (with the opportunity to buy or sell up to 3 days holiday) with 3 additional long service days achieved after 3, 7 and 10 years
  • Private medical insurance for yourself (with the option to buy family cover)
  • Defined contribution pension scheme matched up to 8%
  • Enhanced maternity, paternity and parental leave and 2 days volunteering opportunities
  • Flexible and Agile working (dependent on your role) and Employee Assistance Programme .
  • Perks at Work Employee discount scheme offering discounts on a range of categories such as electronics, home appliances, food & groceries, car buying, travel, fitness and more
  • Flexible Benefits scheme which includes the opportunity to purchase benefits such as:
  • Critical illness insurance (with option to purchase for your partner)
  • Dental Insurance and Travel insurance and Cycle to work scheme
  • Retail vouchers/payroll giving/activity pass for top leisure attractions