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Assistant Quantity Surveyor

Leicester City Council
City Hall, Leicester
£25,927 - £28,226 per year + Significant Benefits
Closing date
25 Sep 2022
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As the biggest landowner in Leicester, everything we do has an impact on everyone who lives in, works in and visits the city. From planning and managing multi million pound building projects to the day to day management and maintenance of council buildings such as libraries and schools. From repurposing and redeveloping small business units to strategic regeneration initiatives and managing a major investment portfolio. All to benefit the people of Leicester.

As an assistant QS we will guide you through your career. The sheer variety of our work means you’ll find plenty of opportunities for personal and professional growth. Not to mention all the support you need to build a rewarding career in a forward looking city where you can see the positive impact of your work every day.

Whether you’re looking to specialise in a particular area and gain professional qualifications or want the flexibility to build a diverse range of knowledge, we’ll support you all the way. And, with our commitment to developing our own future leaders, you’ll have the chance to take your career as far as you want it to go. 

You will work flexibly with the opportunity to work from home or City Hall as required.  You will also be required to undertake site visits in order to carry out your role.  This role is a full time, permanent role of 37 hours per week, with the option to work flexiable hours. 

What you'll be doing 

On a day to day basis you will undertake a range of support tasks to assist in the provision of an efficient and productive Cost Monitoring and Quantity Surveying role for Leicester City Council. Most of your time will be spent completing project specific Quantity Surveying Related Works. This includes completing tasks such as: the measurement of buildings, projects and units, the full compilation of cost estimates and cost plans. Completing post-contract duties, such as change control and measurement of variations, Internal project and cost related benchmarking and the preparation of project cost reports.

You will also complete other project related work in relation to financial monitoring. Assisting with budget monitoring, annual budget preparation, business plans and financial year end reports.

All of this will occur under the guidance of the team, whose role is to support and develop your skills. You will also attend training courses to keep up to date on industry developments and trends. You will be offered a wide range of development opportunities within Leicester City Council.

What you’ll need

In this role you will need to provide accurate information and impartial advice with an attention to detail. Using your excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills. You will be able to work under pressure while creating effective problem solving solutions.

You will have a Quantity Surveying Degree or similar as well as working towards APC to eventually become a full member of the RICS.

What we can offer you

As well as the satisfaction of helping to improve thousands of lives across Leicester, you can look forward to a work environment that encourages a healthy work/life balance. You’ll enjoy generous annual leave, membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme and the option of flexible working. We’ll also give you the chance to develop your skills and expertise with a variety of training and development opportunities. In addition, you can choose from a number of flexible benefits, including childcare vouchers, discounts on city buses and trains and help with relocation to Leicester, where appropriate.

Join us

We’re committed to recruiting a diverse and highly talented workforce as we continue to build a council that is fitting and representative of our great city. That’s why we’ve designed our recruitment process to put you at your ease, make you feel welcome and bring the best out of you. We’ll do all we can to make our recruitment process as fair as possible.

For an informal discussion, or further information regarding this job please contact Sam Law by email to or call 0116 454 2250. Interviews will take place on the 4th - 6th October 

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