Assistant Quantity Surveyor - South West

Yeovil | Other





Who we are

VIVO provides facilities management and accommodation maintenance for the UK military and its partners. VIVO embodies both experience and innovation.


What we do

We put our Customers and Families First. They are the driving force behind everything we do. We drive forward improvements for them to ensure the service they receive, whether reactive repairs or a major project, is completed safely and on time. In order to achieve this, we have 4 core values: open, caring, agile and collaborative. These are at the heart of everything we do.


Location: Hybrid role, ideally located in Yeovil to cover the South West Region

Salary: Competitive

Hours of work: Monday-Friday 8am-4.30pm



Could you be our next Assistant Quantity Surveyor working across the South West Region?


As a key member of the VIVO Team, this role's primary purpose will be to provide commercial support and surveying services to the Billable Works team, specifically on the low value, high volume refurb and new build works across sites in the South West of England.

This role will support the Quantity Surveyors on the Billable works streams, ensuring that projects are evaluated, priced, and delivered appropriately and in line with the contracts and customer agreements. You will compile monthly reports by projects, support change and variation processes.

You will also be responsible for obtaining competitive subcontract prices, and raising Statements of needs, Return on Capitals, and Firm Prices on Maximo in line with our contract and governance processes

This role will also support on-going VIVO bids and pricing activity as required, and manage and review budgets.


Your key accountabilities will include;

-             Pro-active management of variation/change control to capture revenue.

-             Supporting the finance team in the management of cash.

-             To provide day to day commercial support to the VIVO billable works team.

-             Review works to ensure measures are robust and challenged

-             Support finance team to ensure Maximo/SAP process is transparent and effective​​​​​​​


For ambitious candidates looking for career progression and professional development, VIVO are keen to offer mentoring, training and support in helping you to achieve your career goals. 



What you'll need to do this role

First and foremost, this role will require you to travel to sometimes remote locations in Gloucestershire, Plymouth, Somerset, Cornwall and Portsmouth, so you must either hold a full and valid UK driving licence or be able to travel to these locations without the use of public transport.

You will hold a relevant qualification in Quantity Surveying or Construction Management, or have a solid length of service as an Assistant Quantity Surveyor.

It is desirable that you have experience of operating within an MOD and/or Construction environment, although we can consider strong applicants from an FM background.

You must be able to pass BPSS Clearance to be considered for this role.  


What we offer  

  • Up to 6% contributory pension scheme  
  • 25 Days annual leave  
  • Volunteer leave  
  • Established reward and recognition scheme
  • One paid professional subscription  
  • Life Assurance Policy  
  • Employee discount and reward schemes  

VIVO Defence Services

The role you have applied for is with VIVO Defence Services, a joint venture between Serco and EQUANS. By applying for this role, please be aware that information contained within your CV may be shared between VIVO Defence Services, Serco and EQUANS during the recruitment process.


At VIVO, we are committed to building a diverse and inclusive organisation that supports the needs of all. Therefore, we will make reasonable adjustments at interview through to employment for our candidates and strongly encourage applications from a diverse candidate pool.


We are open to discussions around flexibility and flexible working and operate a hybrid work structure in many of our business areas. We are proudly a Disability Confident Leader. Disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job will be given the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities at an interview. If candidates wish to request extra time to apply then they should contact 0345 010 4000 and ask to speak to a VIVO Recruiter.



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