Senior Quantity Surveyor

  • Construction Jobs
  • Northampton, Northamptonshire
  • Sep 28, 2020
Permanent Construction

Job Description

Orbit is a fantastic business and one that’s really going places. With an established track record delivering over 10,000 homes to date and ambition to build a further 8,000 new homes before 2025, Orbit is one of the country’s major housing developers. We also have an exciting strategic partnership with Homes England to deliver, with a funding package of some £129 million. Our activities as a housing group ensure that we have an annual surplus that we reinvest into building more homes where people love to live and nurturing communities that thrive. That’s the difference when you work in construction at Orbit. You are part of an organisation that believes in its customers and its people, and what they can achieve together. We are recruiting a permanent Senior Quantity Surveyor or our commercial team in the Midlands. We have a good number of developments in progress, numerous sites due to commence and a strong landbank for direct build and other contracted schemes. As the Senior Quantity Surveyor, you will form part of the divisional commercial team and ultimately be responsible for the control and management of all development costs from the original budget to final accounts and development completion. You will control the procurement and management of the supply chain to minimise development costs ensuring value for money and cost effective, quality and timely construction. You will be involved in a wide range of activities and be able to contribute towards best practice and continuous improvement initiatives. You will produce project cash flows, evaluate and agree sub-contract orders and variations, use the company’s payment systems and carry out monthly cost value reconciliations and attend regular development meetings. The package includes a competitive basic salary plus car allowance, group bonus, private medical insurance, 27 days holiday plus 9 bank holidays, contributory pension scheme and much more. About you Our Senior Quantity Surveyor will have a strong commercial background in the residential or house building sector with a good technical knowledge of housing development. You’ll demonstrate a good understanding of contract law and administration and have experience within supply chain procurement, contract variations, negotiations and claims. It is hoped that you will demonstrate the capacity to drive commercial efficiencies and have some experience of value engineering. Why apply? We know that great people are central to achieving our ambitions and as such we want everyone to have a voice and make a positive difference. Orbit being placed as a Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to work for, for the second consecutive year, demonstrates we place people at the heart of everything we do. We continue to create a culture that celebrates diversity and an environment where everyone feels able to contribute towards achieving together. We have a corporate learning programme, opportunities for professional development, a leading reward and recognition package and our people tell us Orbit is a great place to work for. At Orbit, our people are enthusiastic and passionate about making a real difference to our customers and communities. We are one team where everyone is connected and encouraged to have the freedom to think differently. We all contribute to the future of the business and take pride in what we do, the results we achieve and the difference we make. The bedrock of Orbit’s commercial ‘Profit for a Purpose’ approach is our values that under pin the way we work on a daily basis. We put the safeguarding of our customers, colleagues and contractors at the heart of everything we do and as such, certain roles will be subject to a DBS check. About us We are one of the UK’s leading housing groups providing high quality, good value homes to over 100,000 customers across the Midlands, the East and South East. We are a developing housing association that owns and manages 45,000 homes and builds 2,000 new homes every year. Our customers are at the centre of everything we do. We provide all sorts of homes for all sorts of people and our innovative approach empowers every one of them to grow and flourish. We are commercially driven. The more profit we make, the more we invest into the communities that we work for, improving services and playing a key role in driving UK housing growth. We offer an excellent benefits package, including private medical insurance, discounted dental insurance and discounted gym membership, 27 days holiday entitlement and pension scheme. To apply for this role please submit your CV which demonstrates how you meet the key criteria we need