4 May 2017

Trainee Pre-Contract Surveyor (Construction)

Company Name

Rydon Construction Ltd
Contact Name

James O'Loughlin
Company Address

Rydon Group Ltd
Rydon House, Station Road
Forest Row
East Sussex
RH18 5DW
Business Sector


Vacancy Details
Vacancy Title

Trainee Pre-Contract Surveyor (Construction)
Vacancy Type  

  • Full-Time
Vacancy Description

We now have an exciting opportunity for a trainee Pre-Contract Surveyor to join our Main Contracting division, Rydon Construction. Rydon Construction designs and builds award winning residential, healthcare and education schemes across the UK, with a particular emphasis on London and the South East of England. The successful candidate will work as part of our core Head Office based pre-contracts team in Forest Row, East Sussex.

As part of this exciting opportunity, you will join a full and structured training programme in pre-contract surveying, allowing over time the preferred candidate to put into practice their learning and run their own schemes. The key purpose of our pre-contract surveying role is to produce the bills of quantities for our tenders to ensure that we have accurately estimated the specific building/materials costs for each of our schemes.

Key areas we will train the successful candidate to undertake include:
- Undertake the measurement process for D&B (design and build) tenders to ensure timely submission of tenders.
- Use the ‘take off’ process to estimate materials requirements based on information available in technical drawings.
- The use of estimating/pre-contract surveying software (Conquest).
- Spot and remedy gaps in design information.
- Obtain and verify supporting information both internally and externally which includes structural designs and remediation strategies to support the tender process.
- Prepare cost plan quantities from limited information.
- Liaise with external design consultants.
- Identify Risks/Opportunities within a tender for cost improvements, or design advancements.
- Ensure tender documentation is managed and processed in an organised and secure manner.

This is a rare opportunity that offers the successful candidate significant opportunity for personal development.
Skills / Qualifications required & any further information

The preferred candidate, having completed A-levels (or suitable equivalent), should be willing to study part-time towards a construction/surveying qualification. We will also consider candidates studying towards (or already hold) a construction, surveying or estimating qualification, preferably HNC/HND or degree level. The preferred candidate will also be organised, with excellent interpersonal skills and have intermediate Microsoft Office package skills.

If you are looking to join a team to learn new skills on the job, whilst studying towards a formal qualification we would strongly encourage you to apply.

Please apply using this link: https://careers-rydon.icims.com/jobs/2905/trainee-pre-contract-surveyor-%28construction%29/job
Number of vacancies available

Working Week / Hours

40 hours - 5 days per week (study time provided)
Salary details

Salary depending on experience
Applicants should apply...

  • Via website link provided
Closing Date for Applicants