Role Overview:

In a Nutshell…

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Quantity Surveyor / Senior Quantity Surveyor to join our team within Countryside Partnerships Manchester & Cheshire West, at our office in Warrington. As our Senior Quantity Surveyor, you will be responsible for being the commercial lead for mixed tenure developments. You must have experience of successfully delivering major open market affordable and contracting housing schemes with values in excess of £5m.

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

  • Competitive basic salary and annual bonus
  • Agile working possible (dependent on role)
  • Up to 33 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Private Healthcare and Dental Insurance
  • 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
  • BSC Hons Quantity Surveying or equivalent
  • Proven experience with either a Main Contractor or developer
  • Demonstrable strong account management and commercial experience
  • Sub-contract payment recommendation
  • Sub-contract Order recommendation
  • Interim valuation submission and final account recommendation
  • Strong team player, with the entrepreneurial ability to operate and excel in a changing on-site environment
  • Demonstrable strong account management and commercial experience.
  • Entrepreneurial ability to optimize profit in a continually changing environment.
  • Well-developed analytical, oral and presentation / communication skills.
  • Be proven in commercial and risk management on similar schemes for similar sized contractors within the region
  • The successful candidate will have a reputation for integrity, maturity, and sound business judgment.
  • Possess the creativity, commercial expertise, and commitment to successfully lead commercial activities on site.

Desirable –

  • Membership of an industry recognized professional body (CIOB, RICS, CInstCES).
  • Training of and understanding of COINs
  • Training of and understanding of 4p (Viewpoint)
  • Management of Assistant Surveyor / Trainee Surveyor
  • Experience of COINS

More about the Senior 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.
  • Control, monitor and improve commercial processes by establishing objectives and targets for the Contract teams.
  • Preparing monthly CVR & VCA reports for presentation to the Business Unit Management.
  • Prepare monthly reports and present to Joint Venture Partners & Clients.
  • 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.
  • Provide input and cost and value engineering advice throughout the design life of the scheme and attend design team meetings.
  • Manage 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


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

At Vistry Group, we build more than homes. We develop sustainable communities across all sectors of the UK housing market through our leading housing brands Bovis Homes, Linden Homes and Countryside Homes. Delivered through Vistry Housebuilding, Countryside Partnerships and Vistry Works with the support of Vistry Services, our values of integrity, caring, and quality continue to shape all we do.

We’re proud that our UK Green Building Council membership, 2021 Large Housebuilder of the Year award and status as a UK top-five housebuilder with a five-star House Builders Federation (HBF) customer satisfaction rating allows us to transform land into thriving spaces. We’re also 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. From memories and communities to worthwhile careers, we’re making Vistry.

Job Type: Permanent – Full Time
Location Detail: 301 Bridgewater Place,Birchwood Pak, Birchwood, Warrington, WA3 6XG

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