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Site Administrator

  • Established Heritage Developer
  • Site-based 
  • Beautiful Grade II listed buildings
  • Award Winning

 

Avocet Recruitment are working alongside an established heritage developer with a passion for conservation.

Our Client have stunning developments across the UK - bringing a modern twist to Britain's architectural heritage.

 

Responsibilities:

  • To maintain systems on site to ensure they replicate those at Head Office
  • To work as part of a team to meet daily deadlines
  • To prioritise and manage a busy daily workload
  • To answer telephone calls to the project office and direct as required taking messages where necessary
  • Carry out general administration duties: i.e. filing, typing, photocopying, minute taking, diary management, travel arrangements, meeting refreshments, postal arrangements etc. ensuring minutes are issued in a timely basis.
  • To collate and distribute relevant paperwork for meetings.
  • Creating and maintaining meeting room booking systems.
  • To assist in the preparation of reports and agendas for Directors Site Visits and JV reports.
  • To arrange project events and assist with arrangement for events organised by head office.
  • To maintain the site(s) Project Directory on Outlook.
  • To assist with upkeep of Health & Safety Documentation on site.
  • Manage the Diary and email filing of the Development and Project Director
  • To work with the appointed Principle Designer to assist in producing the site CDM Building Health & Safety Files relevant to the phase / site for onward distribution to managing agents and tenants.
  • To keep relevant trackers up to date regarding plot files, Building Control and Warranty information and submit to head office and required companies when requested. Chasing for outstanding information where required and informing the site team of plot certificate status.
  • To assist in updating the Site Construction Phase Plan, Traffic Management Plan, Temporary Works Register, Organisation Chart, Fire Plan and Lifting Plan, on a quarterly basis or as necessary.
  • To update the site waste management plan on a quarterly basis or necessary.
  • Update Method Statement / Risk Assessment logs for each subcontractor on site. Request updated RAMS from subcontractors onsite and oversee site management alteration and approvals of RAMS.

 

For more information - please get in contact without delay 01392 345558

Location: Tooting
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Salary type: Annual
Salary: Negotiable
Job published: 26-02-2024
Job ID: 33338

We are working with a leading and well-established housing Developer with a proven track record of delivering high-quality residential developments. They are seeking a Quantity Surveyor to join their team and take the lead on a brand new traditional build development of upto 400 units.

As a Quantity Surveyor, you will be responsible for:

  • Preparation of reports as required
  • Identifying risks and opportunities
  • Understanding the approved Budget and package breakdowns
  • Liaising with the technical team and design consultants so as to ensure design concepts and proposals are developed in line with the approved budgets and procurement tracker
  • Monitoring changes so as to continuously identify the status of costs
  • Liaising with all members of the project team, including but not limited to construction, technical, sales, finance, customer service and estate management colleagues
  • To establish subcontract sources early in the programme so that they can contribute to the design in terms of value engineering and alternative solutions (early supply chain engagement)
  • Ensure procurement of all subcontract elements of the development are completed in accordance with the company requirements and sustainability objectives
  • Preparing scope of works and trade packages
  • Preparing selected tender list for approval
  • Subcontract tendering
  • Holding and taking minutes of Subcontract Post-Tender and Pre-Order Meetings
  • Preparing subcontract documentation
  • Raising subcontractor payments and ensuring associated notices and documentation are issued in a timely manner
  • Sending agreed number of copies of all Contract Drawings and any revised drawings as issued to subcontractors
  • Forecasting value of design variations
  • Agreeing variations with subcontractor
  • Countersigning site instructions
  • Producing subcontractor instruction/variation reports
  • Agreeing final account with subcontractors
  • Fully completing monthly cost reports for approval

Requirements:

  • Proven experience as a Quantity Surveyor within the housebuilding industry.
  • Strong knowledge of construction materials, processes, and regulations.
  • Proficiency in relevant software tools, including Excel, cost estimating software, and project management systems.
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively across teams.
  • A results-driven mindset with a keen eye for detail and accuracy.

Why Join Us? By joining our team, you'll benefit from:

  • A supportive and collaborative work environment that values your contributions.
  • Exciting opportunities for professional growth and career advancement.
  • Involvement in innovative and impactful projects that make a difference in people's lives.
  • Competitive compensation package and comprehensive benefits

This is an outstanding opportunity for someone to progress within a Private Housing Developer with unrivalled staff retention levels.

 
 
Location: Exeter, UK
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Salary type: Annual
Salary: Negotiable
Job published: 08-02-2024
Job ID: 33649

Adoptions and Utilities Manager

The candidate for this role must have relevant experience in a similar position with a recognised housing developer.

