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Job title: Assistant Quantity Surveyor
About the role
Here at United Living our construction team is growing and we are on the lookout for an Assistant Quantity Surveyor to come and join us. We are looking for candidates that have experience of working within a main contractor or a sub-contractor on residential projects.
This role will be site based supporting a Senior Quantity Surveyor on a steadily growing portfolio. This is a great opportunity to develop and grow with our future plans.
Our commercial and operational teams are integrated to ensure that we offer best value and service to our clients. Procurement will be a major part of the role, including negotiating packages of work with our subcontractors and supply chain partners.
To succeed in this role you will need to have the following
- Proficient in Microsoft office particularly Excel and keen to extend knowledge on software packages
- Numerate to high standard, able to analyse data and produce costs and information for final accounts.
- Able to produce work accurately and to tight deadlines
- Basic legal/contractual knowledge
- Understanding of standard methods of measurement
- Valid driving licence
- CSCS card at appropriate level
- Take responsibility for own development
- Enthusiastic, committed and flexible
Why join us?
United Living is on an exciting journey of growth and it’s a great time to join our diverse team. We are helping the country to build the new homes it needs whilst working in the homes that are in need of improvement.
The five-year business strategy to become a £0.5bn business by 2020 is in the hands of our brilliant teams, expertly led by our Chief Executive Officer, Ian, and the executive team.
Our values of social gain, honest endeavour, customer excellence and partnership delivery underpin our business as we work together to achieve more. We are an inclusive business and we celebrate and embrace differences, which makes United Living a great place to work.
Going far beyond the build or refurbishment, we work in partnership with our communities so that each and every one of us can make a difference beyond our day to day roles.
The teams are regularly recognised for the work we do through accolades including ROSPA Gold for Health and Safety, BREEAM award for Best Residential Development and we are a RICS award winner. United Living has also secured a place on the annual Sunday Times Grant Thornton Top Track 250 for two consecutive years.
- 26 days annual leave plus statutory holidays
- A defined contribution company pension scheme (5% contributed by us and 4% contributed by you)
- Life assurance (equivalent to three times your salary)
- Free eye tests
- Employee discount scheme
- Employee assistance program
- Paid membership to a professional body
- We are a CIPD flexible working champion
About United Living
We are United Living, we build homes and provide planned maintenance services to our registered provider, local authority and private developer customers across the country. We deliver not just high quality homes but wider benefits including training, local employment and community initiatives.
Our commitment to the local community goes beyond the physical work we do. Our simple aim is to leave a lasting legacy. We go beyond ‘Just Building’ and have a passion to do so. Through partnerships with schools, community groups and social enterprises we employ and train local people and pledge to leave a positive lasting legacy on all our schemes.
Day to day United Living teams across the country are building and maintaining homes that are innovative and challenging – our development for L&Q in Wandsworth is the tallest yet at 26 storeys and will provide 201 homes for the area. In South London we are working with Moat to deliver a £35 million regeneration and development scheme which will see the refurbishment of more than 400 homes and the building of 112 more. In Hull we are working with Pickering and Ferens Homes to build extra care homes for the older generation and in the Midlands we are building 139 homes for rent in the centre of Milton Keynes.
If this sounds like the ideal role for you then we’d love to hear from you. Please click the “apply online” button and follow the prompts.
Our role in supporting diversity and inclusion
We are committed to sourcing personnel that embody the work we do, the values we embrace and ensuring we leave a positive lasting legacy on all of our projects and the communities they support. We welcome a wide range of viewpoints that potential employees bring to our business and to our clients including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, age or religion. In our business, regardless of your employment status, everyone is assured the right to equitable, fair and respectful treatment.
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