Senior Quantity Surveyor

Location London
Discipline: Quantity Surveying
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + bonus, pension, car allowance.
Contact name: Andreea Hudson

Contact email: andreeahudson@aldwychconsulting.com
Job ref: BBBH2317_1714400726
Published: 29 days ago

Senior Cost Manager
Construction Consultancy
Flexible location - Hybridge working

My client is an established multi-disciplinary construction consultancy operating and investing in Commercial, Data Centre, Residential, Education, Healthcare and Retail clients and projects.

With a network that covers the globe and a heritage spanning over two centuries they are a leading independent organisation in cost management and quantity surveying, project management and advisory services.

Overview of Role:

They are currently recruiting a Senior Cost Manager to join a client focused team. This is an exciting opportunity to join and strengthen their Cost Management team.

This role presents an excellent prospect for a proactive candidate to take responsibility for providing all core Quantity Surveying services on several interesting projects, for a wide range of clients. You will also be involved in developing and maintaining client relationships and the mentoring of assistant cost managers / cost managers. All the while working alongside a mutually impressive and diverse team.

You will gain valuable project and client exposure, be given responsibility for your own projects and be offered a platform to progress with genuine support from the team and wider business to achieve your career goals.

Key Responsibilities:

  • The candidate will be an integral part of a team that is accountable for the commercial and contractual performance of a project.

  • To support business objectives of delivering value for money in all circumstances.

  • To carry out assigned duties efficiently and in accordance with processes and procedures.

  • Comply with established commercial/procurement/ contractual strategies.

  • Take personal responsibility for complying with Environmental, Health, Safety, Security and Quality Standards.

  • Individually or as part of a team operate processes for the selection, appointment and management of construction and engineering contractors.

  • Cost Planning including:

    • Preparation of indicative cost budgets and appraisals.

    • Preparation of elemental cost plans.

    • Provide advice and view in respect of our client development plans and expectations.

    • Value engineering studies.

  • Procurement including:

    • Providing advice on procurement strategy

    • Assembling and seeking agreement to long and short tender lists.

    • Preparing and issuing tender documents.

    • Running a competitive tender process including managing queries from tendering contractors.

    • Managing and contributing to structured and documented tender evaluations.

    • Preparation of Contract Recommendation Reports.

    • Preparation of contract documents.

    • Complaint tenders.

  • Post Contract Quantity Surveying including:

    • Scrutinising and verifying applications for interim payments

    • Preparing certificates

    • Managing change control in accordance with contracts

    • Producing cost reports and cost forecasting

    • Assisting Project Managers in preparing Early Warnings, Instructions and Compensation Events

    • Attending progress meetings


Person Specification:

The ideal candidate will demonstrate a positive proactive approach to the role, and will be committed to delivering customer service excellence, with good commercial results.

  • Degree qualified in Quantity Surveying or similar technical discipline

  • Strong technical delivery experience

  • MRICS or membership of other relevant professional body preferred

  • Ability to successfully manage projects in a proactive and diligent manner

  • Strong Feasibility and cost planning experience

  • Pre and Post contract experience of large schemes in the range of £5m - £500m

  • Experience of providing procurement advice, tender documentation and post contract services

  • Client facing, ensuring a high standard of technical delivery

  • Able to build long-term relationships

  • Previously employed by a consultancy or end user client

  • Stakeholder management with a clear focus on developing client accounts

  • A track record of working with teams and managing projects by prioritising workloads and delivering deadlines

  • A team player, outgoing, flexible, and career focussed


Please get in touch if you would like more information.

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