Assistant Quantity Surveyor



At Ward Williams Associates, we are passionate, professional people working together to deliver independent, straightforward advice over the lifetime of our client’s construction project.

We are the 1st Chartered Surveyors in the World to have achieved B Corp Certification™, meaning we have met the highest social and environmental performance standards. In 2021, we were awarded the B Corp™ ‘Best For The World’ award for workers – placing us in the top 5% of the World for our employee experience. If you want to help make a difference through your skills, WWA is the right consultancy for you.

Even though we are passionate about the built environment, the team is much more than just the day job. We are a mix of walkers, campers, and surfers, as well as those who prefer a quiet night in with a good book. We have people dedicated to their young families, some who are just beginning their careers, and others with many years of experience looking to share their knowledge. Whether you are the life and soul of the party or someone who prefers their own company you will find a brilliant mix of happy professionals to work with at WWA – we positively promote equality, diversity, and inclusion for all.

We are looking for an innovative individual who wants to question, learn and improve: to think beyond your current skillset and harness technology to mitigate risk and speed up delivery. Your role will be focused on using enhanced data analysis to optimise value for our clients. It is essential that all team members focus on relationships (internally and externally) and provide a personal service to our clients.

Working as part of the Truro QS team, you will ensure the provision of a full range of pre and post-contract Quantity Surveying and Cost Management services across commercial, residential, public, and private sectors. It is therefore essential that potential applicants are able to demonstrate a wide variety of experience. As an Assistant QS, you will work closely alongside a friendly and experienced team, involved in a wide range of projects, assisting on all aspects from inception to completion, and ensuring they are delivered to budget and on time with the highest level of service.


We are looking for candidates who can demonstrate:

  • A wide breadth of experience is necessary as the Company workload covers the full spectrum of industry sectors such as residential development / mixed-use projects, hotels, education, healthcare, student accommodation and infrastructure projects
  • Proficient in estimating, producing budgets and cost plans
  • Key member of the tender document taking off process including being part of, and sometimes leading, the measurement team
  • Assisting the running of projects post contract including carrying out interim valuations and certification, cost reporting and agreeing final accounts
  • Ability to participate in site progress meetings including taking minutes and eventually chairing meetings
  • General contract administration (including issuing all necessary contract certification)
  • Site visits, assessments and projections for future work
  • The role will require direct interaction with other consultants, the client, other stakeholders and the public and they will need to be professional in their work and appearance

Qualifications, Knowledge and Experience

  • Ongoing structured training towards becoming a Chartered Quantity Surveyor
  • Diploma (or equivalent) in Quantity Surveying or a relevant subject
  • A basic understanding of arithmetic, including the use of a calculator, addition, subtraction, division and multiplication. A minimum qualification level in Mathematics is GCSE Grade C
  • Computer literate including the use of the standard Microsoft Office suite of applications
  • Training in the use of our bespoke software packages including digital measurement will be provided
  • Client-facing skills essential
  • Analytical skills – the ability to analyse and sort data into an understandable form
  • Ability to work with a minimum of supervision, to a high standard
  • Ability to work under pressure and as part of a team. Excellent interpersonal and team-working skills, motivated and productive attitude
  • Ability to prioritise and undertake a range of tasks
  • A positive, flexible attitude
  • Good organisational skills

We offer:

  • A salary that values your skills and experience
  • Training & development opportunities
  • 33 days annual leave (including 8 public holidays)
  • Your birthday off
  • Enhanced maternity/paternity leave
  • 6% employer pension contributions
  • 3x salary Life Cover
  • In-house wellbeing support
  • Charitable fundraising & dedicated volunteering days
  • Involvement in professional & industry organisations
  • Sports & socialising

The position will require an element of travel to fulfil the requirements of the role, so having a full clean driving licence would be desirable.

If you want to have an informal conversation about the role with a member of our team, please contact Vanessa Channings (People and Culture Assistant) at and we will get back to you.

If you would like to apply directly, please click on the link:

Ward Williams Associates – Assistant Quantity Surveyor (

Closing date: 28th September 2022

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role.
If you are interested, we would recommend you submit your application as early as possible.

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