Assistant Quantity Surveyor - Edinburgh

Closing date: 30/06/2024

Competitive Salary & Discretionary Performance Bonus & Company Car Plan/Cash Allowance & Holidays (Buy, Sell and Accrual Scheme) & Company Pension & Private Healthcare & Life Assurance & Benefits

With lots of exciting plans in the pipeline, there’s never been a better time to join Avant Homes, let us tell you why…

Avant Homes is a housebuilder operating in Scotland, the North East of England, across Yorkshire and the East and West Midlands, with eight regional offices employing over 600 people.

We have ambitious growth plans and are looking for passionate individuals to help us achieve them. Our mission is to provide affordable yet aspirational homes to our communities, ensuring that new homes are accessible and attainable for all with a product suitable for everyone.

Avant Homes are proud to employ local people across our developments and within our regional offices, teamwork is key to everything that we do.

We are looking for people who want to be a part of something special, so why not start the foundations and build your career with us today?

Due to continued success and future business growth, we have an exciting opportunity for an Assistant Quantity Surveyor to join our Commercial team based at our Scotland head office in Edinburgh.

The Role

Are you organised, analytical and have a good attention to detail? Do you want to be a part of a friendly, driven team? If yes, then look no further, your next career could be with us!

Joining our team as an Assistant Quantity Surveyor, you will currently be employed as an Assistant Quantity Surveyor or a Graduate QS, working towards an Assistant role with a minimum of 12 months experience working within a Commercial department for a housebuilder or construction company.

Key duties and requirements

You will also be responsible for but not limited to;

  • To Support in the management of build costs, cash flows and budget financial information.
  • Ensuring policies are followed and reported fully on all development/build related. expenditure adding value to the wider business and delivering the commercial objectives of the Region.
  • Supporting in managing the working partnerships with third party providers and sub-contractors to ensure that all contractual terms are met and ensure that all orders are placed, managed, and settled.
  • Assisting in the process of determining and agreeing site start programmes and timescales.
  • Assisting in the production of comprehensive Commercial reports for inclusion in Land Appraisals.
  • Supporting in the processing of payments and PFA production.
  • Effectively communicating with internal and external stakeholders to achieve the Regional business plan.
  • Authorising and committing expenditure on the COINS system.
  • Assisting in the production of key status reports and updates on all KPIs relating to the commercial function.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for an enthusiastic Assistant Quantity Surveyor who possesses excellent communication skills (to include relationship building), an individual who is keen to develop their skills and experience within the housebuilding industry.

Reporting to the Commercial Director, the ideal candidate must be able to demonstrate their understanding of Quantity Surveying along with a keen commercial awareness.

To be considered for this role you must also possess;

  • Possess or working towards a relevant qualification within Quantity Surveying.
  • Financial and commercial awareness
  • Knowledge of the Construction Industry.
  • Knowledge of commercial and financial management systems and controls.
  • Knowledge of COINS is desirable yet not essential.

What will you get in return?

  • Discretionary bonus
  • Company car plan/cash allowance
  • Buy, sell and accrual holiday scheme.
  • Private Health care
  • Company Pension
  • Life Assurance
  • Other Benefits including our exclusive Avant discount platform.

If this sounds like you, join us and be a part of Avant’s future success!


Apply now