They should have a detailed understanding of Highway and Water industry standards.

Be capable managing and monitoring the S104/S185/S278 & S38 application process to ensure that the agreements are in place to meet programme.

Have working knowledge of the processes for making utilities enquires, capacity requirements etc to ensure that utilities diversions and services are procured to meet project programmes.  

 

 

Relevant experience

Planning

  • Produce technical reports for land appraisals.
  • Investigate existing services infrastructure and contact utility providers regarding capacities and connections. Liaise with Civil Engineer regarding diversions and easement requirements.
  • Comment on planning layouts and engineering at early stage to ensure S104 & S38/ S278 compliant designs).
  • Comment on planning layouts and potential to value engineer.
  • Attend weekly Technical & Land meeting

 

Post-Planning & Site Start

  • Participate in the preparation of information required for clearance of all planning conditions.
  • Attend weekly Technical & Land meeting
  • Utilities management, including;

Procure, manage and coordinate utilities design proposals.

Ensure orders are placed for the supply of all services to meet the production programme.

Meet with utility providers on site as required

Manage Utilities Tracker and issue weekly report.

  • Liaise with Sales and Local Authority regarding street naming and numbering. Submit street naming application.
  • Manage COR (change of responsibility) Schedule including MPRN and MPAN, manage handover procedure to accounts. Issue Meter Call Off request forms to site.
  • Manage S38, S278, S104 & S185 applications, liaise with the designers to ensure all audit responses are returned in a timely manner and address queries raised. Provide supporting information e.g. title deeds etc when requested. Monitor timescales and communications from submission through to sectional agreements and bonds being put in place.
  • Liaise with Surety Providers to get bond agreements in place.

Agree and formalise the detail of all adoption agreements.

  • Submit TTRO applications as required
  • Agree and manage bond and supervision payments.

 

Construction

  • Respond to site queries regarding services and connections, disconnections etc
  • Monitor site programmes and pursue adoption completion procedures to facilitate road and sewer adoption.
  • Support the management of services providers throughout the construction process to ensure all information has been coordinated and fees paid as required to meet the construction programme.

Site Completion

  • Arrange as-built & cctv surveys, Annex 4 etc. as required to complete the adoption process.
  • Arrange inspections with relevant authorities.
  • Manage bond and remedial schedule. Liaise with commercial regarding contractor availability and instruction of remedials. Issue monthly report on status of all outstanding remedials.
  • Liaise with surety provider to advise on adoption status.
  • Advise energy provider when S38 adoptions are agreed to facilitate handover of streetlight costs.

 

Location: Taunton, UK
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Salary type: Annual
Salary: Negotiable
Job published: 06-02-2024
Job ID: 33643

Senior Quantity Surveyor

Permanent or freelance options being considered.

  • Dartmouth Based Project with Hybrid Working
  • High-end development
  • Sizeable business with family feel
  • Stable management team and business


This respected contractor  seeks the appointment of a suitably Qualified Quantity Surveyor able to work as part of the management team, reporting to the Operations Manager with the support of the procurement and technical teams.

The company has a great culture and quality focussed approach to its work and as such seeks the services of an ethical and value-orientated person who can work well within a team.

The role will see you take ownership of a very high-end lifestyle development you will report to a visiting commercial manager..

You will manage the subcontractor interface ensuring quality and value whilst reporting to the company board on all site matters.  The role is well supported and will suit someone looking to move up into a commercial manager role.

An excellent salary and benefits package is on offer as is a stable and team orientated work environment.

For more information on this unique role please do not hesitate to make contact in complete confidence.

Type:Permanent
Start Date:
Location: UK
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Salary type: Annual
Salary: Negotiable
Job published: 23-01-2024
Job ID: 33624

Senior Site Manager/ Site Manager (Long-term Freelance)


• New Build Apartments and Housing- all high-end
• Unique construction management specialists
• Be part of a real team effort working with a Project Manager
• Take control of the day to day construction management

To be considered for the role you will need to have experience in delivering projects above housing and apartment projects over £5m.


You will be SMSTS and CSCS certified and be able to build and maintain good working relationships with consultants, suppliers and your internal team. If you want to get away from the paperwork and get back into building a quality projects  then Please call or email for further details.

Location: Torquay, UK
Job type: Contract
Emp type: Full-time
Pay rate: Negotiable
Job published: 23-01-2024
Job ID: 33631

Our client, a inner city Retrofit specialist is actively looking for a Site Manager to assist the Project lead on a project situated in Bristol City Centre.

