Group Quantity Surveyor

Vistry Services
Location : Name
Vistry Services
Group Commercial
Contract Type
Permanent - Full Time

Role Overview

In a Nutshell…

We have a great opportunity for a Group Quantity Surveyor to join our team within Vistry Services, this is a remote based role that may require national travel and will require travel at least once a week to our office in Coleshill. As our Group Quantity Surveyor, you will be responsible for providing commercial support to our business units, consulting with teams across the business working on best practice, systems and process improvement, to initiate and oversee group wide commercial initiatives including the delivery of identified cost savings and to assist with driving the standardisation of commercial surveying processes and procedures.  This is a unique opportunity to work across the entirety of the business, develop relationships and have a strong influence in developing continuous improvement.


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
  • Relevant previous experience working within a partnerships or housebuilding business
  • A good understanding of building regulations and legal obligations.
  • A good knowledge of traditional construction methods and materials.
  • Experience of people management and project leading at a senior / regional board level.
  • Experience with non-traditional construction methods and non-standard housing / apartment development.
  • Strong mathematical and IT ability.
  • Ability to assess and analyse information effectively.
  • Thorough understanding of budget management.
  • Excellent negotiating and networking skills.
  • Excellent communications skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Accuracy with an attention to detail.
  • Excellent team building / working skills.
  • Ethical, honest, and possessing discretion.
  • A decision maker with a pragmatic approach to problem solving.
  • Capable of strategic vision.
  • Ability to motivate and lead.
  • Behave in line with our values
  • Commercial background as a Surveyor, MQS or Commercial Manager
  • COINS familiarisation desirable

More about the Group Quantity Surveyor role…

  • Using data and analytics to provide commercial insight and strategic direction to drive & improve commercial performance.
  • Analysis of above data to create and maintain core cost database and opportunities report and review variances with regions.
  • Produce high level CVR report and summarise for distribution to division.
  • Monitor overall Group cost expenditure for trend analysis and distribution to division.
  • Providing support to the regions and Commercial Analyst for ongoing COINS support
  • Creation and maintenance of Revit housing range core schedules of materials together with cost information / review and update where required through price increase/reg/spec changes
  • Regular audits of procured sites benchmarked against Group core schedules and reporting of variations.
  • Supporting internal audit team with Commercial reviews.
  • Providing support to the Regional Commercial teams in maintaining a consistent way of reporting and forecasting costs.
  • The efficient running of regional commercial administration, identifying any non-compliance to company policies / procedures, as well as rectifying / resolving problems encountered.
  • Production and ongoing ownership of the Vistry Commercial Best practice documents including the standard operating procedures and RACI matrices.
  • Provide link with the health and safety team and SHE managers reviewing health and safety procedures/requirements are clear and consistent within Commercial function.
  • Maintain a 'cost monitor' for group wide variation costs as well as group wide cost savings.
  • Assist regions with cost saving initiatives and providing priced schedule information
  • Assist with the pricing and review of the Group Technical and Sales finishing specifications
  • Creation and management of the Commercial onboarding and induction process
  • Assist in the on-going development of the Commercial COINS system to extract best value from the system
  • Providing support to the Group Sustainability & Social Value agenda
  • Assist with driving system compliance through data usage and process monitoring.
  • Produce the accurate compilation of data for the evaluation of products, building methods, building reg changes and cost initiatives.
  • Assist with the regular Trade/SHE, Construction & Finishing Specification updates
  • Attend Commercial best practice group Meetings to share best practice and engage all regions in any proposed changes.
  • Promote the expansion and maintenance of good working relations with all internal and external stakeholders.
  • Maintain open lines of communication with colleagues across all regions.
  • Ensuring all relevant stakeholders are informed of key departmental developments.

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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