Assistant Quantity Surveyor (20666) - Durham

Assistant Quantity Surveyor – Eastern Green Link, North East


Would you like to join one of the UK’s Best Big Companies as awarded by Best Companies? Murphy is currently recruiting for an Assistant Quantity Surveyor to join our award-winning Energy team in the North East of England with project offices located in Durham. Our team is known for its extensive in-house expertise and continual drive to innovate within the industry. Our team is known for its extensive in-house expertise and continual drive to innovate within the industry. The Assistant Quantity Surveyor will advise on all commercial issues across Power, Transmission & Distribution projects such as HV Substations.


Following the ‘One Murphy’ approach, we’re able to deliver all aspects of the projects we work on. Murphy has designed, constructed, and commissioned projects for clients such as National Grid, SSE and Ørsted, on both transmission and distribution networks within the Energy sector.


What you will be doing

  • Encourage and develop a culture of commercial awareness within the team.
  • Ensure the site team adheres to group procedures and governance.
  • Preparation of internal commercial reporting and any other reports which may be required.
  • Preparation of Valuations/Applications for Payment with full documentation in accordance with the contract.
  • Preparation of Cost Reports to the Client with contractually compliant 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.
  • Positive engagement with Client equivalent position.


Who we are looking for:

  • HND/Degree qualification
  • Considering RICS / ICES and working towards chartership
  • Working knowledge of Standard Forms of Contract (NEC) and Standard Methods of Measurement
  • Some experience within a construction/engineering/similar and commercial background


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, discounted gym memberships, cycle to work scheme etc

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.

Due to the requirements of the role, in addition to our standard identity and right to work checks, successful candidates will be asked to undertake a basic Disclosure and Barring Service check.

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.

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 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. If you are unable to apply online, please contact Jack Roberts on 07514 313533 or Email:

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