The ideal candidate will be knowledgeable and experienced in refurbishment / Retrofit works on Multi - Storey Residential Programmes.

Responsibilities include: 

  • To undertake the day-to-day management of construction activities in order to maximise the company’s profitability and client satisfaction whilst ensuring programme, Health and Safety and Quality Control are upheld to the highest of standards at all times. 
  • Assist the Contracts Manager/ Project Manager with pre-start details and attend pre-start meetings with the client as necessary to ensure smooth site set up and full knowledge of the project to manage it through to completion. 
  • To issue monthly site progress reports to the Contracts Manager and client to monitor progress against the programme schedule. 
  • Ensuring all site attendees (direct employees and subcontractors) work in line with Health & Safety procedures / initiatives 

Essential Skills 

  • Previous Site Management experience 
  • Ability to fully operate Microsoft Office (e.g. Microsoft Projects, Programming, etc) 
  • Excellent organisational skills 
  • Financial and commercial awareness 
  • Effectively manage time in order to meet deadlines 
  • Up to date relevant knowledge of building legislation 
  • Up to date relevant knowledge of Health and Safety legislation 
  • Understanding of local government 
  • Reading and accurately interpreting programmes, drawings and technical specifications Understanding and appropriately sharing build programmes.

This is an immediate requirement, so should you be interested please contact us ASAP.

Location: Bristol, UK
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Salary type: Annual
Salary: Negotiable
Job published: 22-01-2024
Job ID: 33627

Our client, a inner city Retrofit specialist is actively looking for a Site Manager to assist the Project lead on a project situated in Bristol City Centre.

The ideal candidate will be knowledgeable and experienced in refurbishment / Retrofit works on Multi - Storey Residential Programmes.

Responsibilities include: 

  • To undertake the day-to-day management of construction activities in order to maximise the company’s profitability and client satisfaction whilst ensuring programme, Health and Safety and Quality Control are upheld to the highest of standards at all times. 
  • Assist the Contracts Manager/ Project Manager with pre-start details and attend pre-start meetings with the client as necessary to ensure smooth site set up and full knowledge of the project to manage it through to completion. 
  • To issue monthly site progress reports to the Contracts Manager and client to monitor progress against the programme schedule. 
  • Ensuring all site attendees (direct employees and subcontractors) work in line with Health & Safety procedures / initiatives 

Essential Skills 

  • Previous Site Management experience 
  • Ability to fully operate Microsoft Office (e.g. Microsoft Projects, Programming, etc) 
  • Excellent organisational skills 
  • Financial and commercial awareness 
  • Effectively manage time in order to meet deadlines 
  • Up to date relevant knowledge of building legislation 
  • Up to date relevant knowledge of Health and Safety legislation 
  • Understanding of local government 
  • Reading and accurately interpreting programmes, drawings and technical specifications Understanding and appropriately sharing build programmes.

This is an immediate requirement, so should you be interested please contact us ASAP.

Location: UK
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Salary type: Annual
Salary: Negotiable
Job published: 22-01-2024
Job ID: 33626

Groundwork Quantity Surveyor

This specialist housing developer is actively looking for a Groundworking biased Quantity Surveyor to join their Exeter regional office 

We are looking for someone with extensive groundworks experience accompanied with a qualification within a discipline involving Quantity Surveying or Civil Engineering.

You should also have at least 3 years' experience within a similiar environment.

Overview

• Responsible for management of commercial functions

• Preparing bill of quantities under various methods of measurement

• Feasibility studies

• Processing tender documentation

• Measuring works on site

• Subcontractor payments

• Processing payment applications

• More specific duties will depend on the level of the individual as the role can be        tailored appropriately. 

• Previous experience as Quantity Surveyor in the housing / groundworks or Civil Engineering sector

• Strong leadership and interpersonal skills.

• Time-management skills and the ability to meet deadlines

• Numeracy and IT skills including MS Office, Word and Excel

• Full UK Driving License

• Happy with travel across the Devon region.

This is an outsstanding opportunity for someone to join a forward thinking company with exceptional promotional prospects

Location: Exeter, UK
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Salary type: Annual
Salary: Negotiable
Job published: 07-12-2023
Job ID: 33562

Job Title: Quantity Surveyor - New Build Project

Location: Bristol, United Kingdom

High profile, Long-term Project

Strong local portfolio of work

Good reputation as an employer and builder

Company Overview: A leading construction and development firm known for delivering high-quality projects across the Southwest

We are currently seeking a skilled and experienced Quantity Surveyor to join our dynamic team for an exciting new build project in Bristol.

