Role Overview:

In a Nutshell…

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Quantity Surveyor to join our team within Vistry North East, at our Newcastle Upon Tyne office. As our Quantity Surveyor you will be responsible for managing all costs relating to our projects. Your focus is to minimise the costs of a project and enhance margin and value for money, whilst still achieving the required standards and quality. This will also include procurement, subcontract management inclusive of administration of the contract, monthly payments, and final account settlement.


We are pleased to say, this role can accommodate agile working arrangements.


Let’s cut to the chase, what’s in it for you…

  • Competitive basic salary and annual bonus
  • Company car, car allowance or travel allowance
  • Agile working possible (dependent on role)
  • Up to 33 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Private Healthcare
  • Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption leave
  • Competitive contributory pension scheme
  • Life assurance – 4 x your annual salary
  • Share incentive schemes
  • Employee rewards portal with many more benefits…

In return, what we would like from you…

  • Behave in line with our company values – Integrity, Caring and Quality.
  • Experience in quantity surveying and be knowledgeable in all areas of construction techniques and mixed-tenure schemes.
  • Demonstrable strong account management and commercial experience.
  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy, coupled with strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to learn new computer systems such as Coins (Payments & Cost reporting), Viewpoint/4Projects (document storage and tender preparation).
  • Strong in-depth knowledge of groundworks, roads, and sewers.
  • Strong team player, with the entrepreneurial ability to operate and excel in a changing on- site environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • You will be able to effectively manage your own workload to meet set deadlines.
  • You will have the ability to influence others within the business to ensure that best practices are shared to aid the Group in achieving its overall objectives.
  • You will have a thorough understanding of Surveying and Estimating, with a specific and in-depth knowledge of preparing realistic construction budgets.
  • You will have a good understanding of strategic objectives and targeting financial return, with the ability to understand and manipulate complex financial models.
  • You will have a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office packages, with the use of Microsoft Excel at a proficient level an essential requirement.

More about the Quantity Surveyor role…

  • Strive to optimise the profitability of the Contracts.
  • Ensure that the Contracts achieve the optimum cashflow position.
  • Completion and compliance with required contract documentation including Performance Bonds, Parent Company Guarantees and Warranties.
  • Ensure that all contract documentation and sub-contract documentation is completed and stored centrally.
  • Compliance with Commercial and Company procedures through the Business Management System.
  • Presenting and agreeing the external valuation with the Client’s Representative.
  • Pricing and agreeing variations with the Client’s Representative.
  • Prepare and manage key and large risk subcontract accounts from inception to final accounts.
  • Subcontract procurement strategy and implementation.
  • Ensure the procurement of sub-contractors is in line with the Vistry Business Management System and that the packages cover the scope of the works.
  • Check and ensure compliance and issuing of timely Payment and Pay less notices to Subcontractors.
  • Preparing monthly CVR & VCA reports for presentation to the Business Unit Management.
  • Monitoring risk and opportunity schedules and managing risk from Commencement to Completion.
  • Contribute to management of life of site cost & revenue forecasts across multi-phase developments.
  • As part of project team, help shape long term delivery strategy for project.
  • Provide input and cost and value engineering advice throughout the design life of the scheme and attend design team meetings.
  • Managing and undertake the personal development reviews of associated surveying resources, including training.
  • Ensure a proactive approach to dispute avoidance.
  • Ensure company health and safety standards and procedures are followed throughout the team.
  • Liaise with the Customer Service department on post-completion defects, providing cost advice where necessary.
  • Attend site meetings, project team meetings, subcontractor meetings and surveying meetings as required.
  • Any other reasonable duties as directed by your line manager to support the wider teams.


Finally, let’s tell you a bit more about us…

We’re Vistry Group, the UK’s leading provider of affordable mixed-tenure homes. Our core values of integrity, caring, and quality shape all we do; our partnership-led approach helps us build sustainable communities where they’re needed most.

You’re probably familiar with our unmatched portfolio of brands: Linden Homes, Bovis Homes, and Countryside Homes. We also have Vistry Works, our timber frame manufacturing operation, and Vistry Services, our support functions. Together, we build more than homes, so there’s nowhere better to build your career. We’re proud that our culture sees everyone treated fairly and respectfully, with diversity and inclusion a top priority and reasonable adjustments provided during the application process. Join us in making Vistry.



Job Type: Permanent – Full Time
Location Detail: 2 Esh Plaza,Sir Bobby Robson Way, Great Park, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE13 9BA

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