About the Client: Our client has more than 60 years’ experience of collaborative working with partners in public and private sectors. They deliver mixed tenure developments, including affordable homes, homes for the private rental sector and homes for private sale.

About the role: Our client is currently seeking a Senior Quantity Surveyor for the next phases 3-8 to create and over 2,000 new homes e in the London Boroughs of Barking and Dagenham and Havering. Full flexible benefits offered, bonus scheme and travel allowance.

About the Responsibilities:

  • Full responsibility for the procurement of subcontractors
  • Collaborate with departments across the company to improve cost effectiveness and ensure timely delivery of projects whilst providing cost advice on any aspect of the build as and when required.
  • Develop a close relationship with the site teams and a detailed knowledge of your allocated sites by maintaining a visible site presence, ensuring all developments are visited regularly and attending site meetings as required.
  • Liaise with subcontractors in order to ensure sufficient resources are available and assist in the monitoring and evaluation of contractor performance.
  • Monitor, reconcile and recharge any costs which relate to shared cost items with other company offices as well as external companies.
  • Provide information for land purchase exercise.
  • Complete the apportionment of total prime costs to individual plots and produce a profit analysis for the Director.
  • Undertake valuations of production at budgeted cost monthly and split the cost of profit completions and potential future profit to estimate a value for work in progress.
  • Report on savings and excesses against budget costs to the Director.
  • Attend relevant project, concept, pre-tender, pre-start, specification, and any other relevant meeting as required
  • Input and maintain any computer-based databases or systems.
  • Attend site on a regular basis to complete Commercial functions and support the site teams to running an efficient development

About the Requirements:

  • You will have experience in quantity surveying, ideally within a role of similar seniority, and be knowledgeable in all areas of construction techniques and mixed-tenure schemes
  • Experience of strong leadership and will have a keenness to train and develop yourself and others within the team to grow and succeed
  • 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
  • Ability to learn new computer systems such as Xpedeon (Payments & Cost reporting), Viewpoint/ForProjects (document storage and tender preparation)
  • A thorough understanding of the tender process within each contract and have confidence in managing the tender process, including beginning to end financial management
  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy, coupled with strong written and verbal communication skills • Excellent interpersonal skills and be able to work as part of a wider team
  • 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

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