Assistant Quantity Surveyor

Specific Location
Northampton

Division
South Midlands

Hours of Work
37.5 hours per week Monday to Friday

Brand
David Wilson Homes

Contract Type
Full-time

Closing Date
14 April 2019

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.

 

SUMMARY OF THE ROLE

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.
Responsible to the Commercial Manager. 

 

WHAT WILL I BE RESPONSIBLE FOR?

  • 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 as required.
  • Assist with preparation of tenders and procurement of sub-contractors
  • Process Subcontract orders, payments and variations, using Excel and Company payment system.
  • Understand and assist with evaluation and agreement of variations and instructions.
  • 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 Company values, systems, policies and procedures.
  • Ensure compliance with Company IT systems.
  • 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 and 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

Company Bonus Scheme

25 days holiday

Company Car/Car Allowance

Money Purchase Pension Scheme

Death in Service Benefit

Choice of Flexible Benefits

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