​Quantity Surveyor - Housing


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North West - Greater Manchester Permanent February 14th 2019 £43,000 - £48,000 + car allowance, pension, l/ass, healthcare & 26 days holiday plus bank holidays. APH/FP/2019/1402QS Pippa Holland

Quantity Surveyor - Housing

Oldham /Rochdale

£43,000 - £48,000 + Car Allowance, Pension, L/Ass, Healthcare & 26 days holiday plus bank holidays.

Our client is part of a family-owned development, housing and construction business with a turnover of £150m across the UK.

An excellent opportunity has arisen for an experienced Quantity Surveyor to join their growing housing business in the Oldham/Rochdale area.

The principle purpose of the role is to provide effective commercial management and control of projects, and to administer these in line with the applicable contract terms/statutory legislation. The role will be varied and deadline driven, so excellent prioritisation and organisational skills are essential. It is essential that you are a confident communicator, proficient with Microsoft packages, with ideally experience in a similar role/environment.

Key Responsibilities Include:

Commercial management of projects to ensure they are completed within budget

Create systems and processes, allowing effective measurement of commercial performance

Provide accurate, real time, monthly reports (Cost Value Reconciliations) and final outcome forecasts

Carry out tender analysis, sub-contractor procurement including management and payment of sub-contractor accounts

Attend and provide cost input at design team meetings and agree strategies to deliver the project

Value engineer projects and suggest delivery solutions to ensure cost effective project delivery

Provide financial information to the team as required to assist in financial planning

Skills, Qualifications and Experience:

Thorough understanding of quantity surveying in the house building industry ideally both refurbishment and new build

Thorough understanding of financial reporting, contractual terms and conditions and statutory requirements

Good analytical skills and the ability to apply common sense in all situations

Ability to prioritise and meet deadlines

Customer and delivery focused

Full driving licence essential

The ideal candidate will have a successful track record within the housing industry. They must be highly organised, familiar with co-ordinating multiple tasks simultaneously and thrive on working to deadlines

Excellent communication skills, proficient with IT and a high attention to detail, are qualities they will possess, in addition to being self-motivated, professional, positive and a team player.