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Senior QS | SE London/Kent | Leading Residential Developer | Up to £80k + P

Senior QS | SE London/Kent | Leading Residential Developer | Up to £80k + P

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Senior Quantity Surveyor

SE London/Kent

Leading Residential Developer

Up to £80,000 + Package

 

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

 

With a watching brief on choice of material, cost, customer satisfaction and sales, and other critical issues, our Commercial team – which comprises Estimators, Quantity Surveyors and Material Buyers – has one objective: to deliver best quality homes, at the best possible cost. Their work is fundamental to our continued viability as a business and presents a fast-moving challenge that will exercise your creativity and commercial flair to the full.

 

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

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