Trainee Quantity Surveyor/ Assistant Estimator – Landscaping

Hertford or Milton Keynes (to cover Hertfordshire and North London)
Salary depends on experience and certification
40 hours per week
Monday to Friday 7:30am start

Turney Landscapes is a successful and respected family run business providing quality services across an array of industries for over 35 years.

We are renowned for our strong reputation, which is the cornerstone of the business and built on the professional services we provide to local authorities, housing associations, schools, colleges and major construction companies.

The area we are looking to recruit is within our Highways department. We carry out a wide range of Highways operations ranging from tree surgery, grass cutting, hedge cutting, fencing and traffic management schemes.

Duties will include but not limited to:

  • Managing relationships with the designers, project managers, client teams and suppliers.
  • Liaise with clients, sub-contractors, suppliers and operatives.
  • Reporting into estimating manager
  • Price incoming enquiries
  • Ensure that prices are competitive, and that feasibility is ensured
  • Gather costs for material and labour
  • Obtain quotes from any necessary subcontractors
  • Obtain quotes from any necessary subcontractors
  • Liaise with other pre-con staff and project delivery staff


  • At least one year’s landscaping experience
  • A desire to build upon your current skill set and be a part of a growing organisation
  • Confidently communicate with all members of the pre-construction team, Operation Managers, clients and consultants
  • Excellent administrative skills
  • Computer literacy including a good working knowledge of Excel
  • Car driver
  • Excellent communication skills


  • Preferably a construction or soft landscaping background.
  • Cost planning experience
  • Commercially astute
  • Able to learn new software quickly

In return we offer

  • 28 Days Holiday inclusive Bank Holidays
  • Further training and qualifications can also be provided by the Company
  • Weekly pay

For further information please contact Rhian on or 01908 281127
Please note we do also offer work on a self employed or subcontracted bases should you be looking for adhoc work.