Chief Surveyor (East Scotland)

Function:
Operations
Location:
Scotland
Hours Per Week:
37.5
Vacancy Type:
Permanent
31 May 2021
Salary Details:
Competitive
What you'll be doing?

The Commercial team deals with everything to do with cost-effective building, including quantity surveying, estimating, procurement and material buying.

With a watching brief on choice of material, cost, customers satisfaction and sales, and other critical issues, our Commercial team – which comprises Estimators, Quantity Surveyors and Material Buyers - has one objective: to deliver best quality homes, at the best possible cost. Their work is fundamental to our continued viability as a business and presents a fast-moving challenge that will exercise your creativity and commercial flair to the full.

Reporting to the Senior Commercial Manager/Commercial Director, you will support site development and the attainment of targets by ensuring/managing: preparation of commercial cost appraisals andviability/ feasibility analysis; the procurement of sub-contractors, materials and goods; the preparation and monitoring of site costs and budgets; and site start H&S.

You will be expected to:

  • Manage the work of the Surveying team and take responsibility for achieving targets in relation to: accurate build cost assessments of acquired land acquisitions; budget control throughout development; cost overruns within tolerance levels; and ensuring sites accord with Group procedures
  • Accurately cost and prepare budgets for each aspect of site development
  • Contribute to the conceptual designs/options for the determination of site values
  • Identify and procure sub-contractors, using Group Tender procedures where appropriate, and the procurement of goods and materials
  • Implement a payments system for the payment of sub-contractors and the supply of goods and materials in line with Group policy and procedures
  • Support the Commercial Director in ensuring that the Commercial team are fully resourced and well-directed, with clear guidelines to their own job responsibilities, and are provided with full support in achieving these, in terms of communication, training and development, and the organisation of the department’s workload
  • Report appropriately to the Commercial Director in a standardised format and schedule
  • Ensure compliance with Group IT systems
  • Promote and act in accordance with Group values, systems, policies and procedures
What you'll need?
To be successful in the role, we are looking for:
    • Proven track record in similar role or at the level of Quantity Surveyor
    • Highly numerate individual with excellent attention to detail who can gather, interpret and present data to facilitate preparation of budgets and subsequent valuations
    • Strong IT skills, working knowledge of computer systems within the commercial environment, i.e. project management/payment and valuation software
    • Experience of managing budgets/cost control
    • Articulate, clear and credible, and able to thrive under pressure in a fast-paced environment
    • Ability to contribute towards the resolution of disputes, problems and cost issues
    • Good interpersonal and team management skills, able to motivate and coach the Surveying team to their full potential 
      Our Company and Benefits

      We’ve been nationally recognised as a 5 star housebuilder twelve years in a row for supplying high-quality homes for all generations. That’s more than any other major housebuilder. It’s because we combine the brightest minds, the latest technology, and a genuine commitment to putting customers first. We want the best people in the industry to help us shape the future of building. We have tailored opportunities for apprentices, graduates, experienced professionals and ex-Armed Forces personnel to come and help us stay one step ahead, and build the homes that Britain needs.
       
      We are building an organisation where anyone with drive and talent can pursue the career they want. We are building a culture where anyone, regardless of gender, race, sexuality, disability, background or any other characteristic, can progress and be proud to work for us.
       
      As part of working for Barratt Developments PLC and specifically for this role we offer:

      • Competitive Salary
      • Competitive Bonus Scheme
      • Company Car or Car Allowance
      • Single Cover Private Medical Insurance
      • Annual Health Assessment
      • 25 days holiday (increase by 1 day for every 3 years continuous service up to 28 days)
      • Choice of Flexible Benefits
      • Enhanced Family Friendly Policies
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