Role details

Senior Quantity Surveyor - commercial consultancy

Manchester   •   £38,000 - £52,000   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • Establsihed but expanding commercial cost consultancy practice
  • Manchester basd role to work for high profile clients

About Our Client

As an already established and highly successful national cost and building and construction consultancy, this organisation continues to develop their presence regionally. With an impressive portfolio of national and regional blue chip clients, a recent upturn in work and further project wins has lead to a need to recruit a Senior QS.

Job Description

Working with and reporting to their Regional Director, the role will be instrumental in the onward growth and client account management from their Manchester operation and the wider North West region.

The role and regional office scope will benefit from an extensive network of national clients providing a continuous pipeline of instructions that will incorporate projects in the North West region. This impressive client-base includes commercial developers, private high-net-worth contacts as well as leisure operators, JVs and other public sector backed development and regeneration organisations. The role provides a rare opportunity for unrivalled career progression and the opportunity to further develop the business aspects of your technical cost and project management background.

Some core duties include:

  • To calculate all building quantities and prepare budget costs for all projects for capex approval
  • Provide business case and supporting data and analysis to aid Capex submission.
  • To assess each scheme's forecast, budget and actual costs from conception through to post contract and ensure their accuracy.
  • Approve pre contract cost checks from Project Manager and approve all projects as within budget prior to commencement.
  • To manage the cost performance of external suppliers and to influence and challenge abnormal costs and methodologies to deliver best value.
  • To analyse the component parts of each suppliers detailed budget in order to monitor, and if necessary, challenge contractor's rates, budgets, risks and opportunities.
  • Manage cost control procedures and overall project control to agreed milestones.
  • Ensure value engineering and Quality management systems are followed.

The Successful Applicant

The role of Senior Quantity Surveyor will be a key point of contact in Manchester and will balance client account management, technical delivery and regional development with the support of their Regional Director. The ideal candidate with be seeking the next stage in their career and a genuine opportunity to become an Associate Director. In order to meet the commercial and technical functions of the position, you will be:-

  • A professional qualified quantity surveyor with 'build' property sector experience.
  • Ideally RICS qualified.
  • Already operating at Project or Senior QS level with a proven track record of managing both key projects and handling client accounts.
  • Commercially oriented with the drive to lead a team and ultimately progress to the next level.
  • Knowledgeable across construction consultancy with a track record of working in commercial practice covering quantity surveying, employer's agent, CDM project services and project management.
  • Well networked and established in the Manchester property and construction industry sector.

What's on Offer

  • Competitive salary package in the range of £38,000 to £52,000 (negotiable dependent on experience)
  • Company bonus scheme
  • Onward career progression in an expanding regional office
  • Enviable list of regional and national clients and forward pipeline of project in the North West region.



For an initial confidential discussion please feel free to contact Christian Lawrence MRICS at Michael Page Property on 0161-829 0392 or submit your CV as below.

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