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Senior QS - House Builder

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Job Description

A rare and exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior Quantity Surveyor to join this award-winning Developer in Warrington. This developer is looking for an experienced Quantity Surveyor who can run their flagship development.

If you have the desire and hunger it's an opportunity where you can work your way up the ranks quickly.

This is an opportunity that rarely comes around, with an extremely low staff turnover, this developer is looking for the right person that would not just excel in the role but fit well in their commercial team.

Having house build experience would give you a distinct advantage against other candidates.

Salary / Package:

£55,000 - £60,000 - Car/Allowance, Pension, Bonus, and Healthcare. The Commercial Director did advise they would be prepared to go higher to bring the right individual on board.

The successful candidate must have:

* Minimum 5 years' experience post qualification
* BSc in Quantity Surveying or similar commercial related course
* Previous experience working on a multiple unit residential development
* Package experience
* No jumps from role to role
* Drivers licence essential


Full commercial management of housing projects

* Calculate all the prime costs on developments within the business, reporting any movements in the costs since the preparation of the land purchase exercise. Prime costs to include but not restricted to house pricing, labour costs, site work operations and remediation work.
* Provide a detailed cost budget and share with Site Manager at the appropriate time.
* Implement wherever possible value engineering solutions & strategy to optimise profit and efficiency for the business.
* Maintain schedules of quantities and price them individually for prime cost budget.
* Manage the adoption process of public works.
* Assist in finalising/agreeing Housing Association contracts.

Provide information for land purchase exercise

* Once land opportunities are identified, familiarise the geographical area and consider site issues.
* Prepare estimates of all prime costs including subcontract and materials.

* Use COINS systems to present feasibility study of the site incorporating all development costs.

Monitor and report costs

* Complete the apportionment of total prime costs to individual plots and produce a profit analysis for the Director.
* Monitor and explain subcontractor cost movements.
* Responsible for procurement of subcontractors including payments, variation orders and day works and settlement of final accounts.
* Undertake valuations of production at budgeted cost on a monthly basis and split the cost of profit completions and potential future profit to estimate a value for work in progress.
* Report on savings and excesses against budget costs to the Director.
* Forecast final accounts.


* Be aware of all codes of practice that impact on estimating e.g. Building Regulations, NHBC requirements, HSE etc.
* Monitor, reconcile and recharge any costs, which relate to shared cost items with either other businesses within the Group or external Companies.
* Attend concept, pre-tender, pre-start, specification and any other relevant meeting as required
* Input and maintain any computer based databases or systems.

If you would like any more details on the role, you can contact me on or 0161 714 3800

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