Quantity Surveyor – St. Albans

Location: St. Albans, Hertfordshire

Reward & Benefits: Competitive salary, company car or car allowance and excellent benefits

· Are you a Quantity Surveyor, who wants to work for a dynamic company with bold growth plans?

· Do you want to be part of a company who not only values its people but rewards them accordingly?

About us

We are Churchill Retirement Living, the fastest growing company in the UK retirement house building sector, and we have an exciting opportunity available to join our expanding Commercial team.

We’re a family-owned business and we’re going places. We’re proud of what we do, and the people we work with. We have ambitious growth plans for the future, now employing over 600 people and growing all the time.

We pride ourselves on building beautiful, quality, purpose-built one and two bedroom apartments in desirable locations across the UK for those looking for an independent lifestyle in later life. Developments are designed to take away all the hassle and fears that can be experienced by older people and provide security, peace of mind and independence.

We’ve won a host of awards; most recently we have been recognised by The Sunday Times as the 3rd Best Company to Work for in the UK and became the first ever retirement living specialist to be crowned overall ‘Housebuilder of the Year’ by the WhatHouse? Awards 2016.

About the role

We’re looking for an experienced Surveyor to work within our expanding Commercial team in St. Albans working on projects in our Eastern region.

You’ll manage the entire financial cycle of two to three contracts, from the assisting with the preparation of anticipated build costs through to the procurement, payment and final evaluation of subcontractors & including monthly cost forecasting & reporting.

You will have the opportunity to work with a variety of key internal stakeholders from Construction and Procurement through to the Managing Director. You’ll also be working with our external contractors and consultants; agreeing trading terms and contract negotiations.

You will be responsible for subcontractor procurement, monthly subcontractor valuations & payments, monthly cost forecasting & reporting & assisting in the preparation of construction budgets on approximately three developments concurrently.

About you

You’ll have a background in Construction, with previous experience as a Surveyor, preferably in residential development.

You’ll hold the HNC or HND or similar qualification and we’d prefer it if you were a member of a professional body, RICS or CIOB (but not essential).It goes without saying that you’ll be comfortable understanding architect drawings, specification documents and the relevant terminology.

It’s important that you’re a commercially astute negotiator and have experience in measuring drawings, tender analysis and other standard surveying techniques. Comfortable working independently and collaboratively with a wide range of responsibility, you’ll have huge self motivation, the ability to prioritise.

Hours of work are 9.00am - 5.30pm Monday to Thursday and 9.00am – 5.00pm on Friday. You’ll make at least one visit to your sites per week and some additional overtime may occasionally be required.

How you’ll be rewarded:

  • Competitive salary
  • Company car or cash for car allowance
  • Annual holiday entitlement of 24 days + Bank Holidays
  • Day off on your birthday
  • Excellent Colleague benefits including:
    • Group Personal Pension Plan
    • Life Assurance
    • Private Medical
    • Health Screening
  • John Lewis vouchers - £200 to all expectant mums and dads
  • Ongoing investment into your personal development
  • Training Courses and Professional Memberships paid
  • Colleague well-being initiatives and ambassadors
  • Peer recognition programme
  • Colleague referral bonus
  • Access to Employee Assistance programme
  • Eyecare reimbursement
  • Land introduction bonus
  • Friends & family discount against the cost of a new Churchill apartment
  • Charitable match-funding programme for Colleagues wishing to raise money for their chosen charities

If you want to be part of our success story, please send your CV and a covering letter quoting reference number EAS1461 to yourcareer@crl.co.uk