Rydon Homes - Estimator



ABOUT US 1.0 What we do 1.1 History 1.2 Culture and Values 1.3 What We Do

CURRENT DEVELOPMENTS 2.1 Waters Reach 2.2 Laytonfields 2.3 Woodland Place THE ROLE THE SELECTION PROCESS


Rydon Homes is a well-established development company specialising in the creation of high-quality homes across the south east of England, particularly in Kent, Sussex and Hampshire.

We are part of the Rydon Group, which delivers quality solutions in the built environment for education, housing and healthcare to shape and advance people’s lives. With Rydon Homes, the Group also incorporates Rydon Construction and Rydon Maintenance, which cover general contracting, refurbishment, remediation, cross subsidy, regeneration, property maintenance and residential and commercial property development, while Ryhurst focuses on developing bespoke product/service solutions for the health and social care markets. Rydon brings together an immense wealth of experience, expertise and talent, united by common values and principles, focused on partnering with our clients to enhance the quality of living for the communities in which we work. Learn more about the Rydon Group by visiting our website www.rydon.co.uk Find out about the Rydon Homes Board of Directors and read their individual profiles by clicking here. If you are interested in a career with the Rydon Group then visit www.rydon.co.uk/careers

Rydon Homes is an NHBC registered developer and builder and as such we design and build not only in accordance with the Building Regulations, but also to the exacting NHBC Standards. Each home is inspected by the NHBC at key stages, thus ensuring our compliance with those standards. All of our sites are registered to the Considerate Constructors Scheme. This means that during the construction process we are committed to minimising the impact on the local community by being clean, respectful, safe, environmentally conscious, responsible and accountable. We also aim to consistently achieve “Performance beyond Compliance”. In April 2010 NHBC introduced the Consumer Code for Home Builders, which outlines certain requirements for good practise to support and protect home buyers. We take great pride in ensuring we deliver the best quality homes and customer service. As such, we already exceed the Consumer Code’s minimum requirements. Click here to download the Consumer Code for Home Builders. We are committed to delivering excellent customer service and un-biased feedback from our purchasers provides an invaluable part of our strategy to continually improve. Rydon Homes works with independent specialist research company In-house to consistently measure our performance through customer satisfaction surveys following the completion of a home purchase.

Rydon has a really open culture that thrives because people are treated (and treat eachother) with a fairness and respect that is often not found in some of the larger competitors, but Rydon is still commercial enough to substantially differentiate and compete in the current market. Rydon is a people business and certainly not at all impersonal which is a good thing. We take learning and development seriously. We have a good average tenure (7 years at manager level) and more than 15 years at director level.


From our beginnings in 1978, Rydon has grown into a multi-faceted company, employing over 750 people. Rydon Construction, Rydon Homes and Rydon Maintenance cover general contracting, refurbishment, remediation, cross subsidy, regeneration, property maintenance and residential and commercial property development, while Ryhurst focuses on delivering creative and practical solutions to health and community estates requirements and challenges. Our people are at the heart of our success Each division within Rydon has its own specialist skills and can operate independently or through integrated, cross-disciplined programmes involving various components of the Group. This allows us to deploy our capabilities in a manner that best suits the specific needs of our clients. Key facts Founded: 1978 Number of staff: 750+ Sectors: Housing, healthcare, education, defence, commercial. Divisions: Rydon Construction, Rydon Homes, Rydon Maintenance and Ryhurst. Timeline: 2010: Rydon acquires Equipe Regeneration, bringing Myatts Field North PFI project into Rydon’s portfolio. 2010: Ryhurst enters into the country’s first whole estates joint venture partnership with Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust. 2010: Preston office opens. 2009: Insite Energy, a joint venture between Rydon & Fontenergy, is launched as a specialist in providing metering & billing services to customers connected to communal and district heating networks. 2009: Rydon Maintenance becomes a founding member of the Considerate Constructors Scheme Company Registration programme. 2009: The Dartford office opens with a dedicated call centre for Rydon Maintenance. 2007: The Prince’s Trust partners with Rydon to run the first ever Get into Construction programme held entirely on a live construction site. 2007: Rydon’s largest scheme to date, the regeneration of Packington Estate, starts on site, due for completion in 2017. 2006: Rydon’s Bristol office opens in Ham Green. 2004: Rydon expands into the South West, securing the largest mental health PFI contract in the country for the Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust. 2002: Rydon enters the PPP (Public Private Partnership) market with the pathfinder PFI scheme for the Chalcots Estate, Camden. 2000: Rydon Group name is born as the umbrella brand for all of Rydon’s operations. 1997: Rydon Maintenance is first registered as a refurbishment & hard FM provider to housing associations, local authorities, NHS Trusts & the education sector. 1996: Ryhurst is registered as a specialist provider of land and asset solutions to the health and social care markets. 1981: Rydon Construction operational as a construction and development company, carrying out works that include social housing, health and education projects, urban regeneration, PFI and LIFT schemes. Rydon Homes becomes a separate division. 1978: Rydon is founded with headquarters in Forest Row, East Sussex.

