Within the group, Wates Smartspace delivers high quality fit-out and refurbishment services for our multinational customers across all corners of the UK, creating attractive, efficient and profitable spaces that support our clients’ business strategies. Our highly skilled teams have a wealth of experience and a robust track record in undertaking a range of services from minor refresh works and conversions to full developer shell fit-outs and complex refurbishment projects.
We have an opportunity for a Project Surveyor to join our established Smartspace division. Reporting into the Commercial Manager, you will be expected to take accountability for the development, implementation of all pre and post contract strategies, commercial functions and contract reporting.
Key Accountabilities include:
Regularly review subcontract safety audits prior to payment authorisation.
Actively promote group SHE Policies
Develop and encourage project team performance encouraging and ensuring that Wates’ main contractual obligations and or strategies are executed and regularly reviewed
Regularly review project accountabilities
Demonstrate understanding of internal and external tender strategies / build up
Agree external valuations / cash flow to maximise project value
Work with the Surveying Manager to agree and produce main and subcontract final accounts
Contribute to the development of customer plans and sell the Wates brands and services to all project parties
Ensure all contractual processes are completed on time
To be successful in the role you will already have relevant commercial skills and experience including the ability to maximise value recovery, cost control and cash management as well as effectively use / understand financial reports and final accounts.
Alongside this you will be a confident communicator, able to demonstrate the ability to form and develop relationships with the client, PQS, design team and supply chain. You will also be committed to leading and developing commercial site teams.
A bit about us:
Wates is one of the largest and most successful family-owned private construction, development and property services companies in the UK. Our vision is to become the most trusted partner in the built environment with an ambition to become a £2bn turnover business.
As a progressive and rewarding business we offer our people the opportunity to grow their careers whilst working together to deliver the promises we make to our customers.
Our company values of integrity, intelligence, performance, teamwork and respect for people, communities and the environment run through our business at every level and are at the heart of everything we do.
The wellbeing and safety of our people is our priority, therefore creating a zero harm culture and encouraging a healthy work-life balance is important to us. Wates Group are a responsible and inclusive employer and are proud to have been recognised for this through accolades including C2E (Committed to Equality) and Investors in People (Gold).
We value each employee as an individual and offer flexible and competitive packages to support that.