Assistant / Graduate Cost Manager

August 25, 2023

About our client

Our client is a fast-growing North East based consultancy specialising in Health and Safety Lifting Compliance Services and Cost & Project Management throughout the UK and Ireland. Since its formation in 2010, our client has delivered a multitude of projects within the commercial, renewables, education, leisure, and residential markets for both public and private sector clients.

The role:

Due to continued growth, our client is seeking a Graduate / Assistant Cost Manager to join the team. The role will be based in their Stockton-on-Tees or Newcastle office, though you may be required to occasionally visit sites across the UK, therefore a full, clean driving licence is essential. The role is being offered on a permanent basis to an individual who is driven, ambitious and looking to take that next step in their career. In return the successful applicant will be offered a benefits package including excellent career prospects.

  • Providing support on project cost forecasting and monitoring in line with budgets
  • Obtaining prices for materials and services
  • Agree valuations / variations / final accounts
  • Attending site visits and project process meetings
  • Liaising with clients and maintaining a strong rapport
  • Review procurement methods and contracts
  • Co-ordination, production and follow up of tenders
  • General administration
  • Reporting directly to the Senior Quantity Surveyor
  • Working closely with other members of the team

Skills, knowledge, and relevant qualifications:

  • Have or working towards a degree in Quantity Surveying
  • Demonstrable problem-solving skills
  • An understanding of JCT and NEC forms of contract would be beneficial
  • Good knowledge of MS office suite
  • Confident to work independently with the support of a team
  • Be organised and have an ability to work across multiple projects
  • Ensure that clients receive quality work and value for money
  • Have the ability to work locally, as well as further afield if required
  • Want to be part of a small team, which has opportunities for development
  • Be proactive, enthusiastic, and excellent communicator, and keen to develop skills
  • Support Our clients PM Director and other members of the team
  • Carry out any other reasonable duties as required
  • You should have experience of measurement activities utilising NRM and CESMM

 Other requirements:

  • Willing to undertake relevant security clearance checks, and inductions as required by our clients (DBS etc)
  • All staff must have a Driving Licence and the ability to drive to projects, although sustainable travel and the use of Teams is encouraged to help the carbon footprint of the work of our client.

 What our client can offer

·        Competitive salary

·        Bonus scheme

·        Pension

·        25 days annual leave, plus bank holidays. An additional day’s holiday for each years’ service after 5 years with the company

·        A flexible benefit structure following a successful probationary period that allows you to choose what is right for you. These choices include health insurance, death in service, extra holidays & critical illness

·        Hybrid working

·        Early Friday finish

·        Funded training or courses that are beneficial to your career growth


Our client is committed to having a diverse, inclusive workforce and value applications from all backgrounds, cultures and ability. 

Contact Name
Max Bianco
Employment Type
20,000 to 30,000
AM Recruitment
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Company size
50-100 employees
Founded in
01642 551 883 01642 551**** Show

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