Quantity Surveyor / Estimator - Modular Construction

EstimatingPosted at: 18 May 2022

Quantity Surveyor / Estimator – Modular Construction

Estimating.Swansea (UK) Working at Daiwa House Modular Europe

For our UK office in Swansea we are looking for an enthusiastic full-time Quantity Surveyor / Estimator.

Daiwa House Modular Europe is the European market leader in modular construction and active in the Netherlands, Belgium, the UK and Germany. In 2021, the Japanese Daiwa House – the largest industrial builder in the world – took a strategic stake in the Dutch Jan Snel. This has created Daiwa House Modular Europe; the platform for Daiwa House to further expand the modular business across Europe.

We see the UK as one of our key overseas growth markets, and aim to grow the UK operation into a £300m + turnover business within the next 5 years. This will include delivering in excess of 1000 new homes per year within the next 5-7 years. To help achieve these ambitious goals, plans are in place to develop our own UK factory within the next 6-12 months. This brings great opportunities, offering ambitious people the chance to join a global organisation.

Modular building is a building technique in which modules are manufactured in advance in our own production halls and assembled into complete buildings on site. Industrialized modular construction is the solution to the housing shortage and also leads to 50% less CO2 emissions. It is our ambition to move towards far-reaching circular and industrialized production in the coming years.

Quantity Surveyor / Estimator – Modular Construction

  • Work experience3-5 year
  • LocationSwansea (UK)
  • Employment typePermanent
  • Full-time / Part-timeFull-time
  • Salary indicationTo be determined
  • Level of educationHigher education
  • Area of ​​ExpertiseEstimating
  • Closing date31st of August 2022

You are going to make it at Daiwa House Modular Europe
The Endless Heart logo of Daiwa House symbolizes, among other things, the value we place on continuous investment in growth, development and attention to our employees.
As an organisation, we stand for sustainability, circularity and innovation. These are inspiring values, which hopefully will also motivate you to make it at Daiwa House Modular Europe!

You are going to make it as: Quantity Surveyor / Estimator
As a Quantity Surveyor / Estimator you will support the Estimating and Commercial Teams in ensuring that projects are delivered to budget and return a profit, and will assist with the preparation of tenders being worked on by the estimating team.

You will be expected to:

  • Have full scope of all commercial duties on projects;
  • Run and manage the commercial aspects of all projects from initial estimating to final invoicing;
  • Help to deliver all projects to budget;
  • Prepare accurate valuations;
  • Price and track variations;
  • Be part of a collaborate team spanning sales, estimating, admin and project management;
  • Create and approve invoices;
  • Have some modular experience (desired but not essential);
  • Possess good working knowledge of JCT & NEC forms of contract;
  • Be confident in settling final accounts.
  • Have experience of working on new build construction projects as a main contractor (desired);
  • Have experience of all MS packages along with having excellent communication & negotiation skills.

Further duties include

  • Control of cost and value;
  • Subcontractor procurement, payment and management;
  • Monthly management reporting;
  • Protection of the company’s commercial interests;
  • Working closely with the project team to enable project delivery/success.

We offer you

  • A challenging and responsible position within a healthy, strong and growing company with a pleasant working environment;
  • Our people make the difference; the team spirit and appreciation for each other is tangible and there is much room for own initiative;
  • You will work within a company that brings concrete solutions to the market to solve housing issues faster, with an eye for sustainability and circularity;
  • A chance to be mentored and guided by experienced members of the team;
  • Career progression opportunities to Senior QS / Senior Estimator level;
  • If you want to develop yourself personally with professional training courses, we offer plenty of opportunities to do so;
  • A competitive starting salary package;
  • Some flexible working arrangements if required.

Will we hear from you soon?

Are you enthusiastic about the function Quantity Surveyor / Estimator? Then we would like to get to know you. So apply today. Do you have any questions or would you like more information about the position? Please contact Martyn Harris (Location Manager Wales) via telephone number +44 (0)1792 946 284

*** Direct applications only, please also provide a cover letter with CV in the first instance. ***

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You are going to make it at Daiwa House Modular Europe

Daiwa House Modular Europe is the European market leader in the modular building sector. The organisation is active in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and the United Kingdom.

Industrialised modular building is the perfect solution for the housing shortage. On top of that, it results in a reduction of carbon emissions by up to 50%. Our ambition for the coming years is to move towards largely circular and industrialised production. Our organisation’s core principles are sustainability, circularity and innovation. These are inspirational values that we hope will motivate you too to come and make it at Daiwa House Modular Europe!


Daiwa House Modular Europe

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