Surveying Manager - Ref 5230

  • Closing Date: 15 February 2019
  • Location: North of Scotland

CALA Homes (North) Ltd are recruiting for a Surveying Manager to join their team based in Westhill, Aberdeen.

CALA is the UK’s most upmarket major homebuilder, a leading developer of premium homes and sustainable communities in affluent areas of southern England and Scotland. The CALA brand is highly regarded within the industry and aspirational for many homebuyers. With a customer-led focus, we design places and build homes for purchasers who value a premium product, and we have a strong heritage in the market for detached family homes. The homes we build are characterised by exceptional design, sector-leading build quality, and work is regularly recognised in many coveted industry awards. 

You will report to the Commercial Manager and will act as development surveyor for a limited number of developments in line with company procedures, industry best practice and legal requirements. 

You will play a key role in the budgeting and valuation process, creating and monitoring budgets for sub-contractors and materials, providing cost reports, monitoring prelim, fees, sales and marketing budgets, assisting the Construction, Technical and Sales teams respectively in managing these. You will also liaise with the buying function to order and control plant and materials required for projects, including raising sub contract orders as necessary.

You will be expected to compile accurate actual costs for products built to assist with the generation of land viabilities and appraisals for future developments.

Experience of working in the house building industry is essential.   You should have a good technical knowledge of Infrastructure works and all other house build trades.  Knowledge of standard forms of contract is desirable but not essential. Teamwork will be a key requirement of the role and you must be able to demonstrate and apply key experience in managing and developing teams with a focus on driving performance whilst maintaining the required culture and environment. 

The role will be varied and deadline driven so you should have excellent organisational and time management skills with the ability to adapt to change and prioritise accordingly whilst still maintaining attention to detail. IT skills are a must, with Sitestream (or similar land viability software) experience being preferred as well as Microsoft Office packages. Our ideal candidate will have proven verbal, written and listening communication skills with a willingness to understand and appreciate the wider aims of the business. 

You will contribute to a strong culture which strives to achieve 100% customer satisfaction and design excellence. We are committed to investing in and developing our people, delivering business excellence and adding value for our customers. In exchange for your commitment to our fundamental values of Passion, Quality, Respect and Delivery, we offer a competitive package including a car or cash allowance, company bonus scheme, medical cover, professional development opportunities and more.

To apply, please click the button below and attach your CV and covering letter detailing your current or expected remuneration package.  Please note if these are two separate documents you will need to attach them as a zip file.  For more information you can contact the HR team by emailing using the subject heading ‘Surveying Manager – Ref 5230’ by 15th February 2019.

Closing date is 15 February 2019