Senior Quantity Surveyor/Senior Cost Manager (Residential)

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  • UK, London
  • Permanent
  • Full time
  • Negotiable
This role is for one of the biggest building and construction consultancies, they are currently looking for an experienced Senior Quantity Surveyor/Senior Cost Manager (Residential) to join their growing team on a permanent basis to support the delivery of numerous projects all across the UK and internationally. This...

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Job description

This role is for one of the biggest building and construction consultancies, they are currently looking for an experienced Senior Quantity Surveyor/Senior Cost Manager (Residential) to join their growing team on a permanent basis to support the delivery of numerous projects all across the UK and internationally. This role is located in London.  

 

Job Description:  

 

Due to continued growth, they currently have an opportunity for a Senior Cost Manager ideally with Employers Agent experience that has managed the delivery of residential projects (ideally inception through to completion) and building strong client relationships. Ideally, candidates should have experience of projects in excess of 100 units, including tall buildings and across a range of tenures. The role will require a good understanding of the roles of employer’s agent and contract administrator during the construction phase.  

 

The successful candidate will:  

- Draw upon a proven track record to lead projects for or on behalf of local or national developers, RP’s or local authorities.  

- Continually strive to improve the business value proposition and develop knowledge and expertise within the team.  

- Help to develop new business opportunities, with the assistance of senior colleagues whilst deepening key client understanding and relationships.  

 

Responsibilities:  

 

Reporting into a residential sector Regional Director being a member of the regional residential team, you will be responsible for helping to grow the existing team and building long term, sustainable team relationships with their most important clients. You are expected to have:  

 

Project leadership:  

- Leadership skills necessary to direct and manage the project team having responsibility, under minimum supervision, delivering projects, including pre and post project stages.  

- Be the ambassador for our client, your profession and the professional institution to which you belong.  

- Providing guidance and technical advice to different stakeholders, including effectively chairing meetings.  

- Clear understanding of and competence in project commercial accountability.  

 

Technical Understanding:  

- Actively broaden your experience and expertise in line with the core expertise.  

- Have an up-to-date and developing knowledge of legal and technical matters relevant to the work you do, and the law of the region or country in which you practise.  

- Have an up to date and developing knowledge of a range of building contract forms including JCT and NEC.  

- Participating in relevant internal/external training initiatives.  

- Applying the principles of quality assurance and environmental management.  

- Managing the client relationship and service delivery.  

- Ability to team build.  

- Growing and actively participating in a sector-focussed team.  

- Expressly, an appropriate amount of high-quality experience required in the residential sector, having worked on all aspects of quantity surveying/cost management/employer’s agent roles in this sector.  

- Effective and efficient in the preparation of feasibility and pre-contract estimates.  

- Effective and efficient transition of pre-contract through to post contract advice.  

- Productive supervision of support team including adequate planning, monitoring and control.  

- Client interface level of responsibility on a project basis in conjunction with senior grades.  

- Effective and efficient knowledge of a range of project procurement options.  

- Ability to work with the minimum of supervision and on own initiative in a client facing role.  

- Ability to advise clients on strategic matters, key cost drivers, project costs and added value.  

- Knowledge and understanding of overall construction costs.  

- Experienced in client, consultant and contractor facing roles and working as a member of a busy team. - Used to working to tight and ever changing deadlines.  

- Understanding of the London residential property market would be considered advantageous.  

- Internal commercial management of projects.  

 

Deliver:  

- Full quantity surveying and cost management duties.  

- Provision of pre contract feasibility and viability.  

- To provide high quality cost advice on complex, urban, residential led regeneration developments.  

- Increase their share of the client’s spend.  

- Build client relationships and harness opportunities for cross selling their full spectrum of services & locations.  

- Managing interfaces with design and construction teams.  

- Guidance, care and mentoring of supporting staff, upskilling others and providing career growth opportunity.  

- Drive high levels of client satisfaction.  

- Delivery projects to satisfaction of their clients on programme within the agreed cost and quality parameters.

Requirements

- Proven track record to manage projects for or on behalf of local or national clients  

- Chartered with RICS, CIOB,ICE, RIBA or similar  

- Assist in business development and/or account management activities  

- Participate in marketing and thought leadership campaigns

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