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Trainee Quantity Surveyor

Posted on October 21st, 2020

Closing Date: October 29, 2020

Location: Birchwood, Warrington & Site based

Benefits: Pension contributions are a minimum of 5.0% (employee) and 6.0% (employer). Seddon Homes will match contributions to a maximum of 7.5%. 4 times salary for death in service. Aviva health care. 25 days holiday plus 8 bank holidays. Car allowance

Hours: 08.00 – 16.30 Mon – Fri.

The purpose of the role

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a Trainee Quantity Surveyor to join our growing housing business in Birchwood, Warrington. One of the main purposes of the role is to to assist the Quantity Surveying team to provide effective cost, by Management and cost control on projects, and to administer these in line with the applicable contract terms/statutory legislation.  You will also acquire knowledge and skills in order to develop capability to become an Assistant Quantity Surveyor.  The role will be varied and deadline driven, so excellent prioritisation and organisational skills are essential.  It is essential that you are a confident communicator, proficient with Microsoft packages, with ideally experience in a similar role/environment.


Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Assist commercial management of projects to ensure they are completed within budget, on time and to best quality
  • Use systems and processes, allowing effective measurement of commercial performance
  • Assist in provide accurate, real time, monthly reports (Cost Value Reconciliations) and final outcome forecasts
  • Carrying out of tender analysis, sub-contractor procurement including management and payment of sub-contractor accounts
  • Learn to value engineer projects and suggest delivery solutions to ensure cost effective project delivery
  • Learn to provide financial information to the team as required to assist in financial planning
  • Provide financial information to the team as required to assist in financial planning

Skills, Qualifications and Experience

  • Basic understanding of quantity surveying in the house building industry
  • Good analytical skills and the ability to apply common sense in all situations
  • Ability to prioritise and meet deadlines
  • Customer and delivery focused
  • Full driving licence essential

The ideal candidate will have a successful track record within the house building industry.  They must be highly organised, familiar with co-ordinating multiple tasks simultaneously and thrive on working to deadlines

Excellent communication skills, proficient with IT and a high attention to detail, are qualities they will possess, in addition to being self motivated, professional, positive and a team player.


Our Company

Seddon Homes is part of the Seddon Group, which is a family-owned development, housing and construction business spanning over 120 years and four generations. The company employs over  700 people, including trades and apprentices, with a turnover of £200m across the UK. At the heart of Seddon are its people. Commitment to the safety, development and well being of its staff has made Seddon the UK Contractors Group (UKCG) Employer of the Year twice. With a wide range of opportunities available, building a career in house building with Seddon could not be easier.


Application with full CV, before closing date of October 29, 2020 to [email protected] quoting job reference - LK/0220

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