Graduate M&E Quantity Surveyor - Essex

Job details
Posting date: 19 June 2024
Salary: £23,000 to £35,000 per year
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 19 July 2024
Location: Essex, Home Counties, RM1 3ER
Company: Pertemps
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: 53359095

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Small M&E Contractor who are turning over £3mil this year are based in Essex.

Currently employ around 40 staff with an office team of 3.

They specialise predominantly within Residential Projects, mix of refurbs & New Builds. All these tend to be based across London & The Home Counties.

Due to growth, they are seeking a Graduate or Assistant Quantity Surveyor to join the team.


Monday – Friday
8am – 5pm (flexible working hours)

Based out of their Essex Office, you will be working alongside the MD of the Company working across their entire portfolio of contracts.

Project values vary from £900,000 - £4,000,000 – the majority of them are Residential, with a split between New Builds and Refurbishments.

The Ideal candidate will have at least 1 years experience as a Graduate/Junior M&E Quantity Surveyor and have experience carrying out Take Offs, this is critical.

But they must have the right attitude, commitment and drive to succeed.

You will be working closely with a Senior member of staff to learn daily and further progress your skillset.

As an Graduate/Assistant M&E Quantity Surveyor, you will support the Senior Quantity Surveyor in managing all aspects of the contractual and financial side of construction projects. Your primary responsibilities will include assisting in cost estimation, contract administration, and ensuring project costs are kept within budget. This role offers an excellent opportunity for professional growth and development within a supportive and collaborative environment.

Key Responsibilities:

- Assist in preparing cost estimates, budgets, and cost plans for M&E projects.
- Support in the preparation of tender documents, contracts, budgets, bills of quantities, and other documentation.
- Assist in the evaluation and negotiation of contracts with subcontractors and suppliers.
- Conduct regular site visits to monitor progress and measure quantities of materials used.
- Assist in the preparation and analysis of project cost reports and financial statements.
- Help manage project cash flow and maintain up-to-date records of all financial transactions.
- Assist in the assessment and certification of progress claims and payments to subcontractors.
- Participate in project meetings and provide updates on financial status and budget adherence.
- Assist in the preparation of final accounts and project close-out reports.
- Support the team in ensuring compliance with all relevant regulations and standards.


- Bachelor's degree in Quantity Surveying, Construction Management, Engineering, OR working towards
- Previous experience or internship in quantity surveying, preferably within the M&E sector, is desirable.
- Strong numerical and analytical skills with attention to detail.
- Proficiency in using quantity surveying software and Microsoft Office Suite.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
- Strong organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
- A proactive and enthusiastic approach to professional development and learning.


£23,000 - £35,000 (Depending on experience)
20 Days Holiday & Bank Holidays


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