Quantity Surveyor

Colchester Borough Homes
Colchester, Essex
£34,886 - £39,459
Closing date
27 Feb 2023
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Quantity Surveyor

Job reference COLREQ00977  

Date posted 22/12/2022  

Application closing date 27/01/2023  

Salary Salary range: £34,886 - £39,459  

1 x Full Time 37 hours per week, Permanent, Colchester, Essex

Colchester Borough Homes (CBH) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Colchester Borough Council. As part of the local business community since 2003, we are an award-winning organisation providing management and maintenance services to around 7,000 residential properties and the Council’s commercial and public buildings, including Colchester Castle and Colchester Town Hall.

About the role

This is an exciting opportunity to work in our Design and Construction Management Team. We’re recruiting a Quantity Surveyor who will report directly to the Senior Quantity Surveyor. The successful candidate will assist on all quantity surveying, cost management, contractual and procurement activities for projects and workstreams ranging in value from tens of thousands to tens of millions of pounds, including major refurbishment, new build, housing improvement, revenue works, individual project work and commercial trading within both Colchester City Council and Colchester Borough Homes’ building assets. Alongside this diverse range of projects, you will receive career development and have the opportunity to take on more responsibility through structured and supportive APC training.

About you

Applicants must hold a degree or HND/HNC plus relevant experience in Quantity Surveying and preferably be a member of RICS or a similar professional institution.

Applicants must also be able to prepare contract documents from the JCT suite of construction contracts and contract preliminaries and other contract management documentation using NBS Chorus and Contract Administrator software. Experience of BIM and working within listed buildings and scheduled ancient monuments is also desirable but not essential.

Benefits of working for CBH

In return, we are offering a competitive salary, including excellent benefits, which includes:

  • Local Government Pension Scheme with a 20.2 % employer contribution
  • Excellent training, development, and progression opportunities
  • Generous annual leave entitlement, 23 days annual leave (increasing to 26 days after 5 years’ service), plus bank and public holidays and two extra company holidays during the Christmas period.
  • The opportunity to buy up to another 5 days holiday, subject to conditions
  • Access to the Employee Assistance Programme
  • Provision of a smartphone and laptop
  • Free parking (for when you’re in the office)
  • Discounted gym member - corporate membership rate at Leisure World and the Northern Gateway.
  • 1 Volunteering Day per year
  • Free Flu Jab
  • Agile Working at Colchester Borough Homes means having some flexibility about when, where and how we work to best meet the needs of our role and service area.

Other employee benefits include payment of a professional subscription, Free yearly eye tests plus a contribution towards glasses for VDU use.

Equality & Diversity Commitment

Colchester Borough Homes are an equal opportunities employer.  As part of our continued commitment to Equality and Diversity, and our workforce accurately reflecting the community we represent, we welcome applicants from all backgrounds, and applicants who have status as an individual with a physical or mental disability. We are a Disability Confident Employer and a Mindful Employer.  We also hold accreditations for Working Well, Investors in People Gold status and the Armed Forces Covenant.

You can find out more about Colchester Borough Homes by visiting: www.cbhomes.org.uk

Or, if you wish to discuss the post further, please contact the Interim Head of Design and Construction Management, Rod Richardson on 07944 537436 for an informal conversation.

For further job details please click here.

Interviews will be held face-to-face, during the first week in February 2023.

How to apply:

Step 1 – Read the advert, Job Accountability Statement and Person Specification

Step 2 – Click ‘Apply online’ below and complete the application form in full, ensuring that you indicate how you meet the criteria contained within the Person Specification

Step 3 – Press ‘submit’

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