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Quantity Surveyor

Coventry, Warwickshire
£45,600 to £51,150
Job Type
16 Sep 2022
Orbit is a fantastic business and one that s really going places. Orbit was formed in 1967 with the aim of providing good-quality housing for people who would otherwise not be able to afford to buy their own home. Over 50 years later, we re one of the leading housing providers in the UK. Our services have diversified, our housing portfolio has expanded, and our reputation as an innovator within our sector has grown. But one thing that has never changed. Our belief in people and what they can achieve. Your role at Orbit. With plans to build 6,500 new homes by 2025, Orbit is one of the country s major housing developers. With a commercial approach that believes in creating profit to reinvest in more affordable homes, and rapid growth in this team, it s an exciting place to be. Our commercial teams are involved at every stage, from site inception and design, through construction and beyond to the post completion analysis that allows us to continually improve our products and service. As a Quantity Surveyor with Orbit Homes there is lots of scope to develop your ideas and your career at Orbit. You will control and manage all development costs from the original budget to final accounts while controlling the procurement and management of the supply chain to ensure value for money and cost effective, quality and timely construction. Maintain budget control of a development by forecasting and projecting cost overruns and reductions Analyse and report on costs against original budgets Produce project cashflows Monitor current work in progress costs in line with build programme against cashflow Evaluate and agree subcontract variations and customer extras Sub-contract management to include preparation of tenders, procurement of subcontractors and the placing of orders Utilisation of Orbits payment systems to pay subcontractors Carry out monthly site valuations Attend site progress meetings and carry out site inspections What will help you make a difference. You ll be an Assistant Quantity Surveyor with time served in full build programmes ready for an intermediate role or a Quantity Surveyor wanting to find a fulfilling role with real social purpose. Your skills should include: A good technical knowledge of all aspects of housing development and construction A HNC or Degree in a relevant construction subject Experience managing the commercial aspects of new build developments Basic understanding of contract law We know that an inclusive environment makes us more accessible and ensures we attract, engage, promote and retain great people. We welcome applications from all individuals regardless of background, age, gender/gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity/nationality, religious belief, faith or disability. As part of our Armed Forces Covenant commitment, we welcome ex-services professionals to consider career opportunities at Orbit. Why Orbit? Rewarding your contribution. For those who want or need more of a work life balance our view is that this role is suitable for WorkSmart. This means we would consider a more flexible working arrangement, where your hours and work location are managed according to business, customer and personal needs. Agile working arrangements will be discussed during the interview process. Some of our core benefits include: Car allowance £5,400 Group bonus potential up to 15% of salary 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays and the Orbit day Private medical insurance Excellent contributory pension scheme Life assurance A great pick and mix of flexible benefits including the option to buy and sell holiday and much more Our culture and purpose. We know that great people are central to achieving our ambitions and as such we want everyone to have a voice and make a positive difference. We are proud to be a Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to work for, this demonstrates we place people at the heart of everything we do. We continue to create a culture that celebrates diversity and an environment where everyone feels able to contribute towards achieving together. We support our colleagues to be at their best through our wellbeing programme , our corporate learning programme, opportunities for professional development, our innovative approaches to making the world and our homes a greener place and our leading reward and recognition package. Because of this our people tell us Orbit is a great place to work for. At Orbit, our people are enthusiastic and passionate about making a real difference to our customers and communities. We are one team where everyone is connected and encouraged to have the freedom to think differently. Each year we build many new affordable homes and manage a total portfolio of around 45,000 properties. Over 100,000 people live in an Orbit home and our innovative approach empowers every one of them to grow and thrive. We are commercially driven. The more profit we make, the more we invest into the communities that we work for, improving services and playing a key role in driving UK housing growth. Work for Orbit. Believe in people. We have so much more that we d like to share with you so please submit your CV demonstrating the value you could bring to Orbit. We put the safeguarding of our customers, colleagues and contractors at the heart of everything we do and as such, certain roles will be subject to a DBS check. IND1
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  • Job Reference: 714020141-2
  • Date Posted: 16 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Orbit Group
    Orbit Group
  • Location: Coventry, Warwickshire
  • Salary: £45,600 to £51,150
  • Bonus/Benefits: £5,400 car allowance, group incentiv
  • Sector: Construction
  • Job Type: Permanent