Assistant Quantity Surveyor - Kent

ISG is a dynamic global construction services company.
We have had a hand in some of the world’s most impactful and recognisable places, but our legacy is about far more than buildings. Across Europe, the Middle East and Asia, we deliver places where people and businesses make memories, forge new experiences, and reach their goals.
In short, we deliver the places that enable people and businesses to thrive.


Job Details

An exciting opportunity to join ISG, a dynamic and leading Main Contractor who are an award winning, forward thinking construction and fit out specialist delivering projects for the world’s most respected brands, creating exceptional spaces whilst offering inventive solutions.

We are looking for an Assistant Commercial Manager to work within our ISG Retail division, who is driven, motivated and committed and wants to develop in the field of commercial management and surveying.  In return, our aim is to provide you with the best experiences and development opportunities, helping you to build your career and enabling you to fully realise your potential.


About ISG Retail

We are ISG Retail a division within the ISG Group.  A fit out specialist working on a mixture of long standing frameworks and bespoke projects.  Our vision comes to life through partnership, building relationships on trust, collaboration and open communication.  We are a values-led organisation, putting people at the heart of everything we do.  We understand how important it is for our clients’ brand to come to life in every detail of a fit out project and consider every project – whether it’s a high-tech office, a high street or shopping centre retail unit or a quirky little restaurant.  We’re proud of our unparalleled track record and reputation for delivery we’ve built over 30 years.  To find out more about us, please visit


The Role

You will be based in our vibrant, friendly Whitstable office, the HQ of ISG Retail working within a team of exceptional people and industry experts.

Working within a team on an account or on specific project supporting in the day to day running of all commercial activities ensuring delivery is in line with company and customer expectations, all whilst being supported and allowed to develop your knowledge and skills.  With many of our projects being fast paced delivery, you will very quickly be running your own smaller projects or having a key supportive role on larger projects whilst keeping to a well planned development programme.

  • To work within and alongside our commercial teams as well as the wider project teams in a positive, can-do manner.
  • To continue gaining a broad understanding of all commercial practices, processes and procedures including those specific to ISG and the Client through day to day activities and specific training.
  • To work alongside the Commercial Managers and learn from their day to day activities and interactions with the Project and Client teams.
  • Attending sites and meetings as and when required in order to complete commercial activities, to meet the team and supply chain, to gain knowledge of the project, understand progress and change as well as for your own learning and development.
  • Assisting in the production of high level budgets, cost plans and cost advice.
  • Assisting in all procurement and supply chain activities including preparing and issuing enquiries, analysing subcontractor tender returns and placement of orders.
  • Assisting in managing change control during the project(s) with both the client and with subcontractors and the supply chain.
  • Assisting in producing cost reports, valuations and final accounts.
  • Updating all cost control aspects of the project(s) using the appropriate cost reporting systems.
  • Manage the communication of all necessary information
  • To start commercially managing your own projects or packages with the support of your team.


Qualifications and Skills

  • Graduate – experience and degree qualified
  • Non-graduate – experience whilst studying part-time on a degree course or suitable HND course.
  • Good knowledge and understanding of Word and Excel packages
  • A good communicator – able to use a range of communication skills
  • Passionate about work, committed to excellence and continuous improvement.
  • Organised and able to prioritise own work to deliver on time through managing time effectively.
  • Able to participate in a team, actively supporting colleagues in a positive manner

What’s in it for you?

  • Ongoing career development and accredited learning
  • Annual recognition and values awards
  • Global employee assistance program
  • Pension scheme
  • Life assurance
  • Private healthcare including private GP service and mental health pathways
  • As part of our wellbeing offering, ISG offers a monthly wellbeing allowance
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Electric vehicle salary sacrifice scheme
  • Industry-leading family friendly policies (39 weeks maternity leave and 8 weeks paternity at full pay)
  • Volunteer day
  • Discounts such as cinema to ensure you’re still loving ISG even when you leave the office
  • Most Friday’s are a 4 pm finish providing work is completed for the week
  • Your work-life balance really matters to us, so in addition to your holiday allowance we have a You Day to allow you to take an extra day off to celebrate a special event, spend time with your family or just do something that will make your life easier or more enjoyable
  • Thriving networks including I-NOW (Women’s Network), Race and Faith, LGBTQIA+, Armed Forced Covenant and the menopause working group, everyone’s invited


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