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Senior Quantity Surveyor/Quantity Surveyor

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Senior Quantity Surveyor/Quantity Surveyor Chorley Competitive January 2018

Our Business

Story Homes is an award-winning property developer with more than 35 schemes in Cumbria, North West and North East England and southern Scotland. The company was founded in 1987 by Fred Story as Story Construction, which later de-merged to become Story Homes and our sister company Story Contracting. Its head office is based in Carlisle with regional offices in Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Chorley. Renowned for building high specification homes of excellent quality, Story Homes is committed to sustainability and contributing to the communities in which it builds. Story Homes prides itself on delivering exemplary customer service and has achieved a five star Home Builders Federation (HBF) Customer Satisfaction Rating for four consecutive years (2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017).

The company has been consistently recognised in the prestigious UK Property Awards since 2011. In 2017, Story Homes won three awards in the ‘Best Residential Development’ category, with Strawberry Grange in Cockermouth, Oakland Park in Morpeth, and D’Urton Manor in Preston all receiving accolades. Story Homes was also named Housebuilder of the Year at the Insider North West Property Awards 2017.

The company directly employs more than 500 staff, and plans to recruit an additional 50 by the end of 2018. It also operates successful apprentice and graduate schemes, aimed at bringing young talent into the industry.

This year (2017/18) Story Homes hopes to build more than 1000 homes. In 2012/13 the developer built 151 homes, 240 homes in 2013/14, 410 homes in 2014/15 and 565 homes in 2015/16. In 2016/17, Story Homes built more than 800 new homes across its three key regions.

Your future

We now have an excellent opportunity for a Senior Quantity Surveyor / Quantity Surveyor to join our dynamic Commercial team based in Chorley. Reporting to the Head of Commercial, you will manage processes and deliverables for tenders and the resourcing of sub-contractors to ensure commercial viability and maximised profits. Using your exceptional negotiation skills and attention to detail you will identify, procure and manage multiple subcontractors to meet budget and business plan targets. You will assist with the creation of land viabilities as well as effectively producing / monitoring budgets and CVRs.

With excellent communication skills and a clear focus on customer excellence, you will build and manage effective relationships with multiple stakeholders and key colleagues within Story Homes to ensure the delivery of the business plan and continued growth. Previous surveying experience in the housing industry is desired but not essential. Good IT skills and experience of using COINS would be advantageous.

This is an exciting opportunity to play a key role in the continued growth and development of Story Homes; a fast moving business with excellent prospects. At Story Homes, our people mirror the quality of our product and therefore a passion for excellence and a desire to make a real contribution are vital. We invest in and develop our people as we believe quality people ensure the quality of our Homes.

In return for the passion and drive you bring to our organisation, you will receive a competitive salary, access to an exceptional annual bonus scheme, pension, lease car or car allowance, health care and local discount benefits.

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