Apprentice Quantity Surveyor

We are currently seeking a competent and enthusiastic Apprentice Quantity Surveyor to join our fast paced and versatile office in Dawlish.

TMS will ensure that adequate training and support are provided to enable you to assist with the commercial management of the business and its projects. Tasks include but not limited to:-
• Taking off quantities
• Applications for payment and invoices
• Dealing with subcontractors
• Company cashflow updates
• Assisting with PQQ and ITT submissions for future works
• Internal charges
• Pricing of compensation events and variations

You are required to have a minimum of GCSE English and Maths grade B, excellent communication skills and be computer literate in Microsoft packages especially Excel.
Must be flexible with working hours and hold a valid driving licence.

You will be supported through your apprenticeship by our mentors and experts in your field, given the care and dedication to help you achieve your degree, whilst gaining valuable experience.


TMS Maritime were appointed the Design and Build restoration and refurbishment contract for works to Newquay Harbours North Pier. The North Pier is of mortared granite masonry construction built in the mid 19th century and is grade 2 listed.
The Pier extends from North Quay Road approximately 70m out into Newquay Harbour. The Quay/Pier is 16m wide and the pier height increases from 6.5m to 9.9m above adjacent beach level. The end of the Pier was encased with sheet piles and back filled with concrete in the 1950s, this encasement has been shown to be of poor structural integrity and in need of urgent repairs. A feasibility study identified large voids to the pier head within tidal range, as a result works where instructed to extend the life of the pier head for a further 30yrs.
Piling works where partially intertidal with the requirement of a minimum embedment depth of 1.7m into rock, once pile line was complete closure shutters where installed along with temporary bracing to hold the structure during concrete back fill.
Due to access restrictions concrete would need to be pumped to the working face, this involved setup in adjacent narrow road, then pumping 260m3 to the pier head. The operation was timed to complete just ahead of an incoming storm which would have destroyed the works without placement and curing of concrete in advance.
Once the piling and back fill was complete a steel reinforced capping beam was installed which again required concrete to be pumped 150m from adjacent road access.
Finally new concrete steps where installed along with plaswood fendering system to aid pleasure and work boat access to the North Quay.


We’re recruiting again here at TMS we need the following:

Site agent/manager
Experienced marine operatives/site operatives

Great benefits and packages available, please send your CV through to us, or give us a call at the office 01626 866066

Swanage Slipway

TMS are currently building a new slipway and landing jetty for the local fishermen of Swanage. The new facilities will separate the commercial fishermen from the recreational users to enhance public safety.



TMS have been tasked to demolish a section of parapet wall on the historic pier at Whitby by firstly installing a temporary barrier to stop any demolition to fall into the sea. TMS also had to remove an old historic gas pipe which ran along the full length of the pier that used to supply the light house. Once removed TMS will be repairing the whole section with a specialised mortar.
There are also ongoing repairers to the stone work as well as repointing.

MCCE Awards Project of the Year 2018

TMS Maritime are proud winners of the MCCE Awards Project of the Year for the second consecutive year for our Swanage Pier restoration project. The expo was a fantastic opportunity to showcase our capabilities and network with customers and suppliers. Thanks to everyone that stopped by for a chat with Robert Martin and Giles Squirrell.

Newton St Cyres

TMS are currently working at Newton St Cyres in Exeter to protect the river bank from anymore erosion while ensuring no damage or disruption to the nearby train track. TMS have dug down to bed rock & are installing 15m of gabion baskets at 3m high which are filled with gabion stone & then backfilled with 20mm quartz, TMS are approved installers of Platipus Anchors, these will be driven in to the bank behind which will be using to hold the baskets in to position.