Quantity Surveyor

Permanent Full Time

Its ALL going on at Allison Homes…

…We’ve secured a significant new investor with the ambition to grow the business from 600 to 2000 units in 5 years. We are well placed to achieve this with our owned and controlled land bank standing at 6,000 units. Our customer satisfaction is at all time highs and we have been recognised with a Gold Award by In House for greater than 90% customer satisfaction. We recognise that the key to our success is and will be our people, who are encouraged to grow by working with like-minded people, all sharing our vision and values. We’ve secured the land and the investment. So, why not come on board and be part of our growing family?

We are currently recruiting for an experienced Quantity Surveyor to join our Eastern Region based from our offices in Norwich, Norfolk.

The role:

Responsible for producing, managing and forecasting build costs for our developments as well as ensuring adherence to company policies and procedures. In particular, you will have responsibility for sub-contract procurement, payments & valuations.

Awareness of new materials and methods of construction along with a sound knowledge of the latest regulations, codes of practice and NHBC and LABC requirements is important.

You will be expected to contribute to design concepts to ensure designs fall within budget, and to complete accurate costing for each aspect of site development. In addition, you will be responsible for liaising with relevant departments in order to prepare/compile the Site Start budget in readiness for the commencement of construction and marketing of the site.

Preparation of tenders, and procurement of subcontract trades is a key part of the role. You will also be responsible for managing the payment process for subcontractors, supporting members of the payments team in ensuring payments are made in accordance with agreed payment terms.

In conjunction with the Construction Manager and Site Manager, you will be required to attend subcontract performance review meetings with subcontractors from time to time.

You will be responsible for maintaining budget control throughout the development, managing cost overruns within contingency levels. When evaluating and agreeing variations and instructions, you must always be aware of budgetary constraints, ensuring that approval is obtained prior to agreement of variations that are in excess of respective allowances.

Preparation, analysis and presentation of reports on a weekly/monthly/quarterly basis is an integral part of the role as is attendance at management team/department meetings, which may be held at various locations outside of the workplace.

The Person:

* Qualified to HND level or higher

* In-depth knowledge and experience of all aspects of quantity surveying and contractual procedures within a housebuilding company

* Highly numerate with excellent attention to detail, able to compile, interpret and present data for the preparation of budgets and valuations

* Articulate and calm under pressure

* Strong interpersonal skills, able to work as part of a team or in isolation, and manage external working relationships

* Able to contribute to the resolution of disputes

* Organised and self-motivated with a willingness to take ownership of projects

* Strong IT skills