Cost Manager, Commercial Developer

United Kingdom-London  
 Salary:  Based on Experience


Job Summary

Turner & Townsend is one of the leading management consultancy providers to the Commercial Developer sector.

Using our skills, processes and knowledge, we provide industry leading services to our clients. Our extensive experience and databank of information enables us to provide a proactive, value added service to all facets of the Commercial Developer sector. This includes projects encompassing Hotels, Residential schemes and Commercial Offices. Projects range from multiple complex small projects, through to large, new build projects; each commission has its own unique challenges and requires sector expertise, thus providing individuals with the opportunity of developing their knowledge, experience and skills.

Job Objectives

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 • Marketing and business development, to include: • Identifying opportunities to develop new business with existing clients and reporting such opportunities to the appropriate line manager and by making effective use of the marketing database • Assisting in the production of bid documentation • Identifying ways in which cost management procedures, templates and products can be improved and referring ideas to the appropriate line manager Internal management accountabilities, to include: • Knowledge management – Ensuring that key information and learning generated from each commission is input into the Turner & Townsend internal database • Financial management – Utilising FMS in order to keep track of the ongoing margin levels • Process improvement – Identifying ways in which internal systems and processes can be improved and referring ideas to the appropriate line manager

REPORTING • Depending upon context, a Cost Manager is likely to report to a Senior Cost Manager, Area Manager or Associate Director.

KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS • A Cost Manager will in part be assessed by the extent to which: • Commissions are managed to the right quality standards and are completed efficiently and on time • Service delivery on commissions is in line with the condition

Skills Required

  • Degree qualified in Quantity Surveying • MRICS qualified • UK Cost Management experience within the Real Estate/Property sector • Experience working on larger projects of £10m value or over (or equivalent) • Experience working on new build and fit-out projects • Excellent communication skills and client facing.



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