The purpose of the role
To provide information, where necessary, for the land purchase exercise that will enable clear materials and labour costs to be considered at that stage.
Ensure that all estimating work required to deliver the businesses unit output is completed timely and within an agreed programme.
To present the information in the required format to project teams and senior management.
To maintain the business culture and control framework within the boundaries set out in the Operating Framework and Clients CDM processes.
Provide information for land purchase exercise·Once land opportunities are identified, familiarise the geographical area and consider site issues.·Prepare estimates of all prime costs.
Complete all estimating work·Calculate all the prime costs on developments within the business, reporting any movements in the costs since the preparation of the land purchase exercise through the planning process. Prime costs to include but not restricted to house pricing, labour costs, site work operations and remediation work.·Liaise with the other departments to ascertain costs of land, technical, statutory services and site overheads and revenues with land (affordable housing) and sales (open market) at the appropriate time.·Maintain schedules of quantities at various levels and price them individually.·Ensure the cost base is updated.
Monitor and report costs·Complete the land purchase exercise for presentation the management team.·Update existing land purchase exercises on a quarterly basis for presentation to the management team.·Report on savings and excesses against the approved and previous land purchase exercise to the management team.
General·Ensure aware of continuing product development in light of changes in legislation i.e. building regulations, NHBC requirements, HSE, Clients health and safety, etc.·Attend concept, design team, specification and any other relevant meeting as required under the Company’s Operating framework.·Undertake regular site visits for new projects.·Input and maintain any computer based estimating databases or systems.·Any other duties as required by the Commercial Director.
Primary network: who you will work with
Internal: Commercial Director, Technical team, Land & Planning Team
External: NHBC, Client Supplier Network
Key experience·Wide experience in the discipline within the housebuilding Industry.·Strong knowledge of Building Regulations, NHBC and Health and Safety requirements.·Managing information flow and deadlines.·IT knowledgeable.·Knowledge of the Coins system would be of a benefit.·South Thames operate within a geographical area and business model that necessitates a diversity of development type including standard and bespoke housing, large multi-phased schemes within infrastructure, and framed apartment build with basement structures and complicated sites.