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Assistant Quantity Surveyor

  • 40000
  • Residential Development
  • Northamptonshire

Would you like an opportunity to join one of the biggest housebuilders in the UK with one of the friendliest cultures?

 

Established for over 40 years this residential developer growing bigger by the day has an exceptional reputation in the industry. With over 70 new homes developments across North West, Eastern, Midlands, South Midlands, Western, Southern and South West regions the developments are carefully managed and supported by successful regional offices.

 

As well as building homes, they build futures. They pride themselves on a friendly culture where they are loyal to their staff. Training and development is very important to this business and they provide the chance for employees to develop skills and realise their potential on an ongoing basis.

 

Whether you join us as a trainee manager or a senior director, their Leadership Development Programme will give you cutting-edge training whenever you need it.  Through a range of tools including structured programmes, you can learn practical new ways to improve your skills and progress your career.

 

Our client are one of the biggest privately owned housebuilders in the UK. Typically completing 600 units per year and still growing!

MAIN DUTIES

 

  • Assisting in the preparation of the sub-contract/supplier enquiry lists for approval.
  • Preparing full enquiry packs and collating all tender information, ensuring fully compliant tender packs are issued, return tenders are analysed and compliant bids received.
  • Preparing tender comparison sheets, including making recommendations for placing sub-contract orders and negotiation with sub-contractors to ensure full compliance with specification and best practice.
  • Preparing detailed breakdowns of build costs and include within New Site Start Appraisal (NSSA).
  • Ensuring new sub-contractors are on the SMAS database and that the certification is up to date.
  • Carrying out drawing take-offs and producing labour only rates in liaison with the Senior Surveyor, Commercial Manager and Construction Department, including maintaining the databases and distributing information
  • Updating/producing SWMP plan and Carriers Matrix, including updating Licence Numbers and expiry dates and issue to site as necessary
  • Ensuring sub-contractor weekly and monthly applications for payment are analysed, checked and interim payments are prepared for approval in line with Authorisation Levels and Commercial Procedures, including keeping payment record sheets up to date, highlighting any claims for additional works outside of the budget estimate summary and settling all final accounts expediently after works are complete.
  • Issuing variation instructions and contra charges as appropriate.
  • Pricing non-standard client extras as required and liaising with the Commercial Manager and Construction Department to ensure costing is correct.
  • Updating Cost of Sales in Viability Manager for client extras, after re-budgets and valuations.
  • Carrying out monthly progress checklists for all sites and inputting on to the valuation system including MOS.
  • Carrying out monthly valuation including production of Cost Value Reconciliation (CVR) and Cost to Complete Sheet (CTC) including attending Valuation Meeting under the guidance of a surveyor mentor.
  • Liaising with the Housing Association including producing invoices and H & S pack as required and attend all necessary site meetings.
  • Liaising with the Design & Technical Department over specification for Code for Sustainable Homes and producing schedules and back up information as required.
  • Regularly attending sites, a minimum of twice a month, to provide assistance and support to site staff, including meetings with sub-contractors
  • Assisting in the production of the Group Rebate Form.
  • Attending meetings that may be necessary in the performance of your duties.
  • Complying with and upholding company policies and procedures.
  • Undertaking any additional tasks as may reasonably be required from time to time.
  • Maintaining all health and safety aspects associated with Covid-19.

ESSENTIAL SKILLS / ATTRIBUTES 

  • Must hold a Full UK Driving Licence.
  • Educated to a Higher National Certificate/Higher National Diploma level standard or equivalent, relevant construction degree.
  • Experience of building construction in a quantity surveying or project managing role.
  • Good negotiating skills with excellent time management skills.
  • Computer literate.
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines.

COMPANY BENEFITS

  • Company Car
  • Scottish Widows Pension Scheme
  • 33 days holiday entitlement (including bank holidays)
  • Group Staff Discount at Triumph Motorcycles ltd.
  • Competitive discount on our homes (dependent upon the property and location)

Please call Danny – Cityscape 01923750095