Managing Quantity Surveyor

Posted 30 May by Vistry Group PLC

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Role overview

  • ID: 2024-5325
  • Entity: Vistry
  • Region: Vistry Bristol
  • Department: Commercial
  • Contract Type: Permanent - Full Time
  • Job Location: Bristol, Avon
  • Date Posted: 08.04.2024

We have a great opportunity for a Managing Quantity Surveyor to join our team within Vistry Bristol, at our Emerson Green office in Briistol. As our Managing Quantity Surveyor, you will be responsible for encouraging and creating a teamwork culture throughout, recognising the responsibilities of the Line Management Structure, whereby opportunities are maximised and problems are identified and resolved to the overall benefit of the team and the company. You will take responsibility for the Quantity Surveying functions and assist in the procurement of subcontracts on contracts allocated by the Commercial Managers from award through to the agreement of the final account. You will maximise profitability having regard to client/subcontractor relations and the companies strategic objectives with regard to repeat business, the Partnering Ethic, and the risk / reward philosophy. You will participate in the management of the team including assisting in recruitment, providing direction, leadership, together with training and development requirements of Quantity Surveyors reporting to the job holder.

We are pleased to say, this role can accommodate agile working arrangements.

  • Let’s cut to the chase, what’s in it for you...
    • Competitive basic salary and annual bonus
    • Company car, car allowance or travel allowance
    • Agile working possible (dependent on role)
    • Up to 33 days annual leave plus bank holidays
    • Private Healthcare 
    • Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption leave
    • Competitive contributory pension scheme
    • Life assurance – 4 x your annual salary
    • Share incentive schemes
    • Employee rewards portal with many more benefits...
  • In return, what we would like from you...
    • Behave in line with our company values – Integrity, Caring and Quality
    • Degree qualified and member of the RICS or CIOB (or moving towards professional membership).
    • The successful candidate will have experience of working within the Construction industry, specifically on mixed use residential developments including Extra Care.
    • Previous experience at Senior or Managing QS or Commercial Manager level is essential for the role.
    • Sub-contract Payment recommendation
    • Sub-contract Order recommendation
    • Interim Valuation submission and Final Account recommendation
    • Strong team player, with the entrepreneurial ability to operate and excel in a changing on-site environment
    • Willing to work extra to meet deadlines as and when the business needs require it

    Desirable –

    • Training of and understanding of COINs
    • Training of and understanding of 4p (Viewpoint)
  • More about the Managing Quantity Surveyor role...
    • Maximise recovery through Clients and Subcontractors accounts.
    • Optimise cash flow through external valuations and control of subcontractor accounts.
    • Provide assistance to Financial Department in the recovery of outstanding monies.
    • Monitor and facilitate the recovery of retention and the like.
    • Ensure correct contractual procedures are operated for both Main Contracts and Subcontracts.
    • Monitor that subcontract conditions are ‘Back to Back’ with main contract conditions or with maximum risk transfer.
    • Provide pre-contract advice to Estimating Department related to amended Terms and Conditions of Main contracts and resource availability for forward workload
    • Claims preparation and recovery
    • Provide monthly Cost Value Reports and monthly Margin Analysis in conjunction with Line Management
    • Forecast Out-turn Margin/Commercial Analysis / programme / progress in conjunction with Line Management and review monthly.
    • Forecast contract turnover in conjunction with Line Management and adjust as necessary.
    • Training and development
    • Motivate, plan, co-ordinate, maintain and develop staff to undertake current and prospective workloads.
    • Participate and actively encourage both Company training courses and on the job training.
    • Responsibility for RICS / CIOB training requirements with specific responsibility for certain APC candidates.
    • Monitor and record individual performances on an ongoing basis together with annual appraisals.

Finally, let’s tell you a bit more about us...

We’re Vistry Group, the UK’s leading provider of affordable mixed-tenure homes. Our core values of integrity, caring, and quality shape all we do; our partnership-led approach helps us build sustainable communities where they’re needed most.

You’re probably familiar with our unmatched portfolio of brands: Linden Homes, Bovis Homes and Countryside Homes. We also have Vistry Works, our timber frame manufacturing operation, and Vistry Services, our support functions. Together, we build more than homes, so there’s nowhere better to build your career. We’re proud that our culture sees everyone treated fairly and respectfully, with diversity and inclusion a top priority and reasonable adjustments provided during the application process. Join us in making Vistry.



Agile Working

Offers a flexible way of working.

Annual Leave

Enjoy 28 days’ holiday plus all UK Bank Holidays. There are options to carry leave forwards and buy up to 5 days.

Pension with Legal & General

Eligible employees are auto-enrolled. You contribute 4%, we contribute 6%. Salary Sacrifice and options to increase contributions available.

Volunteer Days

With 2 paid volunteer days a year, you can give back to communities and charities.

Why Vistry

Joining Vistry is just the start of building your perfect career. In return for your passion and skills, we invest in your future, providing all the support and training you need to thrive in your career and realise your potential. Our work is rewarding in itself, but we also offer a range of financial, lifestyle, health and wellbeing benefits, plus plenty of recognition incentives. We value you and everything you help us build as we make Vistry together.

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