Ground works Quantity Surveyor/ Estimator

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Ground works Quantity Surveyor/ Estimator

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    Quantity Surveying & Commercial

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    £50,000 - £55,000

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    Nancy Davies

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    18 days ago

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Atkins Search are currently recruiting for a Ground works Quantity Surveyor/ Estimator to join a leading 5* residential developer based in Nottingham.

​The Client

Our client is a leading housing builder and have been awarded 5 stars for multiple years in a row, they have numerous regional offices and focus on the quality and design of their builds. They are looking for someone with drive, passion and ambition to join their Commercial team in Nottingham.

The Role

The role will be working within the Commercial team who deals with everything to do with cost-effective building, including Quantity Surveying, Estimating, Procurement and Material Buying. The role of the Ground works Quantity Surveyor/ Estimator would be based in the office, helping with the development of sites across the Midlands. Day to day the role will involve Estimating and Quantity Surveying duties and be ground works, road and sewer lead. This opportunity offers flexible working from home and the Nottingham office.

You would be responsible for:

        Maintaining cost control measures and working within the guidelines set out within the group policies and procedures

        Contributing to the conceptual designs/options to ensure the design is kept within the budget

        Completing accurate costing for each relevant aspect of the site development

        Analyse and report on costs and cash flow using the support systems available

        Compile subcontractor recommendations for approval

        Processing subcontract orders, payments and variations, using Excel and Group payment system in line with group policy and procedures

        Be aware of all codes of practice that can impact on estimating such as Building Regulations, NHBC requirements and Code for Sustainable Homes

        Ensure compliance with Group IT systems

The Candidate

The ideal candidate for the role of a Ground works Quantity Surveyor/ Estimator:

         Have ground works experience/ understanding of ground works

         Be from a Quantity Surveyor or Estimating background

         Must have a full understanding of the current market conditions and rates

         Be numerate with good attention to detail, able to gather, interpret and present data to aid preparation of budgets and subsequent valuations

         Methodical, organised and works to deliver high standards

         Articulate, credible and able to thrive under pressure in a fast-paced environment

         Able to contribute towards the resolution of disputes, problems and cost issues

         Have strong communication skills



The company understand the importance of ensuring all employees are cared for and happy within the business and offer benefits such as:

         Flexible working

         Competitive salary

         Competitive bonus scheme

         Company car or cash allowance

         Enhanced family friendly benefits

Atkins Search act as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for the supply of temporary workers. We specialise in Construction, Consultancy, Residential and Infrastructure recruitment and service the East and West Midlands, South Yorkshire, Staffordshire, Lincolnshire, Peterborough and Northern Home Counties regions.