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Graduate Quantity Surveyor


NG Bailey

11d ago

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  • Job
    Entry Level / Graduate
  • Construction & Surveying
  • London


  • 2.2 or above Degree in Quantity Surveying, Commercial Management or similar relevant discipline
  • GCSE English & Maths Grade 4 or equivalent/above


  • Risk Management – Review contract terms and conditions to identify any specific risk and opportunities this may place upon NG Bailey; assist with the agreed mitigation and enhancement.
  • Financial Management – Liaise with the Project team and assist with the preparation of applications for payment with appropriate substantiation of both the level of contract works complete and variations. Ensure cash is received by NG Bailey in accordance with the contract. Assist with Cost Value Reconciliations. Manage supply chain costs. Measurement of works on site.
  • Subcontract management - assist with the production and administration of subcontract agreements including, but not limited to, assisting with payment notice procedures, instructing change and final account processes. Procurement of suppliers and sub-contractors.
  • Contract administration - review and understand the obligations of NG Bailey under the contract. Assist with the production of a commercial plan and monitoring our compliance with any such obligations, especially any that could cause a loss of entitlement when not complied with. Follow procedures for client work approval. Commercial and administrative involvement with Works Management System and other IT software. Involvement with PQQ and tender submissions. Produce quotations and pre-estimates. Manage data in Excel for large volumes of work.
  • Record keeping - assist in the production and maintenance of all necessary records in order to maximise NG Baileys contractual entitlements and justify our position. Follow procedures for client work approval.
  • Cost and value forecasting - assist with the monitoring and forecasting of cost and revenue throughout the project lifecycle and at completion. Assist with the production and distribution of accurate internal project reports. Value completed works and ensure measurement compliance with SOR’s. Provide cash-flow forecasts.
  • Final account settlement - assist the project team with the preparation of both Ng Baileys final account with our customer and preparation/ review of supply chain final accounts. Including any substantiation required to improve the commercial or financial performance of the project. Post-audit of works commercially.
  • Change management - understand the contract change management procedures and assist with the identification and quantification of any changes to NG Bailey's contractual obligations; both upstream with our customer and downstream with our supply chain.
  • Stakeholder relations - maintain positive relationships with the project customer(s) through efficient delivery of objectives, with a view to optimising future opportunities. Effective communication with various levels of personnel on the framework, internal and external.
  • Develop your professional network to support you in your role and to support your development.
  • Build positive relationships with internal and external customers as required.
  • Identify and drive improvements where possible.
  • Keep a log of your activities and learning within each business area, positively feeding into your development, to ensure that each new rotation can be effectively developed and tailored to meet your individual development needs.


What is the role of a Graduate Quantity Surveyor in a construction project?

A Graduate Quantity Surveyor works under the guidance of an experienced Surveyor or Commercial Manager to assist with implementing best Commercial practices on projects, from tender stage through to completion and final account settlement.

What are the responsibilities of a Graduate Quantity Surveyor?

The responsibilities include delivering improved commercial and financial performance to the project, offering commercial input for administrative functions, and assisting operational staff with quotations, measuring, and work approval.

What skills are required for a Graduate Quantity Surveyor?

Skills required for a Graduate Quantity Surveyor include knowledge of cost management, understanding of contracts and procurement processes, excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, strong communication and negotiation abilities, and attention to detail.

What opportunities for growth and development are available for a Graduate Quantity Surveyor?

A Graduate Quantity Surveyor can gain valuable experience working on various projects, eventually progressing to become a Senior Quantity Surveyor or Commercial Manager. Continuing education and obtaining professional qualifications can also lead to further career advancement.

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Mission & Purpose

NG Bailey is the UK’s leading independent engineering, rail, IT and facilities services business with a deserved reputation for excellence. We offer integration from the outset of a project, from planning and design through the supply chain, to offsite manufacture, installation and maintenance. Our 2,900 people are at the heart of our organisation and it is recognised that the company has one of the industry’s foremost apprenticeship schemes. We believe in investing in our people, spending over £3m a year on training and development, including much respected internal leadership development programmes. We believe that the quality of our people distinguishes us from our competitors. Our mission is 'to responsibly design, build, operate and maintain building, infrastructure and IT services'​ and our vision is 'to be the best, creating exceptional environments for present and future generations'​. Our core values of passion, integrity and excellence drive everything we do.