Quantity Surveyor

Date: 10 Jul 2024

Location: Borehamwood, GB, WD6 1JN

Company: Taylor Wimpey

Department Function

The central Commercial function offers guidance and assistance to the wider business to ensure commercial teams identify and develop business opportunities, and the profitable management of projects and contracts, from inception to completion. Managing both internal and external relationships is key, and the subcontractor database is vital to the successful delivery of our sites and products. Working in collaboration with all other functions is vital, as each has an overall input in the budget and deliverability of each site that we either bid on or produce. Commercials’ early involvement in land includes appraising all risk, opportunity, cost and revenue, producing LPE’s, PLA’s and SIT’s. Guidance, structure and systems are in place to ensure a smooth and timely tendering process, which ultimately results in the awarding of contracts for all elements of the budget. The consistency and visibility of reporting that drives the deliverability and success of the sites is evident through the CVR process, which the Commercial teams manage on a bi-monthly basis.  

Primary Responsibilities

Scheduling and quantifying materials and labour 

  • Ensure that commercial procedures comply with both the TW Commercial Manual and the TW Operating Framework. 
  • Work alongside other departments to ensure project viability and improve cost effectiveness. 
  • Ensure all specifications and programmes are complied with and that quality is not compromised. 
  • Process applications and payments and resolve any issues in conjunction with the Finance Department. 

Commercial Management 

  • Assist in WIP and cash flow forecasting. 
  • Monitor, reconcile and recharge any costs, which relate to shared cost items with either other businesses within the Group or external Companies. 
  • Calculate all the prime costs on developments within your remit, reporting any movements in the costs since the preparation of the funding exercise.  
  • Assist in the preparation of Project Budgets for authorisation by the Business Unit Management Team at the appropriate time. 
  • Maintain the development budget both in Coins and BoQ. 
  • Manage RSL valuations and attend meetings on site. 

Monitor and report costs 

  • Monitor and explain all cost movements within the project valuation. 
  • Responsibility for processing Contractor, subcontractor and consultant orders and payments, variation orders and day works. 
  • Review any variations on 3rd Party projects and liaise with Technical Project Manager for approvals. 
  • Undertake site valuations of production at budgeted cost on a monthly basis. 
  • Carry out full CVR process and prepare and present information for monthly finance meetings. 
  • Create Cost to Completes and ensure Current budget is up to date. 
  • Forecast final accounts and prepare and present cost to complete reports. 


  • Be aware of all codes of practice that impact on estimating e.g. Building Regulations, NHBC requirements, HSE etc. 
  • Monitor, reconcile and recharge any costs which relate to shared cost items with either other businesses within the group or external Companies. 
  • Attend Pre-Start, Pre-Tender, specification and any other relevant meetings as required. 
  • Input and maintain any computer-based databases or systems including Coins and Excel. 
  • Attend site on a regular basis to complete Commercial functions. 
  • Any other duties as required by the Senior Commercial Manager. 

Key Competencies

Dealing with Ambiguity
Stakeholder Management
Financial and Business Acumen
Builds Networks
Customer Centric Mindset
Drives own development and career
Emotional Intelligence
Strategic Thinking
Role Model
Leading Change
Decision Making
Managing Poor Performance

Inclusivity Statement

As a proud Disability Confident Employer, Taylor Wimpey is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce. We actively collaborate with individuals who have disabilities and long-term health conditions which have an effect on their ability to do normal daily activities, ensuring that barriers are eliminated when it comes to employment opportunities. In line with our commitment, we guarantee an interview to applicants who declare to us during the application process that they have a disability and meet the minimum requirements for the role. Join us in building a truly diverse and empowered team.