Careers

We are an equal opportunities employer. This belief and approach applies to all aspects of employment including recruitment and selection, opportunities for training, development and promotion and our terms and conditions of engagement.

A highly competent, enthusiastic and ambitious workforce is the foundation upon which a successful business is built and as an employer Hill has always valued its people and encouraged them to achieve their full potential.

As well as highly competitive salaries, we also offer our staff many different benefits and rewards:

  • 26 days leave
  • Employees can select to either buy or sell up to four days holiday in any one holiday year
  • Employees are automatically included in the company pension scheme, which is non-contributory
  • All employees are covered by a Life Assurance Scheme up to the age of 65, the equivalent to three times basic salary will be paid to their next of kin
  • Employees are eligible upon satisfactory completion of their probationary period to join the company private medical insurance scheme
  • Eye care – If required for the purposes of VDU use or driving, a voucher will be provided to cover the cost of your eyesight test every two years and we will contribute £75 towards the cost of new glasses
  • We provide childcare vouchers via salary sacrifice, the employee will save Income Tax and National Insurance
  • Company Car /Car Allowance for many roles. We will make an incentive payment of £50 per month to those employees who opt for a low CO2 emission (below 100mg) Hybrid or Electric cars
  • We encourage our employees to participate in the Cycle to Work scheme

Keep up-to-date with career news and company updates on our LinkedIn site.

 

Current Vacancies

Sales Executive – London
  • Secure the sale of new homes and achieve reservations, contract exchanges and legal completions in line with company targets.
  • Become the reference point for the purchaser, and all other internal and external interested parties from first contact through to the completion of the house sale
  • Ensure all administrative and reporting requirements are met according to company policies and agreed time frames
  • Follow up leads to ensure that sales targets are met and customer satisfaction is measured to the level required
  • Maintain the presentation of the sales areas to the highest standard

 

Desired skills and experience:

  • Proven track record of selling new homes off plan
  • Skills in negotiation
  • Presenting features and benefits to secure sales to customers
  • Broad product knowledge of the London housing market
  • Computer skills – Outlook, Word, Excel
  • Strong Interpersonal Skills
  • Must be able to work under pressure to achieve deadlines
  • Needs to be able to communicate well, equally with customers, members of the team, all internal departments and outside agencies
  • Happy to take responsibility of duties
  • Flexible attitude to work/duties and the ability to work weekends and bank holidays as well as having flexibility within normal working hours

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Assistant Sales Executive – London
  • Initially the role will mainly be to support the sales team in administration duties whilst leaning and progressing into becoming a sales executive. This will be dealing directly with the customers meeting and greeting them and ensuring all the company’s Customer Journey paperwork is completed, returned by them and filed according to our procedures.
  • To maintain the presentation of the sales areas to the highest standard.
  • The position is a five day a week role which involves working every weekend.

Relevant Experience (including qualifications):

  • Experience of dealing with end user customers, preferably selling and ideally in the property market place.
  • Experience of administrative duties in an office.
  • Educated to A level standard Extensive experience and knowledge of Outlook, Word and Excel.

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Assistant Contract Surveyor – Cambridge

The Assistant Contract Surveyor role will involve:

