Assistant Quantity Surveyor

Specific Location
Monks Cross, York, North Yorkshire

Division
Yorkshire East

Hours of Work
37.5 Hours, Monday to Friday

Brand
Barratt David Wilson

Contract Type
Full-time

Closing Date
31 October 2018

Assistant Quantity Surveyor

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.

Purpose:

Assist with commercial and surveying responsibilities for a Site. Assist in compiling all necessary reports and schedules as required, and undertake all general commercial administrative duties, including filing, emails, chasing down emails and phone calls, and ensuring a general tidiness to Commercial presentation. A keen learner, willing to assist with all sub-contractor procedures and processes, materials and goods, whilst always checking compliance with Group Policies and Procedures.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist with maintaining cost control throughout development.
  • Assist with accurate costing for each aspect of site development.
  • Assist with compiling reports on costs and cash flows using the support systems available, as well as reports for the Division as required.
  • Assist with preparation of tenders and procurement of sub-contractors using Group Tender procedures.
  • Process Subcontract orders, payments and variations, using Excel and Group payment system (COINS).
  • Understand and assist with evaluation and agreement of variations and instructions.
  • Assist with controlling all commercial aspects and responsibilities with regards to respective RSL's.
  • Attend all team meetings as required.
  • General departmental administration.
  • Provide other appropriate ad hoc duties, and administrative support as and when required.
  • Maintain relevant filing systems and databases.
  • Promote and act in accordance with Group values, systems, policies and procedures.
  • Ensure compliance with Group IT systems.
  • Working within the guidelines set out within the Group policies and procedures
  • Assist with 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

 Personal characteristics / qualifications and skills:

  • Studying or recently qualified in surveying.
  • Must carry a valid CSCS card
  • Highly numerate with excellent attention to detail, able to gather, interpret and present data to facilitate preparation of budgets and subsequent valuations
  • Methodical, conscientious and organised, works to deliver high standards
  • Intermediate to advanced level of proficiency with MS Office and Excel programs and a good standard of written English. Ability to generate professional correspondence unaided
  • Articulate, clear and credible, and able to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment.
  • Able to work on own initiative
  • Strong communication skills, with the ability to build effective working relationships both internally and externally
  • Self–disciplined, with demonstrably good time management skills and the ability to manage a number of priorities
  • Ability to multi-task, and work efficiently and accurately.
  • Team player, and supportive of colleagues
  • Professional and pleasant manner in dealing with internal and external customers.

 What about the benefits package?

  • Competitive base salary
  • Bonus Scheme
  • 25 days holidays
  • Choice of Flexible Benefits
  • Money Purchase Pension Scheme
  • Company Car or Cash Allowance
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