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Senior Quantity Surveyor

Competitive salary + Bonus + Company car (and fuel card) or car allowance

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Senior Quantity Surveyor to join our Regional Development team based at central head office in Holmewood, Chesterfield.

The Role

To be considered for this role, you must be currently working as a Senior Quantity Surveyor who has experience of working for a residential housebuilder.

Excellent communication and relationship building skills are essential for this role along with proven and documented knowledge of all elements within the Commercial function.

Reporting to the Regional Development Director, you must be able to demonstrate excellent report writing and a strong understanding of Quantity Surveying within the house building industry whilst also conveying a keen Commercial awareness.


Key duties and requirements

  • To manage build costs, cash flows and budget financial information as per Group policies and processes.
  • To ensure Group policies and processes are followed and reported fully on all build-related expenditure.
  • Management of the working partnerships with Housing Associations, third party providers and sub-contractors to ensure that all contractual terms are met and ensure that all orders are placed, managed and settled in alignment with Avant policies and processes.
  • A key part of determining and agreeing site start programmes and timescales.
  • Assisting in the production of MI and estimates in relation to Land Appraisals.
  • PFA management for allocated developments
  • Authorise and commit expenditure on the internal COINS ERP system
  • Produce key status reports and updates on all KPIs relating to the Commercial function within the Regional Development team.

Who are we looking for?

As well as being able to demonstrate your experience within the Quantity Surveying field, you must also possess an aptitude to combine strong organisational and communication skills with the ability to relate to all levels of staff and stakeholders, whilst also maintaining a keen desire to work in a quality driven business.

A ‘Can Do’ attitude and smart appearance is vital as you will be presented to the business as a direct representative of the wider Regional Development team and regional business.

The ideal candidate will also convey a flexible attitude in relation to business needs.

To be considered for this role you must also possess;

  • A full UK driving licence 
  • In depth knowledge and experience within the Quantity Surveying field with a key focus on new homes
  • Good awareness of codes of practice that impact on commercial matters e.g. Building Regulations, NHBC requirements, HSE etc.
    • Knowledge of Construction Design Management Regulations
  • A good understanding of the financial implications of the methods and sequences of build.
  • Good Finance / Commercial awareness & Technical knowledge
  • In-depth knowledge of the Construction Industry
  • Good Knowledge of commercial and financial management systems and controls


Due to the nature of the role, only candidates with previous New Homes experience will be considered for this position.

Avant Homes

The team at Avant Homes receive a high volume of applications for each role. If you have not heard back from us within 14 days, unfortunately, your application has been unsuccessful at this time.