Senior Cost Manager – Construction

Central London £60k - 75k per year + Benefits Permanent Posted 11 / 03 / 20

Reference: clond581

Based out of a vibrant office space in Central London, our client, a well established PQS consultancy, is a urgently requiring two experienced cost managers (preferably with Cost X experience) to play an important part within their cost planning and post contract services on various high end residential / mixed use projects from £20m to c£150m. Reporting to a Senior Associate, your principled role is to deliver, with a high degree of autonomy, cost management services to a variety of clients on a first point of contact basis.

Key Responsibilities

  • Prepare cost plans, feasibility studies, tender documentation and pre-tender estimates.
  • Provide advice on procurement and contracts with internal support
  • Attending client, site and design team meetings throughout the life of each project and actively contribute at these meetings
  • Prepare robust contract documentation, including letters of intent, for execution by our clients and their main contractors. 
  • Actively carry  out the post contract quantity surveying activities on schemes, including:
  • Preparing cost reports and discussing them with the clients project manager prior to submission.
  • Agreeing monthly valuations with the main contractors.
  • Valuing scheme variations.
  • Agreeing scheme final accounts
  • Analysing scheme construction costs for the client’s taxation purposes
  • Manage relationships with various people, including clients, project architects, services engineers, project managers, suppliers, contractors, as well as the internal teams
  • Actively support business objectives and deliver value for money in all circumstances
  • Act as a mentor to support and provide guidance to more junior members of staff within the team (at Senior level)

Skills required

  • Applies knowledge and experience intelligently to produce high quality work, practical and commercial solutions which meet client objectives
  • Communicates clearly and concisely to clients on a range of complex issues and has the ability to produce high quality reports
  • Manages multiple projects at any given time and delivers work steadily and within stated deadlines
  • Contributes own views and ideas in a confident manner
  • Identifies opportunities to add value
  • Ability to talk knowledgably around the residential market in London

 Experience and qualifications

  • Working towards RICS (with minimum 3 years PQS experince to date) or MRICS qualified
  • Both pre and post contract skills and experience, with a focus on cost planning
  • Developing / extensive residential and mixed use experience
  • Experience of  managing/working on multiple projects at any given time
  • COST X experience advantageous

If required, our client will also consider an interim appointment (min 6 months term) but candidates will 100% require the right experience and qualifications to be considered in the first instance. Day rate to £300 to max. 400 per day. (dependent on experience)

On a permanent basis, our client are offering a generous salary + benefits including a discretionary bonus, private medical cover, pension, season ticket loan.


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