Quantity Surveyor - Flexible Working Available

Leeds, West Yorkshire
12 Nov 2019
12 Dec 2019
Full Time
Contract Type

Persimmon Homes West Yorkshire has a vacancy for an experienced Quantity Surveyor to join their successful and growing team. This role will be working on projects across the West Yorkshire area within 40 miles from the Leeds office.

Who are we?

Building around 16,500 beautifully designed new homes a year in more than 350 prime locations nationwide; Persimmon is one of the UK's leading house-builders, committed to the highest standards of design, construction and service. We believe our quality really differentiates us from the competition. In fact, our reputation is built on quality.  We build quickly and efficiently and expect a lot from our office and site teams, however in turn we’ll reward you for your commitment and hard work and recognise your contribution to the business. 

As a Quantity Surveyor you will be responsible for overseeing the commercial management of various small and large housing projects. You will report to the Chief Surveyor and Technical Director and work within a close knit team of surveyors, often mentoring junior members of staff. The Chief Surveyor will support and develop you in the way Persimmon operate, empowering you to run with projects, but always on hand to discuss areas for improvement. They will give you clear objectives. You will need to be adaptable and strong in your management style with a consistent approach with the site teams and subcontractors.

If this sounds appealing to you we will require:

Confident commercial management and the ability to value engineer subcontractor packages, whilst protecting the interests of the team and regional office. It’s likely that you have worked on residential projects previously, this would be a distinct advantage. We use COINS to administer our payments so previous experience in this system would be beneficial, otherwise training can be provided. We will consider surveying experience from the building contracting sector. The housing industry certainly has a lot to offer at the moment, its booming and Persimmon can offer consistency in future projects.

It is desirable that you have a relevant Surveying qualification, either an HND or degree or equivalent.

What’s in it for you?

A competitive salary and benefits package including a pension, life insurance, company car or car allowance, healthcare, a generous bonus and flexible working. Above all an honest, driven approach which offers the chance to work with some great people!

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