Full Time, Hybrid Working

Having grown steadily over the past 20 years, Barr Group Ltd. are delighted to be expanding our strong, collaborative team. We are searching for an experienced Quantity Surveyor, who will become an integral part of the organisation, taking advantage of great training and development opportunities, job security, benefits and compensation.

As a Quantity Surveyor, for a CIOB Chartered Building Company, you would work closely with the relevant Contracts Manager, Commercial Manager and external contract administrator, architect, client and specialist subcontractors. The Barr Group QS is responsible for managing all financial aspects of a project, securing the highest quality and standards, whilst ensuring that each project remains commercially viable.

Our quantity surveyors thrive on a hybrid working model, offering the autonomy to manage their time effectively, between sites, home and office. Barr Group HQ is just off the M40; less than an hour from London, and within easy access of the home counties, the Cotswolds and the Midlands.

Benefits:

As well are a competitive salary package and performance-based bonus additional benefits include:

  • Hybrid working.
  • Flexible hours.
  • Informal dress code.
  • Company pension contributions.
  • Onsite parking.
  • Electric vehicle support scheme – with onsite charging points.
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Employee referral scheme.
  • Health and wellbeing initiatives.
  • Lively company social calendar.

The Quantity Surveyor's role:

  • Assisting the project team in the pricing, recording and accounting for variations across multiple projects.
  • Responsibility for accuracy of VAT assessments/calculations and long-term secured cashflow documents.
  • Managing the handover from estimator of financial information.
  • Agreeing package composition, setting and overseeing buying targets.
  • Directing the rebid process/pursue commercial package negotiations.
  • Producing initial CVR/buying report for each package and prepare relevant documentation.
  • Leading financial sections for post tender interviews and pre-order meetings.
  • Carrying out financial checks on subcontractors, agreeing detailed T&Cs and preliminaries set-up cost.
  • Preparing and maintaining cash flow forecasts, CVRs, progress report financials.
  • Report project cash position (to CM), ensuring up to date PQS/client cost report.
  • Monitor and control materials and sundries purchase, negotiating rates, terms and place orders for major materials packages.
  • Responsibility for payment schedule, monthly valuations with PQS, monthly valuations with subcontractors and invoice sign off.
  • Maintaining VO schedule, ensuring prompt agreement with all relevant parties and highlighting risk to project programme.
  • Responsibility for insurance and renewals, including timely warranty procurement.

What will you bring?

  • Preferably you will have a relevant degree level qualification and direct QS experience. A full driving licence is also required.
  • Strong practical, logical, and methodical approach thinking and problem solving.
  • Knowledge of traditional building methods and products associated with the refurbishment of listed buildings, in particular heritage residential properties.
  • Proven experience of managing building costs.
  • Experience of working with contractors and negotiating contracts to requirements.
  • Experience of health and safety management.
  • Experience of managing and monitoring a budget and providing required reports.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with ability to negotiate and influence.
  • Knowledge of the construction industry and trades.
  • Knowledge of budget planning and costings.
  • Competent IT skills (including Microsoft Office package).
  • Knowledge of building contracts (including JCT products) and tendering procedures.
  • Experience in creating Bill of Quantities and Schedules of Works.

More about careers with Barr Group:

We are looking for individuals who want to be a part of something bigger than just a construction company. The Barr Group are a "work family", who support each other and operate as a team. Our mantra is to "always build better" and every member of the organisation contributes to achieving this goal.

We are privileged to work on exciting design-led projects, with positive, challenging, supportive work environments, individualised training programs and a wealth of opportunities for future career progression.

At Barr Group we work hard and play hard. Because we all work in different places, we try to get together as much as possible. As well as after-work drinks meetups, the Barr Group social calendar includes a Tough Mudder, team bowling, a summer family BBQ, Junkyard Golf, karting and lots more. We also run company wellness sessions, a weekly HIT class and Tuesday night footy!

If you are interested in a career with Barr Group we would very much like to hear from you. Please send your CV, along with covering email to recruitment@barr.group

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Barr Group Social Events
At Barr Group we work hard and play hard. Because we all work in different places, we try to get together as much as possible. As well as after-work drinks meet ups.
1/7 FAMILY SUMMER PARTY

We have been privileged to be involved with some amazing community projects, both here in Oxfordshire and overseas.

2/7 Tough Mudder

We have been privileged to be involved with some amazing community projects, both here in Oxfordshire and overseas.

3/7 5-A-SIDE FOOTBALL

We have been privileged to be involved with some amazing community projects, both here in Oxfordshire and overseas.

4/7 Go Karting

We have been privileged to be involved with some amazing community projects, both here in Oxfordshire and overseas.

5/7 PUB DRINKS

We have been privileged to be involved with some amazing community projects, both here in Oxfordshire and overseas.

6/7 Junkyard Golf

We have been privileged to be involved with some amazing community projects, both here in Oxfordshire and overseas.

7/7 Bowling & Pizza

We have been privileged to be involved with some amazing community projects, both here in Oxfordshire and overseas.