Senior Quantity Surveyor

February 4, 2020
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About this Role:
Experienced Senior Quantity Surveyor required to work for a residential developer in the Southampton area.

You will be responsible for the commercial and surveying responsibilities for large Sites. Effectively manage costs for the site, and ensure targets are met by managing and controlling the budget and valuations, including monthly updating of the estimated final costs, and have the ability to show absolute cost and value reconciliation. Responsible for managing all sub-contractor procedures and processes, and materials and goods if necessary, whilst always ensuring compliance with Group Policies and Procedures. To teach, train and managed subordinates to their full potential. Value engineer all trades, ensuring that we are always one step ahead of the market.

You will be expected to:
• Maintain all cost control procedures working within the guidelines set out within the Group policies and procedures
• Be 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 practice and NHBC requirements
• Ensure that subordinates receive the required training and mentorship for them to learn and thrive in their responsibilities
• Be 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
• Be able to control all commercial tasks and responsibilities on large Sites, including those in excess of 200 units
• 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
• 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
• Complete 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, using Excel and Group payment system (COINS) in line with Group policy and procedures
• Evaluate and agree variations and instructions, always aware of budgetary constraints, and ensuring that approval is obtained prior to agreement of variations in excess of the respective allowances
• Be aware of new materials and methods of construction which the business may employ
• Liaise with site personnel and subcontractors in order to maximise productivity
• Attend all project and team meetings as required, and present the Commercial position to the meeting
• Compile and Present valuations at Divisional valuation meetings
• Be responsible for accurately controlling all commercial aspects and responsibilities with regards to the RSL
• Be aware of all codes of practice that impact on estimating e.g. Building Regulations, NHBC requirements, HSE, Code for Sustainable Homes
• Complete any other duties as required by the Managing Surveyor/Commercial Manager

About the Company/Client/Project:
The nation’s largest housebuilder, creating great new places to live throughout Britain.

Nationally recognised as a 5 star housebuilder ten years in a row for supplying high-quality homes for all generations for both private and affordable housing.

The business is acquiring land, obtaining planning consents and building the highest quality homes in places people aspire to live. This is supported by their expertise in land, design, construction and sales and marketing.

New build residential, care homes and apartment blocks up to 500 units
Values ranging from £6M – 45M

Requirements including certificates and qualifications:
• Qualified to HND level or higher with a valid CSCS card
• Proven track record in similar role or at the level of Quantity Surveyor
• Must have a full understanding of current market conditions and rates
• Must be able to control cost to complete on all trades and on all provisions to ensure live cost certainly
• 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
• Articulate, clear and credible, and able to thrive under pressure in a fast-paced environment
• Able to contribute towards the resolution of disputes, problems and cost issues
• Able to work on own initiative, with the drive to take ownership of projects
• Strong communication skills, the ability to build effective working relationships both internally and externally
• Wide experience in the discipline within the house building industry
• Strong communication skills, the ability to build effective working relationships both internally and externally
• Strong knowledge of Building Regulations, NHBC and Health and Safety requirements etc
• Team player, and supportive of colleagues

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