Quantity Surveyor (New Build Housing)

42000.00 - 50000.00 GBP Annual + GBP42000 - GBP50000/annum + Package
30 Apr 2019
28 May 2019
Contract Type
Quantity Surveyor (New Build Housing)

Tamworth, Staffordshire

Up to GBP50,000 + Package

Main Purpose

Provide the business with cost management for assigned developments from land procurement to the completion of sub-contract final accounts and statutory authority adoption certificates

Reporting to the Commercial Director you will be working with Buyers, Construction, Technical, Subcontractors and site staff

Roles & Responsibilities

Maintain a record of current Build Cost/Rates and liaise with the Company Estimator to ensure all records are current.

Attend specification meetings to confirm site specific specification requirements from Sales and the latest applicable Build Regulations.

* Attend the Site pre-start meeting to receive construction issue drawings and determine Build and Sales strategy.

* Compile tender packages for all sub-contract trades and despatch in accordance with Commercial Best Practice Manual.

* Compile reports on contract letting vs. estimate for each site periodically, as required.

* To attend and project team meetings as required.

* To complete sub-contract orders to accord with site programmed build requirements in accordance with Group Policy and Group Rebate schemes and fully adjudicate prior to issue of documentation.

* To liaise with Company Management and provide all necessary forecast and site budget information to meet the business's reporting requirements.

* Review Professional Fee provisions and statutory service cost, and credits, with the Technical Department.

* Maintain a half yearly site reserve list.

* Issue Payment Withhold Notices, where a contractor application, or part thereof, is in dispute in accordance with Construction Act.

* Immediately advise management of notification of impending claim or legal action arising from a disputed claim or payment from a Sub-Contractor/Service Provider.

* Assist in the regular review of materials on-site and material valuations.

* Agree and process all Sales Variation requests, including works to show homes, stock plots and sales incentive works in accordance with Group Procedures.

* Properly categorise on the Construction System "unscheduled" and "scheduled" order amendments.

* Ensure the collection of retention against all sub-contract orders in accordance with Group Policy. Manage and certify retention releases on completion of the development.

* Complete and agree sub-contract final accounts within 6 months of the last legal completion on-site and prior to the first release of retention to the individual sub-contractors.

* Ensure you keep up to date with legislation changes and attend training and technical training as and when require by the Company.

The ideal candidate

* HNC / HND in Surveying

* Candidates must be prepared to complete a degree course as part of their employment

* At least 2 years' experience working within a residential house builder

* Experience maybe gained from a similar position or promotion

* A good understanding or building regulations and legal obligations

* A good knowledge or construction methods and materials

If you would like to discuss the role in more detail, please call Becky Kitson on (phone number removed) for a confidential discussion.

All respondents to this position must be eligible to live and work in the UK. Rischer and Butler is an Equal Opportunities employer.

Please note that due to the high level of applications we are only able to contact you if short listed for this vacancy. If you have not been contacted within 3 days, then your application on this occasion has been unsuccessful.

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