Quantity Surveyor Apprentice

As a Quantity Surveyor Apprentice with Align, you will have a key role in delivering one of Britain's flagship engineering projects.
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As a Quantity Surveyor Apprentice with Align, you will have a key role in delivering one of Britain's flagship engineering projects that includes a 15.75km twin-bore tunnel through the Chiltern Hills and a stunning viaduct over the Colne Valley. The scale, complexity and importance of this project make this a career opportunity like few others.

The Align opportunity

The construction of the Chiltern tunnels and Colne Valley Viaduct are two of the most eye-catching and challenging engineering projects on the HS2 route. Align is the joint venture created to achieve this task – we've created one integrated team of specialists from three partners with global reputations: Bouygues Travaux Publics, VolkerFitzpatrick and Sir Robert McAlpine. By joining Align you can become an integral part of this landmark project – with the opportunity to develop your expertise as the project progresses and leave a legacy to be proud of for the rest of your caree

The job is primarily involved with all aspects of commercial management of the project, including internal interface with Site Management and the wider Integrated Project Team (IPT) colleagues, and external interface with subcontractors, suppliers, design consultants and other external professional partners.

You should apply for this role if you:

  • Have an appetite for learning
  • Have good people skills and the ability to talk to others to gain information
  • Are self-motivated, have energy
  • Are able to use your initiative effectively and enjoy problem-solving
  • Are proactive
  • Have a can-do attitude
  • Are able to follow instruction and ask questions
  • Have a strong attention to detail
  • Have strong communication skills both verbal and written
  • Have an appetite for learning
  • People skills – able to talk to others to gain information
  • Self-motivated, have energy
  • Effective use of initiative
  • Proactive
  • Have a can-do attitude
  • Be able to follow instruction and ask questions
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong communication skills both verbal and written

The Apprentice Quantity Surveyor will be responsible for:

  • Ensure you are aware of your roles and responsibilities with particular reference to Align JV’s commercial interests.
  • Help to maximise staff morale.
  • Ensure you effectively and appropriately communicate between members of staff where required.
  • Attend regular internal meetings held and ensure your actions are closed out quickly.
  • Assist in the preparation of comprehensive sub-contract comparisons.
  • Carry out your procurement duties in accordance with the commercial policy.
  • Assist in the production of the back up to the monthly commercial reports produced in accordance with Align JV’s Commercial policy.
  • Ensure subcontract payments are based on accurate valuation and are made on time
  • Identify risks and bring them to the attention of your manager on an ongoing basis
  • Minimise waste
  • Develop an understanding of the different programme types weekly, as-built, construction, target and contract
  • Assist in the production of payments to consultants for approval.
  • Participate in post contract review and complete assigned actions.
  • Settle sub-contracts assigned in a timely manner and ensure that final account statements are signed by the sub-contractors
  • Assist with the archiving in accordance with Align JV’s commercial policies.
  • Being aware of and report any potential business development opportunities
  • Promote equal opportunity, inclusion and diversity in recognition of the differences that exist between all of us, irrespective of race, colour, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender (including transgender), age, disability, marital status (including civil partnerships) or part-time status.

Skills & Experience


  • A passion for engineering and construction, and for the commercial and contractual mechanisms of a high-profile infrastructure project
  • Five GCSEs grade A-C (reformed GCSEs grade 4 or above) including Maths and English and a science; or equivalent, such as a Level 2 Apprenticeship


  • Work experience
  • 128 UCAS Points
  • IT skills, able to use MS Office applications in particular – Excel

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!

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