Surveyor/Buyer – St Albans

Job title: Surveyor /Buyer

Location: Churchill House, Alban Park, Hatfield Road, St. Albans AL4 0LA

About us

Churchill Retirement PLC are the fastest growing company in the UK retirement house building sector and we’re looking for people like you. We’re a family-run, privately-owned business and are proud of what we do and the people we work with.

We have exciting and ambitious growth plans for the future. Our mission is to be the most successful house builder in the UK and our objective is to achieve the growth required to deliver 1,000 unit sales by 2024. With an award winning product and sector-leading profit margins, the Company is committing to investing in the future and the long-term growth of the Business.

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 of home ownership 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, and in 2016 became the first ever retirement living specialist to have been named overall ‘Housebuilder of the Year’ by the WhatHouse? Awards.

About the role

We’re looking for an experienced Surveyor/Buyer to work alongside our expanding team based at office in St Albans, to oversee our developments in our Eastern Region.

You’ll manage the entire financial cycle for up to three contracts at any one time, from the preparation of anticipated build costs through to the procurement, payment and final evaluation of subcontractors.

It’s a great role for those who love autonomy and exposure, as you’ll have the opportunity to work with a variety of key internal stakeholders from the Land Team through to the Regional Managing Director. You’ll also be working with our external contractors, suppliers and consultants; agreeing trading terms and contract negotiations.

You’ll be responsible for preparing construction budgets, monitoring costs, preparing schedules, estimates, making payments and monitoring procurement of subcontracts and materials.

About you

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

You’ll hold the HNC or HND qualification and we’d prefer it if you were a member of a professional body RICS or MOICB. 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, preparing bills of quantities and other standard surveying techniques. Comfortable working independently and collaboratively with a wide range of responsibility, you’ll have huge self motivation and the ability to prioritise your workload.

Hours of work are 9.00am – 5.30pm Monday to Thursday and 9.00am – 5.00pm on Friday.

The role is office and site based and some additional overtime may be required to meet your targets.

How you’ll be rewarded

·Competitive salary

·Annual holiday entitlement – 24 days + Bank Holidays

·Day off on your birthday

·Company car or cash car alternative

·Group Personal Pension Plan

·Life Assurance

·Private Medical Insurance

.John Lewis vouchers – £200 to all expectant mums and dads

·Eye Care Reimbursement Scheme

·Professional development

If you want to be part of our success story send your CV and a covering letter quoting reference number EAS1145