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Quantity Surveyor

Employer
Hays Building
Location
Cambridgeshire, Cambridge
Salary
Negotiable
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Job position
Manager
Contract Type
Temporary / Contract
Hours
Full Time
Job Function
QS / Cost consultant

Job Details

Your new company
One of the UK's leading 5 star house builders who pride themselves on high quality homes with offices and projects throughout the UK and offering the chance for a great career
Your new role
An exciting opportunity for a Quantity Surveyor or Senior Quantity Surveyor to work on a fantastic long-term scheme in Cambridge, delivering 200+ units per year. As part of the commercial team, you will predominately be based on site with a day in the office and another at home.
You will be required to 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, 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. Value engineer all trades, ensuring that we are always one step ahead of the market.

Duties include:

  • 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
  • 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
  • Be responsible for accurately controlling all commercial aspects and responsibilities.
  • Be aware of all codes of practice that impact on estimating e.g. Building Regulations, NHBC requirements, HSE, Code for Sustainable Homes etc.


What you'll need to succeed
Previous experience working on large scale residential developments


What you need to do now


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Company Profile

Hays Construction and Property consultants have unparalleled recruiting expertise and an in-depth knowledge of the UK jobs market.

We are fully committed to finding job seekers the right job for the right reason. We place building specialists into every kind of position, including building, construction, architectural, project management, surveying and engineering jobs.

Our expert consultants offer a personalised recruitment service and will give you careers advice to ensure that you achieve your work ambitions.

Visit hays.co.uk for more information.

 

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