Overview

Role Overview:

In a Nutshell…

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Quantity Surveyor to join our team within Vistry North West Midlands, at our office in Wolverhampton. As our Quantity Surveyor working within our wider Commercial, Estimating and Buying team you will deliver a range of cost control and financial reporting duties covering all aspects of construction work undertaken by the Company. You will seek to improve upon individual performance in all aspects of procedures to achieve higher efficiency and profitability.

 

Let’s cut to the chase, what’s in it for you…

  • Competitive basic salary and annual bonus
  • Company car, car allowance or travel allowance
  • Agile working possible (dependent on role)
  • Up to 33 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Private Healthcare and Dental Insurance
  • Competitive contributory pension scheme
  • Life assurance – 4 x your annual salary
  • Share incentive schemes
  • Employee rewards portal with many more benefits…

In return, what we would like from you…

  • Behave in line with our company values – Integrity, Caring and Quality
  • Experience in quantity surveying and be knowledgeable in all areas of construction techniques and mixed-tenure schemes
  • You will possess a high level of mathematical ability and problem-solving skills, with a methodical and logical approach to your work; a proficient use of Microsoft Excel is essential for the role
  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy, coupled with strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to learn new computer systems such as Xpedeon (Payments & Cost reporting), Viewpoint/4Projects (document storage and tender preparation)
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and be able to work as part of a wider team
  • You will be able to effectively manage your own workload to meet set deadlines
  • You will have the ability to influence others within the business to ensure that best practices are shared to aid the Group in achieving its overall objectives
  • You will have a thorough understanding of Surveying and Estimating, with a specific and in-depth knowledge of preparing realistic construction budgets
  • You will have a good understanding of strategic objectives and targeting financial return, with the ability to understand and manipulate complex financial models
  • You will have a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office packages, with the use of Microsoft Excel at a proficient level an essential requirement
  • Working with procure to pay/cost reporting and document storage systems, such as COINS or Agresso, ideally Xpedeon.

More about the Quantity Surveyor role…

  • Working closely with other departments, including Land, Development and Construction, you will attend design meetings to advise on all areas that may have a cost implication
  • Attend development meetings when appropriate, contract pre-start and subcontract package review meetings
  • Upon receipt of Contract Documentation, you will be responsible for checking all contract drawings to identify errors, omissions, anomalies and areas where unnecessary cost may arise
  • Receive initial tender information and assist in the preparation of the proposed tender lists and updating of subsequent procurement programmes
  • Distribute design information packages and tender drawings, whilst preparing all tender
  • Documentation and letters including carrying out preliminary checks on subcontractors
  • Preparing construction cost analysis, which includes analysis of quotations resulting from the tender enquiry, requesting additional and outstanding information as required
  • Assess site staffing levels and build programmes with the Construction Director to ascertain preliminary costs, including collating all cost information and preparing the start on site budget
  • Arrange and adjudicate budget settlement meetings, with the support of the wider Commercial team
  • Prepare stage payment schedules to assist in the financing of the works
  • Carry out pre-order meetings including all necessary Health & Safety requirements, finalising a tender sum and agreeing a stage payment schedule for payment purposes before preparing all contract documentation and placing the order
  • Place subcontractor orders, including interviews and checking references on selected subcontractors. You will then negotiate the contract sum within the budget, including finalising costs to cover all late variations
  • Issue variation orders and development changes alongside providing cost advice on major variations prior to issue. You will issue revised contract drawings to subcontractors; negotiating the cost of variations including liaising between Buyers and Build Managers. You will provide a full range of pricing information for purchaser’s extras
  • Check all costs posted to each contract, collate and reconcile all costs resulting from subcontract works, variation orders, site instructions, material order and preliminary / running costs. This will include providing monthly analysis of costs and identify possible areas of over expenditure at future dates
  • Check and arrange subcontractor payments, obtaining necessary authorisation for passing payments for all elements of subcontractor works. You will agree final accounts with subcontractors, ensuring all works have been carried out within budget and analysing costs to assist on future estimates
  • Take responsibility for the preparation of documents for the basis of external valuation with the client’s agent (CSA, Stage payment schedule, Tick offs)
  • Keep the RAMS schedule updated and issued to all relevant parties
  • Liaise with the Customer Service department on post-completion defects, providing cost advice where necessary
  • Attend site meetings, project team meetings, subcontractor meetings and surveying meetings as required
  • Any other reasonable duties as directed by your line manager to support the wider teams

Finally, let’s tell you a bit more about us…

 

At Vistry Group, we build more than homes. We develop sustainable communities across all sectors of the UK housing market through our leading housing brands Bovis Homes, Linden Homes and Countryside Homes. Delivered through Vistry Housebuilding, Countryside Partnerships and Vistry Works with the support of Vistry Services, our values of integrity, caring, and quality continue to shape all we do.

We’re proud that our UK Green Building Council membership, 2021 Large Housebuilder of the Year award and status as a UK top-five housebuilder with a five-star House Builders Federation (HBF) customer satisfaction rating allows us to transform land into thriving spaces. We’re also proud that our culture sees everyone treated fairly and respectfully, with diversity and inclusion a top priority and reasonable adjustments provided during the application process. From memories and communities to worthwhile careers, we’re making Vistry.

Job Type: Permanent – Full Time
Location Detail: 3rd Floor,i10 Wolverhampton Interchange,Railway Drive, Wolverhampton, WV1 1LH

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