Role Overview:

In a Nutshell…

We have a fantastic opportunity for an Assistant Quantity Surveyor to join our team within Vistry East London, at our office in Warley, Essex. As our Assistant Quantity Surveyor, you will be responsible for assisting the Commercial department with cost management for assigned developments from land procurement to the completion of sub-contract final accounts and assisting with measurement and cost plan input for new land bids.

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
  • ONC/HNC in Construction
  • A good understanding or building regulations and legal obligations
  • A good knowledge or construction methods and materials
  • Strong mathematical and IT ability
  • Good understanding of standard measurement rules
  • Strong Microsoft Excel knowledge
  • Ability to assess and analyse information
  • Good business sense
  • Good understanding of budget management
  • Negotiating and networking skills
  • COINS systems management knowledge
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Able to work under pressure, and accept criticism of work
  • Good team working skills and a positive attitude towards teamwork
  • Accurate with an eye for detail
  • Behave in line with our values
  • A methodical approach
  • Strong commitment to achieving deadlines
  • Willing to work extra to meet deadlines as and when the business needs require it
  • Maintaining confidentiality of work-related information and materials

Desirable –

  • HND/or Degree in Construction
  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Building, or working towards full membership, or,
  • Working towards being a chartered member of the Institute of Purchasing & Supply (CIPS)
  • At least 12 months experience working within a residential house builder
  • Standard house types

More about the Assistant Quantity Surveyor role…

  • Provide general assistance to the Commercial department as and when required.
  • Assist with the compiling of tender packages for sub-contract trades.
  • Receive tenders and assist with the analysis sheet for each trade comparing tender levels.
  • Assist with the issuing of sub-contract orders in accordance with Group Policy and Commercial Best Practice to budget and within programme requirements, including attend sub-contract pre-order meetings.
  • Ensure invoices/applications for payments are processed in accordance with Standard Terms and Conditions of Contract.
  • Set up and regularly review with the Site Management team the Mticks tick sheet to facilitate sub-contract contract work payment.
  • Diligently use the systems and processes to manage site project administration, including orders, variations, valuations, etc.
  • Assist the commercial team in the management of aged debt.
  • Assist with collation of data to maintain database information.
  • Attend departmental/project meetings as required.
  • Deal with queries/requisitions from site managers.
  • Maintain open lines of communication with colleagues in other departments.
  • Issue Payment Withhold Notices, where a contractor application, or part thereof, is in dispute in accordance with Construction Act.
  • Immediately advise management of notification of impending claim or legal action arising from a disputed claim or payment from a Sub-Contractor/Service Provider.
  • Diligently use the Vistry COINS system to manage site project administration, including orders, variations, valuations, etc.
  • Assist with producing high level and detailed cost plans to assist Land department with bidding on potential sites, including measurement of items outside of standard build costs.
  • Regularly conduct site visits.

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.



Job Type: Permanent – Full Time
Location Detail: Countryside House,The Drive, Brentwood, CM13 3AT

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