Assistant Quantity Surveyor - BDL Dry Lining

How many people can say they were involved in some of London’s most prestigious projects...? You could! BDL's portfolio of delivered projects range in value from £500k to £21m and include major hospitals, education facilities, airports, stadiums, shopping centres and some of the UK’s most prestigious commercial and high-end residential buildings, all delivered for the UK's most respected contractors and clients. 


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The Role

We have an opportunity available at Assistant Quantity Surveyor level to join our commercial team as part of one of our distinguished projects. You will form a crucial part of the project team, assisting with all commercial aspects of projects to ensure they are delivered to programme and achieve or exceed target margins.  

Responsibilities include; 

  • Attend formal handover meetings between pre & post contract teams. 
  • Maintain an awareness of the key responsibilities and obligations of subcontracts and an understanding of the work scopes to advise site teams. 
  • Assist in the thorough interrogation of tenders and the preparation of detailed tender summaries. 
  • Regularly and accurately monitor comprehensive preliminaries budgets and targets (relative to the tender summary) 
  • Assist in establishing, setting, monitoring & paying against comprehensive labour and materials budgets and targets using BDL cost management system. 
  • Assist in the early preparation of quantified material/component schedules for both ordering/loading purposes and also to enable the negotiation of optimum rates. 
  • Assist in the comprehensive management of the project variation account, maintaining a ‘rolling’ final account where all variations are identified, acknowledged, valued and recorded. 
  • Assist in the preparation & submission of all applications for payment in accordance with the relevant subcontract conditions. Ensure preliminaries, measured works, variations (incl. EOT's & claims) and materials on site are valued properly and presented with sufficient substantiation and anticipated final values.
  • Assist in the timely and accurate monitoring, updating, receiving, forecasting and reporting of project cash flow (income & expenditure).  
  • Assist in ensuring that all notices and payments (including retention release) are fair and received on time and in accordance with the subcontract.
  • Assist in accurately preparing all internal reporting (inc. CVR, internal valuation, MOS).
  • Assist in tendering, letting & administering subcontract packages.
  • Assist in the timely submission and agreement of final accounts.
  • Preparation for and attendance at Job Progress Report /Cost Value Reconciliation review meetings  

About You

  • Degree qualified (or working towards) in quantity surveying/other relevant business discipline.  
  • Previous quantity surveying experience (minimum 1year)
  • Proven trade contractor experience, preferably drylining. 
  • Strong interpersonal skills – capable of maintaining strong working relationships internally and with our clients.   
  • Proactive and keen learner with the drive to develop your career 

About BDL

BDL is one of the largest specialist dry lining contractors in the UK with a turnover in the region of £65m and a workforce of around 900 skilled operatives. The company was established in 1977 and became part of the Carey Group in September 2013. 

We have a real team ethos in BDL based on honesty, respect and integrity which has enabled us to retain, develop and advance our people who are loyal, experienced and committed to the cause. We expect high standards, take pride in what we do and care about what we deliver. Our 'can-do' attitude towards our work and supportive approach enables people to excel in their roles. Many of our staff have been with us over 15 years, which is a good reflection of the strength of our culture. 


  • 40hrs per week, 8.00am to 5.00pm  
  • Hybrid working (site/office/home) 
  • 26 days holiday per annum + Bank Holidays 
  • Family healthcare cover  
  • 5% pension
  • Life Assurance 
  • Income protection 
  • Company funded travel insurance 
  • Optional Flexible Benefits: Dining Card, Gym Membership, Cycle to Work, Holiday Trading (buy or sell up to 4 days), Health Cash Plan, Dental and Critical Illness Insurance, Partner Life Assurance, Car Leasing and Discounts & Cashback
  • 1 paid day for volunteering

Carey Group is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, transgender status, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

How to Apply

To apply or for further information, please contact Emma Woodall, Resourcing Partner via

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