Quantity Surveyor / Cost Manager - Manchester

Jabr The Hunt
08 Feb 2017
08 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Quantity Surveyor / Cost Manager - Manchester

  • Quantity Surveyor / Cost Manager
  • Property - Education, Commercial, Public sector, retail, hotel

A prestigious consultancy is looking for Cost Managers to join our award winning, growing Cost Management team in the west midlands. There are long term secured frameworks with national and regional organisations within the following sectors - Retail, Commercial, Industrial, Education, Local Authority.

The right candidate will have the opportunity to progress within our business and receive a competitive salary and benefits package including buying or selling up to five days annual leave. There will also be the opportunity to support internal business initiatives and development, in order to offer our people an all-round exposure to the business.

The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate consultancy experience and have professional membership of the RICS.

The role

  • To perform the role of the Commission Manager, taking responsibility for end to end service delivery.
  • To ensure that client objectives are met through the delivery of an effective cost management service.

Commission Management, to include:

  • Assisting on feasibility studies and writing procurement reports
  • Estimating and cost planning to include producing and presenting the final cost plan
  • Tendering and procuring, including managing the pre-qualification stage, producing the tender list, putting the preliminaries together, tender analysis, producing the tender report and compiling the contractual documents
  • Dealing effectively with post contract cost variances and the change control processes, where applicable referring major changes to line manager
  • Taking personal responsibility for making cost checks and carrying out valuations on larger projects and in all cases ensuring that timely and accurate cost checking and valuation takes place
  • Producing monthly post contract cost reports and presenting them to the client
  • Inputting into value engineering
  • Negotiating and agreeing final accounts
  • Interfacing with the client and other consultants, at all project stages
  • Where appropriate, leading a cost management team, ensuring that they deliver on all of the above accountabilities


  • Good technical grounding in all of the main areas of cost management
  • Experience of acting as Commission Manager on small to medium sized projects, or at least sufficient related experience to enable a step up to performing the role of Commission Manager
  • Good knowledge of the main procurement methods and their application with respect to the 'tactical procurement' of small to medium sized buildings
  • Knowledge and understanding of value engineering
  • Experience of utilising a range of industry standard processes and systems (IT and other) in order to effectively deliver a project