Assistant Quantity Surveyor (20242) - London

Assistant Quantity Surveyor – London


Murphy are recruiting for an Assistant Quantity Surveyor to join the water business to support the commercial teams on our works on the Thames Water Framework.


Recently acknowledged as one of the UK’s Best Big Companies to work for 2023, this is a fantastic time to join Murphy! Take a look at the role outline and if you think you fit the bill and want to work within a team that rewards performance, drives personal development and offers a great place to work delivering exciting projects, then get in touch!


What you will be doing 

  • Preparation of internal commercial reporting and any other reports which may be required.
  • Preparation of Valuations/Applications for Payment with full supporting documentation in accordance with the contract
  • Preparation of Cost Reports to the Client with contractually compliant supporting documentation
  • Preparation and management of subcontract and material procurement schedules
  • Administration of subcontractor/supplier accounts from the preparation of detailed requisitions, monitoring, and authorisation of subcontract payments through to agreement of final accounts
  • Undertake the contract administration, including change management and maintain associated registers.
  • Identifying commercial risks, opportunities, value engineering and change
  • Use the cost allocation/coding which satisfies both internal and external requirements.
  • Measurement of quantities in accordance with the standard methods of measurement as required.
  • Assist in the preparation of project final accounts.
  • Drafting of subcontracts including professional services.


Who we’re looking for 

  • Previous experience within a commercial role
  • Good time management & organisational skills
  • Experience within a construction/engineering or similar background
  • Computer literate with strong skills in Microsoft Office Applications (Word/Excel/Outlook/PowerPoint)
  • Commercially astute. Working knowledge of Standard Forms of Contract and Standard Methods of Measurement


 About the Project 

  • Thames Water AMP7 is a 4-year long framework plus 5 year extension into AMP8.
  • Murphy is a Primary Contractor in Lot 5 North London Infrastructure, value £200m (Inside the M25 – North of the River Thames)
  • The framework will consist of the delivery of ECI, detailed design, build, commissioning and handover of water and wastewater infrastructure schemes
  • Include projects up to £30m with a focus on works working within the public domain and on road carriageways.
  • Design Partner in place
  • Featuring repairs and build of new assets with a bias towards Clean Water networks with a few waste projects also on the books.
  • Sizable Temporary works and working closely with Stake holders are part of day to day activites


About Murphy

  • Charity is at the heart of Murphy values; you will receive 2 days leave per year to donate your time to a charity of your choosing. Many teams choose to support a charity together to positively impact our communities.
  • Access to Murphy Wellbeing: you will have access to a host of online tools, mental health trained colleagues, and if needs be external professional support because we understand that work and life offers challenges that sometimes need a little extra support.
  • Murphy is committed to building a diverse and inclusive culture, making Murphy a great place to work where we can all thrive. You can get involved in numerous events and even join our committee dedicated to continuously nurturing Murphy’s inclusive culture.

What you’ll get in return

  • Dedicated and continued investment in your professional development.
  • 27 days holiday, plus bank holidays with the option to buy an additional 2 days holiday each year, holidays increase with length of service
  • Discretionary annual bonus and annual salary review
  • Above market rate contributory pension scheme
  • Life assurance, health screening and enhanced sick pay
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay and a maternity returners bonus
  • Extra weeks holiday for all employees getting married and a wedding bonus
  • Subsidised canteen facilities in core locations
  • Other Murphy benefits include retail discounts and cashback, cycle to work scheme etc

As part of our commitment to being an inclusive employer we are proud to have signed up to #BantheBoxUK and reduce barriers to employment for people with criminal records.

If you think Murphy is the place to help you thrive in a great team dedicated to delivery and engineering excellence, and want to work in an inclusive team culture that rewards performance and drives personal development, apply today.


J Murphy & Sons Limited is unable to employ anyone who does not have the legal right to live and work in the UK.

If you are unable to apply via the usual process, please call 07714 688 040 to discuss in more detail.

Sign In


Reset Password

Please enter your username or email address, you will receive a link to create a new password via email.