Assistant Quantity Surveyor Skye Reinforcement Project - Scotland

Our projects are more than just your opportunity to make your mark; they’re an opportunity to stretch, test and develop your expertise. Join our Power Commercial team as a Assistant Quantity Surveyor and you’ll deliver complex work that really matters to our business and become involved in some of the biggest infrastructure projects in the industry.

Location; Isle of Skye & Fort Augustus

Role Purpose: With support from more senior members of the commercial team, they will manage the costs of the works and ensure that their part of the project meets legal and quality standards. They will, for their area of responsibility, be also responsible for the effective engagement and management of our supply chain.

What you’ll be doing


  • Has a good knowledge of and adheres to the Companys GMCEs, BMS and other governance
  • 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.
  • Be responsible for weekly and monthly works programmes
  • Awareness of different programme formats
  • Use the companys ERP System and BMS systems
  • Collation of Cost and Value Information
  • Preparation of Cost reconciliation statements
  • Collect information required to specify procurement requirements
  • Record and document information including registration of interest
  • Understand the steps / documentation required
  • Collation of cost and value information
  • Measurement of works and agreements with subcontractors
  • Helps support development of others

Who we’re looking for


  • Typically you will have or working towards a quantity surveying degree or be in the final stages of achieving the same on a part-time basis.
  • A Graduate QS will be proactively following the structured training programmes to achieve their professional qualifications from the RICS, ICES or CIOB
  • Good communication skills
  • Great Teamwork / Role Model
  • Leadership skills
  • Achievement Focus (Achieving Results)
  • Business and Customer Awareness
  • Applies organisational aims & objectives
  • Identifies with the customer needs
  • Recognises opportunities & threats
  • Maintain a Personal Development Plan

Why work for us

Day in, day out, our teams deliver amazing projects in challenging conditions; developing, managing and maintaining the vital infrastructure and public spaces that modern economies, societies and communities rely on.

  • Competitive Salary
  • 37.5 hours Monday to Friday.
  • Company DC pension scheme up to 5% EEs & 7% ERs
  • Smart working, giving you more flexibility such as staggered start and finish times, with up to 40% remote working, where roles allow.
  • Family friendly policies which include 28 weeks full pay for maternity/adoption leave and four weeks full pay for paternity/partners leave
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Broad range of learning opportunities, such as professional qualifications
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Up to 2 days volunteering per year

About us

Our skilled and dedicated teams deliver a range of proactive and reactive services which support a reliable and safe supply of power flowing to millions of homes and businesses around the world. Our contracts range from 50,000 schemes to 100 million plus major projects.

Balfour Beattys Power Transmission & Distribution teams work with regional, national and international electricity network owners and operators to provide technical engineering solutions. With experience and expertise across the full spectrum of the electricity grid our teams have capability across overhead lines, cable tunnels, distribution networks and substations. From scoping and feasibility, to design, construction and on-going maintenance, our in-house experts, flexible resources and industry-leading innovations support clients in the development of some of the worlds most ambitious power transmission and distribution projects.

At Balfour Beatty we are committed to creating a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture where everyone can be themselves and reach their full potential, not only because this is the right thing to do, but because it makes us a better business. To ensure we deliver on this commitment, we have a UK Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan which sets out the wide range of targeted, proactive, measurable steps we are taking to make this a reality. You can read our UK Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan in full on the Balfour Beatty website.

To help and support us with our desired commitment to create an inclusive culture we are members of WISE, enei, Business Disability Forum and Women into Construction. In 2020, we signed the Audeliss and Involve Open Letter to demonstrate our commitment to taking key long term and sustainable actions on Black Inclusion. Balfour Beatty is also 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.

Further information on Disability Confident can be found on Balfour Beatty website.

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