Senior Cost Manager – Residential | London

What is the purpose of this role?

Reporting to a Senior Associate, your role is to deliver informed and tailored cost management services to a variety of Residential and Mixed Use clients across a number of high profile projects.

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Prepare and conduct cost plans, feasibility studies, tender documentation and pre-tender estimates.
  • Provide advice on procurement and contracts
  • Represent Bruce Shaw by 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

 

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 respectful manner and is receptive to those of others
  • Identifies opportunities to add value and deepen the client relationship
  • Ability to talk knowledgably and confidently about the business capabilities and what differentiates Bruce Shaw from competitors
  • Channels own and others’ energy toward achieving business and practice group strategy

 

  Experience and qualifications

  • MRICS or FRICS qualified
  • Both pre- and post-contract skills and experience, with a focus on cost planning
  • Extensive residential and mixed use experience, experience of high rise buildings would be preferable
  • Experience of managing/working on multiple projects at any given time

 

How will you know if you are succeeding?

  • Projects and tasks will be delivered in a timely manner and to Bruce Shaw’s high standards.
  • Expectations are managed through effective communication with others
  • Excellent relationships built with all Clients, Partners and employees
  • Positive attitude and projection of an appropriate Bruce Shaw image
  • Respected by others within the company

 

Compensation & Benefits

 

  • Competitive Base Salary
  • Discretionary bonus
  • Private medical cover
  • Pension scheme
  • Season ticket loan
  • Cycle to work scheme