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  • Carry out the role with due regard to company SHEQ procedures and practices;
  • As the Trainee Quantity Surveyor (QS) you will report to the Commercial Manager ensuring effective delivery of the commercial business function as instructed;
  • You must be well organised, capable, reliable and commercially astute;
  • You will be tasked in the preparation of documentation, analysis and negotiations on an ongoing basis for all commercial activity in the business;
  • You must be cognisant of, and adaptable to, the company contract and commercial requirements. The company operates within the fields of property development, estates management, heavy civil engineering, construction, port operations, marine decommissioning (onshore), demolition and waste management;
  • You must have experience of working in at least one of the fields named above;
  • You must be able to provide reasoned contractual and commercial assistance to the Commercial Manager, Project Managers, Construction / Demolition Managers and the Board of Directors;
  • You will be required to ensure effective reporting on contract management detailing costs and value including contract variation control;
  • Remain informed and knowledgeable with the latest forms of contract, legislation and contract law.


  • CEO
  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Commercial Director
  • Commercial Manager


  • As an integrated member of the Project Management team assist Project team in all company commercial and contractual activities;
  • Planning and monitoring of contract compliance (including any regulatory requirements) within the company commercial activities including keeping updated with current, changing and any new requirements;
  • Adopting any delegated authorities in project assurance or project delivery roles within agreed project reporting structures;
  • Prepare and maintain commercial reports and records including any stage and exception plans as required;
  • Be familiar with project scopes of work to ensure that work is neither overlooked nor duplicated;
  • Recognise change in project scope and take the appropriate action in variation control;
  • Monitor overall progress and efficient use of resources, proposing corrective action where necessary;
  • Ensuring procurement activities, particularly requisitioning, are carried out by the company in accordance with company procedures; and correctly allocated with in the project work breakdown structure (WBS);
  • Ensure accurate booking of all costs, including but not limited to labour, plant and materials, to project WBS;
  • Control project budgets and recognise and take appropriate action within company procedures if budget changes are recognised
  • Reporting through agreed lines on project progress and forecasts through highlight reports and stage assessments;
  • Managing the commercial control of projects as Client/Main Contractor and controlling Subcontract accounts;
  • Project Administration; including invoicing and ensuring monthly project costs relevant to the scope of works are recorded;
  • Assist with project evaluation to assess project performance preparing appropriate regular reports including forecasting;
  • Assist with compiling a Lessons Learned/Close Out report;
  • Preparing any follow-on action recommendations as required;
  • Build and sustain effective professional communications and relationships with all project, and business parties;
  • Maintaining the necessary records in compliance with company approved ISO system;
  • Effectively control and manage any dispute resolution process.
  • Manage and monitor project cost and valuations and provide regular updates to Project team and Commercial Manager


ABLE issues all employees with a handbook, which will constitute a set of rules, which you are required to comply with.

If you meet the above criteria please download and fill out the ABLE application form here (PDF / Word)

Then send your CV and application form to recruitment@ableuk.com


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