Quantity Surveyor

Quantity Surveyor

  • Location

    Houghton Regis

  • Sector:

    Housing, Surveying & Construction Management

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  • Salary:

    £45k per year + Excellent Pension, Benefits, Mileage & Allowances

  • Contact:

    Kieran Williams

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  • Published:

    11 months ago

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A new opportunity with a leading Housing Association operating throughout the Home Counties. Due to recent success and expansion of the internal contractor's in house delivery team, we are currently seeking an experienced Quantity Surveyor to working within the Commercial team and play a pivitoal role controlling all aspects of financial services on both responsive repairs and planned work streams. 

In particular:

  • Pro-actively manage the financial side of all services that we deliver from handover to completion, ensuring that costs and associated risks are managed effectively.
  • Ensure cashflow is maintained through pro-active recovery of sales income.
  • Ensure a general high standard of record keeping, paying attention to contractual related documents being issued in line with terms and conditions.
  • Produce regular, informative, and insightful reports and forecasts into the services delivered focusing on the cost value relationship, and highlighting improvements that could be made.
  • Pro-actively manage relationships with colleagues, customers, contractors, suppliers and other stakeholders through regular, timely, concise and professional communication both written and verbal. Ensuring that you are visible and available when required
  • Take ownership of problems, issues, and complaints ensuring technical support and solutions are offered, all parties involved are kept informed and it is closed out satisfactorily

About you:

  • Minimum 5 years in quantity surveying in property maintenance
  • Organised approach to work, able to manage time effectively and efficiently
  • Positive attitude to work; able to promote team working and good morale and ability to work alone
  • Ability to take ownership of issues/problems and personally see them through to delivery
  • A proactive and adaptable attitude
  • To be able to positively challenge and promote continuous improvement
  • Good general organisational, analytical, problem-solving and communication skills
  • Good ICT skills (MS Excel particularly)
  • Knowledge and experience in delivering contracts utilising standard construction contracts
  • Good general all round construction knowledge
  • Good understanding of the NHF schedule of rates
  • Experience of working with a direct delivered service and understanding of the risks, opportunities and costs involved
  • Commitment to providing great customer service
  • You will be totally committed to delivering excellent customer experience – embodying our values every day in the way you deal with customers and colleagues.

Qualifications required:

  • Educated to HNC, HND, RICS, CIOB and or an equivalent degree

If you are interested in applying for this role or require further information please contact Kieran from Build Recruitment on 07487847467 or send your CV to Kieran.williams@buildrec.com

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