Accessibility Links

Quantity Surveyor

  • Location: Somerset
  • Sector: Residential
  • Position: Quantity Surveyor
  • Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Car Allowance + Package
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job reference: DW - QS - 2020_1568979859
Job description

Your Next Company

Award Winning Housing Developer committed to delivering high quality homes that really stand out from the competition.

Your Role

Quantity Surveyor taking commercial lead for large housing development.

Responsibilities include;

  • Maintain all cost control procedures and working within the guidelines set out within the Group policies and procedures.
  • Responsible for the compilation of all weekly, monthly and quarterly reports as required. Be aware of new materials and methods of construction which the company may employ, as well as a sound knowledge of latest regulations, codes of practise and NHBC requirements.
  • Responsible for all cost control procedures, including managing and controlling the budget and valuations by always updating the estimated final costs, and having the ability to show absolute cost and value reconciliation
  • Contribute to the conceptual designs/options to ensure the design is kept within the budgeted values.
  • Compile Site Start budget, liaising with all Departments to ensure document is completed on time to allow the construction to commence, and Sales to start marketing.
  • Needs to lead the value engineering, including updating Group and Regional site review documents, to ensure we achieve best value.
  • Maintain budget control throughout development; and manage cost overruns within contingency levels.
  • Accurate costing for each aspect of site development.
  • Analyse and report on costs and cash flow using the support systems available.
  • Prepare tenders and procure sub-contractors, goods and materials, using Group Procedures.
  • Compile subcontractor recommendations for approval.
  • Process Subcontract orders payments and variations
  • Attend all project and team meetings as required and present the Commercial position to the meeting.

Your Experience

  • Must be able to control cost to complete on all trades and on all provisions to ensure live cost.
  • Highly numerate with excellent attention to detail, able to gather, interpret and present data to facilitate preparation of budgets and subsequent valuations.
  • Methodical, conscientious and organised, works to deliver high standards.
  • Strong IT skills, working knowledge of computer systems within the commercial environment, i.e. project management/payment and valuation software.