  • Deliver subcontract procurement to a programme ensuring timely placed orders. Identify risks, gains, areas of design input or potential value engineering. Establish and monitor subcontract resources. Produce sub-contractor buying analyses together with detailed back-up information identifying the package summary for approval by the Senior Surveyor and then the Commercial Manager/Project Director/Regional Director, prior to order being placed.
  • Assist in the production of timely CVCs ensuring preliminary and material costs/forecasts are managed. Preparation of CVC’s to be reviewed with Technical, Production and Purchasing disciplines. CVC’s prepared for review by the Senior Surveyor and then the Commercial Manager/Project Director/Regional Director approval. Produce accurate stock takes during CVC reporting period of materials on site and their values.
  • Produce comprehensive subcontract orders, manage their return and completion with accurate records taken.
  • Administer Subcontractors accounts, in accordance with the subcontracts, including valuing, re-measuring and certifying timely payments.
  • Attend and actively partake in Design meetings, Client meetings and Internal Team meetings, and actively drive to pursue Value Engineering options.
  • Assist in the agreement of contract variations, communication of their outcome, implications and the preparation of forecast final accounts.
  • Assist in the management of the contract finishes schedule, review and evaluation of specification costs and alternatives. Work towards closing out an accurate value engineered finishes specification delivered within the works on site.
  • Control and accurately report cost together with future financial projections.
  • Work in partnership with all departments; assist in driving communications & problem solving.
  • Support the Senior QS and Contract Surveyors on site throughout all aspect of their duties.

Desired Skills and Experience:

Candidates will ideally be either degree qualified or hold a similar relevant qualification, such as HNC; MCIOB. Candidates within their final year of University may be considered. It is anticipated that candidates will have a strong commercial background, which has been predominantly gained from time spent working with a reputable contractor or residential developer.

Residential experience is necessary to fulfil this role, the candidate will be exposed to sales & marketing costs, specification decision making, value engineering and will need a perspective suitable to review the delivery of a value for money privately sold scheme vs the entire preliminary/build/sales/marketing costs and of its timely handover to an external customer.

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Technical Co-ordinator

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Prepare and concluded project / phase specific consultants appointment documents including the scope of works / schedule of services.
  • Deliver trade design packages on time and accurately.
  • Monitor and report current position against agreed design programme.
  • Organise and control the design development of the project in accordance with the ER’s, specification and the construction programme. Review and comment on the design and deal with all obstacles efficiently and appropriately.
  • Control the design development and implement policies and objectives effectively as advised by the Technical Manager.
  • Maximise profit by keeping all costs under control and exploring value engineering options.
  • Actively review and critique drawing information during design development.
  • Ensure smooth transition from the Pre-Planning Design Team into the detailed Design development.
  • Actively take part in regular design team and site meetings to progress site delivery.

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE (including qualifications):

  • Degree qualified with BSc Hons in Construction Management/Architectural Technology or a similar industry related qualification.
  • Recent experience of working on mixed used schemes incorporating both residential and affordable housing ideally on projects £5-10m incorporating RC Frame.
  • Recent experience of working on centralised heating systems
  • Must be self-motivated, proactive and be able to demonstrate ability to co-ordinate and lead the design process unaided.

 

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Sales Manager – London/Waltham Abbey

Key responsibilities:

A dynamic and goal-orientated leader and manager of people with highly tuned interpersonal skills and the ability to drive and motivate new homes sales executives and estate agents across various developments in London.

The Sales Manager takes control of the development from sales launch through to the last conveyance and is responsible for the customer experience throughout this period.

  • Drive sales targets of reservations and conveyances
  • Lead and manage a team of sales executives and appointed estate agents to achieve those targets
  • Work closely with the Marketing Manager and Marketing Coordinator in the lead up to sales launch and for lead generation afterwards
  • Provide knowledge/expertise to react to market conditions such as lenders’ criteria, local house price variations, stock plots, assisted move properties
  • Manage the Sales Coordinator to generate reports on weekly sales progression, exchanges and conveyances versus company targets
  • Lead and train both Sales Executives and appointed estate agents , in the Customer Journey and ensure our Company procedures are followed
  • Have a real focus on Sales costs and budgets to drive best value from suppliers and contractors

Desired skills and experience:

The experience of working in the London market inn a similar role for a house builder or a developer is essential.

For a hungry and ambitious applicant there may also be the opportunity to progress within the company and the immediate prospect of independent working in newly established regions.

