Quantity Surveyor – New Build Housing

Location: England
Type: Temporary
Ref: QS-Freelance
Rate/Salary: £280 to £330

Quantity Surveyor – New Build Housing – Based in Wigan – Sites Across North West – Upto £350 per day

About the Client

A fast growing top 10 UK housebuilder, who design and build quality homes and create places where people want to live. Their investment and participation helps transform communities and improves the lives of local people. They have a national presence combined with local knowledge and expertise in all aspects of housing – from finance, design and planning, to developing and building. Their comprehensive skills and capabilities give them a wider perspective across the whole housing lifecycle and they create lower risk ways of building homes people need. For more than 90 years their work has been absolutely visible to local communities so being part of the community is in their DNA. They hire local suppliers and tradespeople and work with local communities to make sure that plans meet their needs.

About the Role

The main purpose of the role is to be a key member of the Regional Commercial Team in delivering profitability for the region through contractor procurement, cost planning and control, and general commercial input through the private development process. To understand, implement and adhere to SHEQ policy and strategy.

Key Responsiblilties

Increase Trade Contractor Base
Identify new Trade Contractor Partners: – Meet and explain the Homes culture and ‘all-risk’ packaging – Obtain prices on standard house types on partnering agreement
Improve relationships with existing Trade Contractors, resolve issues that may arise and communicate requirements
Negotiate prices on all non-standard house types.
Implement group purchasing and subcontractor initiatives and carry out periodic negotiations.
‘All-risk’ Civil Engineering Procurement
Tender for ‘all risk’ Road, Sewers and Plot works:
Negotiate best value packages
Present for approval
Procure land remediation subcontract packages.
Procure New Site Starts
Deliver work in hand levels to match company aspirations:
Generate the production of private and partnership bids, including risk management
where required Identify and deliver negotiated further work from existing relationships
Influence and drive partnership teams to maximize turnover from existing frameworks

What you Need to Succeed

You must be Educated with a Degree in Quantity Surveying and have a minimum of 4yrs post grad experience in housebuilding as a QS / Assistant QS. You must have excellent organisational skills and the ability to fully operate Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint, COINS and Envision. . You will have commercial responsibility for 3 sites concurrently so must be highly organised and have a professional approach to work.

Job Information

Job Reference: QS-Freelance
Salary From: £280
Salary To: £330
Job Industries: Construction
Job Locations: England, Greater Manchester, Wigan
Job Types: Temporary
Job Skills: Quantity Surveyor - New Build Housing

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