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One of the UK’s leading, luxury residential developers are seeking a Senior Quantity Surveyor to join their new Oxford scheme. The Senior Quantity Surveyor will join the Commercial team and help them to deliver over 500 new build homes and apartments. The Senior Quantity Surveyor must have experience of traditional build homes. You will be the lead surveyor on a beautiful housing scheme and have responsibility over a Quantity Surveyor and a Buyer.
Experience of working as a Quantity Surveyor or Senior Quantity Surveyor for a house builder or residential developer is imperative as you will need to hit the ground running and be involved in a live site. They are looking for someone who is able to multi-task packages, has good knowledge of local trades, strong at procurement, eye for detail, able to provide guidance and coaching for a junior surveyor.  The project will be your total responsibility to run on a day to day basis, reporting in periodically to a regional Commercial Director.
Senior Quantity Surveyor responsibilities
  • To competitively procure and manage all subcontract aspects of a high-rise development
  • To create and manage development budgets whilst forecasting and minimising risk
  • To collaborate with other departments to provide input, advice, and ensure developments are value engineered wherever possible
  • To produce regular monthly reports on cost movements, budget variances.
  • Review internal and external specification and assess cost impacts
  • Prepare tender enquiry lists and packages, including scopes of works
  • Procure subcontract packages to specification and budget, ensuring all bids are fully compliant and on a ‘like-for-like’ basis
  • Negotiate best value whilst maintaining expected levels of quality and workmanship
  • Work with the Technical Department to value engineer developments and reduce build cost
  • Work with the Production Department during procurement and throughout the build process to ensure smooth construction and swift conflict resolution
  • Forecast and mitigate cost risk
  • To review, manage and minimise dayworks, variations and other non-productive costs
  • Settlement of final accounts for each trade
  • Provide accurate cost data for future site viabilities and budgets
  • Create and maintain mutually beneficial working relationships with subcontractors through regular liaison, teamwork and information sharing
  • Maintain an accurate and stable build cost base
  • Generate accurate payments in a timely manner in accordance with authorisation levels and commercial procedures
  • Report on cost movements and budgets as required
  • Monitor and feedback on subcontractor performance
Must haves
  • Established good working relationships with a wide range of subcontractors
  • Good organisational skills, and the ability to manage multiple projects to a high degree of quality and accuracy
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • At least 5 years’ experience as a surveyor within low-rise residential construction
  • Excellent communication skills with both internal and external customers
  • Good leadership qualities, and the ability to coach others
  • Driving licence essential

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