Position Overview: As a Quantity Surveyor, you will play a crucial role in ensuring the successful financial and contractual management of the project. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in quantity surveying, with a focus on new build construction projects. This is an excellent opportunity for a proactive and detail-oriented professional to contribute to the success of a high-profile development in Bristol.

Responsibilities:

  1. Cost Management: Efficiently manage project costs, including budgeting, forecasting, and financial reporting.
  2. Contract Administration: Administer and manage contracts, ensuring compliance and minimizing risks.
  3. Tendering: Prepare and analyze tender documents, manage the tendering process, and negotiate contracts.
  4. Value Engineering: Identify opportunities for value engineering and cost-saving measures without compromising quality.
  5. Financial Reporting: Provide accurate and timely financial reports to senior management.
  6. Subcontractor Management: Evaluate and manage subcontractor performance, including payments and variations.
  7. Risk Management: Proactively identify and manage project risks, implementing mitigation strategies as needed.
  8. Client Relations: Build and maintain positive relationships with clients and stakeholders.

Requirements:

  1. Qualifications: Degree /HND in Quantity Surveying or a related field.
  2. Experience: Proven experience as a Quantity Surveyor, preferably on new build projects.
  3. Skills: Strong analytical, negotiation, and communication skills. Proficient in relevant software tools.
  4. Certification: Membership in a relevant professional body (e.g., RICS) is desirable.
  5. Team Player: Ability to work collaboratively within a team and coordinate with various stakeholders.

How to Apply: If you are a motivated Quantity Surveyor with a passion for delivering successful construction projects, please submit your resume and a cover letter detailing your relevant experience to Avocet Recruitment Ltd

Application Deadline: Jan 2024

Note: We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Avocet Recruitment is committed to providing a positive and inclusive workplace environment. We look forward to welcoming a new team member who shares our commitment to excellence and innovation in the construction industry.

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Location: Wapping Wharf, UK
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Salary type: Annual
Salary: Negotiable
Job published: 05-12-2023
Job ID: 33552

Job Title: Contracts Manager - New Build and Refurbishment Projects

Location: Bristol, United Kingdom

Company Overview: This reputable construction and development firm with a proven track record of delivering excellence in the industry. We are currently seeking a talented Contracts Manager to oversee and lead our new build and refurbishment projects in Bristol. If you have a passion for delivering high-quality construction projects and possess excellent project management skills, we invite you to join our dynamic team.

Position Overview: As a Contracts Manager, you will be responsible for the successful delivery of both new build and refurbishment projects in Bristol. You will play a pivotal role in project planning, coordination, and execution, ensuring that projects are completed on time, within budget, and to the highest standards. This is a fantastic opportunity for a motivated individual to contribute to the success of our diverse portfolio of construction projects.

Responsibilities:

  1. Project Planning: Develop and implement comprehensive project plans, considering timelines, budgets, and resource allocation.
  2. Contract Management: Oversee the execution of contracts, ensuring compliance, risk management, and client satisfaction.
  3. Team Leadership: Lead and motivate project teams, fostering collaboration and effective communication.
  4. Quality Control: Implement and maintain rigorous quality control measures to meet and exceed project specifications.
  5. Client Relations: Cultivate positive relationships with clients, ensuring their expectations are met and exceeded.
  6. Budgeting and Cost Control: Manage project budgets, monitor costs, and implement cost-control measures.
  7. Risk Management: Identify and mitigate project risks, working to ensure a smooth and successful project delivery.
  8. Health and Safety Compliance: Ensure strict adherence to health and safety standards on all projects.

Requirements:

  1. Qualifications: Degree in Construction Management or a related field.
  2. Experience: Proven experience as a Contracts Manager, particularly in overseeing both new build and refurbishment projects.
  3. Leadership Skills: Strong leadership and team management skills, with a proactive and collaborative approach.
  4. Communication: Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to liaise effectively with clients, contractors, and internal teams.
  5. Problem-Solving: Demonstrated ability to identify challenges and implement effective solutions.
  6. Organizational Skills: Highly organized with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  7. Industry Knowledge: Up-to-date knowledge of construction industry regulations, standards, and best practices.

How to Apply: If you are an experienced Contracts Manager looking for a new challenge with a forward-thinking company, please submit your resume and a cover letter outlining your relevant experience to [Your Email Address].

Application Deadline: Jan 2024

Avocet Recruitment is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applications from candidates of all backgrounds. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Join us in shaping the future of construction and contribute to the success of our exciting projects in Bristol. We look forward to welcoming a driven and skilled Contracts Manager to our team.

Location: Bristol, UK
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Salary type: Annual
Salary: Negotiable
Job published: 05-12-2023
Job ID: 33551