Quantity Surveyor

Specific Location
Barratt David Wilson North West 303 Bridgewater Place, Birchwood Park, Warrington, WA3 6XF

North West

Hours of Work
9am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday

Barratt David Wilson

Contract Type

Closing Date
10 November 2017

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.



Managing site development and the attainment of targets by conducting commercial cost appraisals and viability/feasibility analysis, managing sub-contractors, materials and goods, preparing and monitoring site costs and budgets and ensuring site set-up health and safety.


  •  Carrying out accurate build cost assessments of acquired land; maintain budget control throughout development; and manage cost overruns within tolerance levels.
  • Accurate costing and preparation of budgets for each aspect of site development.
  • Analysing and reporting on costs and cash flow vs budget
  • Undertaking accurate viability/feasibility studies to support decision-making in site acquisition and development.
  • Preparing tenders and procure sub-contractors, goods and materials
  • Evaluating and agreeing variations and instructions.
  • Liaising with site personnel and subcontractors in order to maximise productivity.
  • Using a payments system for the payment of sub-contractors and the supply of goods and materials in line with Group policy and procedures.
  • Promoting and acting in accordance with Group values, systems, policies and procedures.


Competitive base salary

Company Bonus Scheme

25 days holiday

Company Car/Car Allowance

Money Purchase Pension Scheme

Choice of Flexible Benefits

One of the UK’s most successful homebuilders, we see ourselves as a business that builds futures for our customers, by creating communities where people aspire to live and for their people, by creating a culture where people want to work. Join us, and share in a positive culture which rewards effort and initiative.

We are currently looking to recruit an experienced Quantity Surveyor to join us to carry out and complete accurate build cost assessments of acquired land, maintain budget control throughout development, whilst managing cost overruns within tolerance levels. You will prepare tenders, manage sub-contractors, materials, and evaluating and agreeing variations and instructions. 

Candidates will have experience within a similar role and will be qualified to HNC level or higher and will have relevant experience either in or outside the housebuilding sector. Methodical, conscientious and organised, you will work to deliver high standards, with the ability to thrive under pressure. You will be required to gather, interpret and present data to facilitate the preparation of budgets and subsequent valuations and therefore you must be highly numerate with excellent attention to detail. 

We invest in our people – giving them the support they need to deliver exceptional service and quality. It’s an approach that’s seen us recognised as one of the nation’s best housebuilders time and again.

Keep us one step ahead – move your career forward

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