Assistant Quantity Surveyor - North East Scotland / Peterhead / Aberdeen

This role will require to be based in the North East of Scotland – Peterhead / Aberdeen. There will also be an option for Hybrid working – Working From Home and travelling to site.

Shape a career to be proud of as part of an award-winning team.

Our team shapes projects that connect communities and impact daily life for millions. Join our Regional Scotland team as an Assistant Quantity Surveyor to build new futures.

Own your career, and you can build something to be proud of at Balfour Beatty. By joining our well-established construction teams working on our significant future pipeline of large scale civil engineering projects in various locations throughout Scotland you will work with true experts wholl share their knowledge and provide support, encouragement and invaluable feedback so you never stop learning. Bring us your capability, and well help you take it much, much further.

What you’ll be doing


As an Assistant QUANTITY SURVEYOR, you will have the following accountabilities:

  • Gather data & carry out research on current construction costs
  • Measure, record & value work supervised in accordance with appropriate rules and procedures
  • Seek out, locate and assemble pre and post contract documentation, complimented with the necessary administration skills.
  • Collation of Cost and Value Information
  • Preparation of Cost reconciliation statements
  • Collation of cost and value information
  • Measurement of works and agreements with subcontractors

Who we’re looking for

You will have experience as an Assistant Quantity Surveyor and will have good knowledge in quantity surveying duties and a demonstrate a track record in performing these duties. With support from senior members of the commercial team, you will manage the costs of the works and ensure that your part of the project meets legal and quality standards. You will also be responsible for the effective engagement and management of our supply chain. Typically, you will have a quantity surveying degree or be in the final stages of achieving the same on a part-time basis.

You will be proactively following the structured training programmes to achieve their professional qualifications from the RICS, ICES or CIOB

You will have the following experience / qualifications:

  • BSc in Quantity Surveying
  • Working towards professional membership from the RICS, ICES or CIOB

The following qualities/experience are desirable:

  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Achievement Focus (Achieving Results)
  • Work experience
  • Industry knowledge
  • Knowledge of the role of a QS

Why work for us

Day in, day out, our teams deliver some of the UKs most ambitious, exciting and meaningful projects; developing, building and maintaining the vital infrastructure that supports national economies and strengthens communities.

Why join us?

As if contributing to and supporting work that makes life better for millions wasnt rewarding enough, we offer a full range of benefits too. You’ll have the freedom to shape the package thats right for you and your life. Here are some of our key benefits:

– Smart working, giving you more flexibility such as staggered start and finish times, with up to 40% remote working, where roles allow.
– 25 days paid annual leave (pro rata)
– Family friendly policies which include 28 weeks full pay for maternity/adoption leave and four weeks full pay for paternity/partners leave
– Pension, share incentive plan, volunteering leave, recognition schemes and much more

About us

From Dunfermlines tramways in 1909 to highland hospitals today, Balfour Beatty has been trusted for over a century to deliver the complex and critical infrastructure and iconic buildings Scotland relies on.

We have the people, knowledge and experience to safely deliver projects right first time, maximising value for money and ensuring a positive social impact and inclusive economic growth for local communities.

Our award-winning sustainable projects, including active travel, Passivhaus and retrofit, demonstrate our commitment to supporting Scotlands transition towards net zero in the built environment.

Diversity and inclusion

At Balfour Beatty we believe that diversity and inclusion are essential components of any successful, happy workplace. Through our Value Everyone Diversity and Inclusion Strategy and Action Plan, we are growing our diverse workforce and developing our inclusive culture where everyone is able to thrive and reach their full potential, regardless of their identity or background. To find out how we are making this a reality, visit

We are a Gold Award holder in the Ministry of Defence ‘Employer Recognition Scheme’ and actively encourage applications from Armed Forces personnel, veterans and reservists.

As a Disability Confident Employer, we are committed to working with people who have disabilities and long-term health conditions to remove barriers for them in obtaining employment. We are also committed to offering applicants with a disability an interview if they meet the minimum requirements for the role. For more info, visit:

We are looking to continually improve our resourcing process and ensure that it is fair and inclusive for all. If you have any feedback on the process, please share this with us at:

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