Chief Surveyor

30th May, 2024

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What you’ll be doing?

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, customers 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 Commercial Manager/Commercial Director, you will support site development and the attainment of targets by ensuring/managing: preparation of commercial cost appraisals andviability/ feasibility analysis; the procurement of sub-contractors, materials and goods; the preparation and monitoring of site costs and budgets; and site start H&S.

You will be expected to:

  • Manage the work of the Surveying team and take responsibility for achieving targets in relation to: accurate build cost assessments of acquired land acquisitions; budget control throughout development; cost overruns within tolerance levels; and ensuring sites accord with Group procedures
  • Accurately cost and prepare budgets for each aspect of site development
  • Contribute to the conceptual designs/options for the determination of site values
  • Identify and procure sub-contractors, using Group Tender procedures where appropriate, and the procurement of goods and materials
  • Implement a payments system for the payment of sub-contractors and the supply of goods and materials in line with Group policy and procedures
  • Support the Commercial Director in ensuring that the Commercial team are fully resourced and well-directed, with clear guidelines to their own job responsibilities, and are provided with full support in achieving these, in terms of communication, training and development, and the organisation of the department’s workload
  • Report appropriately to the Commercial Director in a standardised format and schedule
  • Ensure compliance with Group IT systems
  • Promote and act in accordance with Group values, systems, policies and procedures
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Job Category: Quantity Surveyor
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: London
Contract Length: Permanent

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