Specific Location
Monks Cross, York, North Yorkshire

Yorkshire East

Hours of Work
37.5 Hours, Monday to Friday

Barratt David Wilson

Contract Type

Closing Date
31 August 2018


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.

Responsible to: Senior Buyer 


  • Preparation of all procurement duties and exercises.
  • Be aware of new materials to the market which would assist the business.
  • Schedule and place material and plant orders with Group National Suppliers where appropriate or general suppliers, optimising cost and quality.
  • Attend internal pre-start meetings and Team Meetings as required.
  • Check Architects/Engineers drawings for discrepancies and compliance with the required material specification. Thereafter resolving any queries with the relevant consultants/ Technical Department.
  • Ensure correct specifications are being used.
  • Produce material cost schedules and budgets with cost codes for new sites and as required, and to review material cost codes to ensure budgets are not exceeded.
  • Produce schedules for material enquiries, sending to suppliers for costing and assessing quotations and supplier’s schedules to ensure they are correct, prior to placing the respective orders.
  • Project and report material cost increases as they arise.
  • Provide site material accruals on a monthly basis.
  • Compile quarterly material valuations for presentation to the Surveyor to be incorporated in the respective valuation meetings.
  • Resolve invoice queries with the Accounts Department.
  • Carry out material on site checks and produce reports as required.
  • Attend site weekly to ensure there are no problems with supplies / materials.
  • Raising Office and Sales and Marketing orders. 

Personal characteristics / qualifications and skills:

  • Qualified to NVQ Level 4 or higher.
  • Must carry a valid CSCS card.
  • Numerate with attention to detail, able to gather, interpret and present data to facilitate preparation of budgets.
  • Methodical, conscientious and organised.
  • Works to deliver high standards.
  • Strong IT skills, including working knowledge of computer systems within the commercial environment.
  • Able to work on own initiative.
  • Good communication skills, and the ability to build effective working relationships both internally and externally.
  • Professional and pleasant manner in dealing with internal and external customers.
  • Excellent telephone skills

 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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