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Graduate Quantity Surveyor

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Graduate Quantity Surveyor
North East
Contract type:
Applications close:
30 November 2023
Early Careers
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About Morgan Sindall
Morgan Sindall Construction is an Investors in People Platinum employer providing national construction services to private and public sector customers across a range of markets. Together, we create great results for our customers, partners and people. We are one of the UK’s most successful Tier 1 contractors. As a progressive and ambitious company, our employees benefit from a safe and rewarding working environment.

How we will support and help grow your career.

You will gain valuable experience by working on real projects and alongside experienced professionals in a supportive and nurturing environment You will be challenged and empowered to carry out your role and contribute in a meaningful way as a valued member of the project team.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for people who are genuinely interested in our company and have a passion for construction. Our most successful students have a positive attitude, are committed and want to learn and work well with others. Academic record is important, but it’s not the only thing we look for.

You will be a positive presence in the team demonstrating your passion for the project at hand. At Morgan Sindall Construction our employees work collectively, encouraging and challenging each other to succeed. Across our business we treat everyone equally and with respect and have developed a culture where everyone’s voice is heard.

What can we offer you?

Working in our North East region, you will be part of a growing and dynamic team of people who are passionate about what they do and enjoy the challenge and pace of work in a hardworking and fun construction environment. No day will be the same and we challenge each other to deliver what’s right for our customers.

Our culture is so important to us and defines the way we go about our business. We are inclusive, supportive and team focused and take pride in the longstanding and committed relationships we have with our supply chain partners.

Our culture places a huge amount of trust in our team and people – we all know what is expected of us and we are committed to delivering as individuals and as a team.

Equality Statement

Morgan Sindall Construction seeks to recruit the best person for each of our roles, based on merit alone and free from bias. We’re committed to treating all our job applicants fairly and with respect, irrespective of their background, disability, or any other protected characteristic.

We recruit individuals who embody our core values of professionalism, expertise and trust which has given us a fantastic variety of people and cultures across our organisation.

We celebrate our diverse teams who make Morgan Sindall Construction the inclusive, collaborative and rewarding place it is to work. We hire the best in the industry, provide them the support to achieve their goals and challenge them to make a real impact on our business. If you want to join an organisation that truly sees and harnesses what makes you unique, apply to us today.

Diversity and Inclusion Statement

Our aim is to create a workplace built on acceptance, respect, and inclusion, where everyone feels that they belong and can make a meaningful contribution. We encourage applicants regardless of religion, ethnicity, nationality, disability status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, family, or parental status. Morgan Sindall Construction is an equal opportunities employer and has been accredited with the Positive About Disabled People ‘Two Ticks’ accreditation. We are also an Investors in People company.


Achieving ResultsWill set goals for self within their work environment. Demonstrate enthusiasm for the job.
Analytical thinking and decision makingUsing knowledge gained,personal experience and systematic approach to arrive at decisions on straightforward issues.
CommunicationCommunicates positively with clarity and understanding. Presents information in a structured way.
Demonstrates confidence when communicating in own subject.
Dealing with changePositive attitude to change when presented. Contributes to change in own area of work.
TeamworkDevelop inter-team collaboration inside and outside company. Understand the role of a team and how it delivers the objectives. Can adapt to different types of teams in most situations.
Takes a cohesive and encouraging approach to team working.
LeadershipThe capacity to assume some position of influence with in a team.
Managing resourcesCreate a plan for a familiar projector process.
Interpret a plan and decide what resources are required.
Bring resources together and ensure they are efficiently deployed.
Able to call upon and manage diverse skills and methods to deliver results.
NegotiationThe ability to discuss and agree priorities.
People DevelopmentCan work well within tested frameworks of development to identify others’ needs.
Use informal and formal performance reviews to target needs for development.
Able to give simple performance feedback to those around them.

Role definition

Summary of roleAssist the project surveyor to carry out quantity surveying duties in conjunction without team members and provide effective financial and contractual control on all contracts allocated.
Responsibilities and accountabilitiesMaintain high personal safety and environmental standards in accordance with company policy.
Undertake costing activities,under direction,utilising a sound working knowledge of the cost coding structure for the project.
Measure completed works for allocated sections of the project,for interim and final accounts, including recording agreements with client and/or subcontract representatives.
Collate and/or produce site records necessary for interim and final account payments and cost reports, including materials received records.
Place subcontract orders in accordance with the main contract.
Provide financial and surveying related information as required by senior management, including monthly performance review meetings.
Measure the works for payment and final account purposes. Preparation and submission of valuations and final accounts. Record all relevant events for delay and loss and expense claims. Monitor payment is received for all work claimed and certified.
Measurement, certification and agreement of subcontractor accounts.Assistsitemanagementinprovisionofstatisticsandothersurveyingrelated information for customer meetings.
Measurement of operatives work for the monetary payment system. Liaise with customer representatives and other members of the team to ensure effective communications and a cohesive working environment. Provide support to operations staff on surveying matters.
Assistance with ICT development.
Maintain personal diary relating to own role.
Provide estimating department with statistical in formation for new rates Maintain a suitable filing system.
Ensure that all relevant papers are collected and boxed for archiving.
Ensure that the quality management processes are cascaded and duly acted upon.
Keep up to date with new technology and legislation as appropriate. Such other duties commensurate with the grade and scope of the post.
Qualifications, training andtechnicalknowledge2.1 BSc or HND(or equivalent)in Quantity Surveying or other equivalent commercially related subject (preferably accredited to RICS or CIOB) Working towards full CIOB or RICS Membership.
Relevant CSCSCard
AttributesandskillsAwareness and experience of construction methods, technology, standard forms of measurement and forms of contract, and health and safety requirements.Follow laid down procedures for example standing orders and financial regulations.Computer literate in MS Office.Ability to work on site where necessary.High standards of written communication, verbal, numerical and inductive (ability to deal with ambiguous data) reasoning.High standards of verbal communication. Skilled in analysis and problem solving. Keen on embracing change.Collaborative, and keen to share information, knowledge and skills. A strong focus on internal and external customers.A commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.Keen to seek out new opportunities for learning and career progression and challenges.Be able to identify the goals of any project and work steadily towards them Able to take a structured and methodical approach to any task, identifying priorities and setting deadlines.

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