Senior Quantity Surveyor - Surrey

14 Nov | 2023

Job Ref: Commercial | Residential

We are currently working with a leading 5-star residential developer operating in Surrey who are looking for a Senior Quantity Surveyor to help manage the Commercial function on a day to day basis, ensuring that the developments are completed on time and within budget.
Responsibilities will include:
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 updates 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 the client is always one step ahead of the market.

Additional duties will include:
•    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
•    Complete any other duties as required by the Managing Surveyor/Commercial Manager
Candidates should have:
-    Worked with a housing developer previously.
-    Experience as a Quantity Surveyor or Senior Quantity Surveyor
-    Expertise in report writing and presentation.
-    Excellent communication and Interpersonal skills.
-    The ability to work well under pressure.
-    Knowledge and previous use of COINS.
-    Supportive and team-oriented attitude

This is an excellent role with a successful housebuilding business that would suit someone with a background as a Quantity Surveyor or Senior Quantity Surveyor and is looking to broaden their horizons by working on some of the country’s most prestigious housing developments.
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