Quantity Surveyor

Specific Location
Stepps, Glasgow

Division
West Scotland

Hours of Work
8.45 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. with 45 minutes for lunch

Brand
Barratt David Wilson

Contract Type
Full-time

Closing Date
31 May 2018

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:

Reporting to the Chief Quantity Surveyor, you will effectively manage 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.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Carry 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.
  • Analyse and report on costs and cash flow -v- budget using the technical support systems.
  • Contribute to the conceptual designs/options for the determination of site values
  • Undertake accurate viability/feasibility studies to support decision-making in site acquisition and development.
  • Prepare tenders and procure sub-contractors, goods and materials, using Group Tender procedures where appropriate.
  • Evaluate and agree variations and instructions.
  • Liaise with site personnel and subcontractors in order to maximise productivity.
  • Use a payments system for the payment of sub-contractors and the supply of goods and materials in line with Group policy and procedures.
  • Promote and act in accordance with Group values, systems, policies and procedures.

 

Key Skills Required:

  • Qualified to HND level or higher.
  • 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.
  • Strong IT skills, working knowledge of computer systems within the commercial environment, i.e. project management/payment and valuation software.
  • Articulate, clear and credible, and able to thrive under pressure in a fast-paced environment.
  • Able to contribute towards the resolution of disputes, problems and cost issues.
  • Able to work on own initiative, with the drive to take ownership of projects.
  • Strong communication skills, the ability to build effective working relationships both internally and externally.

 

Benefits Package:

  • Competitive salary
  • Annual Bonus
  • Company Car or Cash Allowance
  • 25 Days Annual Leave + Statutory Days
  • Death in Service Benefit
  • Company Pension Scheme
  • Choice of Lifestyle and Flexible Benefits

 

 

 

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