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Senior Surveyor

  • Location:


  • Sector:

    Commercial & Technical

  • Salary:

    Up to £65K DOE + Bonus + Car Allowance

  • Contact:

    John Ward

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  • Published:

    about 2 months ago

  • Expiry date:


Exciting new opportunity for Senior Surveyor in Suffolk Area. Our client is looking for Senior Surveyor with experience working for a developer who has been commercially responsible for their developments. If you would like to work for a family-run housebuilder known for the quality of their build, this is a perfect opportunity for you.

Using your previous house building QS experience, excellent communication, and negotiation skills, you’ll drive cost efficiencies on-site, facilitating the continued development of quality affordable homes. No two days will be the same with a diverse range of tasks including collating tender information, preparing cost breakdowns, managing payments, and drafting budget estimate summaries. The company will support you with great benefits, training, and career progression.

Your responsibilities:

·       Preparing sub-contract/supplier enquiry lists for approval.

·       Preparing full enquiry packs and collating all tender information, ensuring fully compliant tender packs are issued, return tenders are analysed and compliant bids are received.

·       Preparing tender comparison sheets, including making recommendations for placing sub-contract orders and negotiating with sub-contractors to ensure full compliance with specifications and best practices.

·       Liaising with the Design & Technical Department to prepare full enquiry packs for the tendering of utilities to ensure the most cost-effective solution for the site.

·       Overseeing Surveyors in producing groundwork and roads and sewers tenders and tender analysis to ensure full compliance with drawings and specifications.

·       Preparing detailed breakdowns of build costs including infrastructure costings and include within New Site Start Appraisal (NSSA).

·       Ensuring new sub-contractors are on the SMAS database and that the certification is up to date.

·       Carrying out drawing take-offs and producing labour only rates in liaison with the Commercial Manager and Construction Department including maintaining the database and distributing information.

·       Liaising with the Design & Technical and Construction Departments to ensure correct materials are procured in the required time frames that are both cost-effective and aesthetically correct.

·       Preparing Material Schedules as required ensuring regional targets for production are maintained.

·       Updating/producing SWMP and Carriers Matrix including updating Licence Numbers and expiry dates and issuing to site as necessary.

·       Registering sites for Hazardous Waste Premise Code and CLAIR as necessary and liaising with Commercial Manager/Director and Construction Department.

·       Ensuring sub-contractor weekly and monthly applications for payment are analysed, checked and interim payments are prepared for approval in line with Authorisation Levels and Commercial Procedures, including keeping payment record sheets up to date, highlighting any claims for additional works outside of the budget estimate summary and settling all final accounts expediently after works are complete.

·       Issuing variation instructions and contra charges as appropriate.

·       Pricing up non-standard client extras as required and liaising with the Commercial Manager/Construction Department to ensure costings are correct.

·       Updating Cost of Sales in Viability Manager for client extras, after re-budgets and valuations.

·       Carrying out monthly progress checklists for all sites and inputting on to the valuation system including MOS.

·       Carrying out monthly valuation including production of Cost Value Reconciliation (CVR) and Cost to Complete Sheet (CTC) and attending the Valuation Meeting.

·       Liaising with the Housing Association, including producing invoices and H & S pack as required and attending all necessary site meetings.

·       Liaising with the Design & Technical Department regarding over-specification for Code for Sustainable Homes and producing schedules and backup information as required.

·       Carrying out Land Viability Analysis and liaising with the Commercial Manager/Director/Design & Technical Department as required.

·       Producing the Group Rebate Form.

·       Assisting the Commercial Manager as required in updating the regional cost database.

·       Liaising with the Design & Technical and Construction Departments on the invoicing of BT rebates.

·       Liaising with Construction/Sales and Head Office to ensure the timely introduction of phone lines etc.

·       Liaising with Customer Care to enable invoicing of Housing Association Retentions in a timely fashion.

·       Regularly attending sites, a minimum of twice a month, to provide assistance and support to site staff, including meetings with sub-contractors as required.

·       Attending meetings that may be necessary for the performance of your duties.

·       Complying with and upholding company policies and procedures.

·       Undertaking any additional tasks as may reasonably be required from time to time.

·       Maintaining all health and safety aspects associated with Covid-19.

Essential Skills / Attributes

·       Must hold a Full UK Driving Licence.

·       Experience in building construction in a quantity surveying role.

·       A degree in Quantity Surveying.

·       Experience in building construction in a quantity surveying or project managing role.

·       Good negotiating skills with excellent time management skills.

·       Computer literate.

·       Ability to work to tight deadlines.