Senior Quantity Surveyor

Location : Name
Vistry Thames Valley
Contract Type
Permanent - Full Time
Site Posting Location
Reading, Berkshire

Role Overview

In a Nutshell…

We have a great opportunity for a Senior Quantity Surveyor to join our team within Vistry Thames Valley, at our Reading office. As our Senior Quantity Surveyor, you will be responsible for managing all costs relating to New build Residential Developments. You will focus to minimise the costs of a project and enhance value for money, whilst still achieving the required standards and quality.


We are pleased to say, this role can accommodate agile working arrangements.


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
    • 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
  • Degree in Surveying, Building or similar
  • Candidates will have experience of working within the Construction industry for a residential housing developer, specifically on new build developments.
  • At least 5 years’ experience working within a residential house builder
  • A good knowledge or construction methods and materials
  • Strong mathematical and IT ability
  • Good understanding of budget management
  • Negotiating and networking skills
  • Must be proficient with Coins IT system & Viewpoint document management system.
  • Candidates should have excellent IT, analytical and communication skills

Desirable -

  • A member of or working towards being a Member of the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), or Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)

More about the Senior Quantity Surveyor role…

  • Completion of Subcontract orders and variations
  • Collating and issuing tender packs for sub-contractor work packages.
  • Negotiation and analysis of Sub contractor work packages.
  • Subcontract payments, variations, and final accounts.
  • Dealing with HA Accounts and submitting payment applications
  • Creating Cost Plan – Site Start Budgets in line with procedures
  • Dealing with Customer extra payments and orders.
  • Completing Bi-Monthly CVRS and cost reporting.
  • Liaising and producing tracking reports on Fees and Prelims
  • Attending site project meetings – Monthly – Onsite
  • Controlling the Commercial Function of the developments at PRMs
  • Producing Scope of Works for Subcontract Packages
  • Working closely with the Buyers to incorporate orders within to Site Start Budgets and CVR
  • Producing tender analysis for subcontract work packages.
  • Cost reporting and budget control
  • The successful candidate will report to all senior members of the commercial department.
  • Ensure compliance with the Company’s Quantity Assurance Procedures and Health & Safety Policy.
  • Where possible to look for areas of cost savings whilst projects are live.
  • Liaise with all other Departments to ensure cost effective delivery of the Regions budgeted output.

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.




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