Quantity Surveyor - Bristol

Quantity Surveyor - Severn Valley regional office (Bristol)

Location:                       Severn Valley (Bristol office)

Reports to:                    Commercial Director

Hours:                          37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday

Wain Group is one of the UK’s largest private development companies. We’re made up of Wain Homes, the housebuilder, and Wain Estates, the strategic land company. Wain Homes builds approximately 1,200 homes a year from its three regional offices in Warrington, Bristol, and Exeter. It has ambitions to increase this to 1,600 homes over the next five years. Wain Estates operates nationally from Warrington. It is currently promoting 3,780 acres across the country, with the potential to deliver 15,000 new homes and 3.2m sqft of commercial space.

Since 1972 when Bill Ainscough founded William Ainscough developments, to 2022 when we reached our 50th Anniversary as Wain Group, our people have always been the most important element of our business.


Our Values and Culture are at our heart and centre on our most valued assets – our people and our customers. We ensure our people know it by putting both their wellbeing and their careers first every day. Everyone counts in our culture, and we are always looking for new ways and new people to share it with.


Reporting to the Commercial Director you will be responsible for managing costs relating to residential developments, with the focus being to minimise costs on projects whilst still achieving the required standards and quality.  In this role you will be involved from inception, right through to completion. This will include budget control, procure sub-contractors, arrange valuation reports, and provide support to the commercial and site teams. You will be dedicated to building excellence through efficient and value based procurement programs.

You will be expected to:

       •        Measurement and valuation of works (on site and from drawings) for Valuations and Variations as directed by your Line Manager.

       •        The procurement and analysis of sub-contract tender packages.

       •        Assistance with pricing of system based Bill of Quantities.

       •        Evaluating and agreeing variations and instructions.

       •        Measurement and valuation of subcontractors work for payments and account purposes.

       •        Ensure that payments to sub-contractors are made on time and in accordance with the subcontract agreement.

       •        Completing in-house site valuations/CVR’s in line with valuation timetable.

       •        Preparation of Interim and Final development appraisals and budgets.

       •        Prepare material reconciliations.

       •        Complete accurate costing for each aspect of site development.

       •        Liaise with site personnel and subcontractors in order to maximise productivity.

       •        Attending monthly Development Team meetings & Groundworker meetings on site.

This list is not exhaustive.

Desirable skills and experience:

          Experience of working as a Quantity Surveyor within the housebuilding industry.

·         Construction industry related qualifications.

·         Excellent communication skills – both verbal and written.

  • Ability to prioritise workload, and work under pressure in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Knowledge of construction material and their application.
  • Flexible with the ability to solve problems and find solutions.

·         Competent IT skills, including Microsoft Office.

·         Knowledge of COINS an advantage.

·         The ability to embrace and role model our company values – One Wain, Rise to the Challenge, Keep it Real, Everyone Counts, and Take Pride.

The benefit package for this role includes: 

  • Competitive Salary
  • Annual Bonus Scheme
  • Car allowance and option to join the Hybrid & Electric Salary Sacrifice Car Scheme (T&Cs apply).
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Life Assurance
  • 24 days holiday (increasing by 1 day after 2 years of continuous service up to a maximum of 28 days)
  • Pension scheme
  • Perks Employee Discount Scheme
  • WeCare Employee Assistance Programme
  • Annual Volunteering Day

To apply to become part of our dynamic team, please submit your CV and a covering letter outlining your relevant experience to careers@wainhomes.co.uk  by the closing date of Friday 21st June 2024.

Inclusion and Diversity are paramount to us here at Wain Homes. All our applicants and colleagues are treated fairly and respectfully, regardless of any protected characteristic/s. If you require assistance with regards to reasonable adjustments during your application process with us, please do not hesitate to contact us - we are always happy to help.

Date added: 4 June 2024

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