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  • 50000 - 60000 plus car allowance
  • Residential Development
  • Reading


Tier 1 Developer


Salary – Circa £60k

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.

Reporting to the Senior Buyer, you will manage an efficient materials purchasing process on up to two sites.

You will be expected to:

Prepare 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

Raise office and Sales and Marketing orders

What you’ll need?

To be successful in the role, we are looking for:

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

The ability 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

Our Company and Benefits

We’ve been nationally recognised as a 5 star housebuilder twelve years in a row for supplying high-quality homes for all generations. That’s more than any other major housebuilder. It’s because we combine the brightest minds, the latest technology, and a genuine commitment to putting customers first. We want the best people in the industry to help us shape the future of building. We have tailored opportunities for apprentices, graduates, experienced professionals and ex-Armed Forces personnel to come and help us stay one step ahead, and build the homes that Britain needs.

Specifically for this role we offer:

Competitive Salary

Competitive Bonus Scheme

Company Car or Cash Allowance

Annual Health Assessment

Private Medical Insurance – Single Cover

26 days holiday (increase by 1 day for every 3 years continuous service up to 29 days)

Choice of Flexible Benefits

Enhanced Family Friendly Policies