Assistant Quantity Surveyor

  • Construction Jobs
  • Exeter, Devon
  • Oct 27, 2020
Permanent Construction Quantity Surveyor Management Architect & Design Commercial Manager Assistant Construction

Job Description

Vistry Partnerships - Our Story: Delivering homes and revitalising communities is at the heart of what we do. Working with local authorities, housing associations and investors, we create lasting partnerships and deliver vibrant, sustainable places to live. As a leading regeneration specialist, we have offices throughout England and a strong national footprint. With over 100 sites currently in production, we are recognised as an innovative and collaborative industry leader, focused on creating as many new homes of all tenures as possible. In a Nutshell: As our Assistant Quantity Surveyor, you will be responsible for supporting the commercial delivery of residential redevelopment schemes in the South West Region for Vistry Partnerships. You will be able to demonstrate knowledge of JCT, PFI and bespoke contracts and possess an appreciation of project processes along with design and risk management. You will have experience of commercial assistance in delivering major affordable housing and contracting schemes with values in excess of £5m. You will have worked in a similar level role for a main contractor or developer within the region. What we would like from you: Key Responsibilities - Strive to optimise the profitability of the Contracts. Ensure that the Contracts achieve the optimum cashflow position. Assist with contract documentation and sub-contract documentation so that it is completed and forwarded to the Commercial Manager for authorisation and storage. Compliance with Commercial and Company procedures through the Business Management System. Assisting in the presentation of external valuations to the Client's Representative. Assisting in preparation of pricing variations for agreement with the Client's Representative. Prepare and manage subcontract accounts from inception to final accounts under the guidance of the senior commercial team. Assist in the Subcontract procurement strategy and implementation. Ensure the procurement of sub-contractors is in line with the Vistry Business Management System and that the packages cover the scope of the works. Check and ensure compliance and issuing of timely Payment and Pay less notices to Subcontractors. Work towards the achievement of objectives and targets for the Contract teams. Assist in the preparation of monthly CVR & VCA reports for presentation to the Business Unit Management. Monitoring the risk and opportunity schedule and managing risk from Commencement to Completion. Provide input and cost and value engineering advice throughout the design life of the scheme and attend design team meetings. Ensure a proactive approach to dispute avoidance. Ensure company health and safety standards and procedures are followed throughout the team. Competencies - Should ideally have worked at a similar level within a Construction organisation for at least two years. Demonstrable strong account management and commercial experience. Strong team player, with the entrepreneurial ability to operate and excel in a changing on- site environment. Well-developed analytical, oral and presentation / communication skills Degree qualified preferable. Professional membership of MCIOB or RICS preferable or working towards such qualification. At least 2 years' experience working within the construction industry The Good Stuff: Vistry Partnerships is a fast paced and exciting place to work. We offer our employees multiple opportunities to learn, develop and nurture successful careers with us. Some of our key benefits include… Competitive salary and package 28 days holiday plus the option to buy or sell up to 5 days Private Healthcare Sharesave scheme Company car, car allowance or travel allowance (role and geographic dependant) Support with a professional membership Vistry Group brings together the energy and talents of Bovis Homes, Linden Homes and Vistry Partnerships (formerly Galliford Try Partnerships). With developments from Northumberland to Cornwall and Cheshire to Norfolk, Vistry Group will be delivering around 12,000 homes a year across the country, this makes us one of the top five housebuilders in the UK. We are a real powerhouse of a business with a focus on delivering for our people, our customers, our clients, our contractors and our shareholders