Quantity Surveyor

Churchill Retirement Living
Byfleet, Surrey
Closing date
8 Oct 2021
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Quantity Surveyor

Location: Byfleet, Surrey


  • Are you a Quantity Surveyor, who wants to work for a dynamic company with bold growth plans?
  • Do you want to be part of a company who not only values its people but rewards them accordingly?

About us

We are Churchill Retirement PLC, the fastest growing company in the UK retirement house building sector and we’re looking for people like you.

We’re a family-run, privately-owned business and we’re going places. We’re proud of what we do, and the people we work with. We have ambitious growth plans for the future, now employing 470 people and growing all the time.

We pride ourselves on building beautiful, quality, purpose-built one and two bedroom apartments in desirable locations across the UK for those looking for an independent lifestyle in later life. Developments are designed to take away all the hassle and fears that can be experienced by older people and provide security, peace of mind and independence.

We’ve won a host of awards, from ‘Most Outstanding Retirement Housing Operator in the UK’ in the Over 50s Housing Awards for seven consecutive years and recognised by The Sunday Times as the 14th best company to work for.

About the role

We’re looking for an experienced Surveyor to work within our expanding Commercial team in Byfleet working on projects in Surrey, Kent & Sussex.

You’ll manage the entire financial cycle of two to three contracts, from the assisting with the preparation of anticipated build costs through to the procurement, payment and final evaluation of subcontractors & including monthly cost forecasting & reporting.

You will have the opportunity to work with a variety of key internal stakeholders from Construction and Procurement through to the Managing Director. You’ll also be working with our external contractors and consultants; agreeing trading terms and contract negotiations.

About you

You’ll have a background in Construction, with previous experience as a Quantity Surveyor, preferably in residential development.

You’ll hold the HNC or HND or similar qualification and we’d prefer it if you were a member of a professional body, RICS or CIOB (but not essential).  It goes without saying that you’ll be comfortable understanding architect drawings, specification documents and the relevant terminology.

It’s important that you’re a commercially astute negotiator and have experience in measuring drawings, tender analysis and other standard surveying techniques.  You’ll be comfortable working independently and collaboratively with a wide range of responsibility and you’ll have huge self-motivation and the ability to prioritise.

Hours of work are 9.00am - 5.30pm Monday to Thursday and 9.00am – 5.00pm on Friday.  You’ll make at least one visit to your sites per week and some additional overtime may occasionally be required.

How you’ll be rewarded:

  • Competitive salary
  • Annual holiday entitlement - 24 days minimum + Bank Holidays
  • Group Personal Pension Plan
  • Life Assurance
  • John Lewis vouchers for all expectant mums and dads
  • Day off on your birthday
  • Childcare Voucher Scheme
  • Eye Care Reimbursement Scheme
  • Colleague Introduction reward scheme
  • Land Introduction Bonus
  • Training Courses
  • Professional development

If you want to be part of our success story, send your CV and a covering letter to yourcareer@churchillretirement.co.uk quoting reference number SE1242.

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