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Technical Co-ordinator – Eastern Region

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES (Working on projects around the Home Counties):

  • Prepare and concluded project / phase specific consultants appointment documents including the scope of works / schedule of services.
  • Deliver trade design packages on time and accurately.
  • Monitor and report current position against agreed design programme.
  • Organise and control the design development of the project in accordance with the ER’s, specification and the construction programme. Review and comment on the design and deal with all obstacles efficiently and appropriately.
  • Control the design development and implement policies and objectives effectively as advised by the Technical Manager.
  • Maximise profit by keeping all costs under control and exploring value engineering options.
  • Actively review and critique drawing information during design development.
  • Ensure smooth transition from the Pre-Planning Design Team into the detailed Design development.
  • Actively take part in regular design team and site meetings to progress site delivery.

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE (including qualifications):

  • Degree qualified with BSc Hons in Construction Management/Architectural Technology or a similar industry related qualification.
  • Recent experience of working on mixed used schemes incorporating both residential and affordable housing ideally on projects £5-10m incorporating RC Frame.
  • Recent experience of working on centralised heating systems
  • Must be self-motivated, proactive and be able to demonstrate ability to co-ordinate and lead the design process unaided.

 

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Senior Development Manager

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

To negotiate and secure new opportunities for the Company in line with the business plan, this role will be responsible for a portfolio of projects.

  • Manage the bidding process for joint venture and estate regeneration submissions working with pre-construction, production, technical and bid teams.
  • Manage the technical, legal, sales and planning due diligence associated with potential land acquisitions/bids.
  • Prepare detailed financial appraisals ensuring accuracy as well as identifying opportunities to improve return.
  • Manage the legal and planning process once preferred bidder status is achieved to contractual closure.
  • Manage the handover of projects to the delivery team on grant of detailed planning consent.

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE (including qualifications):

  • Excellent project management skills
  • Possessing exemplary commercial acumen with a track record in improving financial return
  • Have a proactive and can do attitude, with the ability to lead and drive projects to acquisition/award of contract
  • Likely to be degree educated
  • MRICS preferred

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Regional Financial Controller – Waltham Abbey

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Regional Financial Controller will lead the finance approach to managing long-term developments from start on site through to completion including updating financial appraisals and providing day to day cost control of developments. The role will act as a key business partner for other teams within the business as well as supporting the Finance Director and Regional Managing Directors in other finance related activities, as well as ensuring effective communication and efficient processes are maintained across the team. There will be direct responsibility for creating consistency across the development reporting process, with specific key responsibilities including:

  • Building and maintaining relationships with Development, Project, Commercial, Sales and Marketing Managers, gaining an understanding of their projects
  • Owning the Investment Appraisal process, changing or designing it as required
  • Monitoring the current project spend, reporting this to the Board on a monthly basis
  • Managing the reporting process for specific developments, improving the reporting process whilst ensuring that it is timely and accurate
  • Attending project meetings and reflecting all changes within the appraisal and cash flow
  • Managing all reporting issues for the above, including JV partners
  • Review of Regional Management Accounts and presentation to Regional Management Teams
  • Other Ad hoc reports and variance analysis
  • The role offers considerable room for growth and development in a well-funded, dynamic and entrepreneurial organisation, working as part of an established and high-performing team.

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE (including qualifications):

  • Qualified Accountant with post-qualified experience
  • Advanced Excel modelling skills
  • Project accounting and residential sector experience
  • Ability to interpret, augment and present data in a logical manner
  • Ability to concisely and clearly present information to both financial and non-financial team members
  • Strong organisational and time management skills and ability to prioritise and manage deadlines
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Client Focus – willingness to understand and meet the needs of both internal and external clients in order to build and maintain positive relationships
  • Team Working – is co-operative, builds trust, rapport and relationships with others
  • Communication and Influence – effective communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Personal Management – prioritises tasks effectively in order to deliver to agreed deadlines, keeping others informed and managing time effectively
  • Commitment to Excellence – uses initiative, adapts positively to change, is proactive in finding solutions to issues
  • Willingness to get involved in the business on a day to day basis and be ‘hands on’

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