Quantity Surveyor / Buyer 
 

We’re on the lookout for an experienced Quantity Surveyor / Buyer to help the commercial team continue to manage resource and budget forecasts on new residential development projects.

This is a chance to be a part of a growing and positive team to support the continued delivery of affordable homes across South Wales.

Closing date: 30th July 2021

 

We’re looking for
 

A Quantity Surveyor / Buyer with proven experience in the residential sector, of project values in range from £2m - £6m, with preferably good exposure in the affordable housing market.
 

We believe that people are what determines the success of our goals. We would like team players who’ll integrate well, pitch in to help other team members when needed, and endorse our ethos of continuous improvement and we’re all working towards the same end goal.
 

We’re a small but growing business, and you’ll need to be self-motivated, completely trustworthy and able to manage your own delivery to hit project milestones.
 

You’ll be flying the PDB flag for us to partners and clients, so being personable and a good communicator will be important.
 

But, being a bit forthright, in the right context, from time to time isn’t going to hurt either!

This is a great opportunity to join an established and reputable SME main contractor at an exciting interval of our development, with several live projects underway, a number of projects pending commencement and ongoing investment, enabling a platform for future growth.
 

What we’ll be asking you to do
 

As a quantity surveyor/buyer you will be under the support and direction of the Project Manager and wider construction and commercial team. You will be responsible to manage the commercial resources of the assigned projects to maximise forecast gross margin through the placement and control of contracts and subcontracts and to assess, review and mitigate commercial and contractual risks.

 

  • Preparation of commercial cost and value reporting with detailed end forecasts produced with the Project Coordinator

  • Administration of the main contract by understanding and abiding by contractual obligations

  • Preparation and timely submission of Applications for Payment with full supporting documentation in accordance with the contract

  • Procurement of subcontractors and the preparation, administration and management of subcontract agreements

  • Undertaking measured take-offs of materials and quantities through site visits and analysing drawings information.

  • Preparation and production of accurate cost and value forecasts for each project and presenting the figures to senior management and directors on a monthly basis

  • Work closely with the estimating/tendering team to develop accurate and competitive tender submissions

  • Preparation and tracking of project preliminary costs

  • Oversee and/or produce accurate material take-offs from project drawings and liaise with the project team and group buyer

  • Maintain a high level of communication and liaison with the project team to manage risk and identify solutions to overcome early warnings and other operational matters

  • Liaison with PDBs Purchasing department who is responsible for material and plant

  • procurement

  • Final account negotiation and agreement with client representatives
     

What’s in it for you?
 

Permanent: We’re absolutely looking for permanent members for our growing team, as we have exciting plans for the future! Of course, there will be a short try-out period to establish if we both feel this new role is a good fit for each of us.
 

Working Hours: We’re looking for about 37.5 hours per week, which would be assumed as the industry standard for this role. With the experience of 2020, how those hours are made into a working schedule has become more flexible to the individual.
 

Working Schedule: Our current flexible/remote working policy allows the individual to accommodate their lifestyles around work, and be the most efficient as a result! However, as being part of a team effort, we would like to see collaboration and coordination with internal and external team members to ensure we are being efficient and progressing towards the same end goal – quality affordable homes!
 

Location: Our head office is in Cwmbran, and with current arrangements, people are free to work from wherever they feel most comfortable. We are set up for virtual working. Our sites are generally located across the South Wales region. Periodic site visits will be necessary during a project build lifecycle. Some see it as a way of experiencing our country’s beautiful landscape all year round.
 

Salary: We’ll be competitive of course. This will also depend on the conversation we have over your role and previous experience.
 

Diversity: We actively look to reflect the variety of our surroundings and welcome the widest diversity of applicants. It’s only your talent and experience that matters.
 

Perks: You’re helping provide crucially needed affordable homes across an ever-expanding population in Wales!
 

Also 3% pension contribution from us and auto-enrolment after 12 weeks, mileage, training, support and development opportunities, 21 days annual leave a year plus bank holidays.
 

Skills + Qualifications?

 

  • Previous Quantity Surveyor, with at least 5 years’ experience, preferably within the affordable housing sector

  • Confident individual with proven organisational and communication skills and the ability to coordinate activities in a fast-paced construction environment

  • Excellent organisation and self-management skills, self-motivated, flexible and with an enthusiastic approach to work

  • Broad understanding of contract conditions and law within the construction industry

  • Good knowledge of all forms of contract, but specifically JCT design and build would be advantageous

  • Sound construction and technical knowledge

  • Good negotiating skills and commercially aware

  • Innate attitude to seek improvements on current budgetary information for commercial or buildability enhancements

  • IT literate – We use Microsoft 365 for business as part of our management and communication platform. Working knowledge of MS Outlook, Excel and Word with the familiarity of the Internet for business use
     

Who we are
 

Pendragon Design and Build was formed in 1984.
 

Since then, we have been acting as main contractors in the South Wales region and specialise in new build residential development for registered social landlords across the region.
 

This 35 plus year involvement in this sector has enabled us to develop strong relationships and reputations with our RSL client base and supporting supply chain, which has aided in the development of 1000's of new homes.


Pendragon wishes to continue aiding in the provision of much needed affordable homes across South Wales in the future and have exciting plans to direct the company towards these goals and more. As a foundation to all these targets sits our primary ethos to establish a collaborative working environment with all invested project stakeholders, to ensure the most efficient and highest quality product is available upon completion.
 

Interested?

 

If you think that we may be a match, please do get in touch!

 

We’d like to see your CV and cover letter, along with anything extra you wish to send us to demonstrate why we might be a good fit.

 

Please email your information to careers@pendragondesignandbuild.com