Assistant (Commercial) | London

What is the purpose of this role?

 Reporting to an Associate, your role is to provide support to managers on a variety of projects, commissions and assignments for various clients within the commercial sector.


Key Responsibilities

  • Assist in the preparation of cost plans, including market testing materials and trades.
  • Support in the preparation and compilation of tender documentation.
  • Support in the analysis of tender returns, including identifying any errors, omissions and qualifications.
  • Issue and manage tender queries to bidding contractors.
  • Assist in the preparation of procurement reports and recommendations.
  • Assist in the value engineering of schemes during the design stage, including investigating alternative methods of working and material selection.
  • Assist in the preparation of robust contract documentation, including Letters of Intent, for execution by our clients and their main contractors.
  • Actively carry out the post contract quantity surveying activities on schemes, including:
    • Preparing cost reports and discussing them with the Associate prior to submission.
    • Agreeing monthly valuations with the main contractors.
    • Valuing scheme variations.
    • Assisting in agreeing scheme final accounts
    • Analysing scheme construction costs for the client’s taxation purposes, and maintaining internal benchmarking data.
  • Actively support business objectives and deliver value for money in all circumstances


Skills required

  • Applies knowledge and experience intelligently to produce thorough and well thought out work which meet client objectives.
  • Communicates clearly, concisely, taking time to prepare/organise thoughts first where and when appropriate.
  • Written communication is structured, clear and properly checked. May require amendment but always error-free.
  • Tailors communications to client requirements.
  • Is articulate, logical and concise when speaking.
  • Listens well and asks appropriate questions.
  • Is prepared, organised and attentive in all meetings and conference calls. Participates appropriately.
  • Can take an accurate note of a meeting or conference call demonstrating understanding of key points discussed and agreed.


 Experience and qualifications

  • BSc Hons in Quantity Surveying or similar qualification.
  • Both pre- and post-contract skills and experience.
  • Experience of working within a team environment of fast-track commissions.
  • Experience of managing/working on multiple projects at any given time.


How will you know if you are succeeding?

  • Projects and tasks will be delivered in a timely manner and to Bruceshaw’s high standards.
  • Expectations are managed through effective communication with others
  • Excellent relationships built with all Clients, Partners and employees
  • Positive attitude and projection of an appropriate Bruceshaw image
  • Respected by others within the company