Cost Manager (Retail) | London

What is the purpose of this role?

As Cost Manager, you will be an integral member of the Retail team assisting on a number of projects with some major retail clients. You will also potentially work on non-retail projects which could include hotel and commercial schemes. You will begin to take responsibility for smaller projects, developing key relationships with clients and colleagues.

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Prepare cost plans, feasibility studies, tender documentation and pre-tender estimates.
  • Attend client, site and design team meetings throughout the life of each project and actively participate at these meetings
  • Prepare robust contract documentation for execution by our clients and their main contractors.
  • Actively carry out the post contract quantity surveying activities on schemes, including:

o    Preparing cost reports and discussing them with the clients project manager prior to submission.

o    Agreeing monthly valuations with the main contractors.

o    Valuing scheme variations.

o    Agreeing scheme final accounts

o    Analysing scheme construction costs for the client’s taxation purposes

  • Help to manage relationships with various people, including clients, project architects, services engineers, project managers, suppliers, contractors, as well as the internal teams

 

How will you know if you’re succeeding?

  • Projects and tasks are delivered in a timely manner and to a high standard
  • You will have built excellent relationships with Clients, Partners and employees
  • You will be respected by colleagues within the business
  • You will demonstrate personal integrity and professional ethics in every aspect of your work

 

What skills do you need in order to perform this role?

  • Apply knowledge and experience intelligently to deliver thorough and well thought out work
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, taking the time to prepare and organise thoughts first
  • Proactively manage own workload, prioritising and planning effectively
  • Keep abreast of current business and industry news
  • Begin to develop a professional network and represent the Bruceshaw image positively
  • Demonstrate an enthusiasm for business development opportunities
  • Actively engage in personal development

 

Previous experience and credentials

  • Degree in Quantity Surveying
  • Currently working towards the APC
  • Both pre- and post-contract skills and experience, with a focus on cost planning
  • Experience of working on retail projects is preferable
  • Experience of working in a consultancy environment

 

Compensation & Benefits

  • Competitive Base Salary
  • Discretionary bonus
  • Private medical cover
  • Pension scheme
  • Life Assurance
  • Interest free season ticket loan
  • Cycle to work scheme