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Senior Quantity Surveyor/Quantity Surveyor


Vacancy Filled

This vacancy has now expired, and is not accepting any new applications.

Our regional commercial teams are integral to the successful delivery of every Taylor Wimpey project. 

This role is an opportunity to become part of a dynamic team with full responsibility for procurement, commercial and contractual aspects of housing developments both multi phased schemes consisting of both traditional build housing and high rise reinforced concrete frame construction. The role entails interfacing with all staff involved in the project including, but not limited to, BUMT, site teams, subcontractors, external suppliers and JV / Development partners.

What you will do:

Scheduling and quantifying materials and labour

  • Ensure that commercial procedures comply with both the TW Commercial Manual and the TW Operating Framework.
  • Work alongside and challenge 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 monthly site valuations of production at budgeted cost on a monthly basis.
  • Carry out full CVR process and prepare and present information to the board of directors at bi-monthly Profit and Loss 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, site development 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 Line Manager.

What you will have:

  • Good knowledge of Building Regulations, NHBC and Health and Safety requirements.
  • Industry related business qualification.
  • Manage internal and external clients.
  • IT literate (COINS system preferred).
  • Previous experience with a housebuilder or working on multi storey apartment schemes.

Individuals seeking employments at Taylor Wimpey should know that we foster a culture of inclusion and value diversity positively which creates a better workplace and delivers stronger outcomes. We commit to treating all our job applicants and employees fairly and with respect, irrespective of background, disability or any other protected characteristic. If you require any assistance with regards to reasonable adjustments during the application process, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Checks and eligibility to work: 

To be successful in this role you must be able to prove eligibility to work in the UK and hold a full UK drivers licence  
If you are successful at interview and the Company considers making an offer of employment, you may be asked to give your consent to the following pre-employment check[s] being undertaken by our third-party provider, Experian (or any other appropriate third-party provider that the Company chooses to engage).   
The type of checks made will depend on the role in question but may include any or all the following:

  • Criminal records (DBS);
  • Credit reference
  • DVLA 

The purpose of such checks will be to assess your suitability for the role.  If it subsequently transpires that you have given incorrect, false or misleading information, your application will not be taken further.

What we will offer you: 

Taylor Wimpey is a FTSE 100 business and one of the largest residential developers in the UK, building new homes and communities across England, Scotland and Wales. We are passionate about building new homes and communities with a focus on sustainability. 
Our people are important to us and we want to make sure that we reward and recognise all the great work that they do. Our employees enjoy many standard benefits including access to the Taylor Wimpey House purchase discount scheme, pension (including company contributions), quality health cover, share save schemes as well as many flexible benefits such as buying additional holiday days, retails discounts, free Bupa health assessments and so much more.  Our benefits work perfectly with our culture where you feel valued as a member of a successful team.   
We offer industry leading subsidised professional training and development, which support our employees to excel and fulfil their career and personal goals in a variety of opportunities and environments. This in turn drives a strong succession of high performing customer centric leaders, really putting customers at the heart of everything we do. We embrace diversity and look to develop our people in the skills and areas they are most interested in, leveraging the qualities and appreciate the unique competencies, skills and experiences that each person brings to the company. 

This vacancy has now expired, and is not accepting any new applications.

The benefits we offer
Agile Working
House purchase discounts
Competitive Pension
Employee share ownership
Time off for charity work
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Disability Confident

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.

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Taylor Wimpey (our/us/we) does not accept unsolicited candidate details, CVs, resumes, applications or any other speculative approaches (Resumes) from employment agencies, executive search firms, recruitment agencies and other staffing agencies unless that agency is specifically appointed by us via an executed service contract for a particular job opening. Please do not forward unsolicited Resumes in response to this advert to any of our employees or any of our regional business offices, including our head office, sales centres and sites. We are not liable for any fees related to unsolicited Resumes. Please refer to our employment agency statement here - Employment Agency Statement ‧ Taylor Wimpey

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