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Quantity Surveyor - New Homes

Competitive
Location

Newcastle upon Tyne

Contract type

Full Time

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Quantity Surveyor

Newcastle upon Tyne

New Build Housing developer

Howells are currently recruiting for one of the country's most successful Housing Developers who are looking to recruit an organised and driven Quantity Surveyor for their North East office. They are a multi awarded winning business with a reputation for providing fantastic training, development and progression.

The Commercial team deals with everything to do with cost-effective building, including quantity surveying, estimating, procurement and material buying.

Quantity Surveyor Key Duties:

  • Maintain all cost control procedures, and 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 practise and NHBC requirements
  • 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
  • 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 etc.
  • Complete any other duties as required by the Senior/Managing Surveyor/Commercial Manager
  • Promote and act in accordance with Group values, systems, policies and procedures
  • Ensure compliance with Group IT systems

Quantity Surveyor Salary and Benefits:

You will be working for a modern, forward-thinking business; that believes the strengths, skills and personalities of their people are the key to the groups success. This is a full time, permanent role for which you will receive a competitive salary and bonus scheme as well as role dependant additional benefits below:

  • Company Car or Cash Allowance
  • Annual Health Assessment
  • Private Medical Insurance - Single Cover
  • 26 days holiday rising to 29 with long service
  • Choice of Flexible Benefits
  • Enhanced Family Friendly Policies

To be considered for this Quantity Surveyor role, please apply and we will contact you as soon as possible.

Applications

If you feel that you have the relevant experience to be successful in this position and would like to find out more please apply online today attaching a copy of your current CV. Alternatively contact us on (phone number removed).

Howells Solutions are an Equal Opportunities employer. All applications will be dealt with in the strictest confidence. Howells Solutions acts as an Employment Business for the supply of temporary workers and an Employment Agency in relation to permanent vacancies.

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