Assistant Quantity Surveyor - North Yorkshire

VolkerRail is a leading multidisciplinary railway infrastructure contractor, with over 70 years’ experience on heavy and light rail networks.

Our ability to continuingly deliver projects, from smaller contracts through to our involvement in nationally significant major schemes, has helped our clients bring communities together and provide better services for passengers.

VolkerRail comprises two businesses – Major Projects, which is an expert in collaborative working, leading on large, multidisciplinary joint venture and alliance projects, and Specialist Businesses, made up of expert divisions in signalling, track, power, electrification, and piling, and has an in-house plant division and bespoke design teams. These work independently, as subcontractors to the rail sector, or collectively as a Tier One contractor for larger frameworks.

We are proud of our ‘can-do’ people and our reputation as a high-performing business, working in harmony and partnership with our stakeholders, ensuring we help our clients deliver a rail network for the future.

We have an unwavering focus on safety, and we are committed to providing sustainable ways of working to improve local environments and leave a positive legacy for the communities in which we operate.

We aim to stand out from the crowd in everything we do, by exceeding expectations.


VolkerRail Major Projects

VolkerRail Major Projects is an expert in collaborative working through joint ventures and alliance schemes. Collaborative working agreements are a proven strategy for delivering large, complex railway projects, and through its strong relationships with other major contractors, VolkerRail Major Projects has helped to deliver several of the biggest rail projects over the last decade.


VolkerRail Group offers a competitive salary and an attractive benefits package that includes that includes car/car allowance, pension, performance related pay, professional membership subscription, one paid volunteering day per year, employee assistance programme, cycle to work scheme and an employee rewards platform that includes retail and gym discounts.

Committed to equality of opportunity and diversity.


The role

An opportunity has arisen to join the commercial team of the TRU East Alliance, one of the most significant rail projects in the North of England. This position is based at the project hub at Gascoigne Wood, near Sherburn in Elmet (LS25 6JE) with travel across multiple sites between Leeds and York.

The mission of the TRU East Alliance is to transform the East of Leeds route allowing people to travel faster, more reliably and in greater comfort between the North’s great cities. Providing passengers with more choice, more seats and better facilities on a safer, cleaner, more environmentally friendly railway.

Working within the TRUe Alliance as a valued member of our project commercial team and wider project delivery team. The Transpennine Route Upgrade works East of Leeds are being delivered by the TRUe Alliance, with circa £1bn of works expected to be delivered throughout the portfolio, offering an exciting opportunity to grow and progress your career.

This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to a high-impact project that will shape the future of rail travel in the region. Join our team and make a difference in transforming the way people travel in the North of England.


Key accountabilities

Key duties include:

  • Responsible for supporting the production and the submission of periodic Applications for Payment/ Invoices inclusive of entering these on to the company costing and reporting system and relevant project document management system.
  • Responsible for liaising with the alliance auditor to receive payment certification and entering these details into the company costing and reporting system including entering into Cashflows where required.
  • Assisting with raising, monitoring and uplifting Subcontract orders, and any other orders as required to support the Operations team on the company costing and reporting system.
  • Support the Commercial function with Subcontract Administration including but not limited to;
    • Initial drafting of Subcontract documentation
    • Review and Processing of Subcontract payments
    • Drafting and issuing of Payment/Pay Less Notices as required by legislation.
    • Updating of Cashflow in line with Certificates issued to Subcontractors
    • Administration of Subcontract Change Accounts and drafting of Instructions or Notices
    • Drafting and issuing of Subcontract Final Accounts
  • Administration of cash out of the business utilising the companies costing and reporting system and in line with payment performance monitoring requirements.
  • Support with the resolution of discrepancies / disallowed costs within the alliance auditors’ assessments and escalate issues where appropriate.

By joining our team and fulfilling these responsibilities, you will contribute to the successful delivery of projects, effective cost management, and collaboration within our alliance. Your role will be crucial in ensuring the financial well-being of our projects and upholding our commitment to excellence in all aspects of our work.


Skills & experience

Previous experience of working within a commercial environment, preferably within rail or construction industry. You will be educated to A level standard or equivalent with a flexible/proactive approach who shows initiative to support others.

Additionally, you will have the following experience/skill set:

  • Proficient in MS office applications (Microsoft Word & Excel)
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to work effectively under time constraints and competing priorities
  • Be able to maintain good relationships with experienced managers and leaders.
  • Excellent communication, numeracy & literacy skills.
  • Analytical approach to problem solving
  • Full UK driving licence



Sherburn in Elmet with travel to multiple sites between Leeds and York.

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