Role Overview:

In a Nutshell:

We have a great opportunity for a Senior Quantity Surveyor to join our team at Vistry Manchester & Cheshire East, at our office in Warrington, Cheshire. As our Senior Quantity Surveyor, you will be responsible for being the commercial lead on a number of mixed tenure developments in the North West and have experience of successfully delivering major open market, affordable and contracting housing schemes. This is a senior role and the successful candidate will have worked in a similar level role for a main contractor or developer within the region. You must be proven in commercial and risk management, have a reputation for integrity, maturity, and sound business judgement; be totally comfortable managing trainee and assistant surveyors;  possess the creativity, commercial expertise, and commitment to successfully play an important role within the commercial and site teams.


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
  • Extensive experience working at a similar level within a construction organisation.
  • Demonstrable strong account management and commercial experience.
  • Strong team player, with the entrepreneurial ability to operate and excel in a changing on- site environment.
  • Well-developed analytical, oral and presentation / communication skills.
  • Degree qualified preferable.
  • Professional membership of MCIOB or RICS preferable.
  • Strong in-depth knowledge of groundworks, roads and sewers.
  • Training of and understanding of COINs
  • Training and understanding of 4p (viewpoint).
  • Management of Assistant Surveyor / Trainee Surveyor.

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.
  • 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

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: 301 Bridgewater Place,Birchwood Park, Warrington, WA3 6XG

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