Role Overview:

In a Nutshell…

We have a great opportunity for a Senior Quantity Surveyor to join our team within Vistry Bristol, at our Emerson Green office in Bristol. As our Senior Quantity Surveyor, you will be responsible for being the commercial lead for mixed tenure developments. You must have experience of successfully delivering major open market affordable and contracting housing schemes with values in excess of £5m. This is a senior role and the successful candidate will have worked in a similar level role for a main contractor or developer. You must be proven in commercial and risk management on similar schemes for similar sized contractors. You will have a reputation for integrity, maturity, and sound business judgment; be totally comfortable working in and managing a team; and possess the creativity, commercial expertise, and commitment to successfully play an important role within the commercial and site teams.

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
  • BSC Hons Quantity Surveying or equivalent
  • Proven experience with either a Main Contractor or developer
  • Demonstrable strong account management and commercial experience
  • 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
  • Demonstrable strong account management and commercial experience.
  • Entrepreneurial ability to optimize profit in a continually changing environment.
  • Well developed analytical, oral and presentation / communication skills.
  • Be proven in commercial and risk management on similar schemes for similar sized contractors within the region
  • The successful candidate will have a reputation for integrity, maturity, and sound business judgment.
  • Possess the creativity, commercial expertise, and commitment to successfully lead commercial activities on site.
  • Driven by their own ability to affect the outcome of the project and achieves job satisfaction by delivering strong results.
  • Able to successfully communicate, create rapport and form working relationships with members of the project, sub-contractors and management team.
  • Willing to work extra to meet deadlines as and when the business needs require it

Desirable –

  • Membership of an industry recognized professional body (CIOB, RICS, CInstCES).
  • Training of and understanding of COINs
  • Training of and understanding of 4p (Viewpoint)
  • Management of Assistant Surveyor / Trainee Surveyor
  • Experience of COINS

More about the Senior Quantity Surveyor role…

  • Strive to optimise the profitability of the contracts.
  • Ensure that the contracts achieve the optimum cashflow position.
  • Completion and compliance with required contract documentation including Performance Bonds, Parent Company Guarantees and Warranties.
  • Ensure that all contract documentation and sub-contract documentation is completed and stored centrally.
  • Compliance with commercial and company procedures through the Business Management System.
  • Presenting and agreeing the external valuation with the client’s representative.
  • Pricing and agreeing variations with the client’s representative.
  • Prepare and manage key and large risk subcontract accounts from inception to final accounts.
  • Subcontract procurement strategy and implementation.
  • Ensure the procurement of sub-contractors is in line with the Vistry Business Management System and that the packages cover the scope of the works.
  • Check and ensure compliance and issuing of timely Payment and Pay less notices to Subcontractors.
  • Control, monitor and improve commercial processes by establishing objectives and targets for the Contract teams.
  • Preparing monthly CVR reports for presentation to the Business Unit Management.
  • Prepare monthly reports and present to Joint Venture Partners & Clients.
  • Monitoring risk and opportunity schedules and managing risk from Commencement to Completion.
  • Contribute to management of life of site cost & revenue forecasts across multi-phase developments.
  • As part of project team, help shape long term delivery strategy for project
  • Provide input and cost and value engineering advice throughout the design life of the scheme and attend design team meetings.
  • Provide input and cost and value engineering advice throughout the design life of the scheme and attend design team meetings.
  • Managing and undertake the personal development reviews of associated surveying resources, including training.
  • Ensure a proactive approach to dispute avoidance.
  • Ensure company health and safety standards and procedures are followed throughout the team

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: Linden House, The Jacobs Building,Berkeley Place, Bristol, BS8 1EH

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