Culture & Values

Every company has its culture. Ours is one of commitment, excellent professional standards and respect for our employees, clients, partners and suppliers. Teamwork is another watchword, both within the company and with our partners and clients, and we approach this with transparency, honesty and respect. Leadership within Rydon is open and transparent. This means that considerable focus is placed on communication, keeping everyone informed of how the company is performing and what they can do to help to take the company forward. Discussion is encouraged and we aim to listen to all good ideas and to give credit

where these are acted on. Rydon’s Mission Statement

To work as a coordinated team with like-minded partners and clients to deliver improved community environments for the benefit of current and future generations, and to do so in a manner which enables us to grow sustainably. Rydon’s Values Rydon will continue to succeed as long as we:

• Are respectful and personable to all with whom we work. • Consider teamwork as the best way to get things done. • Are enthusiastic in our approach to every challenge. • Are honest and open in all our communication.


Welcome to Waters Reach, an outstanding collection of 2, 3, 4 and 5 bedroom homes, situated in the sought after market town of Wadhurst in the heart of the Sussex Weald. Overlooking Bewl Water and the surrounding rolling countryside, these highly specified new homes are forged from high quality materials inside and out and bring together the elements of exceptional modern living. Historic Wadhurst features an inviting array of independent and boutique shops, pubs and restaurants, first-rate private and state-run local schools for all age ranges and a welcoming social events calendar fit for this vibrant and connected community. Outdoor adventures and leisure are a plenty, with community sports facilities, spectacular golf courses and Bewl Water, the largest stretch of open water in the South East, ensuring Waters Reach offers a remarkable quality of life. Mainline rail services are a short distance away at Wadhurst Railway Station and road links are close by with the A26 heading north through nearby Tunbridge Wells and the A21 towards London. For more information and to be kept up to date with the latest on this new development by Rydon Homes, please register your interest via our contact form or call our sales advisor on 01892 507005.

Case Study


Delve into Woodland Place, set amongst the ancient bows of age-old woodland, an enchanting collection of two, three, four and five bedroom quality homes just moments from the sought-after village of Billingshurst. Created by Rydon Homes, Woodland Place is a perfect blend of traditional design on the outside, reflecting a classic Sussex style, with uncompromisingly modern interiors, perfect for 21st century family living. A five minute stroll away the mainline railway station will swiftly bring you back into the connected world providing services to Horsham in less than ten minutes. Gatwick Airport and London Victoria are also accessible by rail to the north as well as Chichester and the coast to the south. To the south of the village are the unique expanses of South Downs National Park, a patchwork Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty where the views are seemingly endless and simply breathtaking. Each new home at Woodland Place offers bright, airy and well-proportioned layouts, designed to adapt to ever-changing family needs and with designer kitchens and luxurious bathrooms. Parking and generous gardens complete the setting for this tranquil escape to the country.

Case Study


Situated next to the South Downs National Park, our new development of just 17 homes at Hurstpierpoint in West Sussex comprises two, three, four and five-bedroom one and two storey contemporary homes. Hurstpierpoint village has a charming historic high street well served by a wide range of traditional and independent establishments and offers a lively calendar of community events and activities. Mainline rail services are just a short distance away at Hassocks Railway Station and road links are close by with the A23 heading south towards Brighton and north towards the M23 and London.

Case Study


A niche developer is looking to appoint an Estimator their team in East Sussex. They are a well-established development company specialising in the creation of high-quality homes across the south east of England, particularly in Kent, Sussex and Hampshire. They are well known for their quality developments of high specification homes often built in highly sought after, semi-rural settings to the standard our customers have come to expect. Job Purpose A rare opportunity has arisen for a talented Estimator to join their Development business; Based in their head office in East Sussex. This role is responsible for providing cost estimates / management throughout the construction phase of our high specification developments. You will establish cost targets by analysing, monitoring and predicting market cost levels of materials and subcontractors to enable the business to accurately minimise financial risk whilst ensuring margins are maintained throughout the construction phases of our schemes. Other key duties include: • Visiting proposed sites and producing estimates of construction costs from limited information • Develop and refine estimates during the design process, liaising with the technical department • Identify and quantify abnormal risk areas • Support and cost information to support the land department during site purchases • Take off and price quantities from final design information and produce bill of quantities • Advise technical department of discrepancies on design drawings • Value engineer where possible throughout the construction process through the use of alternative methods or materials • Attend and contribute to client meetings • Track turn out cost during contract and on completion for ongoing cost and comparison views. • This is a key role and provides significant opportunity for further personal development. Experience Required The preferred candidate will have previous experience gained as an Estimator, ideally within a home’s Development Company or main contractor. You should be experienced in ‘take offs’ (i.e. making the correct conclusions regarding costs and quantities from drawings) as well as have experience of using Estimating software such as Conquest. The preferred candidate will have excellent numeracy skills, be highly organised with great interpersonal skills. Apply for this position below or alternatively for further information please contact David Weaving on 020 8892 0115. If you are seeking a career move but this position is not right for you please browse the other vacancies on our website. We are specialists in Construction Recruitment and have a range of posts available. We also welcome speculative applications.


For a confidential and informal discussion, please contact our advisor David Weaving of The Management Recruitment Group (MRG) on;

T: 020 8892 0115

M: 07964 465 343

E: david.weaving@mrgpeople.co.uk

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